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Show off the corporate library.

Hall, Hazel and Jones, A M (2000) Show off the corporate library. International Journal of Information Management, 20 (2). pp. 121-130. ISSN 0268-4012

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Abstract/Description

Some published evidence has suggested that corporate libraries are slowly becoming irrelevant in meeting organisational information needs due to old-fashioned models of service delivery. Elsewhere in the literature the intranet is heralded as a technological tool for corporate information management.
This paper provides the results of a series of case studies completed in 1998. The purpose of the research was to investigate: (a) whether corporate libraries could be considered as heading towards demise; (b) the extent to which corporate librarians might use intranets to provide information services to their clients; (c) the level of library involvement in the planning, implementation and running of corporate intranets; (d) the perceived impact of intranet development on libraries' profiles within their parent organisations.
The data were collected from library staff in eight corporate headquarters of organisations based in California, USA by observation, interview and e-mail. The results suggest that the case study libraries are heavily integrated with the corporate intranet and that the library staff are actively involved in taking the best advantage of this technology to deliver information services to meet increasing customer demands.




Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0268-4012
Electronic ISSN: 1873-4707
Uncontrolled Keywords: intranet; information services; corporate libraries;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Item ID: 3163
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 16:44
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 16:11
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3163

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