Library Performance and Service Competition

A practice-driven and proven resource for library administrators of all types of libraries. The work describes how the library can identify the service environment factors impacting customers; strategic needs; identify library competitors; strategic abilities and service environment impacts; and use the combined results to develop proactive competitive responses that drive the service environment instead of reacting to the service environment. These strategic competitive responses would allow the library to increase the value of its service impact and effectiveness while increasing customer appreciation and the libraries advantage in the competitive service environment. Written by a highly knowledgeable practitioner from the library field Experience of the author (library and for-profit management experience) provides a hybrid/blended view of library competition and management responses from both the library and for-profit management worlds Written to applicable to all types of libraries

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  • Author : Larry Nash White
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 152 pages
  • ISBN : 178063126X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Library Performance and Service Competition

Library Performance and Service Competition
  • Author : Larry Nash White
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 January 2014
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A practice-driven and proven resource for library administrators of all types of libraries. The work describes how the library can identify the service environment factors impacting customers; strategic needs; identify library competitors; strategic abilities and service environment impacts; and use the combined results to develop proactive competitive responses that drive the service environment instead of reacting to the service environment. These strategic competitive responses would allow the library to increase the value of its service impact and effectiveness while increasing

Managing Information Services

Managing Information Services
  • Author : Jo Bryson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 May 2016
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This fourth edition of Jo Bryson's highly regarded Managing Information Services has been thoroughly revised with an emphasis on innovation. Operating in a digital era, libraries must innovate to survive and grow. This means librarians having radical ideas which challenge the status quo, shifting strategic directions to change the way services are managed, and developing new skills and knowledge. Challenges include developing new uses for floorspace, where shelving is being replaced by mobile networking, and new practices and procedures for

USEFUL ABBREVIATIONS FOR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (NET / SET / PET and Competitive Examination)

USEFUL ABBREVIATIONS FOR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE (NET / SET / PET and Competitive Examination)
  • Author : DR. TUSHAR M. PATIL
  • Publisher : Ashok Yakkaldevi
  • Release : 23 September 2020
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What is an abbreviation? Abbreviations have a long history, created so that spelling out a whole word could be avoided. This might be done to save time and space, and also to provide secrecy. In both Greece and Rome the reduction of words to single letters was common. In Roman inscriptions, "Words were commonly abbreviated by using the initial letter or letters of words, and most inscriptions have at least one abbreviation". However, "some could have more than one meaning,

Library and Information Center Management, 9th Edition

Library and Information Center Management, 9th Edition
  • Author : Barbara B. Moran,Claudia J. Morner
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 16 November 2017
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This essential, single-volume textbook supplies a comprehensive introduction to library management that addresses all the functions of management, specifically within the ever-evolving modern library environment. • The latest edition of a best-selling core management text—now in its ninth edition—covering all the management functions of libraries and information centers • Supplies new discussion topics, examples of management challenges, and case studies • Provides a global perspective on library management • Contains new discussion topics and case studies and offers supplementary online materials • Includes "

U- and E-Service, Science and Technology

U- and E-Service, Science and Technology
  • Author : Tai-hoon Kim,Hojjat Adeli,Jianhua Ma,Wai-chi Fang,Byeong-Ho Kang,Byungjoo Park,Frode Eika Sandnes,Kun Chang Lee
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 03 December 2011
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference, UNESST 2011, held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, in December 2011. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focuse on the various aspects of u- and e-service, science and technology.

Management, Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics, Analyses and Evaluation

Management, Marketing and Promotion of Library Services Based on Statistics, Analyses and Evaluation
  • Author : IFLA
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 24 May 2022
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Rapid developments in information technology and media have resulted in increasingly diverse strategies for information retrieval by readers and users. The duty to cope with this phenomenon and to master the situation forms one of the biggest challenges facing libraries. In order to strengthen the awareness of the potential of tools for management and strategic planning, a two-day meeting was held under the auspices of IFLA's Management & Marketing Section in Bergen, Norway in August 2005. Managers of different types of libraries,

Globalisation, Information and Libraries

Globalisation, Information and Libraries
  • Author : Ruth Rikowski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 February 2005
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This book provides an overview of the World Trade Organisation; in particular, it focuses on two of the agreements being developed at the WTO, which are due to be strengthened in 2005, and are likely to have significant implications for libraries and information: the General Agreement on Trade in Services (the GATS) and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The book argues that the library and information profession needs to be more aware of these agreements

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage
  • Author : Michael E. Porter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 30 June 2008
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive

Evaluation of Library and Information Services

Evaluation of Library and Information Services
  • Author : John Crawford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 September 2003
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Provides update to current thinking about, and reasons for, service evaluation of libraries in the UK. Examines quantitative and qualitative methods including questionnaires, focus groups, suggestions boxes and interview techniques.Problems arising from survey outcomes are summarised and long-term evaluation and the relevance of benchmarking are discussed.Contains case studies covering survey work in public, academic and special libraries; charters and service level agreements; and examples of relevant research projects.New chapter on performance measurement in the electronic library.

Gower Handbook of Library and Information Management

Gower Handbook of Library and Information Management
  • Author : Ray Prytherch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 March 2017
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This Gower Handbook is an authoritative guide to both the traditional and newer aspects of library and information management. Edited by Ray Prytherch, it brings together the insight of a range of respected contributors, who offer advice on the management, storage, retrieval, analysis, marketing and delivery of information. The book begins with Part I analyzing the context and trends of the information world. In Part II, Strategy and Planning, the information environment is explored in more detail, with Chapters 3 and 4

Libraries and Society

Libraries and Society
  • Author : Wendy Evans,David Baker
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 April 2011
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This book reviews both the historical and future roles that public, private, academic and special libraries have in supporting and shaping society at local, regional, national and international levels. Globalisation, economic turmoil, political and ethnic tensions, rapid technology development, global warming and other key environmental factors are all combining in myriad and complex ways to affect everyone, both individually and collectively. Fundamental questions are being asked about the future of society and the bedrock organisations that underpin it. Libraries and

The Smaller Academic Library

The Smaller Academic Library
  • Author : Gerard B. McCabe
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release : 24 May 1988
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". . . [T]he book offers a source of strategies and practical solutions to vexing and recurrent problems which readers can tailor to their individual needs. . . . It is highly recommended as an important resource that belongs in the professional collection of every small academic library." Journal of Academic Librarianship