ERIC Number: ED450798
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Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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How To Establish a Parliamentary Research Service: Does One Size Fit All?
Verrier, June R.
This paper provides guidelines for establishing a parliamentary research service. The following steps are described: (1) establish a robust democracy as the context for the parliamentary research service; (2) counter alternatives to a parliamentary research service, e.g., personal staff, party-based research, university contacts, interest groups, Departments of State, and the Internet; (3) negotiate the resource base, i.e., necessary staff and funding to provide anticipated services; (4) examine other models in order to assess which is most appropriate; (5) develop a client-oriented culture; (6) establish an optimum relationship with the parliamentary library; (7) forge strategic links with academics, officials, and interest group representatives; and (8) recruit the best and the brightest analysts. The conclusion offers specific recommendations for building a parliamentary research service. (MES)
Descriptors: Democracy, Government Libraries, Information Services, Library Cooperation, Models, Planning, Research, Research Libraries, User Needs (Information), Users (Information)
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/079-098e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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