ERIC Number: ED478090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Developing E-Business Information without a Business School.
Ramachandran, Hema; Toot, Louisa; Smith, Caroline
This paper describes the development of a Web site, popular instructional sessions, expanded reference and research services, the addition of more databases, and collection development designed by the California Institute of Technology Library to support an Internet Business class and other business-related ventures on campus. The first section discusses the campus climate, including a campus-wide interest in business and entrepreneurship and a literature search on entrepreneurship education. The second section covers planning, including goal setting, and identifying the main components to work on. The third section addresses retooling in order to add business librarianship into the librarians' skill set, including learning the essentials of business research from texts and studying the Web sites of business schools and libraries. The fourth section describes Web site creation, including organizing the resources into logical categories and the inclusion of pathfinders called "Jumpstarts." The fifth section discusses the classes on business resources offered by Caltech librarians. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Business Administration Education, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Instruction, Library Services, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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