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ERIC Number: ED510085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-0778-9726-3
ISSN: ISSN-0168-1931
Guidelines for Libraries of Government Departments. IFLA Professional Reports, No. 106
Bolt, Nancy, Ed.; Burge, Suzanne, Ed.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1)
Libraries of government departments provide information to policymakers, to government staff and employees, and, sometimes, to the general public. It is essential that libraries of government departments are organised and managed so as to collect and provide the information most needed by government decision makers, government workers, and the public at large. These guidelines are designed to help government officials recognise the importance of the libraries of government departments and to propose means to make them even more effective to meet the needs of elected officials, staff, the general public and any other users. The guidelines also provide assistance and advice to librarians as they seek to improve the collection and the services that they offer. Following a foreword by Jerry W. Mansfield, contents include: (1) Introduction (Nancy Bolt); (2) Types of government libraries (Sanjay K. Bihani); (3) General management (Moira Fraser); (4) Identifying and meeting needs of users (Nancy Bolt); (5) Challenges and opportunities working in a political environment (Sue Westcott); (6) Collection development (Sanjay K. Bihani); (7) Organisation and access management for physical and electronic collections (Hannah Fischer and Linda Sjogren); (8) Preservation of physical and electronic collections (Hannah Fischer); (9) Staffing and personnel (Suzanne Burge and Moira Fraser); (10) Managing finances and resources (Moira Fraser); (11) Advocacy for the role of government libraries (Nancy Bolt and Jane Wu); (12) Cooperation among government and other libraries (Maria Goeckeritz); (13) Marketing and public relations (Maria Goeckeritz); (14) Obligation to protect the privacy of users (Nancy Bolt); (15) Trends in government libraries (Jane Wu); (16) Conclusion (Nancy Bolt); and (17) List of Contributors. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions