Marketing of Information Services: A Conceptual Framework

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Introduction

Before 1970, the concept of marketing was restricted almost exclusively to organizations supplying products rather than services. Although the idea of applying marketing principles to library activity was realized by Dr. S. R. Ranganathan in 1930s himself and on the basis of which the Five Laws of Library Science were formulated by him. Over the last few years, a number of information services have been ...

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Java, Network Computers and Network PCs, Implications for library systems

Management of PC has been a problem for librarians since they were first deployed to library staff and users. Compared to the dumb terminal the additional functionality has been an expensive benefit – and in many cases, a totally under used one. The Pentium PC on an issue desk is probably not performing to its full capabilities!

The NC gives the librarians and the system designer the opportunity for system simplification and lower cost. In general they are most appropriate where ...

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Organization

Administration creates the techniques by which the purpose of an institution is fulfilled at minimum cost with minimum effort. It is mainly concerned with the directive function through which an administrator unifies and channelizes the efforts of all personnel engaged in an enterprise, and guides their activities in the right direction. The administrator directs the efforts and energies of the personnel in right channels to attain the objectives for which the enterprise is established. Emphasizing upon the arrangement of personnel ...

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Gateway

The term ‘gateway’ is used to describe a range of Internet sites that in some way provide access to other, predominantly Internet-accessible, resources. Gateways are intended to facilitate resource discovery by their target audience – to help their users find what they need via the Internet.

The use of the term ‘gateway’ varies and is often qualified but, in the Renardus context, it is defined in the following ways:

Information Gateways and Subject Gateways

Information Gateway – a generic term that refers ...

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What Is Needed to Educate Future Digital Librarians: A Study of Current Practice and Staffing Patterns in Academic and Research Libraries

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Due to the changing nature of librarianship resulting from the increasing amount of information available in digital format, educating digital librarians has become an important agenda within library and information science schools. To design and offer appropriate courses and teaching approaches for training competent digital librarians, educators can benefit from feedback provided by current practitioners in order to accurately determine what skills and knowledge are really required for digital librarians to be effective in the digital work place. To that ...

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LibBest RFID Library Management System

rfid_e01SIX SENTENCE About RFID FOR LIBRARY

  1. RFID tags replace both the EM security strips and Barcode.
  2. Simplify patron self check-out / check-in.
  3. Ability to handle material without exception for video and audio tapes.
  4. Radio Frequency anti-theft detection is innovative and safe.
  5. High-speed inventory and identify items which are out of proper order.
  6. Long-term development guarantee when using Open Standard.

RFID Technology for Libraries

  1. RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is ...
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Knowledge Management in Libraries in the 21st Century

Abstract

The knowledge economy is a new concept that has appeared worldwide in recent years. As a sub-discipline of the knowledge economy, knowledge management is a completely new concept and method of management. It works for converting intellectual assets of workers and staff members in the organization into higher productive forces – competition power and new value. Knowledge management requires linkage of information with information, information with activities and information with man – so as ...

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The Role of Libraries in Education

The Role of Libraries in Education

Libraries-Origin

The origin of the first libraries can be traced to human efforts in the document collection. Favorite topics would depend on accessibility, acquisition, identifying the tools for arrangement in appropriate order, the trade in books, getting hold of materials, their physical properties, their language and its distribution, the part they play in education, the level of literacy and the finances. Other factors would include the areas of staffing, targeting special audiences, ...

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