1st Edition

Handbook for Corporate Information Professionals



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ISBN 9781856049689
Published January 7, 2015 by Facet Publishing
224 Pages

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Book Description

This edited collection provides a cutting edge overview of issues of key concern for information professionals providing information services in corporate environments.

Corporate information professionals serving the workplace rather than learning communities or the general public face specific challenges and demands, from providing competitive intelligence to managing information in a global environment. International contributors working across a variety of sectors pinpoint the key topics facing the corporate information professionals today and share their experiences and expertise.

The key topics include:

how information professionals/libraries fit into the contemporary workplace

managing the corporate intranet

the role of the corporate librarian in internal and external marketing

gaining buy-in for corporate knowledge and information management

the hybrid librarian/systems specialist

managing staff and change in a difficult climate, and demonstrating value

managing information in a global firm; developing corporate taxonomies at a time of change

working with suppliers/licensing for elibraries

training end-users

competitive intelligence searching.

Readership: Experienced information professionals working in the corporate sector, including professional services firms, government, NGOs, commercial and industrial companies. The book should be useful to those with a high level of experience and/or seniority, wanting an overview on specific aspects of corporate information management, but will be accessible to more recent entrants to the workplace. It will also be of interest to students of librarianship and those applying for jobs within the sector, as well as the related professions of knowledge management, information architecture and intranet management.

Table of Contents

1. The role of the information professional / librarian in the corporate workplace - Katharine Schopflin 2. Managing the corporate intranet - James Mullan 3. Internal and external marketing by information professionals - Shaunna Mireau 4. The hybrid librarian/systems specialist - Simon Barron and Linda-Jean Schneider 5. Developing corporate taxonomies - Helen Lippell 6. Gaining buy-in for knowledge and information management - Danny Budzak 7. Managing staff and demonstrating value at a time of change - Andrew Grave 8. Managing information services in a global corporation - Philip Weinberg 9. Working with suppliers and licensing for e-libraries - Tina Reynolds, Fiona Fogden and Linda-Jean Schneider 10. Training end-users in the workplace - Anneli Sarkanen and Katy Stoddard

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