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1st Edition

Information Brokers
Case Studies of Successful Ventures

ISBN 9781560246909
Published March 20, 1995 by CRC Press
128 Pages

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Book Description

The perfect guide to jumpstart an information brokerage firm!

Here is an instructive guide for any librarian planning to start an information brokerage, whether as an entrepreneur or as a member of a document delivery group in a library. The methods used by successful firms and librarians are gathered together in this helpful book. Information Brokers: Case Studies of Successful Ventures identifies specific skills and relevant characteristics required to establish a successful information brokerage firm, and provides a descriptive model to assist you in running an information brokerage firm as a viable business venture.

This guide is full of information gleaned from questionnaires sent to successful information brokerages throughout the United States and from in-depth interviews conducted with the principals of six of these firms.

During the interviews, these individuals were questioned about many relevant issues of the field including:

  • establishment of the business
  • company history
  • what specifically made each business a success
  • general concepts concerning information brokering
  • pertinent literature that helped them, and can help you

    Librarians looking for a career change or who find their jobs in jeopardy as a result of budget cuts may want to look into the field of information brokerage. With Information Brokers: Case Studies of Successful Ventures, you can discover if the information brokerage field is for you!

Table of Contents

ContentsPreface: Library Science Theses

  • Summary--Information Brokers: Case Studies of Successful Ventures
  • Introduction
  • Review of the Literature
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Model for Establishing an Information Brokerage Firm
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Reference Notes Included

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