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Information Brokers

Case Studies of Successful Ventures, 1st Edition

By Alice J H Johnson

CRC Press

117 pages

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Hardback: 9781560246909
pub: 1995-03-20
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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS083000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management