Information Brokers and Reference Services

Information Brokers and Reference Services

by Linda S Katz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0866567305

ISBN-13: 9780866567305

Pub. Date: 01/28/1989

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The contradictory yet complementary relationship between libraries and information brokers is examined in this stimulating volume. Since its escalation in the 1960s, information brokering has challenged the role of the library in society. Librarians discuss their concerns about information brokers--the impact of brokers on reference services, the competence of brokers

Overview

The contradictory yet complementary relationship between libraries and information brokers is examined in this stimulating volume. Since its escalation in the 1960s, information brokering has challenged the role of the library in society. Librarians discuss their concerns about information brokers--the impact of brokers on reference services, the competence of brokers, abuse of library services by brokers, and whether libraries should provide competing fee-based services. Brokers share their own view as “entrepreneurs,” providing background, offering advice, and explaining the risks involved in their business. This lively, often controversial discussion offers suggestions for improving relations between libraries and information brokers, while continuing to serve the public well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780866567305
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Series:
Reference Librarian Series
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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