Price £ 44.95
Table of Contents:
Formerly titled: Analysing What Your Users Need: A guide for librarians and information managers
Analysing and assessing the information needs of clients is key
to the provision of effective service and appropriate collections in both
and virtual library services. The importance of information needs analysis is widely recognized by information professionals, but currently there is
little substantive, detailed work in the professional literature devoted to this important topic.
This new book is designed to fill that gap, by supporting
practitioners in developing an information needs analysis strategy, and offering
professional skills and techniques to do so. It will offer guidance to team leaders and senior managers in all areas of library work, especially those
involved in collection management, service provision and web development, and is equally applicable to the needs of academic, public, government,
commercial and other more specialized library and information services. The text adopts a hands-on, jargon-free approach, and includes relevant examples,
case studies, reader activities and sources of further reading.
Key areas covered include:
what is information needs
how is needs analysis conducted?
what are the varieties of needs analysis?
how are analyses evaluated and reported?
If you want to provide an information service that truly fulfils
your users' needs, this book is essential reading. It will also be a core text
reading lists in departments of library and information studies.
Please Send Your Orders To: R Krishnan
Manager (Information Products)
Allied Publishers Pvt Limited
751 Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002