Even though corporate libraries can be an invaluable resource for information, they are frequently targeted by company budget cuts. In order to remain in operation, it is imperative that corporate libraries learn cost-saving strategies and communication techniques to ensure they continue to receive company funding.
The Corporate Libraries Research Bundle represents a cross-section of research of interest to corporate librarians, information professionals and managers. This Bundle includes survey and interview research from several studies.
Topics covered include best practices for staffing and managing corporate libraries, reducing corporate library expenses and tips on how to best communicate library value to the organization. This Bundle also contains metrics and features such as:
· Percent offering particular services
· Percent outsourcing and charging back for each service
· Common charge-back methods
· Overall library usage such as user penetration rates, digitalization status and budget levels
· Matrix showing the profile of companies with the most IT staff to support the library
The benchmark class for the research initiatives within this bundle includes leading companies such as Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer, and IBM. These companies cover a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services, manufacturing, and computer software
The information in this Bundle will provide helpful techniques for cutting library costs and demonstrating value to management. This Bundle is a must-read for any company concerned about the future of their own corporate library.