Thursday, 7 October 2010

Library visits

Today I got a glimpse of how they do things in corporate libraries... well, in one of them anyway.

I met Jill of all trades for lunch and we compared experiences.  Because the organisation she works for is scattered around the world, the main emphasis is on providing services for remote users through document delivery services and an electronic library.  This also means that the team of librarians/information specialists are based in different countries, so team meetings require video conferencing.

They do have a print collection as well, cleverly designed so that it flows into their canteen area as well.  I really liked this because it means that the library is easily accessible to the members of staff that do actually work in that location.

I found our conversation today really interesting, so thanks again @libclare!

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