Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Corporate culture in libraries

Library literature has started to apply business procedures for libraries to enhance their effectiveness and sustainability. I just came across with two interesting papers. One of them discusses the implications of e-commerce for marketing the library services and resources and another one discusses the corporate culture in libraries.
When the whole world is going to be involved in business why not libraries?
Applying best practices and procedures from other fields would help library and information professions from being EXTINCT in competition with other information suppliers.
Libraries are not for profit organizations but they have to prove their cooperation in return in investment. Following the way that for profit organizations attract customers to buy their products would help libraries to keep their patrons.