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Corporate Library Collection Policy. A Comparative Document Analysis Paula R. Davidson Emporia State University. Introduction. Interest in corporate libraries and particular companies Value of corporate librarianship Organizer and custodian of information In-house storyteller - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Corporate Library Collection PolicyA Comparative Document Analysis</p><p>Paula R. DavidsonEmporia State University</p></li><li><p>Introduction</p><p>Interest in corporate libraries and particular companiesValue of corporate librarianshipOrganizer and custodian of informationIn-house storytellerPaper, electronic, archives</p></li><li><p>DefinitionPolicy: a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions (http://m-w.com/dictionary/policy)Any formal, written document that addresses collections management, archives, resource selection, or acquisitions will be considered. </p></li><li><p>Research QuestionsWhat collection criteria are used to select, maintain and discard electronic and hard copy resources in large American retail suppliers with international customers? What collection criteria are used to select and preserve archival materials within these same corporations? How do collection development policies compare between three similar organizations?</p></li><li><p>Literature Review</p><p>Planned and logical building of collection to meet current and future needsAcquisition and discarding ideally based on regularly reviewed policyDiffer for company librariesHall and Russell, 1996</p></li><li><p>Literature ReviewFour global corporation library selection activities assessedTowards developing a theory of corporate collection developmentPerformance, operation (cost, centralization, formalization)Include ideas within content, choose from vast amount of content, contain cost, support browsingEdgar, 2003</p></li><li><p>Literature Review</p><p>Frito-Lay Corporate LibraryEngineering libraryCategories of standards, sources for standards, access points to collectionOgden, 1990</p></li><li><p>MethodologyObtain collection policy documentsComponents, structure, criteriaContextually placedViewed with modelsActual corporate, academic, special collectionTheoreticalGather more documents?</p></li><li><p>Setting &amp; Environment</p><p>Starbucks Seattle, WAREI Sumner, WAHallmark Kansas City, MO</p><p>Analysis will take place in Kansas City, MO</p></li><li><p>Data Analysis</p><p>Summary documentsSpreadsheets consistencies/discrepanciesReformulated and reconciledConclusionsSuggestions</p></li><li><p>TimelineNovember Complete literature reviewDecember February Obtain collection policy documentsMarch April Compare and analyze documentsMay Construct comparative documents, develop conclusionsJune Compose and submit final report </p></li><li><p>Obstacles</p><p>Will concrete documents be available? Will additional corporations need to be approached?Will there be unforeseen obstacles?Can the timeline be met?</p></li><li><p>Stakeholders</p><p>Corporate librariansBenefit by a better understanding of successfully implemented collection development policiesBenefit by suggestions resulting from a comparative analysis</p></li><li><p>Conclusion</p><p>Based on comparative analysis, conclusions can be drawn about the effectiveness of collections policies in large, international corporationsSuggestions for future collections developments can be made</p></li><li><p>ReferencesEdgar, W. (2000). Corporate library resource selection and corporate core competencies: Exploring the connections. Tuscaloosa, AL. The University of Alabama.Edgar, W. (2003) Toward a theory of collection development: An activities and attributes approach. Library Collections, Acquisitions, &amp; Technical Services. 27(4), 393.Green, L. (1995). Evaluating a corporate library collection. Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery &amp; Information Supply. 6(1), 49.Hall, H., &amp; Russell, A. (1996). Resource management in the electronic environment: Company library web pages and collection development principles. In Proceedings of the International Online Information Meeting. United Kingdom.</p></li><li><p>ReferencesJones, A. A., Cantelon, P. L., &amp; Adkins, E. W. (1995). Corporate archives and history: Making the past work. Libraries &amp; Culture. 30(2), 226.Nelke, M. (1999). The role of the corporate library in the knowledge management process. Information Services and Use. 19(1), 49.Ogden, S. M. (1990). Standards in the Frito-Lay corporate library. Science &amp; Technology Libraries. 10(3), 49.Xie, H. (2006). Understanding human-work domain interaction: Implications for the design of a corporate digital library. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology : JASIST.. 57(1), 128.</p></li></ul>