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Library and information services in support of the Transport Research Institute (TRI), Napier University, 1996 - 1999.

  The paper reviews experimental library initiatives in support of the first multi-disciplinary research pillar created in Napier University. Liaison, service planning input, and user consultation are shown to have been valuable in creating appropriate services and facilities. Added value activities provided for TRI are considered in the context of changing user needs, changing electronic data provision, rising costs and falling staff levels. In particular, the development, growth, and natural end of an in-house bibliographical current awareness service are discussed. Conclusions comprise suggestions concerning modified development patterns for future information services in support of new research pillars.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 1998

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    St. Peter's House Library, University of Brighton

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    388 Transportation; ground transportation

  • Funders:

    SHEFC Infrastructure Development Grant 1996-1999

Citation

Cumming, D. A. (1998). Library and information services in support of the Transport Research Institute (TRI), Napier University, 1996 - 1999.

Keywords

Research support; Transport information; Special library; Information supply; Management;

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