The library information most valued by corporations is that which is retrieved from electronic data bases reports a recent study by Temple, Barber, & Sloane. The survey of 164 corporations entitled, "valuing Corporate Libraries" was conducted for the Special Library Association. Electronic data bases out-ranked journals, books, and studies by substantial margins. The report concludes that corporate-wide access to online data bases will force corporate librarians to recast and enhance their responsibilities in the 1990s. It recommends that librarians include network management (placing research materials directly on the corporate network) and information analysis in their job descriptions.
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