International Reader in the Management of Library, Information and Archive Services

Table of contents (684 p.)

compiled by
Anthony Vaughan

General Information Programme and UNISIST

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Paris, December 1987

Recommended catalogue entry:
International reader in the management of library, information and archive services compiled by Anthony Vaughan [for the] General Information Programme and UNISIST. - Paris: Unesco, 1987. - x, 672 p. - 30 cm. - (PGI-87/WS/22)

I - Vaughan, Anthony (comp.)
II - Unesco General Information Programme and UNISIST

© Unesco 1987




To the reader

1. Management, information and development

1.1 Managing information: to what end?

On the Librarianship of Poverty
Infrastructure for the development of an information policy
The use of archive material of the countries of the socialist community for national economic purposes
The special utility of archives for tie developing world

1.2 Administration in developing countries

The Scope of Management and Administration Problems in Development

1.3 Management and the information service

Organization: in general and in principle
Management Training and Background
On library management (I)
On library management (II)
The library manager

1.4 How scientific is management?

Advances in archival management science
Library administration & new management systems

1.5 Case study: management of information in China

Management Development and Its Practice in Chinese Library and Information Services

2. Managing information: Introduction

2.1 Management of an information service

Management and policies of an information unit
Organizing and operating an information and documentation centre

2.2 Records management

3. Planning the service

3.1 Planning

Specialized problems of practical librarianship: planning§
Archive planning

3.2 Constraints on planning: the state

The Archives of Argentina: Problems and Solutions
Government policies affecting the development and growth of libraries in Southeast Asia - a discussion

3.3 Constraints on planning: the local administration

The Library and the Political Processes

3.4 Public relations

Libraries and the world outside
Public relations in libraries: the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon (Lyons City Library)

3.5 The needs of users

User studies in university libraries

3.6 Marketing

Marketing in information work

4. Organization and control

4.1 Organization and communication

Organisational structure and communication
Annual archives report

4.2 Specialization in information work

Subject departments in public libraries
Subject departments: summary of a debate

4.3 Centralized or decentralized service?

Centralization vs decentralization in university library administration: some reflections

4.4 Self-management in the information service

Co-operation between libraries on the basis of the law on associated labour and the library activity and libraries act

5. The management of staff

5.1 Personnel administration

Personnel administration in libraries

5.2 Human relations in personnel administration

Human relations in administration

5.3 Career opportunities

Career development of women librarians in New Zealand
Women librarians and documentalists in Hungary

5.4 The job description

Systems personnel

5.5 Recruiting staff

Recruitment: filling the gap

5.6 Supervising staff

An Overview of Supervision in Libraries Today

5.7 Training and developing staff

The training function in libraries

5.8 Appraisal of staff

Another look at performance appraisal in libraries

5.9 Technical and junior staff

Library technicians in Australia: past, present and future
Training library assistants in Mauritius

5.10 Human problems in information work

Stress, as experienced by some librarians

5.11 Participatory management

Participative management and libraries

5.12 Workers' councils and trade unions

An open forum for staff representatives
Unions and the public library
Trade unions and automation: a case study from Denmark

6. Management of financial and physical resources

6.1 Budgeting

Principles and methods of costing

6.2 Security

Disasters: Can we plan for them? If not, how can we proceed?

6.3 The design of library and archive buildings

Archive Buildings and Equipment
The open plan and flexibility
What space for the library? A discussion on the library building

7. Evaluation and change

7.1 Evaluating effectiveness

Evaluating the effectiveness of a library: a theoretical and methodological framework
On evaluating the effectiveness of school libraries
Concepts of library goodness

7.2 Evaluation: specific examples

The management study
A cost-analysis of cataloguing at the Universiti Sains Malaysia library for 1975
Performance measures for public libraries