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Strategic planning in academic libraries

Corrall, Sheila (2003) Strategic planning in academic libraries. In: Encyclopedia of library and information science. Marcel Dekker, New York, 2742 - 2754. ISBN 0-8247-2080-6

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Contribution to the 2003 second edition of the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Introduces the core concepts of strategic planning, describes the historical context of its development in academic libraries, and discusses contemporary approaches to library strategy at the start of the 21st century. Reviews published literature on the topic with reference to librarianship and management texts, and then examines current practice in the field, using real-world examples from the USA, UK, and Australia to illustrate key features. Covers planning processes, strategy documents, and key elements of strategic planning, including library missions, service values, strategic visioning, scenario development, goal statements, action planning, and financial commentary. (This article was drafted in 2001, and first published in 2003; it was then re-published in a later edition of the encyclopedia in its original form.)


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
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Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL
Date: 2003
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Volume: 4
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
Place of Publication: New York
Page Range: 2742 - 2754
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1081/e-elis3-120008654
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic, libraries, Mission, statements, Scenario, development, Strategic, planning, Values, statements, Vision, statements
ISBN: 0-8247-2080-6
Title of Book: Encyclopedia of library and information science
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Additional Information: Re-published by in print and online on 09 Dec 2009 (without review by author) in Marcia J. Bates & Mary Niles Mack (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (3rd ed.) (pp. 5047-5058). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9780849397127. DOI is for 2009 version.
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 15:59
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:59


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