Katharine Schopflin is a corporate information professional with more than 15 years' experience. She has worked in in a variety of settings, including media, government and non-profit, in roles ranging from research, web content management and knowledge management to cataloging and archive management. Editor of A Handbook for Media Librarians, she publishes regularly on information issues.
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- About the Author
Corporate information professionals serving the workplace rather than learning communities or the general public face specific challenges and demands, from providing competitive intelligence to managing information in a global environment. International contributors from a variety of professional environments share their experiences and expertise while pinpointing the key topics facing corporate information professionals today, including
- The role of the information professional in the corporate workplace
- Managing the corporate intranet
- Internal and external marketing by information professionals
- The hybrid librarian/systems specialist
- Developing corporate taxonomies
- Gaining buy-in for knowledge and information management
- Managing staff and demonstrating value at a time of change
- Managing information services in a global corporation
- Working with suppliers and licensing for e-libraries
- Training end-users in the workplace
"The contributing authors, who have spent years in the trenches as corporate information professionals, bring their individual and specialized points of view to provide the reader with easily relatable guidance and practical advice … Each chapter is well written, informative, and practical, which is to be expected from a handbook, making it an appropriate addition to any corporate library. Chapters from this publication are relatively brief, making them easy to digest and likely to find their way onto syllabi in any number of information science courses, and they include good prompts for classroom discussion."
— Serials Review