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Book Recommendation: Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums Harnessing the Force That Drives Your Organization’s Future

Book Recommendation:

Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums Harnessing the Force That Drives Your Organization’s Future

Joseph R. Matthews

http://publisher.abc-clio.com/9781440842894/

March 2016, 271pp, 8 1/2×11 Print: 978-1-4408-4288-7, $70.00 $56.00

Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Harnessing the Force That Drives Your Organization's Future

Value is at the core of every organization’s purpose. Without value, organizations die. Libraries—as well as museums, archives, and galleries—have traditionally added value to their communities through their collections and services, but yesterday’s collections and services are no longer enough. In order to remain sustainable, today’s libraries, archives, museums, and galleries must explore new ways to add value that resonate in the lives of their customers.

This unique book explains how addressing the “5 C’s” of adding value—content, context, connection, collaboration, and community—enables organizations to nd new ways to invigorate their services, better serve their communities, and thrive today and tomorrow. It addresses adding value in the context of other key topics, such as crowdsourcing, embedded librarianship, makerspaces, self publishing, and repurposing spaces. Filled with charts, tables, screenshots, and other visual representation, this is a useful and provocative guide that anyone interested in vesting in the successful future of libraries, archives, and museums needs to read.

Joseph R. Matthews is a consultant who has provided assistance to numerous academic, public, and special libraries as well as local governments. He has authored more than 30 books.

 

Stephen

Posted on: March 30, 2016, 1:51 pm Category: Uncategorized

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