Corporate Information Centers

Authored by: Barbara M. Spiegelman , Nancy Flury Carlson

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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Information has become the lifeblood of the global economy. Corporate information centers (CICs), often called special libraries, leverage this force as they provide services to meet the specialized needs of a company, organization, or group. The CICs are typically staffed by library and information professionals, “…information resource experts dedicated to putting knowledge to work to attain the goals of their organizations.” They provide information support to decision makers, researchers, and administrative and technical personnel.

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