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The Resource Evidence-based practice for information professionals : a handbook, edited by Andrew Booth and Anne Brice

Evidence-based practice for information professionals : a handbook, edited by Andrew Booth and Anne Brice

Label
Evidence-based practice for information professionals : a handbook
Title
Evidence-based practice for information professionals
Title remainder
a handbook
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew Booth and Anne Brice
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Evidence-based practice is a paradigm that originated within healthcare but is rapidly migrating to other fields. It involves applying the results from rigorous research studies to professional practice in order to improve the quality of services to clients. Familiarity with these methods has caused an increasing number of information professionals to turn a critical eye to their own practice. Is it possible to adapt this model to librarianship and information work? To what extent are its skills and techniques transferable to the various areas of professional practice? Is it desirable for information professionals to integrate research findings into their day-to-day decision-making?These and other related issues are discussed in this book, the first to examine this key topic in depth. It is divided into three parts: The Context for Evidence-based Information Practice; Skills And Resources for Evidence-based Information Practice; and Using the Evidence Base in Practice. This last part explores each of the six domains of evidence-based librarianship identified in research, to demonstrate the application of evidence-based information practice in a practical decision-making context. These chapters with their associated Special Topics present concise summaries of evidence-based information practice within generic areas of work, together with practical examples of the application of evidence-based principles and methods.This book is of wide interest to all new and established information professionals, both those in fields such as healthcare where the evidence-based paradigm is already impacting on their work, and those in other fields encountering it for the first time. It is a core text in departments of library and information work.Contents: Supported by a wealth of case studies drawn from a wide range of sectors, these contributions from leading-edge professionals cover the following key issues: Why evidence-based information practice? A brief history of evidence-based practice How good is the evidence base? Why don't librarians use research? Formulating answerable questions Identifying sources of evidence and searching the LIS literature Appraising the evidence Applying evidence to everyday practice and evaluating your performance Disseminating the lessons of evidence-based practice Examining the evidence base for reference services and enquiry work The contribution of evidence-based practice to educational activities An evidence-based approach to collection management Towards evidence-based management Evidence-based perspectives on information access and retrieval Introducing an evidence-based approach to marketing and promotional activities
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
020
Index
index present
LC call number
Z665
LC item number
.E94 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
Z 665
NLM item number
E937 2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Booth, Andrew
  • Brice, Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information science
  • Sciences de l'information
  • Information science
  • Informatieverzorging
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Library Science
  • Professional Practice
Label
Evidence-based practice for information professionals : a handbook, edited by Andrew Booth and Anne Brice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The context for evidence-based information practice. Why information-based information practice? / Andrew Booth, Anne Brice ; A brief history of evidence-based practice / Anne Brice, Alison Hill ; Evidence-based information practice : a prehistory / Jonathan Eldredge ; Why don't librarians use research? / Paul Genoni, Gaby Haddow, Ann Ritchie -- pt. II. Skills and resources for evidence-based information practice. Formulating answerable questions / Andrew Booth ; Identifying sources of evidence / Alison Winning ; Searching the library and information science literature / Catherine Beverley ; Appraising the evidence / Andrew Booth, Anne Brice ; Applying evidence to your everyday practice / Denise Koufogiannakis, Ellen Crumley ; Evaluating your performance / Andrew Booth ; Disseminating the lessons of evidence-based practice / Ellen Crumley, Denise Koufogiannakis -- pt. III. Using the evidence base in practice. Six domains of evidence-based information practice / Andrew Booth, Anne Brice ; Examining the evidence base for reference services and enquiry work / Andrew Booth ; Special topic A: Provision of a current awareness service for research staff (guideline) / Robert Kiley ; The contribution of evidence-based practice to educational activities / Anne Brice, Cindy Carlson ; Special topic B: How can I train my users? (evidence digest) / Alison Brettle ; An evidence-based approach to collection management / Andrew Booth ; Special topic C: Electronic or paper : how do I manage my journals collection? (evidence digest) / David Peacock ; Towards evidence-based management / Andrew Booth ; Special topic D: How do I measure the impact of my service? (guideline) / Christine Urquhart ; Special topic E: Should I charge and, if so, what should I charge for? (evidence briefing) / Lynette Cawthra ; Evidence-based perspectives on information access and retrieval / Andrew Booth ; Special topic F: What are the characteristics of a good searcher? (critically appraised topic) / Catherine Beverley ; Special topic G: Which database, which interface? (guideline) / Maria J. Grant ; Introducing an evidence-based approach to marketing and promotional activities / Andrew Booth ; Special topic H: Determining the information needs of practising nurses post-registration in the UK from 1990 to 2003 (evidence digest) ; A future for evidence-based information practice? / Anne Brice ... [et al.}
Control code
ocm52396668
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781856044714
Lccn
2004381872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52396668
  • (OCoLC)52396668
Label
Evidence-based practice for information professionals : a handbook, edited by Andrew Booth and Anne Brice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The context for evidence-based information practice. Why information-based information practice? / Andrew Booth, Anne Brice ; A brief history of evidence-based practice / Anne Brice, Alison Hill ; Evidence-based information practice : a prehistory / Jonathan Eldredge ; Why don't librarians use research? / Paul Genoni, Gaby Haddow, Ann Ritchie -- pt. II. Skills and resources for evidence-based information practice. Formulating answerable questions / Andrew Booth ; Identifying sources of evidence / Alison Winning ; Searching the library and information science literature / Catherine Beverley ; Appraising the evidence / Andrew Booth, Anne Brice ; Applying evidence to your everyday practice / Denise Koufogiannakis, Ellen Crumley ; Evaluating your performance / Andrew Booth ; Disseminating the lessons of evidence-based practice / Ellen Crumley, Denise Koufogiannakis -- pt. III. Using the evidence base in practice. Six domains of evidence-based information practice / Andrew Booth, Anne Brice ; Examining the evidence base for reference services and enquiry work / Andrew Booth ; Special topic A: Provision of a current awareness service for research staff (guideline) / Robert Kiley ; The contribution of evidence-based practice to educational activities / Anne Brice, Cindy Carlson ; Special topic B: How can I train my users? (evidence digest) / Alison Brettle ; An evidence-based approach to collection management / Andrew Booth ; Special topic C: Electronic or paper : how do I manage my journals collection? (evidence digest) / David Peacock ; Towards evidence-based management / Andrew Booth ; Special topic D: How do I measure the impact of my service? (guideline) / Christine Urquhart ; Special topic E: Should I charge and, if so, what should I charge for? (evidence briefing) / Lynette Cawthra ; Evidence-based perspectives on information access and retrieval / Andrew Booth ; Special topic F: What are the characteristics of a good searcher? (critically appraised topic) / Catherine Beverley ; Special topic G: Which database, which interface? (guideline) / Maria J. Grant ; Introducing an evidence-based approach to marketing and promotional activities / Andrew Booth ; Special topic H: Determining the information needs of practising nurses post-registration in the UK from 1990 to 2003 (evidence digest) ; A future for evidence-based information practice? / Anne Brice ... [et al.}
Control code
ocm52396668
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781856044714
Lccn
2004381872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52396668
  • (OCoLC)52396668

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