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Sophisticated Research Services

Sophisticated research services provide the high level resources necessary for users conducting specialised research or analysis. An example can be seen in librarians providing detailed knowledge related to data analysis for surveys, research and statistical analysis tools/software. Subject-based organisation and related work procedures are adopted for these services. To be more precise, this involves newly hiring and training librarians possessing expertise, such as specialists who hold PhD degrees, who can provide a high level of subject-specific services. This type of service optimisation strategy is especially found in large research libraries, such as the Princeton University Library and Columbia University Libraries, beginning in the 2010s.

Expanding Editing and Publishing Functions

Strategies to expand editing and publishing functions involve increasing the functions by which the librarian gathers information, edits this information, and then transmits it as journals or information brochures to the user/community. In order to expand these functions, library administrators often establish a specialised department related to editing/publishing directly below the management layer. This is because publishing and editing functions differ from the basic library services of public and technical services.

The New York University Libraries provide a representative example of such a strategy to expand editing/publishing functions. It established these functions beginning in the 1970s, enabling it to proactively disseminate the library’s scholarly information. Although most libraries have not focused on producing and disseminating information, some libraries have quickly recognised the importance of such functions and are making efforts to create an editing/publishing department like the New York University Libraries.

Moreover, with advances in information technologies and electronic media in the early 21st century, the importance of these editing/publish- ing functions is ever-increasing. Libraries that want full control over their own electronic journal collections instead of relying on contracts with external electronic databases are a significant factor in this increase. To create unique collections, libraries now need to produce and disseminate their own information; regardless of type, libraries are now proactively adopting specific strategies for editing/publishing such information.

 
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