This work is intended as a guide for those people who have been charged with establishing a library or information service in their organization. It is a practical guide to the steps that need to be taken, the people that need to be dealt with and the procedures that have to be adopted in order to bring the venture to a successful conclusion. The book contains many practical tips and hints from the author, based upon his "hands-on" practical experience of setting up many new information services.
Kirby Porter is currently employed as Principal Librarian for the Northern Ireland Civil Service and Head of Library Services for the Northern Assembly; he is responsible for managing the Government Library Service and advising Government departments. He has developed libraries in various government departments, colleges and other organisation such as the Human Rights Commission.