Half-day Session: Adding Value - the Challenge

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Training to help you...


  1. restructure raw research results to make them useful to decision makers.


  1. select, reject and prioritise documents.


  1. scan documents efficiently and read strategically.


• summarise documents accurately, to length and to deadline.


Why do I need a library when I’ve got the web?


With more and more information delivered direct to end-users’ desktops, library & information staff need to go the extra mile if they are to safeguard and develop their services. 


This half-day session will introduce participants to some of the principles behind turning raw desk research results into a readable report.

Outline Programme (half day)


Welcome and introductions


Countering the Google effect


Turning a raw answer into a finished report


Selecting and rejecting sources


Extracting and summarising the key information


Winding up – have we met your key needs?


[Note: There is some overlap with the course Abstracting and Summarising Printed Documents in this session.]  

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