Marketing of Library Resources and Services: A Structured Literature Review

Raj Kumar Bhardwaj, P.K. Jain
2016 DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology  
This conceptual paper reviews literature on marketing of This conceptual paper reviews literature on marketing of library products and services, and discusses various ways and means for the same. Several marketing techniques to promote the usage of library resources and services have been highlighted in the literature. It is seen that majority of libraries do not have a marketing culture. It is recognised that libraries need to formulate marketing plan along with financial budget on a yearly
more » ... is so that library resources can be utilised optimally. Libraries in developing countries have been struggling to conduct outreach programmes to market their resources and services. Latest technologies such as, Web 2.0 and mobile services have opened up new avenues to do marketing in efficient and cost effective ways. Therefore, libraries should not leave any stone unturned to apply the latest technologies in promotion of resources and services amongst the stakeholders. The funding agencies must formulate guidelines for marketing the library resources and services so that the library resources can be utilised optimally.DOI: 10.14429/djlit.36.3.10027
doi:10.14429/djlit.36.3.10027 fatcat:mm6lgdex3ng6jphgpbfdnbvxrq