Evolve or perish! The Continued Development of Information and Knowledge Services in the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

  • Dominic A. Davies Dstl, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, SP4 0JQ.
  • Hannah M. Baron Dstl, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, SP4 0JQ.

Abstract

Timely provision of the right information to inform decisions and support research within the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) ensures that the public purse is not wasted and, in extreme cases, saves lives.  Dstl provides Library and Information Services (LIS) through a centralised service model with a high reliance on staff that can embed themselves into the work of their user community.  The service model focuses on the provision of cost-effective resources and supports exploitation of the organisation‟s, and others‟, intellectual capital.  This model has been successfully developed over a decade and has stood the test of re-organisations and cost saving measures where many other LIS models in other organisations have failed. 

Published
2017-06-06
How to Cite
DAVIES, Dominic A.; BARON, Hannah M.. Evolve or perish! The Continued Development of Information and Knowledge Services in the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 585-594, june 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/269>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2020.