In the private sector the documentarians generally not professionalized. Rare is the case in which documentarian (only 1.9% of the times) be allocated specifically the term to the activity developed by the worker. And in many cases the tasks are not developed in time full as it is sharing with others outside the profession. THE DOCUMENTALIST minimum functions: maintain reference works, respond to specific queries, identify references, guide the user towards external sources, circulate the magazines and also all new entries in documents. You must know very well the resources themselves. INTERMEDIATE: gather the material relevant to a query, prepare selective bibliographies, distribute lists of material received with summaries, maintain relationship with similar centers, participate in cooperative networks. MAXIMUM: locate, analyze and synthesize information, deliver the documentation or the response in the format that the user wants to prepare critical bibliographies, provide translated information, regularly prepare information specific to particular users (DSI), in-depth knowledge of the subject with which we are working and information providers, create databases and train users.
PROFILE of a good documentary that its work is oriented to the market and not to the product have a clear vision of their features experts in new technologies open to teamwork to know to assess the costs of their activities, as well as the benefits prepared for immediate and future change broad view of information as a global system for technical experiencebroad and basic and deep to find the best solution to each problem activity geared to the user training and selling their services know its activity with aggressiveness, creatively and imagination escape the routine and tradition. All this is, or should be a documentalist.