I have recently been hired by a company to organise their documents which include project information, conference papers, articles, essays, presentations and other various forms of information. I do not have any formal librarian training, however I have worked in a university library for two years and so I have great deal of knowledge on the various methods of organising library materials. I have come up with a basic structure for their small library. I have begun cataloguing all their hardcopy materials and I plan to organise their materials in a subject-alphabetical fashion. I would like to ask how one would start organising a small library from the ground up. Their files currently have little organisation and some documents are spread out across the department with different employees. I plan to take all these documents and keep them in one place where they can be catalogued properly. If their library expands in the future they will consider using different forms of cataloguing and hiring a fully trained librarian. For the time being they just need their documents organised in a logical and easy-to-search format. The company's IT department is building a program that can do a basic keyword search, so that they can retrieve the relevant information from their server. Is their anything I should keep in mind as I construct their library? What is the most efficient way of cataloguing their items? Are their different methods of organising their hardcopy and digital information? Where should I start when conducting my research on proper library management techniques?
Any advice would help me greatly. I just need to know where I should start.