Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on December 2, 2013 - 4:59pm
You may have heard the news that just 90 companies are responsible for almost two-thirds of the carbon emissions to the atmosphere since the industrial revolution started in 1751. What you may not have heard is that the information came from libraries saving long runs of annual reports:
<blockquote>I have colleagues at various universities: at Cambridge, at the British Library in London, in Sydney, in Johannesburg, Berkeley, to look at collections of annual reports housed in business libraries.
Submitted by Bibliofuture on January 31, 2010 - 1:18pm
Book: Print Is Dead: Books in Our Digital Age
For over 1500 years books have weathered numerous cultural changes remarkably unaltered. Through wars, paper shortages, radio, TV, computer games, and fluctuating literacy rates, the bound stack of printed paper has, somewhat bizarrely, remained the more robust and culturally relevant way to communicate ideas. Now, for the first time since the Middle Ages, all that is about to change.
Newspapers are struggling for readers and relevance; downloadable music has consigned the album to the format scrap heap; and the digital revolution is now about to leave books on the high shelf of history. In Print Is Dead, Gomez explains how authors, producers, distributors, and readers must not only acknowledge these changes, but drive digital book creation, standards, storage, and delivery as the first truly transformational thing to happen in the world of words since the printing press.
Submitted by Jay on January 30, 2010 - 4:43pm
The aim of the International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services (ETTLIS-2010) is, once again, to bring researchers, academicians, business community and research scholars on a common platform to share their experiences, innovative ideas and research findings about the aspects of emerging trends and technologies in the field of knowledge resource centres and information services.
Access blog at: ETTLIS 2010 http://ettlis2010.ning.com/profiles/blog/list
Submitted by birdie on April 14, 2009 - 8:15pm
This article in the NY Times announces the unveiling of Job Search Central at the Science, Industry and Business Library Branch of the NYPL, Madison Avenue at 34th Street.
Free one-on-one counseling plus other services are available, as they once were doing a lean period for our current Commander-in-Chief. In an interview four years ago with American Libraries magazine, Mr. Obama recounted how a librarian at the mid-Manhattan branch of the library helped him locate the organization in Chicago that hired him as a community organizer in the mid-1980s. Hurray for librarians!!
Kristin McDonough, director of the business library estimated that more than one-third of the 1,900 daily visitors are looking for work or preparing for the loss of a job. She said about $1 million will be spent throughout the library system in the effort to help job seekers.
Submitted by anderskb on June 29, 2008 - 1:16am
Gizmodo has some photos of an a-traditional corporate library, the Lego Secret Vault. Here they store examples of all old Lego sets in a climate controlled compact shelving. While this video is meant for Lego fans, it's interesting to see the storage system. Now I'm wondering if it's cataloged...
Submitted by Blake on January 25, 2008 - 10:12am
The Coloradoan Has A Nice Little Q&A with Business Librarian Anne Macdonald.
Q: What's the most interesting part of this job?
A: The most interesting part of the job is showing business people and nonprofits what we have available online. Business people are surprised that they can have immediate access to major SWOT Analyses, Market Research Reports, national and global Industry Reports, all online.
Submitted by Blake on July 21, 2007 - 2:05pm
stevenj writes "Think that the top CEOs got to the corner office by reading business books? Well you may be wrong. To get some insight into the personal libraries of CEOs take a look at this New York Times article. You'll find the reading of the CEOs goes beyond Machiavelli and the latest business fad literature. Read more at: NYTimes.com"
Submitted by Jaclyn_McKewan on June 5, 2007 - 7:15pm
The Independent reports that the British Library (the UK's national library) has become a popular source for business support, thanks to its Business & Intellectual Property Centre. Initially a temporary experiment, it proved so successful that it is now a permanent resource. Part of its success comes from activities such as networking events, guest speakers, and seminars.
Submitted by Blake on July 2, 2006 - 4:04pm
Michael writes "Here's A Neat One The Washington Post ombudsman has an article about the Post's librarians and the work they do - although it isn't readily apparent that it is librarians who are being described. But they are."
Submitted by rochelle on October 3, 2005 - 7:29pm
Gayle Snible writes "The just-opened exhibit 'Opt In To Advertising's New Age' at The New York Public Library's Science, Industry and Business Library is reviewed in The New York Times' Monday, Oct. 3rd, Arts section. In addition to this being an exhibit review, the article talks about the online advertising community and online ads.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/03/arts/design/03bo xe.html"
Submitted by Blake on November 24, 2002 - 8:11pm
xuening writes \"For corporate librarians, the job market has worsened in the past six months, recruiters say. Many are being laid off, and fewer library jobs are being created due to tightening budgets... The full story is at
Submitted by Blake on November 14, 2001 - 11:11am
Adam Wright has set up a Special Librarian Job Board, a free resource for libraries and librarians.
If you\'re a special library in need of a librarian, or a special librarian in need of a library, check it out.So far, not many jobs, but keep in mind it\'s just getting started.
Submitted by Blake on July 3, 2001 - 12:19pm
HBSWK has a Story on corporate research and development and how much it is changing.
There\'s a new paradigm to consider that takes into account both internal and external research and development efforts to create what they call a \"company innovation system.\"
Submitted by Blake on June 5, 2001 - 10:11am
This Story From The New York Times was recommeded by Kerry and Stephen.
AOL Time Warner closed Time Inc.\'s editorial research library, described as \"a huge collection of volumes and archived clippings that occupies a floor and a half at the Time-Life Building, plus extensive warehouse space — employed three dozen librarians and staff.\"
\"Peter Costiglio, a spokesman for Time Inc., said that closing the library should be seen not as dissolution but as an act of decentralization.\"
Hurray, a new word for FIRED!
Submitted by AnnaKh on December 19, 2000 - 3:45am
Her company is called \'The Organized Library\' and Judith Tapiero makes a living out of managing corporate information chaos.[more]
Catch this article from 1099 the magazine for the independent professional. Yet another example of what the innovative librarian can do in the age of information overload.
Submitted by Blake on April 28, 2000 - 4:36pm
Sarah Jane Johnston writes \"HBS Working Knowledge, a Web site designed to meet the information needs of Harvard Business School alumni, is available to the general business and academic communities at http://hbsworkingknowledge.hbs.edu. The site brings together timely business information and research from the intellectual capital of Harvard Business School and other highly regarded sources.