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Gerry Smith – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Business information in transition: the Business information resources survey 2000:
    Business Information Review, 2020
    Co-Authors: Gerry Smith

    Abstract:

    Surveys the use of information in UK Business Libraries, based on a questionnaire mailed in November 1999 to 525 Libraries.

  • The New Information Economy takes shape: Business information resources survey 2001
    Business Information Review, 2020
    Co-Authors: Gerry Smith

    Abstract:

    Surveys the use of information in UK Business Libraries, based on a questionnaire mailed in November 2000 to 675 Libraries/information departments.

Goretti Considine – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • Response from a dying breed? Public Libraries and the Business Information Resources Survey 2005
    Business Information Review, 2020
    Co-Authors: Goretti Considine

    Abstract:

    Comments are presented, based on the experiences of the City Business Library (CBL), a major public Business library serving the City of London and other users, on selected results and conclusions of the Business Information Resources Survey 2005 (Foster and Foster, 2005), the annual survey of UK Business Libraries and information resources. These results have pointed to the declining demand for the services of public Business Libraries generally, particularly since the advent of Business information services on the Internet. The CBL appears to have escaped some of these trends, with both visitor numbers and enquiry figures increasing. The reasons for this success are discussed in terms of: library budgets; library stock; library staff; electronic resources; relations with account managers; human resource issues; and the value of Business information services. The CBL is capable of supporting most of its users’ Business needs due to the broad base of its budget sources; the budget covers both printed and …

Laura Brick – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

  • non use of Business Libraries and information services a study of the library and information managers perception experience and reaction to non use
    Aslib proceedings : New information perspectives, 1999
    Co-Authors: Laura Brick

    Abstract:

    Not since 1980 has research provided any insights into how information managers perceive and cope with non‐use. In an attempt to fill the vacuum information professionals in Business companies were surveyed: 42 information managers were questioned and 12 interviewed. The study found that non‐use is widespread, and that the non‐use situation is a complicated mix of non‐use and unsatisfactory user behaviour. The most commonly perceived cause of non‐use was a lack of awareness of the services’ capabilities. There is no stereotypical non‐user. A significant majority of the managers had a positive attitude to non‐use and were worried about the extent of non‐users. Some tackled non‐use head‐on and implemented remedial treatment but less than a third could identify their non‐users. Recent advances in information system design do not seem to have improved the situation and there has been little change in the scale of non‐use, or reactions of information managers to it since 1980. The study concludes that the frui…