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Business information service delivery within a regional context – the role of public libraries

Wilson, K. and Train, B. (2006) Business information service delivery within a regional context – the role of public libraries. Business Information Review, 23 (1). pp. 50-57. ISSN 0266-3821

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Discusses the future of public business information service provision from a regional perspective, based on two research projects recently undertaken by the Centre for the Public Library and Information in Society (CPLIS) at the University of Sheffield. The first investigates public libraries’ role and contribution in terms of the Regional Economic Strategy to business communities in Yorkshire; the second explores consortium and collaborative approaches to business information service delivery in the North West region. The two projects, both undertaken on behalf of the respective regional Museum, Library & Archive Councils, involved a review of the literature to provide theoretical context, and quantitative and qualitative research methods using a sample of key regional stakeholders. The research is summarized collectively in terms of the regional economic and political influence upon public business information service identity, purpose, advocacy and delivery.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2006 Sage. This is an author produced version of a paper subsequently published in Business Information Review. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: business information service; economic development; public libraries; regional development; regional economic strategy
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 10:35
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:00
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266382106063061
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Identification Number: 10.1177/0266382106063061
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10971

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