Adding Value in The Business and IP Centre


Neil Infield – Manager Business & IP Centre
The British Library




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A vital resource for entrepreneurs, inventors and anyone who
            wants to start or grow their business

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A new kind of service for the British Library




BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinctio...
SFEDI accredited Business Information Advice Clinics




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SFEDI accredited Business Information Advice Clinics




BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Ex...
Partnerships and referrals




BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Fut...
Free ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions



       Rachel Elnaugh
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Information professionals who add value




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Information professionals: old and new




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  • Here are couple of scenarios I want you to picture in your heads. Me to client: Why did you decide to start a business with your father? Client: Well you need to understand that when I was growing up my father was an alcoholic and I had to be the man of the family. Now that I have my degree and accountancy qualification and my father has been made redundant, I want to get him back on his feet again. Here is another. Me to client: So what brought you here from Ghana? Client: My father was a senior civil servant but got the wrong side of those in power and was killed. My 5 brothers and sisters all had to leave the country for our own safety. These are both situations I encountered soon after offering one to one business advice clinics the Business & IP Centre.
  • The BL is FREE for anyone to use. We have 150 million items and access to electronic information covering the arts and science and most importantly business and intellectual property information. Our world class information and expertise supports enterprise and innovation in London and beyond. Since 2006 the Business & IP Centre has helped over 35,000 small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Collection is vast – around 150 million items – over 600 kilometres of shelving. It covers every written language. 3.5 million sound recordings – from the earliest wax cylinder to the latest chart topper 4.5 million maps – from 15th century to latest Ordinance Survey digital sheets. 7 million manuscripts – from the Magna Carta to Beatles lyrics on the back of an envelope 8 million stamps – including a unique Gold Coast: 1883 (May) 1d on 4d magenta 13 million books – including the earliest dated printed book, the Diamond Sutra 56 million patents 58 million newspapers and journals – dating from 1603 to the latest issue of your local paper Through Legal Deposit we receive 600,000 new items a year – an entitlement that dates back to 1662. In addition we spend some £16 million a year on new acquisitions. Some unexpected items Recent acquisitions include a box of gunpowder, allegedly left by one… Guy Fawkes
  • We learnt from our customers that providing access to information was not enough. So we had to develop a range of new services. The more we added the more were wanted. Currently moving from my team giving regular workshops to become accredited business advisors.
  • Working with 17 partners to add to our range of activities Our partners are vital as they provide training and events which we could not do from our skills base.
  • Ask An Expert 1-to-1 sessions with experienced entrepreneurs . We now have a fantastic array of experts as you can see: Kresse Wesling Thinking about breaking into environmental business? Kresse Wesling is a young Canadian eco-entrepreneur with three successful ethical businesses under her belt, including Bio-Supplies, who provide biodegradable packaging for the food industry. Mark Sheahan Are you an inventor with an idea in need of a patent, or in search of the right licensing agreement? Meet with our Inventor in Residence, Mark Sheahan. Mark specialises in easy-open, child-resistant dispensing closures for the packaging industry.  Sam Gyimah Sam can provide you with essential tips and advice on funding sources, how to prepare for pitches and who's best for your business idea. Having steered two successful companies he understands the issues all budding entrepreneurs have to battle with. Helen Parkins Starting or already running a new business and worried about the legal side of things? Helen is a qualified solicitor turned small business advisor. She has been advising for nearly twenty years and is known for her friendly and practical approach to the law Rachel Elnaugh Looking to expand your business but concerned about achieving sustainable growth? Learn from the experiences of Rachel Elnaugh. At 24 Rachel developed the experiences brand Red Letter Days and went on to generate over £100million in turnover.
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    1. 1. Adding Value in The Business and IP Centre Neil Infield – Manager Business & IP Centre
    2. 2. The British Library We exist for anyone who wants to do research – for academic, personal or commercial purposes BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 2
    3. 3. A vital resource for entrepreneurs, inventors and anyone who wants to start or grow their business Get inspiration Protect your ideas Develop your business BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 3
    4. 4. A new kind of service for the British Library BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 4
    5. 5. SFEDI accredited Business Information Advice Clinics Creative Commons licence sectionz BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 5
    6. 6. SFEDI accredited Business Information Advice Clinics BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 6
    7. 7. Partnerships and referrals BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 7
    8. 8. Free ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions Rachel Elnaugh Kresse Wesling Mark Sheahan Helen Parkin BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 8
    9. 9. Information professionals who add value BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 9
    10. 10. BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 10
    11. 11. Information professionals: old and new Old New Gatekeeper Collaborator Online searcher Trainer Custodian of collections Facilitator Service provider Information advisors Information gatherer Problem solver Library process Business process Inward looking Networker Source: Lesley Robinson, Lesley Robinson Consultancy Services Ltd, www.lesleyrobinson.co.uk BBSLG Annual Conference – Dublin 2009 - Survival, Evolution or Extinction?: Shaping our Futures – 2/7/09 - Neil Infield - Manager Business & IP Centre 11
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