An Introduction to the Business & IP Centre Neil Infield – Manager Business & IP Centre
What is the British Library? <ul><ul><li>3 main funding streams: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DCMS grant-in-aid (£89m)  </li...
A vital resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers
Supporting creativity and Innovation
The Business & IP Centre
Our workshop space
Our training suite
Some of our supporters Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop Tim Campbell, Winner of   The Apprentice Lord Bilimori...
Building partnerships with other organisations
A few of our success stories “ This is a very special resource and I feel privileged to have access to it” Dee Wright  Fou...
A few of our success stories
UK & Global Market Research Publications <ul><li>Key Note </li></ul><ul><li>Verdict </li></ul><ul><li>Mintel </li></ul><ul...
Trade & Business Directories <ul><li>3,500 Directories  </li></ul><ul><li>Countries, Industries & Trade Associations </li>...
Search our collection from home
Online Market Research <ul><li>Global Market Information Database (GMID) Euromonitor </li></ul><ul><li>Frost & Sullivan </...
Online Company Information  <ul><li>FAME – Financial information on 2.5 million UK & Irish companies </li></ul><ul><li>AMA...
News databases <ul><li>Factiva – 10,000 local, national & international sources </li></ul><ul><li>Business Source Complete...
HOW TO ACCESS OUR SERVICES Research Service British Library Document  Supply Service British Library Direct Business & IP ...
Here to Help…
 
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    1. 1. An Introduction to the Business & IP Centre Neil Infield – Manager Business & IP Centre
    2. 2. What is the British Library? <ul><ul><li>3 main funding streams: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DCMS grant-in-aid (£89m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual trading income (£25m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donations (£4m) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generates value to the UK economy each year of 4.4 times public funding </li></ul></ul>Helping people advance knowledge to enrich lives National library of the UK. Serves researchers, business, libraries, education & the general public Collection includes over 2m sound recordings, 5m reports, theses and conference papers, 50m+ patents The largest document supply service in the world. Digitisation enables desktop delivery within 2 hours Over 250 years of collecting. Beneficiary of legal deposit, and £16m annual acquisitions budget 3 main sites in London and Yorkshire. 2,250 staff Collection, 600km of shelving, grows at 11km per year 1.25 Tb of digital material through voluntary deposit
    3. 3. A vital resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and business researchers
    4. 4. Supporting creativity and Innovation
    5. 5. The Business & IP Centre
    6. 6. Our workshop space
    7. 7. Our training suite
    8. 8. Some of our supporters Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop Tim Campbell, Winner of The Apprentice Lord Bilimoria, Founder and CEO of Cobra Beer Ltd
    9. 9. Building partnerships with other organisations
    10. 10. A few of our success stories “ This is a very special resource and I feel privileged to have access to it” Dee Wright Founder of The Hairforce <ul><ul><li>“ The Market Research Resources at the centre helped us put together our first business plan, with which we were able to convince NESTA to award us a £35,000 grant to start the business up.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richard Woods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-founder of DIY Kyoto </li></ul></ul>“ I had no background in food and drink, so I spent six months in the Library researching the market..” Adam Pritchard Founder & MD, Pomegreat
    11. 11. A few of our success stories
    12. 12. UK & Global Market Research Publications <ul><li>Key Note </li></ul><ul><li>Verdict </li></ul><ul><li>Mintel </li></ul><ul><li>MSI </li></ul><ul><li>Datamonitor </li></ul><ul><li>Pira International </li></ul><ul><li>Leatherhead Food Research </li></ul><ul><li>Frost & Sullivan </li></ul><ul><li>SportBusiness Group </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers Association. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Trade & Business Directories <ul><li>3,500 Directories </li></ul><ul><li>Countries, Industries & Trade Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Industry specific information </li></ul><ul><li>Suppliers of specific products & services </li></ul>
    14. 14. Search our collection from home
    15. 15. Online Market Research <ul><li>Global Market Information Database (GMID) Euromonitor </li></ul><ul><li>Frost & Sullivan </li></ul><ul><li>Key Note </li></ul><ul><li>Business Insights </li></ul>
    16. 16. Online Company Information <ul><li>FAME – Financial information on 2.5 million UK & Irish companies </li></ul><ul><li>AMADEUS - Financial information on 1 million top European companies </li></ul><ul><li>Onesource – Financial information on 13,000,000+ US companies </li></ul><ul><li>D&B Global Reference Solution – Contact database of 109 million firms </li></ul><ul><li>Kompass – Product & service directory of 1.8 million firms worldwide </li></ul>
    17. 17. News databases <ul><li>Factiva – 10,000 local, national & international sources </li></ul><ul><li>Business Source Complete - Full text content from 11,000+ sources </li></ul><ul><li>ABI Inform – 2,700 newspapers, magazines & academic sources </li></ul><ul><li>Business & Industry – 1,000 business & sector-specific sources </li></ul>
    18. 18. HOW TO ACCESS OUR SERVICES Research Service British Library Document Supply Service British Library Direct Business & IP Centre Social Science Reading Room Science Reading Room Humanities Reading Room When outside the British Library you can search for and order articles yourself When in the British Library We can do your research for you
    19. 19. Here to Help…

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