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:
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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...
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.
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"
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.