Are libraries still relevant in the age of freely available online information resources – a very reasonable question. Perhaps libraries, or more pertinently their professionally qualified staff, often members of CILIP – the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals are now more essential than ever. The web is awash with information and information resources, much of it uncontrolled and unqualified, generated from sources with a dubious provenance. This is where an ‘Information Professional’ can prove an invaluable guide, ensuring quality decisions are made using the very best knowledge – whether it’s a student preparing a thesis or a corporate manger researching new market opportunities at home or abroad as they seek to expand their business access to credible advice can be vital to success.
Are libraries in decline? Well in the UK perhaps the bricks and mortar of libraries are in retreat as public sector cuts bite hard but there are still over 5,000 operating in the public, academic and national sectors plus numerous corporate and professional resources. But it is the growth of online remote access to resources like that provided by the business information database kompass.co.uk that is really beginning to revolutionise the library sector. These resources are evaluated by professionals and subscribed to on behalf of member’s who can then access them 24/7 – used to look for employment opportunities, suppliers, sales leads etc..
Finding the right library for your need can be tricky but again Kompass might help – listings include film libraries, technical libraries, business libraries and digital libraries. Or perhaps you are a specialist supplier of services or equipment to the library sector looking for new business leads – with so many libraries still operating its big business supplying shelving, EPOS systems, micro-film services; trolleys, ladders and furniture. Find all the names you might need in the 28 classifications Kompass has dedicated to the library sector.
The top five categories in the Libraries sector are:
Top 5 Categories Globally Profiles available
- Libraries 1,782
- Shelving for Libraries 1,318
- Library Counters 461
- Library Services 392
- National Libraries 320
Genus Group The Microfilm Shop
CV11 6RY Nuneaton United Kingdom
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Aberdeen Central Library
AB25 1GW Aberdeen United Kingdom
Aberystwyth Public Library
SY23 2EB Aberystwyth United Kingdom
OX14 5EG Abingdon United Kingdom
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OX14 4SA Abingdon United Kingdom
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