Dr. Sabina Cisek Associate Professor Institute of Information and Library Science, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland sabina.cisek@uj.edu.pl

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BUSINESS INFORMATION SOURCES FOREWORD. MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION EnIL International School on Business Information Literacy, 13-17 October 2008, Rome, Italy. Dr. Sabina Cisek Associate Professor Institute of Information and Library Science, Jagiellonian University - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • BUSINESS INFORMATION SOURCES

    FOREWORD. MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION

    EnIL International School on Business Information Literacy, 13-17 October 2008, Rome, ItalyDr. Sabina Cisek Associate ProfessorInstitute of Information and Library Science, Jagiellonian UniversityKrakow, Polandsabina.cisek@uj.edu.pl

  • FOREWORD: THE COURSE OBJECTIVES, STRUCTURE, CONTENT AND TRAINING METHODS

  • Business Information Sources: the course objectivesFamiliarize participants with the concept and domain of business information Give an overall presentation of the business information industry, services, sources and uses Introduce selected business information resources focusing on free-of-charge and Open Access Web-based services and sources Show how to use business information sources (mainly international in scope, in English) and provide opportunity for hands-on training

  • Business Information Sources: the course structure and content Module 1: Introduction to business informationModule 2: Seeking for business information selected Web-based information resourcesModule 3: Web 2.0 for business information

  • Business Information Sources: the course teaching-learning approach and training methodsDemonstration, discussion, elements of lecture, group-work, hands-on practice

  • Business Information Sources: very selected additional readingsResearch guides and tutorialsBERA: Business and Economics Research Advisor. A Series of Guides to Business and Economics Topics by Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/BERA/index.html Intute: Virtual Training Suite http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/ Journals and weblogsBusiness Information Review. Quarterly by Sage [paid]ResourceShelf http://www.resourceshelf.com/ [free]

  • MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION (BI)

  • The Module 1 structure and contentMeaning, definitions, terminology, characteristics and importance of business informationBusiness information needs and users The business information industry: producers and providers of BI General description and categorization of BI resources

  • Meanings of the term business informationBusiness Information is a domain of activity that: involves preparing/producing information sources; collecting, managing and giving access to them; finding, evaluating and using information, etc.; includes products (i.e. business information resources), services, systems, professionals, organizations, needs, users and uses, etc.

    Business information is a type of information

  • Definitions of business information(1) Information FOR (doing) businessto make informed decisions short-term, long-term, strategicto enhance business, products, technology with current informationto gain profit, recognition and success

    (2) Information ABOUT business (and economics, and related issues)

  • TerminologyBusiness informationBusiness and economics informationBusiness intelligenceCompetitive intelligence

    nearly synonyms

  • Business information featuresBusiness information should be reliable, trustworthy, authenticated, current, up-to-date; but historical data and controversial issues may also be neededBusiness information is based on resources that are already published and made available Note a: that does not mean these sources are always easily availableNote b: of course there are exceptions

  • Business information areas General business information resources = starting pointsCompany information Financial information = investment information Product and service information Markets, marketing and trade information Other

  • Business information needs, users and uses Who needs business information? What for? Why business information makes a difference? Why business information literacy is an advantage for organizations and for everybody?

    Discussion with the course participants

  • Business information needs, users and uses who needs business information? In professional life business enterprises associations, not-for-profit organizations, NGOs central and local governments, authoritiesjournalists, writersresearchers, scientists, studentsadvisers, brokers, lawyers

    In private life: everybody anybody who wants to set up a business buyers credit takers complaining clients investors job seekers tax payers

  • The Business Information Industry: producers and providers of BI (I)Non-commercial: International organizations, like European Union, OECD, United Nations, for exampleYour Europe Business (by EU European Commission) http://ec.europa.eu/youreurope/nav/en/business/index.html Enterprise Europe Network (by EU European Commission) http://www.enterprise-europe-network.ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm Governments bodies, administration, local authorities

  • The Business Information Industry: producers and providers of BI (II)Libraries (academic, government, public), librarians, for exampleBuffalo & Erie County Public Library Reference Desk Business and Finance http://www.buffalolib.org/refdesk/index.asp Harvard Business School Baker Library http://www.library.hbs.edu/guides/ NGOs Professional associations, chambers of commerce Universities, other educational/research institutions, scholars, studentsVolunteers, enthusiasts

  • The Business Information Industry: Producers and Providers of BI (III)Commercial: Commercial publishers and providers of BI resources, for example Dun & Bradstreet http://www.dnb.com/us/ Internet Securities, Inc. (trading as ISI Emerging Markets), http://www.securities.com/ Corporate intelligence centers see The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) http://www.scip.org/

    Information brokers = independent information professionals see the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) http://www.aiip.org/ Journals, for example The Economist http://www4.economist.com/countries/

  • The business information sourcesThere exists a great amount of business information sourcesWhere and how to find them?How to read and understand them?How to evaluate them?How to use them?

  • The business information sources: categorization (I) By financial barriers / availability of informationFree information, for example: CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html Intute: social sciences: business http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/business/ Commercial information sold to the public, for example: Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost) Proprietary information not available, trade secrets

  • The business information sources: categorization (II) NoteThere are numerous commercial sources databases, directories, etc. that are available online: partly free basic informationpartly free but you have to register or subscribepartly as paid services, for feeExamples:http://www.corporateinformation.com/ http://www.kompass.com/en/

  • The business information sources: categorization (III) By producer/provider status (formality)official (by government)non-official (by commercial provider) By formatelectronic (online and offline), print, peopleBy level of processingprimary sourcessecondary sourcestertiary sources

  • The business information sources: categorization (IV) Online electronic sources by type of website General-purpose (global and local) search engines, meta-search services, catalogs, portalsSpecialized search tools (for example harvesting services, Deep Web directories) Quality-controlled subject/information gateways, vertical portalsFull-text resources archives, e-journals, digital libraries, repositories Web 2.0 forms blogs, wikis, etc. Databases onlineInstitutions and organizations Websites

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