Business Information and Its Users

Authored by: Eileen G. Abels

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043449

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Abstract

The complexity of business requires a wide array of multidisciplinary information sources to resolve business information needs. Users of business information are as varied as the discipline of business, ranging from business professionals to the lay person interested in investing to the business school student. Aspects of business touch the lives of everyone. For this reason, librarians in public, academic, and special libraries provide business information to their patrons. In order to make the most of business information, business information literacy is essential for librarians and nonbusiness professionals who seek and use business information. Business information literacy includes an understanding of business terminology as well as trends in business that have an impact on access to business information such as information overload, transparency, and the blurring of various components of business.

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