Information Resources in the Corporate Environment and CI
Session Chair: Richard Papík, Charles University, Institute of Librarianship and Information Studies, Praha
13:30 - 16:05
The Role of the Business Information Service in Today's World
Sarah Harris, Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Euro Info Centre, Information Service, Bristol; United Kingdom
The dramatic change in service delivery and service quality that has taken place in business information. The development of electronic sources of information in the business enviroment.The strengths and weaknesses of using eletronic data an e-trading. Teh advantages and disadvantages. UK business support services and the current situation for business information provision.
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Sarah Harris has managed the Information Service and Euro Info Centre at Bristol Chamber of Commerce for 10 years. During which time, information provision has changed from a traditional service to a highly sophisticated, electronic and internet based service. Sarah is responsible for a department delivering a key component of the support services available to businesses in the SW of England. Before joining the Chamber, Sarah was owner/manager of a small manufacturing company, experience that gives her first hand experience of the complex issues that face all small/medium sized businesses.