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What steps do libraries and information services need to take to survive in the Google age?

A Gurteen Knowledge Cafe


Event Type

Knowledge Cafe


Gurteen Knowledge


Wed 16 Oct 2013


The British Library 


London, United Kingdom

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Knowledge Cafe; Knowledge Management


David Gurteen



Date: Wednesday 16 October 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This is a free event. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after, which will give you time to settle in and meet other people.

Theme: What steps do libraries and information services need to take to survive in the age of Google and instant access to information and knowledge online?

Neil Infield manager of the reference service in the Business & IP Centre at The British Library will talk about the service changes they have been made over the past seven years since opening the Centre.

In particular the move to added-value services such as workshops, one to one advice sessions and introducing partner events

The discussion will then centre around the slide Information Professionals – Old and New.

This is a great opportunity to see the Business and IP Centre which is part of the British Library and has been recognised for it's contribution to small businesses and the UK economy.


Speaker: Neil Infield - Manager of the Business & IP Centre

Neil is the Manager of the Business & IP Centre. Until 2005 he was manager of Business Information Services at Hermes Pensions Management. Neil has also been active in SLA Europe for over 15 years. You can view his blog here.

Sponsor: Neil Infield - The British Library, Manager of the Business & IP Centre

British Library Business & IP Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

Room: Please report to reception and pick up your security badge. They will direct you to the room.

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