Celebrating Library Week with Dublin City Libraries: Open for Business

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Open for businessStart Off, Start Up, Start Now, Starting a Business? Start here. Open for Business.

The theme for this year's Library Ireland Week, 17-24 November is Open for Business. The Business Information Centre, Central Library is Open for Business and is committed to supporting business in the community. The Centre, situated on the first floor of the Ilac Shopping Centre, in Dublin City Centre, holds a comprehensive collection of online business resources, ideal for business start-ups, doing research, job interviews, project work, profiling statistical and company and financial information. Just ask us for help!

The Business Information Centre will host the following talks and Information Stands to celebrate Library Ireland Week:

  • Patent, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright – Intellectual Property for Your Business presented by David Hyde – Patents Office - Monday 17th November from 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Information and advice available on a Free Digital Marketing Course for those on long term unemployment with the Irish Times Training Unit - Tuesday 18th November from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Information and advice given by Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed with Information Officer, Joe McDonagh - Thursday 20th November from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Tips on how to Find a Job in 2014 presented by Peter Cosgrove, CPL Recruitment - Wednesday 26th November from 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton with Library StafffGuided Tours of the Centre will be available with a librarian on Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th of November at 2.00pm. If the date or time does not suit please telephone 01 873 3996 to arrange an alternative.

Pictured right: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton with Library Staff

Online Databases at the Business Information Centre

We hold a collection of online databases focusing on all aspects of the business world. Just read ahead and see for yourself. Navigating through these electronic interfaces will lead you into a new world of learning. Included are:

Data Ireland holds information on 80,000 Irish businesses and 100,000 Irish executives within it.

Visionnet has original documents filed by Irish Companies Registration Office and held with audited company accounts and directorships. This information is useful for comparison analysis among different industries

Business Information standMintel is an excellent online market resource sourcing all aspects of the Irish markets, with monthly reports focusing on the economy, retail trade, leisure industry, financial market, well being & health, fashion, food and drink, technology and travel.

Euromonitor also produces market research reports focusing on a wider international audience and provides in-depth analysis on more than 80 countries world wide with detailed forecasts given.

Emerald is another very useful source of information. You can access international business journals and reviews from popular management journals. Areas included are management topics, library & information studies, economics and marketing subjects with excellent online archive journals.

Infotrac is an academic database of full text journals and magazines. With more than one million financial, trade, business and management journals it is very easily accessible via subject, keyword, relevance or journal title. Note that this database is not for academic research alone!

Irish Times Archive spans over 150 years of history from 1859 onwards with over 16 million full text articles, full text print outs and easy to access browsing options - it should not be overlooked by any entrepreneurs.

The best news is...all can be viewed free of charge, here in the Business Information Centre. Remember, we are Open for Business and waiting to help you.

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