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The special library as a competitive intelligence centre

Olga Svoboda (Mintek (Council for Mineral Technology), 200 Hans Strydom Drive, Private Bag X3015, Ranburg, South Africa)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 April 1991

Abstract

The strategic value of competitive information to a corporation has received increased attention in management, business practice and information literature. This paper describes the role the staff of a special library can play in obtaining and processing competitive information. It is suggested that a library should make an effort to become the centre of a company's environmental scanning programme. The librarians in a special library are well‐positioned to become a valid part of the corporate information environment, but they must become more proactive in promoting and defending their library within their own company.

Citation

Svoboda, O. (1991), "The special library as a competitive intelligence centre", The Electronic Library, Vol. 9 No. 4/5, pp. 239-243. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb045074

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MCB UP Ltd

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