New Scottish partnership uses knowledge to power business
Businesses across Scotland are set to benefit from an important new partnership that will ensure they can access high quality information to help them grow and prosper.
The National Library of Scotland has signed an agreement with Scottish Enterprise that will see both organisations working closely together to deliver first-class business support services.
It will combine the strengths of Scotland's largest library, which has an extensive range of business information including global company data and market research tools, with Scottish Enterprise's Business Gateway service that provides assistance and advice to firms of all sizes.
In addition to providing information and publicising where companies can access it, the agreement will involve the National Library and Scottish Enterprise working together to acquire new business-related resources to ensure Scottish companies have the most comprehensive information at their disposal. Training will also be developed across both organisations to enable high quality services to be delivered and standardised for all users.
National Librarian Dr John Scally said: 'We want to make it as easy as possible for businesses to get the information they need, when they need it. By aiding their decision making and maximising their competitive ability, we will be contributing to the economic success of Scotland. We are very pleased to be working with Scottish Enterprise in this exciting new partnership which combines the strengths of both of organisations for the benefit of Scottish business.'
Scottish Enterprise's Research Manager Emily Wilson said: 'Scottish companies need high quality, authoritative and reliable research to identify opportunities, target new markets, make informed decisions and accelerate business growth. By sharing the expertise and experience of both Scottish Enterprise and the National Library, we can ensure we deliver effective and impactful research support for all Scottish companies.'
Details of the National Library's business services — much of which is available online — can be found in the Business section of the Library website.
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19 December 2017