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Bloomberg Closes Business Week Library

Marydee Ojala @ 3:13 pm

Now that Bloomberg owns Business Week, having bought it from McGraw-Hill, it is laying off about 100 staff people. One casualty was the library. And, according to Stephen Baker, who wrote one of the seminal articles on the importance of blogging in the corporate world, published in Business Week, reporters are being advised to take their research needs to Google. That is, for those reporters who are left. Baker, for one, will no longer be with BW come December 1st. Other columnists and reporters let go by Bloomberg include such well-known names as Jon Fine (media), Damian Joseph (innovation & design), Rob Hof (Silicon Valley), Lauren Fine (finance), Steven Wildstrom (technology), and Amy Choi (small business).

This is so sad.

Google @ Business Week Library

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  3. It’s more than sad. So many companies think that everything is on the net. As a former news librarian, I constantly had to order articles from NYPL because not all journals/magazines are digitized, not even on fee-based databases.
    What’s even worse is that Bloomberg has a library. It’s under the PR dept but certainly capable of handling requests and possibly absorb some of the BW library staff.
    News librarians are a dying breed because of corporate ignorance and the lack of wanting the best information possible. Yet, our knowledge of the *best* sources of info is being ignored for financial expediency.
    It’s sad to see BW become a mouthpiece for Bloomberg and lose its variety of voices. It’s even sadder that so many fine reporters and columnists lost their jobs.

    Comment by Leslie — November 26, 2009 @ 2:47 am

  4. Please see Google? Good grief! The company isn’t even going to try to provide the kind of paid databases where there is some slight chance the information has been vetted?

    There goes Business Week as a reliable source of information. On anything!

    Comment by rabidsamfan — November 30, 2009 @ 9:15 am

  5. The race to the bottom continues…

    Comment by jarchie — December 17, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

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