ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
This conference paper discusses establishing a successful Business Studio at State Library of Queensland (SLQ ) that can be adapted to use within Queensland Public Libraries.
Abstract: In 2014 research for SLQ 2020 identified strong interest within the Queensland community for State Library of Queensland (SLQ) to make available a centre of excellence for new entrepreneurs and innovators. The research outcome aligned strongly with the State government Advance Queensland initiative. Queensland is boosting our entrepreneurial culture by improving access to finance, new business opportunities, and management support for startups and small to medium enterprises. Brisbane City Council also declared a strategic intent of developing Brisbane as the Start-Up capital of the world.
From this background emerged SLQ's transformational innovation - our very own Minimum Viable Product - SLQ Business Studio.