The Contemporary Library Business Model Competition

 

The Contemporary Library Business Model Competition was carried out by Graduate School of Management Library. It was planned as a part of the European Business Schools Librarians' Group Conference 2014, held by the Graduate School of Management SPbU on June 16-19, 2014.

 

The Business Model Competition was focused on the entrepreneurial process of creating an innovative idea of the new library product, service or space. The objective of the competition was to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship, and to encourage entrepreneurial ventures/activities applicable to library practice among the students. The selection process was conducted by GSOM Professors and supported by European libraries’ top-managers.

 

 

 

The winners of the Contemporary Library Business Model Competition:

 

   1 place

Business model «CALM: Convenient Library Accommodative Model».

• Ivan Lapov (bachelor student, Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University);

• Maria Makarova (bachelor student, Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University).

 

Business model overview (PDF file)

 

   2 place

Business model «The Information Service Centre: Transformation to the Library of the Future”.

• Florian Voss (master student, Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University);

• Marco Bodmer (master student, Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University).

 

Business model presentation (PDF file)

 

   3 place

Business model “B-book: Business Model for Contemporary Library”

• Anastasia Rubtzova (bachelor student, Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University);

• Elina Perevozchikova (bachelor student, Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University).

 

Business model presentation (PDF file)

 

 

The Award ceremony was held in the course of the European Business Schools Librarians' Group (EBSLG) Conference 2014 by GSOM professor Galina Shirokova and EBSLG president Thorsten Meyer who welcomed all the participants and congratulated the winners of the Competition.