After reading an article by Marsh (2012) entitled "Innovation Ecosystem: A Global Shift in Capitalism?", I thought about the role of libraries in an innovation ecosystem for entrepreneurs.
I believe libraries can create spaces to help harness creative enterprises/ help to get creative business ideas matched with the other resources/expertise needed to develop those ideas into viable businesses. I've already seen this evident at the business library at Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, which I mentioned in a previous blog posting.
In fact, in a previous blog posting, I provide an excerpt from the acceptance speech delivered by Ms. Ellen R. Tise at the 75th IFLA Congress in Milan 2009 already testify that public libraries do already play a role in the ecosystem of new entrepreneurs.
Marsh, A. (2012, May 3). Innovation Ecosystem: A Global Shift in Capitalism? The Huffington Post