The author discusses the significance of business intelligence with relation to library and information science, especially to business and corporate libraries and their activities.
Intelligence services and activities do not mean “Spying” or “Espionage”, but such activities as analysis, synthesis, estimation of various relevant informations to be done in corporate libraries and business information centers.
It has been proved that business intelligence has close contact with management science, political science, library and information science, and sociology, by applying citation analysis technique to a bibliography: Business intelligence and strategic planning, published by Baker Library, Harvard University.
It has been concluded that intelligence services should be discussed more thoroughly in library and information science, because the number of citations from business intelligence has been increasing in the field of library and information science as well as management science. Moreover, two authors, Sherman Kent and Washington Platt, are proved to be the core authors, influential in business intelligence fields.
The author of this paper maintains an opinion that the function of business intelligence services will become one of the main activities of corporate libraries and/or business information centers, when computerized information retrieval services become more powerful.