Staying focused: library inductions and other training sessions

After a long spring and an uncertain summer, September is the perfect time to stop, refocus and reset our New Year’s Resolutions. Once we as library...

Looking for an #infopro conference in 2021?

Time for a conference update - library and information conferences are returning to various cities, or being presented as a hybrid of...

What is the difference between current awareness and horizon scanning?

“An informed perspective is more important than ever in order to anticipate what comes next and succeed in emerging futures”. HBR, October 16, 2015

"What is Legal Innovation?" A review of a recent paper

Occasionally someone publishes an academic paper which is of immediate interest and this one by Haim Sandberg caught my eye. "What is Legal...

What have you been reading on the Vable blog in 2021?

Six months, six popular blog posts: we are halfway through 2021 and I wanted to see what people were reading on the Vable current awareness strategy...

What's the difference between content aggregation and content curation?

This post is an examination of the difference between content aggregation and content curation, and why they make a difference to a firm’s...

In a world of information ubiquity, knowledge is the most valuable asset

When was the last time that a library and information conference inspired your intellectual curiosity? Why is it so important to think about...

What is the difference between crowdsourcing and nichesourcing?

A session from the recent LIDA conference outlined how the power of the crowd contributed to the success of a local history documentation project....

Business information centres: Expertly curated collections for SMEs

As an undergraduate nearly thirty years ago, business information management was an emerging and almost glamorous(!) specialism. In 1992,...
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