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How Do We Combat Fake News? 3 Simple Steps Before Clicking 'Share'

We tend to think of fake news1 as a modern problem, thanks to the increased focus on fake news generated by events like the 2016 American presidential election. But the spread of misinformation is a concern that dates back much further. In 1710, Jonathan Swift wrote,2 “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it.”

Topics: Current awareness Technology News Attention Management Fake News Social Media

Do More With Less - 8 Ways to Have a Productive 2018

Ah, new year. Time for our annual barrage of “new year, new you” adverts and the never ending pressure to create a whole host of new year’s resolutions that, deep down, you know you’ll never keep. It’s no wonder that the January blues hit us so hard. But what if, this year, we tried something different? What if we tried doing less?

Topics: Attention Management Change Management Productivity Work smarter

How to Cope with Constant Distractions in the Library

Librarians are unique workers in that, for them, there is no typical day. A Librarian could well plan out their full day before arriving at the office but, in reality, the chances that they will be able to stick to this schedule are slim to say the least.

Topics: Library Attention Management

CMS - It’s all about the people

Harold Jarche writes about content management within an organisation. Of course a CMS is a necessary tool. But, he says, it does not do the work for you.

Topics: Work smarter Current awareness Library Attention Management

From data to intelligence in law firms

British company C24 Ltd have publishes a short write paper about business intelligence:

Topics: Technology Bigdata KM Work smarter Current awareness Attention Management Competitive Intelligence

Contentment at #ILTA14

A little bit of wordplay does a body good. I am, of course, referring to the ILTA 2014 session tagged as #INFO06: Content-ment: One Step Beyond Content Aggregation.

Topics: ILTA Event KM Work smarter Current awareness Attention Management

A Mobile Tech Fair all for you

This is what the brilliant minds at the O'Melveny & Myers libraries devised for sharing expertise with their lawyers and colleagues.

Topics: Library Attention Management

Managing Time vs Attention

"Time can’t be managed—it just is. So time management is really about managing our attention."

Topics: Productivity Attention Management

IA - Knowledge

Another step even further removed from the tangible, we find Knowledge.

Topics: KM Work smarter Attention Management

IA For Everybody

The title of a slideshow presentation by Abby Covert, also known as Abby the IA. The whole presentation is called Make Sense: Information Architecture for Everyone.

Topics: Technology KM Attention Management