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What to do about all those GDPR emails

By now, you’ve probably received dozens of emails - from every company you’ve ever interacted with - either asking you to confirm that you’ve opted into receiving their emails (did you?) or just reiterating their privacy policy. I’ve personally received emails from an estate agency whose only contact with me previously was ignoring an email I sent them about a property in Chiswick two years ago.

Topics: GDPR privacy Bigdata Ethics Data Protection Data

Librarians and Privacy in the Age of Cambridge Analytica

Have you deleted your Facebook account? Be honest. Have you even reviewed your privacy settings on any other social media site, let alone Facebook?

Topics: GDPR Data Protection Data Ethics privacy Bigdata

Are Librarians becoming Data Analysts?

We all know that to succeed at work one must be constantly innovating - keeping up with the latest technologies, aware of the freshest trends, and looking forward to what might be coming in the future. If we are not innovating we are stagnating.

Topics: Library Technology Bigdata

Harvard Law Library & Searchability

All the information in the world is of no use if it is not accessible. Search-ability is key to any well functioning knowledge program, and the Harvard Law Library agrees.

Topics: Bigdata News Library Data

SLA NY 2015 Conference Presentations

Following on my write up of the SLA NY Chapter Conference and Expo, a list of presentations and documents used is now live on the chapter website.

Topics: Event Bigdata SLA Competitive Intelligence

SLA NY Conference and Expo

Congratulations to the NY Chapter of SLA on pulling off a great one day conference last week.

Topics: Event Bigdata KM Work smarter Collaboration SLA

Big Data & the Library

As per Monday's post, this was the title of a SEALL session presented by Thomas Sneed and Christina Glon. I got the condensed version given by Thomas at the ALLA luncheon, but I recommend you see Christina's report on this experience in the AALL Spectrum: Faculty Scholarship Support. There is quite a bit going on in this story: big data research and management, but also communications, project management, internal education and more.

Topics: Event Bigdata Collaboration AALL Library

Technology & Language

Always a difficult relationship

Topics: Bigdata Humor

Farewell Yahoo Pipes

Numerous readers here have used it, and if you have used it you probably loved it. But it is time to say goodbye. As of September 30th of this year, Yahoo Pipes will no longer be accessible (as of August 30th it will be accessible as read-only).

Topics: Technology Bigdata News Current awareness Library Data

Twitter: Information Network

This is how Ev Williams, one of its founders, describes Twitter, taking its impact slightly beyond “social media” or “microblog”. Bearing in mind this definition: what do we make of Twitter as a research tool?

Topics: Bigdata Current awareness Competitive Intelligence