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Introducing the Essential Human Element of Artificial Intelligence

These notes are taken from a most satisfying CLSIG event with Alex G Smith. It was a timely wake up call for how machine learning is being perceived; instead of the marauding AI robots of horror movies, it should be the thought of messy misused data keeping us up at night. Above all it confirmed what most of us already know; that information professionals have been designing and providing ‘AI’ for years. Many things currently being touted as such are nothing more than data and algorithms. Analytics and automatic documentation is not AI.

Topics: AALL Technology BIALL AI Artificial Intelligence Automation Competitive Intelligence

Techniques for Competitive Intelligence in the Library & Information Environment

As information professionals we play important roles in their organizations’ competitive intelligence program, but often neglect applying that same rigor to our own information environments. Just like others in our organizations, librarians must understand precisely who their competition is, the library “owned” products and services provided to a client base, the words and mechanisms employed to persuade prospective clients, the degree of product/service satisfaction, and most importantly, the value your clients place on each.

Topics: Competitive Intelligence Library Business Skills Organisational Learning Guest Post

4 Legal Marketing Tools Your Competitors Are Using to Stay Ahead

So I hear you’re a marketing superstar. You’re doing every single thing within your power, and knowledge, to keep your firm’s marketing in tip top shape. You’ve been writing numerous blog posts and email campaigns for your target audience. Your social media is all pre scheduled throughout the day. You are an organised marketing machine. Though, wait a second. There’s something missing here. Your competitors are still managing to stay one step ahead of you. How are they doing it? Luckily the team here at Linex have got their spy glasses out to give you a sneaky peek at your competitors’ legal marketing tools.

Topics: Technology Productivity Work smarter Automation Competitive Intelligence Marketing Media Monitoring

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

Thank you Philadelphia and #AALL15

The great power of connection brought us all together in Philadelphia for this year's AALL Annual Conference (see what I did there?) for another fun and informative few days.

Topics: Event Collaboration AALL Library Competitive Intelligence

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

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

More on CI in Law Firms

Staying on theme for recent posts, we share a 2-part series written for LTN, by Oz Benamram, Chief Knowledge Officer at White & Case, and Louise Tsang, Research & Intelligence Manager at Greenberg Traurig.

Topics: KM Current awareness Competitive Intelligence

How can I use Linex?

You have seen our website, so you know that Linex is generally used by Information and Library professionals, as well as business development teams, competitive intelligence managers, PSLs and more.

Topics: Technology KM Work smarter Current awareness Library Competitive Intelligence

The Latest in News Aggregators - Recap

Would you call me biased if I said we gave a great panel discussion at the ILTA Conference?

Topics: ILTA Event KM Current awareness Competitive Intelligence