Blog - Improve your Current Awareness Strategy

Technology and COVID19: What if this had happened 30+ years ago?

Today I wanted to inject some lightness into COVID-19 current awareness. I will declare up front that I am a big fan of technology, especially in the...

What does current awareness mean to me? The entrepreneur's view

I have always been a big believer in the benefits of cross-pollinating ideas – of picking up concepts and techniques from one field, then adapting...

A labour of love: How to build a wiki from scratch

Nothing in life is certain, except for death and taxes. However, for today’s internet-savvy world, the phrase should now include wikis. Why? You...

Can jargon be a force for good, or is it a necessary evil?

Jargon is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to...

Library Planet: Sharing the Library Love

Libraries and information centres are rarely featured in traditional travel guides unless they are flagship or historical showpieces, like national...

Techniques for competitive intelligence in the library and information environment

As information professionals we play important roles in their organizations’ competitive intelligence program, but often neglect applying that same...

Librarians and the future of medicine

As we head to the next century, libraries have to think about the possibility of shared space. My previous post about libraries of the 22nd century...

The one thing that surprised me about being a librarian…

The one thing that surprised me about being a Librarian is that while we serve many knowledgeable people, our value still resides in our ability to...

“What do you actually do?” 3 Analogies to illustrate the Information Professional’s work

Most people can picture what “a Librarian” is, remembering them as the guardians of books at school or university. And yet, there are some Librarians...
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