Vable

Since 2004, we’ve helped organizations around the world accomplish more with the information they consume and produce, all via the most innovative, powerful current awareness automation platform you will find.

Vable began when our founder, Matthew Dickinson, developed a newsletter solution for law firms. What started as a way to improve the exchange of legal information quickly grew into a sophisticated platform for managing every aspect of current awareness.

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 blog. This year has seen us all settling into a new information reality so it has been my intention to write practical pieces which embrace this outlook. …
This post is an examination of the difference between content aggregation and content curation, and why they make a difference to a firm’s information flow – indeed, to explore why curation is crucial to both legal and information professionals. I illustrate the benefits of aggregation, curation, the deployment of push/pull content, and how it could differentiate you from the competition. …
When was the last time that a library and information conference inspired your intellectual curiosity? Why is it so important to think about information ubiquity? What apps should we be looking for? What should we be doing to support our end-users? These, and many other philosophical questions have been discussed in papers at recent library conferences. …
As an undergraduate nearly thirty years ago, business information management was an emerging and almost glamorous(!) specialism. In 1992, Loughborough University appointed Derek Stephens to introduce us to market research and competitor analysis via Kompass, ABI/Inform, and FAME etc on CD-Rom. If we could demonstrate an excellent search strategy, we could venture online and access information via something called “the Internet”! …
There are a number of news monitoring and content aggregation platforms on the market. They all promise to make your current awareness provision more efficient. As vendors, we want you to make the right decision for you and your organisation. Therefore Vable has put together a guide which aims to take you through the thought process. …
Welcome to the second conference post this month. Full BIALL is back! After last year’s shortened (but brilliant) online version, once again we are looking forward to a 3 day event. I am particularly excited about the BIALL conference because I am delivering one of the parallel sessions. The theme this year is “Bodies in the library: sleuthing, plotting and making the case”. …
Although library and information conferences have changed beyond recognition this past year, we can still get excited about their new look and feel. We recently had notifications about AALL, IFLA, and BIALL (watch this space), to name just a few. Location is no longer an obstacle, which means they are more affordable to attend. So why not consider some of the previously geographically outlying conferences?…
Budgets and financial planning for library and information services are more important than ever. The end of March is fast approaching, and for many organisations this is also the end of the financial year. We have written about library and information budgets on the Vable blog in previous years, however I wanted to think about what effect the pandemic is having. …