Time for a conference update – library and information conferences are returning to various cities, or being presented as a hybrid of online/physical. Dates are all over the place but there remains an overwhelming choice of conference. Choice in every why, when, what, how, who – anything is now possible!…
Occasionally someone publishes an academic paper which is of immediate interest and this one by Haim Sandberg caught my eye. “What is Legal Innovation?” was flagged by my morning current awareness bulletin and I opened and read it straight away. The abstract states, …
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. …