Artificial Intelligence and Your Career—A Lighthearted Look

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 12/7/2016

Could you lose your job to a robot? In an earlier post, I wrote about 10 Ways to Foil a Robot, which I hope was inspiring and optimistic. In reality, artificial intelligence is yet another tool for knowledge professionals—an arrow in the quiver.

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Topics: Library Management, Solo Librarianship, Integrated Library Systems, AI in Libraries

VIM and Vigor—The Secrets to a Great KM Application

Posted by Sarah Nichols on 12/2/2016

People at organizations with underperforming KM platforms can really struggle to find information; unfortunately, they pretty much need to know exactly what they want and where it is, before they can find it. A great KM platform solves that problem.

If your organization relies on a shared drive or a DMS—or an underpowered knowledge management system—to house or reference critical information assets, that’s a real handicap. It means you can only retrieve valuable content if you know exactly what you want (and where it is), and that means you often have to rely on institutional memory.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, KM Participation, KM Adoption

KM and Gamification Techniques: The Circle of Excellence

Posted by Lucidea on 11/30/2016

Earlier this year, we presented a “KM Conversation” with knowledge management evangelist and expert Stan Garfield. “Gamification Accelerates KM Adoption” focused on using proven gamification techniques to encourage active participation in KM initiatives and venues. Earning membership in a “Circle of Excellence” can be a powerful knowledge exchange incentive.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Gamification

Find and Leverage Your Innovation Edge

Posted by Ilene Slavick on 11/25/2016

Originally posted 1/15/2015

I left this year’s American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference with its theme, “Innovation Edge,” rumbling through my brain. My old Webster’s Dictionary defines innovation as:

1) the introduction of something new
2) a new idea, method, or device: novelty

My own definition is simpler: a new or better way of reaching a goal.

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Topics: Collections Management

Going it Alone? Professional Development Options for Solo Librarians

Posted by Lucidea on 11/22/2016

Many librarians choose to work on their own, inside many different types of organizations. All library skills—whether reference, cataloging, or collection development—are useful and valuable to both solo librarians and their users. However, there are challenges (both budgetary and organizational) to going it alone which require one-person library managers to seek out both a network and a professional development “support system.”

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Topics: Library Management, Solo Librarianship, Professional Development

Best of Think Clearly Blog: What Does Success Look Like?

Posted by Lucidea on 11/18/2016
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Originally Posted: Sept. 18, 2015
 
So often we focus on our daily tasks and deadlines, and define a “good day” by whether we knocked off what was on the list. But keeping an eye on the bigger picture allows us to know whether we are actually succeeding, as opposed to accomplishing.
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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship

KM and Gamification Techniques: Examples of Tangible Rewards

Posted by Lucidea on 11/16/2016

Earlier this year, we presented a “KM Conversation” with knowledge management evangelist and expert Stan Garfield. “Gamification Accelerates KM Adoption” focused on using gamification techniques, including offering tangible rewards for participation.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Gamification

Google’s Mobile-First Indexing Strategy is Critical to Your Organization’s Web Presence

Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 11/10/2016

Does your organization’s mobile website lack the punch of your desktop version?

“Today, most people are searching on Google using a mobile device. However, our ranking systems still typically look at the desktop version of a page’s content to evaluate its relevance to the user. This can cause issues when the mobile page has less content than the desktop page because our algorithms are not evaluating the actual page that is seen by a mobile searcher.”
Google Webmaster Central Blog, Mobile-first Indexing, November 4th, 2016

As part of its new mobile-first strategy, Google will give preferential search rankings to “mobile-friendly" sites (sites optimized for mobile devices). This change will have a significant impact on search results.

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Topics: Library Management, Collections Management, Knowledge Management, Archives Management, Web presence

Spreading the Word to Increase Workplace Safety, Minimize Risk

Posted by Lucidea on 11/8/2016

We interviewed the Research and Information Coordinator for “PFTA”— a publicly funded trade association and leader in workplace health and safety education—to find out how they leverage Presto for DB/Textworks to widely disseminate information that helps companies fulfill the vision of workplaces without injuries, illnesses, or fatalities. Read on for more information.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Success Story

Using Gamification Techniques Can Accelerate KM Adoption

Posted by Lucidea on 11/4/2016

Earlier this year, we presented a “KM Conversation” with knowledge management evangelist and expert Stan Garfield. “Gamification Accelerates KM Adoption” focused on using gamification techniques—including awarding points and point scoring—to help build user engagement and ensure your KM platform is vibrant and widely leveraged within your organization.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Gamification

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