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Museums and Digital Citizenship

Posted by Sotto Voce Communications on 6/16/2016

(Originally Published December 18, 2015)

One of the biggest challenges for museums is getting control of huge cataloging backlogs. It’s a sad thing that wonderful and unique objects and artifacts are hidden from the public gaze because of resource constraints. Leveraging qualified digital citizens may provide a solution.

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Topics: Collections Management, Curation, Crowdsourcing

Networking Isn’t Just for Special Occasions. Here’s Why:

Posted by Sotto Voce Communications on 6/1/2016

I just read an excellent blog post on networking like a "pro" at conferences on the Linex Systems website, and since it’s trade show season, the tips provided are very timely. But what about internal networking? Can some of the principles that make conference networking less scary also make interacting with our own organizational leaders less intimidating?

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Topics: Tips+Tricks, Leadership

Sticky Marketing: Open, Closed, and Making the Lightbulb Go On

Posted by Sotto Voce Communications on 5/25/2016

In a recent article sent to me via Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox, author Susan Farrell explores the use of open-ended vs. closed-ended questions in user surveys. The focus of the piece is website development, but the concept is relevant to information professionals with regard to both reference interviewing and successful implementation of knowledge management programs.

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Topics: Library Management, Sticky Marketing

The Stormy Librarian Triumphs Again!

Posted by Sotto Voce Communications on 11/4/2015

As highlighted in Lucidea’s lighthearted short video introducing The Stormy Librarian, there are many information and knowledge management challenges common to special librarians the world over, no matter what sector, organization size or geography. Strategies to solve these are important for the sustainability of the profession - and help is on the way.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management

Stormy Librarian Tackles Challenges Special Librarians Recognize

Posted by Sotto Voce Communications on 10/1/2015

There’s quite a list of information and knowledge management challenges common to special librarians the world over, no matter what sector, organization size or geography. Strategies to solve these are important for the sustainability of the profession, and help is on the way. You might recognize many (and possibly all!) of the unique challenges faces by today’s special librarians as they strive to increase visibility, value and relevance to their organizations. These include:

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management

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