Part One: Special Libraries’ Evolving Role—Continued Success Requires a Business Strategy

Posted by Phil Green on 5/5/2017

My first job was at Data Resources Inc. (DRI) working as a consultant with a large Fortune 25 conglomerate. My role was to provide industry information and sales forecasting via timesharing to its various business units by building a model that the customer would run (ideally) for years to come. Whenever the customer ran the model, DRI generated revenue. Sounds great, right? But I learned a difficult lesson about how things really work.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems

Proven Knowledge Management Methodologies—Arrows in the KM Quiver

Posted by Lucidea on 5/3/2017

In his upcoming book on promoting KM initiatives within the corporate world, author and KM expert Stan Garfield shares a number of useful KM methodologies that enable colleagues to take advantage of proven practices and see the value of knowledge management to the organization. Read on for a sneak preview.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems

Robust KM is all about Supplements!

Posted by Sarah Nichols on 4/28/2017

In a recent article, Knowledge Management in the Age of Social Media, author Robin Singh suggests that social media presents serious challenges to the traditional "knowledge base," and asks whether it can transform knowledge management. Please read on for some additional thoughts on social knowledge exchange as a supplement to classic KM.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems

Part Six – Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 4/26/2017

This is the sixth and final post in our series about the major challenges to library success. The same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals, no matter the organization size, sector or geography. Please read on for our thoughts on the sixth most pressing issue special librarians are facing today—the perception that all ILS options are too costly, and still generic.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

10 Questions Your KM System Should Help Answer

Posted by Lucidea on 4/19/2017

If you are planning to buy a KM system, or want to migrate/upgrade, you need to think about your organization’s needs both strategically and tactically in order to select the right platform. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself that will help.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Presto

Presto for DB/Textworks Ultimately Helps Increase Workplace Safety, Minimize Risk

Posted by Lucidea on 4/7/2017

We interviewed the Research and Information Coordinator for 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. Please read on for more information about Presto’s far reaching impact.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Success Story

When is a KM Tool not a Tool?

Posted by Sarah Nichols on 4/5/2017

In Neil Olonoff’s excellent post “Knowledge Management Tools That Aren’t Tools,” he takes us back to the basic purpose and definition of a tool: something that is supposed to make work easier. It’s easy to agree with that, yet there are so many KM “tools” that only complicate matters, and make work harder. And there in a nutshell is the biggest barrier to user adoption.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Presto

Part Five – Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 3/31/2017

This is the fifth post in our series about the six major challenges to library success. No matter the organization size, sector or geography, the same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals. Please read on for our thoughts on the fifth most pressing issue special librarians are facing today—dependence on the IT department, or on costly vendor services.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

What Does Successful Knowledge Management Look Like? 11 Key Attributes

Posted by Lucidea on 3/29/2017

In his upcoming book on proven practices for promoting KM initiatives within the corporate world, author and KM expert Stan Garfield shares 11 attributes of a successful knowledge ecosystem drawn from one of his clients, a large multinational technology company.

Although these attributes are drawn from a technology company, they are relevant to organizations of all types and sizes. This is what success looks like.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems

Part Four – Overcoming 6 Challenges to Special Library Sustainability

Posted by Lucidea on 3/24/2017

This is the fourth post in our series about the six major challenges to library success. The same challenges to sustainability keep surfacing during our conversations with information management professionals—no matter the organization size, sector or geography. Please read on for our thoughts on the fourth most pressing issue special librarians are facing today—lack of integration with other critical systems.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, SydneyEnterprise, Integrated Library Systems, 6 Library Challenges

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