Part One: Why Content + Connection = KM 3.0

2 minute read
Posted by Lucidea on 3/15/2018

After one of Stan Garfield’s successful KM webinars, an audience member asked a question about Enterprise Social Networks and their value. It makes one think about the ways in which information consumption is changing and has changed over time—and how our personal habits are a key driver of this change.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, KM

Part Two: Building Your KM Nest – 5 of 10 Strategies for Special Librarians

6 minute read
Posted by Stephen Abram on 3/13/2018

In Part One of this series, we reframed knowledge management strategies in the context of strategies for improving the health of the knowledge ecology. We’re using the metaphor of building a nest (sometimes referred to as an intranet) where our eggs can hatch and ideas grow, and decisions improve in quality. Now let’s explore some strategies, tactics and frameworks for accomplishing this.

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Topics: Professional Development, KM, Library Strategy, Innovation, Special Librarianship

Seeking Outside Help: Tips for Knowledge Managers

1 minute read
Posted by Stan Garfield on 3/8/2018

You don’t have to go it alone to sell KM to others in your organization. Take advantage of outside help by scheduling visits with others who are doing KM well, joining and participating in KM communities, using industry analyst reports, or using an outside consultant.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Professional Development, Marketing, KM

Part One: Building Your KM Nest - What Did Einstein Know about Knowledge Management?

4 minute read
Posted by Stephen Abram on 3/6/2018

I once watched a robin build her nest from what was available around my yard. Her choices were interesting. She had lots of material to choose from, but kept picking up the shiny, silver tinsel from the discarded skeleton of our Christmas tree. Her nest was beautiful when done. It was also colder, and non-absorbent, and she was never able to successfully get her eggs to hatch. One of the morals of this story: Sometimes that which we find attracts us is not necessarily what’s best for the purpose.

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Topics: Professional Development, KM, Innovation, Special Librarianship

10 Important Elements of an Organizational Knowledge Ecosystem

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Posted by Lucidea on 3/1/2018

In their interesting blog post, 10 Tips for Creating a Knowledge Ecosystem in your Organization, a group of Wiley publication editors share their insights on effective KM practices. As a result of seeking a “better understanding of how knowledge is constructed and how it is connected to prior learning”, they compiled a list of ten knowledge ecosystem elements.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Professional Development, User Engagement

Part Two: How to Leverage Analytics in Your Special Library

1 minute read
Posted by Lucidea on 2/27/2018

One of Lucidea’s goals is to ensure a high return on investment for our clients. Per Wikipedia, “A high ROI means the investment's gains compare favorably to its cost.” Please read on for an example of how to think about and measure gains after implementing a Lucidea ILS or KM solution.

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Topics: Inmagic Presto, Special Library Management, ILS, Analytics

How to Hold Successful “Face-to-Face” KM Meetings

4 minute read
Posted by Stan Garfield on 2/22/2018

Even in a world of digital communication channels, it’s critical to hold annual enterprise-wide (or worldwide, if you work for a multinational organization) face-to-face meetings in order to get and keep all KM leaders informed, energized, and collaborating.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Professional Development, KM, Event Planning

Part One: How to Leverage Analytics in Your Special Library

1 minute read
Posted by Lucidea on 2/20/2018

The Library Director at a mid-sized law firm implemented our Director’s Dashboard as an online business intelligence tool that would make it easier to manage library operations without having to perform the same search, run repetitive reports, etc.

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Topics: Special Library Management

RISE Innventia’s Library & Presto: Uniquely Positioned to Serve the Pulp & Paper Sector

2 minute read
Posted by Lucidea on 2/15/2018

RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) is fully owned by the Swedish Government. The Institutes enable a competitive business environment and contribute to a sustainable society. RISE is supported by six libraries, the largest of which is within the RISE Innventia Group; it is a unique information resource for those with an interest in pulp, paper, graphic media, packaging or biorefining, offering a wide range of information services to customers worldwide, and—because of Presto—fast, efficient access to their content via the internet.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Success Story, Innovation

Marketing Your Library: The Benefits For Special Libraries

3 minute read
Posted by Lucidea on 2/13/2018

Library marketing has become a hot topic, with public libraries working hard to increase footfall and enroll new members. With regard to special libraries, some companies believe that since the library is in place, staff will automatically flock to it. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case despite the fact that their users are a captive audience.

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Topics: Library Marketing, Integrated Library Systems, Special Libraries, ILS, Library Automation Software

How Knowledge Managers Can Become (and Mentor) “Power Knowledge Workers”

3 minute read
Posted by Stan Garfield on 2/9/2018

Knowledge Managers know how to use KM tools, how to ask others for help, who should be connected to whom, who would benefit from a piece of information, and how to persuade others to use information effectively. Those who play these roles, and especially those who combine several of them, can function as “power knowledge workers”, facilitating knowledge flow throughout the organization.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Professional Development, KM

Is There Such a Thing as Information Overload?

6 minute read
Posted by Stephen Abram on 2/6/2018

“Information overload refers to the state of having too much information to make a decision or remain informed about a topic. It is often referred to in conjunction with various forms of computer mediated communication such as email and the web. The term was coined in 1970 by Alvin Toffler in his book Future Shock.” (Wikipedia)

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Topics: Professional Development, Special Libraries

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