Open Source—Pretty Simple or Simply Pretty?

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Posted by Phil Green on 8/19/2016

This is the third in a series of posts on IT and the information Professional. When I chat with information professionals and IT managers about open source software, they often talk about two key concepts:

  • It’s free
  • Bug fixes and enhancements come from the community

While both of these statements are true, they fail to paint the whole picture and hide some pretty ugly truths.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Content Management, Archives Management, IT partnership, Knowledge Management Systems, Collections Management Software, Integrated Library Systems, Museum Collections Management

IT Jujutsu and the Information Professional

3 minute read
Posted by Phil Green on 8/16/2016

In my last post, I discussed the unfortunate fact that many information professionals find themselves at the bottom of the IT totem pole, and thus they receive underwhelming IT support as they attempt to build and manage world class knowledge/library systems, or special collections.

So what’s an information professional to do? Knowledge and library systems are complex pieces of technology that require IT involvement at some level. Over my career, I have observed that in departments having the best relationship with IT, the information professionals practice what I call "IT Jujutsu."
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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Content Management, Archives Management, IT partnership

10 Ways to Ensure a Robot Doesn’t Steal Your Job

2 minute read
Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 8/3/2016

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) a threat to your career? Yes. But read on.

AI is likely to have an increasingly significant impact on the knowledge management profession over time. But with the right strategy, you can be assured of remaining employed in your chosen field.

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Topics: Tips+Tricks, Library Management, Knowledge Management, Solo Librarianship, Content Management, KM Careers

No Longer the Only Game in Town

3 minute read
Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 4/22/2016

Business content providers such as Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva and ProQuest are about to face a new wave of competitors due to the increasing digitization of information resources. Just as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu disrupted the personal entertainment sector by enabling viewers to avoid purchasing “bundles” that include content they don’t want, competitors in the business content space will soon apply similar disruptive pressures on traditional business content providers.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Information Management, Content Management

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