Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Google Home, AR, AI, Machine Learning and the Special Librarian

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Posted by Stephen Abram on 3/28/2018

Are we ready for this? Sometimes a new technology simmers for years and then just seems to explode into the present. There are a few things cresting now in the consumer and business markets that we need to pay attention to.

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Topics: Professional Development, Special Library Management, Applied Technology

Part Two: How to Leverage Analytics in Your Special Library

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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

Part One: How to Leverage Analytics in Your Special Library

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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

How (and Why) My Favorite Brick and Mortar Bookstore Continues to Thrive

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Posted by Ron Aspe, CEO on 11/30/2017

Frequent travelers through San Francisco’s airport who love to read have probably stopped in at Compass Books in Terminal 3. The quality and range of their selection always impresses me, as do the knowledgeable staff. Recently, when SFO underwent significant renovations, I feared the store had closed—another victim of the digital age.

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Topics: Library Management, Library Marketing, Information Management, Special Library Management, Customer Engagement

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