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Part One: Client Engagement in Special Libraries—What is it?

Part One: Client Engagement in Special Libraries—What is it?

http://blog.lucidea.com/part-one-client-engagement-in-special-libraries-what-is-it

My latest contribution to the Lucidea Think Clearly blog.  More in this series to follow.

Stephen

Posted on: November 14, 2017, 1:12 pm Category: Uncategorized

Remembering Barbara Quint

Remembering Barbara Quint

http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/Spotlight/Remembering-Barbara-Quint-121094.asp

“We lost a legend on Oct. 4: Barbara Quint, a true pioneer in the information (and data) industry.”

“Even if we start in the right direction, trip and fall, pick ourselves up, start off again, wander off course, fall asleep, and get arrested for vagrancy, at least we’ll have tried to seek a better path, to break out of the one-foot-after-another rut, to take a new lead. As another wiseacre once said, ‘Life is like the Iditarod race. If you’re not the lead dog, the view never changes.’”

—Barbara Quint, The Quintessential Searcher

“Barbara Quint, known throughout the information industry as bq, died peacefully on Oct. 4. She had recently retired from her positions as senior editor of Online Searcher, co-editor of The Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research, and columnist for Information Today. Early in her career, she worked at RAND Corp. as head of reference services. She was instrumental in founding SCOUG (Southern California Online Users Group) and joined Information Today, Inc. in 1993. The Quintessential Searcher: The Wit and Wisdom of Barbara Quint was published in 2001.”

Stephen

Posted on: November 14, 2017, 12:03 pm Category: Uncategorized

Video: Blockchain in 2 minutes


Blockchain in 2 minutes

http://florence20.typepad.com/renaissance/2017/10/blockchain-in-2-minutes.html

Saving the planet, fixing healthcare, replacing conventional currency—there is apparently nothing that the shared-database technology known as blockchains can’t fix. At least, that’s the impression given by the horde of governments, banks, entrepreneurs, and tech companiesworking on the technology. But what is a blockchain and why the excitement? If you’ve got 2 minutes, WIRED can explain.

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Stephen

Posted on: November 14, 2017, 6:29 am Category: Uncategorized

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Fall 2017 Edition

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Fall 2017 Edition

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Fall 2017 Edition

 

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Posted on: November 13, 2017, 6:26 am Category: Uncategorized

If not for its cloud business, Amazon would be posting big losses

If not for its cloud business, Amazon would be posting big losses

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-web-services-turns-a-loss-into-a-profit-in-q3-charts-2017-10

COTD_10.31

Stephen

Posted on: November 12, 2017, 6:23 am Category: Uncategorized

3 productivity experts list useless tasks we need to cut from our to-do lists

We asked 3 productivity experts what useless tasks we need to cut from our to-do lists — and they all said the same thing

http://www.businessinsider.com/do-not-email-in-morning-2017-10

“Forbes reported 66% of respondents to one productivity study said they check their inboxes first thing in the morning.”

“But Schlueter, Tate, and Bregman have some suggestions for mitigating an overflowing inbox without sacrificing your own productivity.

• Stop using email for back-and-forth conversations between groups.

• Pick up the phone whenever possible.

•  Use email filters to organize your inbox.

• Limit your inbox-checking to a certain amount of time, preferably toward the end of the day.”

Stephen

Posted on: November 11, 2017, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

Search Tips Infographic

Search Tips Infographic

http://cogscilibrarian.blogspot.ca/2017/11/search-tips-infographic.html

Stephanie Willen  created this infographic to help teach students some of the fun tips-n-tricks to searching Google. She  developed it for a presentation by my colleague, Livis Freeman. He’s going to ask his students to search UNC basketball players and he asked me for some tips that he could share with them.

Brought to you by Livis Freeman & Stephanie Brown @UNC’s School of Media & Journalism, November 3, 2017 .

Piktochart made this super easy!
Stephen

Posted on: November 11, 2017, 6:12 am Category: Uncategorized