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To enable users to repurpose content and learn from internal and external information sources, knowledge managers must offer complete, flexible access.
Often, a special library makes a first impression through its web presence; keep the user experience (UX) at the front of all website decisions
We invite you to learn more about the many ways APTA benefits from the rich functionality of Inmagic Presto. Read the full APTA success story here.
Nontraditional skills for special librarians include marketing and visibility building; these are critical in a virtual library environment
Archival collection policies allow archivists to make sound acquisition decisions whether the archives is institutional, collecting, or a combination.
Special librarians can work with a user experience (UX) designer to create virtual online spaces (intranets, websites) that are intuitive for users
RISE Innventia’s KM strategy includes Inmagic Presto to make content accessible online, offer federated search, intranet pages, permissions management
KM activities collecting, organizing, sharing, continuously updating internal and external knowledge are key to a special librarian’s role and impact.
As physical libraries are reduced and resources go digital virtual services increase meaning librarians must creatively reach virtual library users.
Special librarians play a key role in knowledge ecosystems. Data professionals, information professionals, and knowledge workers are different.
A museum collections management system is more than a vault for data; it is a digital space for innovation, collaboration, and relationship building.
Collections development skills for special librarians include placing digital images of photographs in finding aids and catalogues to increase usage
Museum Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) practices are gaining momentum within the museum field.
Storytelling is a very useful tool to help obtain leadership commitment as you promote your KM program. Here are some proven practices to get you going.
Selecting a museum collections management system includes identifying vendors, compiling criteria, deal breakers, involving stakeholders, and procurement
Archival organizations can pursue digital archives partnerships outside their institutions; it’s a practical way to make collections accessible
Technology skills for special librarians include evaluating old formats e.g., audio with focus on care, handling, storage, stable environmental conditions
Inmagic Presto’s multimedia capabilities enable the Sudbury Archives to offer digital access to historical collections and genealogical materials.
A museum collections management system (CMS) must meet internal stakeholder needs (collections managers, curators, educators, conservators, designers)
Skills for special librarians include teaching users how to leverage library resources; this improves interactions and enhances the library’s reputation.
Archivists ensure digital sustainability via technology to preserve digital archival assets while recognizing current archives demands and constraints.
Museums face common challenges; a museum collections management system (CMS) often represents a solution to issues with past practices or funding problems
Skills for special librarians include teaching on tools, helping users find information and what information is available, and conducting presentations.
Special librarians are organizational assets and provide unique competitive advantage; this includes diversity, inclusion, sustainability
Archivists often lead archival projects without formal training; this book offers project management methodology to bridge that gap.
Museums should develop strategies addressing trends outlined in the CFM TrendsWatch report including Homelessness, Blockchain, Self-Care, and Trust.
Skills for special librarians include evaluating “obsolete” formats and equipment in context of library’s mission, scope and needs of researchers and users.
Best practices for archival projects include controlling, going beyond monitoring to take corrective action; successful archival project managers do this.
Lucidea webinar on Hewlett-Packard’s KM program presented by Stan Garfield with secrets to knowledge capture and reuse of tactics for ensuring participation.
Networking at conferences is intimidating, but tips from special librarian and consultant Stephen Abram, help you enjoy and learn from the experience.
Networking at conferences is intimidating, but tips from special librarian and consultant Stephen Abram help you enjoy and learn from the experience.
Skills for special librarians include leveraging technology as an efficient tool; formats have changed, former print indices and catalogs are now online.
Museum strategy should address trends affecting museums outlined in the CFM TrendsWatch report including Trust, Decolonization, Homelessness, Self-Care.
Stephen Abram ponders knowledge management and special librarians, with strategies that facilitate growth of ideas and better decision quality.
Without information management, knowledge management isn’t possible. Lessons codify knowledge, combining information with inspiration, experimentation
Museum staff should think about the needs of digital museum projects stakeholders, including staff, board members, patrons, researchers, communities.
Consultant Stephen Abram outlines strategies for idea generation and decision quality, related to knowledge management and special librarians.
Museums have ethical responsibility for objects representing ethnographic communities; engage communities early and often; they are important stakeholders.
An archival project should have a project charter that is a governing document; it is the formal authority needed by the archival project manager.
Identify and analyze archival project risks and assumptions, plan accordingly, select the project management approach best suited to each risk type.
Planning and preparation are key to successful museum digitization projects; determine needs including hardware and collections management software.
Special librarians are evaluated on productivity; skills for special librarians involve productivity tools, focus, research skills and collaboration.
Selling KM is a journey; getting buy-in is an ongoing knowledge management best practice permanent process requiring a continuous improvement strategy.
Skills for special librarians include deep thinking, focus on connecting data and information, application of technology to information retrieval.
Museum sustainability strategies secure the future of the museum; digital projects rely on sustainability planning as they are long term and expensive.
Writing is one of the most important skills for special librarians, and requires focus, attention, and hard work, free from distracting technology.
Knowledge managers must engage key leaders to help sell, implement and support a KM implementation. Seek out influencers and request their help.
The study and development of personas helps special librarians develop better products and services, and select the best integrated library systems.
Skills for special librarians include focused writing; tips for disciplined writing include taking a break from technology to concentrate.
Special library reference interviews cover digital resources, packaging and adding value to responses, and considering cost-value benefit(s).
KM expert Stan Garfield stresses KM adoption is driven by a great KM user experience; make it easy to access people, process and technology tools.
Active reading sharpens special librarians’ reference and retrieval skills and is an essential aspect of integrating technology and reference.
Crawfordsville Public Library took its local history and genealogy digital archives to the next level with Inmagic Presto’s knowledge management tools.
Database query versus search engines: searching specific databases yields focused results. The best use of search engines is preliminary research.
Inmagic Presto knowledge management software connects transportation scientists with lifesaving research at The Center for Transportation Research (CTR).
Digital visitor data who, what, where, why helps museum online presence decision-making, strategic planning. Best collections management system statistics.
Archival project managers should lead by motivation, trust the team, and inspire, evaluate and recognize archives project team member contributions.
Inmagic Presto knowledge management enables AAFPRS surgeons caring for children pro bono to leverage a secure, detailed patient database in the field. Example of knowledge management in action.
Museums must understand and address digital user types and digital visitor expectations as they develop museum digital collections and online presence.
Robots in libraries can provide a better research experience. Librarians should consider uses of artificial intelligence and robotics in special libraries.
User generated content and Enterprise Social Networks are dramatically impacting the knowledge management supply chain; KM practitioners can leverage this trend.
Active listening in special librarian reference interviews is essential to monotasking and focus; avoid distraction librarians and technology.
Healthy museums acquire income from several of funding streams; museum online presence plays a large part in keeping museums eligible for future funding.
Personal information consumption habits influence workplace knowledge management adoption; accommodate personal preference with your knowledge management system
A museum collections management system is a major content contributor in a museum social media strategy. Museums should use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for digital media.
Machine-based active listening in libraries can provide a better research experience. Artificial intelligence in special libraries.
Special librarians must embrace monotasking when doing library reference research; do not let technology be a distraction. Increasing productivity as librarian.
Tips for archives project managers. Archives project managers must set and manage stakeholder expectations during archival projects to ensure it is successful.
Stan Garfield’s ideas on “killer apps” that provide technology foundation for a successful KM program. Enterprise Social Networks can help user adoption.
Special librarians should consider the Internet of Things and Libraries: IoT will allow special library users to explore and consume content in different ways.
A successful KM program must integrate with organizational culture, workflows and strategies. Knowledge Managers must build effective knowledge ecosystems.
As part of museum collections management, staff owe it to digital visitors to review and update past digitization work to promote accessibility, use, and enjoyment of museum collections online.
Knowledge Management initiatives benefit when we observe what has worked for others—learn knowledge management best practices in a wide variety of KM settings.
Catalogs must meet the needs of the museum and the wants of the audience; choose and implement sustainable museum cataloging rules and guidelines that fit both.
Machine-based learning in special libraries, e.g., harvest information from our databases and intranets and learn or predict our users’ behaviours.
Archival project managers must be good managers and courageous leaders, committed to success and influencing. Tips for showing leadership in archival projects.
User adoption of Knowledge Management tools requires users agree there is a problem, what it is, and that KM technology will make work easier
Selecting a museum collections management system requires meeting today’s and tomorrow’s needs and choosing a vendor who meets all criteria.
Traits of effective archival project managers. Archives project managers must both work and manage, and must have the authority to make decisions.
Virtual-only museums react dynamically to changing trends, user-needs, and new technology. Works best when supported by robust museum collections management system.
Augmented Reality in Libraries: AR technology is relevant for special libraries and can be used absolutely free to enrich the end user’s experience.
Six proven knowledge management methodologies to help knowledge managers demonstrate need for knowledge management as well as impact and benefits from Stan Garfield.
Museums suffering financial instability must make strategic decisions about selling, closing or merging, Examples of museum mergers with other institutions.
Special librarians too often hide much of the true professional added value of their work. To mitigate that, I think the following activities will help librarians demonstrate value and impact.
Choosing which digital archives to preserve. Technical appraisal that considers how digital files are read, documented, processed, and preserved is critical
Guidelines for push communications like newsletters to engage end users, promote KM initiatives and keep knowledge management updates flowing.
Improving museum engagement for younger generations requires instant access, connections to other artifacts, social/collaborative learning, compelling story.
Tips for special librarians writing software reviews after evaluating software, databases, technology. Focus on organization’s mission, user needs and workflow.
At Lucidea, we believe that commercial partnership includes a consultative, collaborative element; ideally, vendor and client make each other smarter and more effective.
The results are in! Guest blogger Rachael Cristine Woody’s museum blog posts are always well received, but we noticed appreciation for three in particular.
Special librarians reading Lucidea’s blog in 2018 showed a strong interest in trends and near term opportunities, including embedded librarianship.
Tech trends like artificial intelligence (AI) impact libraries, archives, museums and galleries, creating information experiences based on behavior.
Special Librarians evaluating new ILS technology must keep in mind the mission and different users who access data and collections.
Knowledge managers and special librarians need to think both strategically and tactically when selecting an ILS or KM application or migrating/upgrading.
Special librarians can go beyond integration with organizational imperatives to become integral to organizational success by embedding and aligning.
Archival preservation practices are transforming in the digital environment; there are new principles that apply to digitized and born-digital materials.
In today’s special libraries, online resource usage tracking and acting upon insights gained is essential to delivering the best content, tools, services.
Discoveries made in personal digital archiving, coupled with best practices of larger institutions, may provide smaller archives with solutions.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can help librarians ensure digital content is relevant and manageable. AI may be the next frontier for special librarianship.
Knowledge and thought leadership develop through active participation in social networks, not by authority figures stating “the right way” from on high.
Paying attention to technology and structure of information improves special librarians’ data retrieval skills and understanding of how data is organized.
Lucidea Press announces Rachael Cristine Woody’s book Survivor’s Guide to Museum Grant Writing for those wanting to increase grant acquisition success.
Off-site and remote storage provide a long-term preservation/retention solution for paper and microfilm records, sound and video recordings, and data.
Continuous access to digital content requires sustainable preservation activities that necessitate both deliberate and ongoing resource allocation.
Special librarians can leverage emerging technologies that go beyond automating transactions and adapt to human behaviours and “remembering”.
Archivists need to ensure digital preservation is embedded into business as usual. Today more archivists are addressing digital preservation concerns.
Migrating an ILS or LMS to a new platform doesn’t have to hurt. There are many success factors that Lucidea’s Client Services team knows how to leverage.
Archivists must include a scope statement for each archival project in order for it to be successful; this is a fundamental project management strategy.
Facilities that house special library items stored remotely or offsite should be included in security, risk management and disaster response plans.
Special librarians must go beyond connecting users to information and influence knowledge creation and decision making by improving question quality.
Inadequate funding for museums and resulting decay are systemic issues everywhere—even in countries with successful economies and world-class collections.
To entice visitors, museums offer Cultural Heritage Experiences in tandem with online exhibits that include videos, interviews and supplemental objects.
Off-site/remote storage facilities can be havens for items with long-term preservation needs which is a trigger for moving materials to off-site storage.
Artificial Intelligence may renew users’ interest in KM when it dramatically enhances the ability to find the right content via auto-categorization.
Off-site storage requires decisions based upon users, use of collections, and timely access to materials; solutions minimize disruption of service.
K3D digitization options that have emerged as leaders in the museum and cultural heritage fields are photogrammetry (this post) and LIDAR scanning.
The Penang House of Music uses SydneyEnterprise to document and make accessible a multimedia collection of materials related to popular music in Penang.
Recognizing and rewarding participation in a KM program is critical to success. There are many methods for doing so; keep your specific goals in mind.
Museums who provide digital renderings of cultural property can greatly aid in preservation, restoration, education, and enjoyment.
It is expensive to house seldom used items in libraries/information centers. Digitization and then off-site and remote site storage reduces local costs.
Museums must develop actionable plans to safeguard their digital existence. Remaining unresponsive to the end of net neutrality is no longer an option.
Archivists take integrated approach to digital initiatives, selection to description, access to preservation, connecting practical & cultural objectives.
Museums have an opportunity now to be proactive in the augmented and virtual reality realms and deliver a more immersive experience to visitors.
Museums should systematically identify problems in order to express needs and find solutions, particularly in regard to grant applications and funding.
Grant writing is challenging; museums can get better with practice. Leverage failure to be a stronger applicant in future and increase chances of funding.
Embedded librarians apply vocabulary and special subject thesauri to newly accessioned and hidden collections, making them accessible to internal and external users.
Metadata is a significant cost of digital archives. Metadata creators must provide enough information to be useful but cannot afford to be exhaustive.
Special librarians can use mind mapping or a four-box approach to begin and guide research, discovery, project and report creation and development.
Archivists must have a flexible policy framework with clear, documented digital archives processes reflecting legal, ethical and cultural considerations.
Special librarians can use SWOT analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses that inform research and services development.
The University of Missouri’s Art & Archaeology Museum supports strategic imperatives with Argus robust collections management and antiquities cataloging.
Archives digital imaging takes planning; image quality choices made when files are created have a profound effect on cost, research value, and usefulness.
Standards for describing archival materials exist but many archives use descriptive methods suited only to their holdings; description remains idiosyncratic.
In order to develop better products and services, special librarians can use strategy frameworks to help analyze how clients think and make decisions.
Inmagic Presto release 5.0 enables knowledge managers to offer users a visually appealing, easily navigable, personalized and efficient KM platform.
Special librarians must align research services with how clients process information to reduce cycle time between getting information to making decisions.
You don’t have to go it alone to sell KM inside your organization, other KM professionals have encountered the same hurdles and can offer real support.
Museum staff must be familiar with archives and special collections theory and standards for care, storage, management, organization, and cataloging.
Dedicated or part time embedded special librarians bring project knowledge back to the library and disseminate information to the organization.
Successful archives digitization projects require planning, scope definition, appropriate technology use and a strategy for accommodating evolving needs.
Special librarians need to define professional success and develop strategies for communicating the value and benefits of library success to management.
Digital archives projects require new skills and collaboration is increasingly a factor in archives, bringing a need for training in a hybrid environment.
Stephen Abram’s new Lucidea Press book “Succeeding in the World of Special Librarianship” offers valuable professional development tips for librarians.
Embedded special librarians (subject matter specialists) add value by decreasing project costs and speeding time to results, while filling knowledge gaps.
KM evangelist Stan Garfield believes gamification techniques solve the challenge of building user engagement and ensuring knowledge management adoption.
Museum expert Rachael Woody offers proven practices for volunteer & intern training to ensure effective use of your museum’s collections management system.
The American College of Surgeons uses Eloquent Archives to manage their ~400 linear feet of multimedia materials and make them available for research.
While there is no one-size-fits-all KM strategy, there are specific components from which to select, based on organizational requirements and resources.
Librarians and knowledge managers must develop strategies for independence, including implementing an ILS that doesn’t require IT support.
This post describes elements of a formal archives collection development policy and guidance on strategic issues of advocacy, planning and measurement.
Planning a knowledge management program must include a strategy, participation incentives, a KM culture, begin with documents, and reuse existing content.
Embedded special librarians (subject matter specialists) add value by helping develop projects, assess resources, disseminate practice/sector information.
Planning a digital archives project involves serious considerations and questions which can be used to determine feasibility and likelihood of success.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia uses Web-based Argus collections management software to increase public awareness of its collections and optmize workflow.
Ensuring longevity of digital data is complicated and costly; they need routine preservation to survive; archivists must adopt 3 preservation strategies.
Too strong a focus on technology is a common problem in KM implementations; KM guru Stan Garfield discusses how to embrace technology appropriately.
Most people don’t understand copyright complexity. Archivists must educate users, colleagues, leadership teams about copyright as applied to collections.
KM expert Stan Garfield provides research on proven practices from Microsoft, NASA, Hewlett Packard and other companies that excel at knowledge management.
Museum staff can adopt diversity, equity, accessibility, inclusion statements and develop practices that help meet their DEAI-related intentions.
Professional development tip: reserve special library jargon for librarians; use the language of your company’s sector, your workplace, and your leaders.
Library consultant Stephen Abram describes ways for special librarians to understand/embrace technologies that “move the needle in the question space.”
Consultant Stephen Abram outlines strategies librarians can adopt to facilitate growth of ideas and better decision quality, beyond knowledge management.
Consultant Stephen Abram outlines strategies librarians can adopt to improve the health of a “knowledge ecology” rather than focusing on KM.
KM expert Stan Garfield says knowledge managers should seek outside help when selling KM in their organizations and offers advice on who can help and how.
Library consultant Stephen Abram describes how librarians can adapt to evolving end user needs, asserting that information combined with insight rules.
A successful KM program must integrate with organizational culture, workflows and strategies. Knowledge Managers must build knowledge ecosystems.
Special library analytics are critical; using Lucidea’s ILS/KM products delivers visible, tangible results measurable via surveys, interviews, etc.
KM expert Stan Garfield says meeting in person is key to KM leaders’ professional development—and shares how to hold successful face to face meetings.
Analytics are critical to special libraries; SydneyEnterprise’s Request Management Dashboard supports evidence-based decisions on requests and resources.
RISE Innventia uses Inmagic Presto to make their content accessible online, leveraging federated search, custom intranet pages and permissions management.
Many believe that staff will flock to a special library. That’s often not true, even though users are a captive audience. Library marketing to the rescue!
KM expert Stan Garfield shares his thoughts on characteristics and skills of effective knowledge managers and leaders, and a task-based role description.
Library consultant Stephen Abram explains that the experience of using a library whether physical or virtual results in the transformation of the user.
Midsized law firms face unique knowledge management issues; using the best legal portal technology can build a KM foundation and protect knowledge assets.
Special librarians’ best networking options begin outside the library. Stephen Abram offers a roadmap for client engagement via many channels and moments.
Fifteen years after its launch, evidence of SharePoint’s strengths and weaknesses as a knowledge management platform is emerging.
Part Three: Client Engagement in Special Libraries—What are the skills and competencies for engagement?
Stephen Abram explains what is needed for success and where to focus your professional development in order to increase client engagement in special libraries.
Stephen Abram explains how in special libraries, using a CRM platform helps to pull together your knowledge of your clients and colleagues.
Stephen Abram explores the difference between a Special librarian and an Information Professional what that means for client engagement. (Part 1)
Attendees at the SLA Hot Topics session, Building the Resilient Library heard practical advice from three peers who leveraged and even created change.
In the future, jobs will impacted by artificial intelligence, but how does the hype surrounding AI affect your career today as a knowledge professional?
CEO, Ron Aspe share some ideas on how to break away from legacy software, so you organization can move on to new, more efficient tools.
Knowing the difference between what's urgent vs. what's important is key for special librarians in order to manage their libraries and deliver the most impact.
When we present library performance data to a CFO or COO, our numbers must show how we meet their goals, and help them see what we are measuring correctly.
Every organization has its own particular vocabulary. To thrive and stay relevant in the workplace special librarians need speak three additional languages.
Stan Garfield announces that his new book, Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program, is now available. Get your free digital copy here.
A former Information Services Director, shares her thoughts about how you can develop the most productive strategy for your Information Services department.
The biggest mistake made when selecting a KM system is choosing a platform instead of an application. A business case is simple—yet it is often overlooked.
The future belongs to those who develop the skills to engage about ideas and innovation, not just for millennials, but for all generations.
The common reason for choosing open source is its price. What can possibly beat free? When you dig a little deeper you'll see free doesn't always equal free.
Graduates who have started on the path to great librarianship but struggle with finding their footing in teams have something in common with camels.
The new knowledge ecosystem requires active participation in professional online networks as a method of assisted, contextual search and discovery.
The Masonic Library and Museum of PA leverages SydneyEnterprise to help them advance knowledge and understanding of Freemasonry and its place in history.
If you need to acquire new products or add-ons to existing ones as part of your KM program, you must understand your organization’s procurement process.
Most librarians think of networking as a personal, face-to-face activity, the challenge for solo librarians is they often cannot leave their libraries.
Part Three: Aligning Research Results with Decision-Making—Tools to Inspire Creativity and Encourage Divergent Thinking
Special librarians should use collaboration exercises to achieve consensus and identify priorities to inform research and services development.
All library skills are valuable to both solo librarians and their users. Here are some of the secrets for successful solo librarian career development.
The culture of an organization has an effect on what can be accomplished. Your KM strategy, should identify the current culture and values of your organization.
Learn how to make a successful case for end user tracking and why acting upon the insights is essential for delivering the best in content, tools and services.
What are the traits of a good knowledge manager? Stan Garfield has the answer and gives you a guide whether you are recruiting or measuring performance.
Special libraries exist in a highly competitive information marketplace, with lots of options. We give you ideas on how to make your library the best it can be.
The role of special libraries is evolving. In the first post of this series, Phil Green looks at how a library's continued success requires a business strategy.
Stan Garfield shares a lot of useful KM methodologies and proven practices in his upcoming book—here is a sneak peek of six of these practices you can use now.
In our final post of our Overcoming 6 challenges to Special Library Sustainability we tackle one of the largest challenges, affordability.
Recognizing the differences between end users, customers, and clients can impact a knowledge center or library’s role and perception within an organization.
Learn how PFTA leverages Inmagic Presto for DB/TextWorks to widely disseminate information that helps companies to have safe workplaces.
In our fifth post of our six part series we look at the challenge of dependence on the IT department, or on costly vendor services to library success.
In this, our fourth post in our series about the 6 major challenges to library success we look at overcoming a lack of integration with other critical systems.
With recent changes to Google's search algorithm, librarians and knowledge managers need to ensure their sites are mobile friendly in order to be found easier.
In KM, knowledge is often defined as either explicit or tacit. Collaboration is critical for KM and explicit knowledge is a critical part of your KM ecosystem.
In this, our third post in our series about the 6 major challenges to library success we look at on overcoming the library being seen as an info bottleneck.
When we talk with information management pros, the same 6 library success and sustainability challenges pop up, regardless of company size, industry or locale.
When archivists have poor collections management software, a lot of time is spent working around problems and replacing it becomes a buy versus build scenario.
Like our Argus clients, The Metropolitan Museum of Art focuses on accessibility to attract more than 50 million digital visits per year.
Nina Simon is back for another webinar with us. On Feb. 2, learn from one of today’s most inspiring and thought-provoking museum evangelists and strategists.
With the CuadraSTAR SKCA, the collections at Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records are now more visible and available than ever before. Read how.
Relevance and its Rewards — For Museum, Library and KM Professionals Interested in Mattering More, to More People
Nina Simon offers advice that applies whether you work in a library, a museum, a theater, a park, an academic institution or a corporation. It’s all relevant.
Learn more about the many ways Baylor University Libraries and Archives benefit from the rich functionality of Star Knowledge Center for Archives (SKCA).
Artificial intelligence is yet another tool for Librarians and knowledge professionals to help their careers. It's another arrow in their quivers.
Sign up today and learn the techniques for effective and efficient management of a one-person library in a free online course instructed by Larry Cooperman.
Google's new mobile-first will give preferential search rankings to mobile-friendly sites. Learn how this will impact your organization's web presence.
Our free webinar on Nov. 15 promises substantive and thoughtful discussion full of useful advice on increasing your museum’s relevance with audiences. Join us!
In less than a decade, we have gone from CDs, to downloads, to streaming. The online content industry is about to face its own tsunami of change.
When preparing reports for any stakeholder, using visual treatments such as moving the most important thing forward helps you lead with your strength.
Listening to our clients, we have found that organizations of all types have six reoccurring challenges. Here are those challenges are and their solutions.
Enterprise social networking engagement and adoption remains challenging and happens one user at a time, taking energy, commitment and patience.
Based on our 2016 SLA session, Lucidea's latest whitepaper presents valuable insights from our panelists and interviews conducted in prior to the discussion.
In 1931, S.R. Ranganathan proposed five principles of operating a library system but, how do “The Original 5” still apply in today's digital world?
Often librarians and KM managers get promoted into management without administrative training. Here are some interview questions you can ask when you’re hiring.
Part 2 of our thoughts on how the right archiving software addresses Mr. Hickerson’s technical challenges for the Archival Profession in the 21st century.
Here are some thoughts on how those advancements address the first five of Mr. Hickerson’s technical challenges for the Archival Profession in the 21st century.
Information experts should actively participate in social networks as trusted curators who turn down the noise and sharpen knowledge signals.
When it comes to information/knowledge systems working with IT is inevitable. Here are some thoughts on how to make that relationship work to your advantage.
Gamification can enhance KM adoption and encourage ongoing usage. Here a few key takeaways and methods from a recent conversation with KM expert Stan Garfield.
Social media tools are great for sharing information about your museum. Think them as an unlimited free advertising resource. Here are 5 ways your CMS can help.
Social technologies are now part of Organizational Strategy. KM professionals and librarians should recognize this represents an opportunity for them to contribute to organizational success.
The new knowledge ecosystem includes social sharing and crowd wisdom, enabling meaningful and necessary participation in professional online networks.
KM professionals like pilots need instruments to do their job. Here are four tools that can help–some are free and others deliver benefits beyond their cost.
There are three visual technology trends that offer museums a great way to market their experience and inspire people to visit in person.
Special librarians are continually asked to do more with less. Learning effective ways to thrive is one reason why people attend the SLA annual conference.
Social media is a unique, powerful way for museums to connect collections with visitors and donors. In order to capitalize, there are three platforms that museums must be adopted.
Networking principles apply equally to conference attendance and within one’s organization and it pays off to make networking part of your daily routine.
Ask open ended questions when interviewing requesters or getting input on KM strategy; the result will be "ah ha!" moments for provider and end users.
Why you should leverage this mobile technology to increase the visibility of your museum’s content and improve collection management efficiency.
Many solo librarians use smartphones for time management; consider joining them, as one smartphone holdout did after experimenting with a few apps.
Most people think of managing knowledge or Intellectual Property as a process, but it’s also a project. Here's why it should always start off as a project.
When building an information/knowledge strategy, planners should recognize that the world is unpredictable and their strategy should have a means for dealing with the unexpected.
When building an information/knowledge strategy, planners should recognize that the world is unpredictable and their strategy should have a means for dealing with the unexpected.
Companies that are digital leaders massively outperform digital followers and digital laggards. This applies equally to knowledge management professionals.
There are notable differences in the benefits users can derive when using faceted search, which requires data preparation, and search clustering, which works with unstructured data.
New 2016 trend of friendship as a service is discussed and contrasted against concept of return on partnership. Both are believed to be just as valuable as return on investment.
There are 8 skill areas needed to operate as a solo librarian and it's important to prioritize them based on the organization's strategic and operational goals.
Organizations spend significant money on electronic content. An ERM (electronic resource management) application is effective to determining ROI.
Midsized law firms face the same KM challenges as larger ones but are more resource constrained. What does KM success look like for them, and how do they get there?
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger wanted to make critical intellectual property easily searchable and accessible. They chose to integrate Inmagic Presto with their Genie ILS solution.
Lucidea CEO and founder Ron Aspe’s mission to offer the best, most comprehensive unified information and knowledge management applications is featured in this month's CIO STORY.
One of the tenets of sticky marketing is to “meet people where they are.” Attaching to existing training initiatives provides a terrific marketing opportunity for the library.