Missing context; the “Deliberately Developmental Organization”; corporate knowledge in email; KM governance—just a few of the reads compiled and summarized by LibSource Senior Director of Research & Intelligence John DiGilio. Plus there’s an invite to share your favorite KM resources and topics with John. He loves hearing from fellow librarians and researchers, so send him a message!
As promised in our last issue, Del shares her story, observations and learnings from managing a disaster recovery project for Tulane University Libraries after Katrina. But this advice is for more than hurricane recovery; it’s a reminder that major disasters can happen anytime, minor issues can turn into big problems and the road back to normalcy is often longer than we expect.
The Library of Congress has launched LABS, a new website with APIs and other data visualization tools to encourage innovative use of the Library’s extensive digital collections. And history buffs can join a brand-new pilot project, Beyond Words, to improve information about the pictures within the Chronicling America digitized newspaper collection.
From law librarian to entrepreneur, CEO Deborah Schwarz has witnessed first-hand how new technology has drastically shifted the role of information professionals. In a recent video interview with ShiftCentral – Market Intelligence Agency, she says,
“I think there’s a real role for information professionals to be purveyors of that and to understand that, interpret that and figure out a way to use it. I think the future is even more of an embrace of technology and leading the way with it.”
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