Information Science and Library Studies. Information Science (also information studies) is an interdisciplinary science primarily concerned with the collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information.
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The Smarter Cities Challenge is a competitive grant program awarding $50 million worth of IBM expertise over three years to 100 cities around the globe.
" City Forward, a free, web-based platform, provides straight-forward exploration tools that help users find patterns, illustrate trends and find correlations in city data to reveal new insights and point to new areas for further investigation.
Explore, analyze city data and use the forum to discuss and share your discoveries with the City Forward Community." ...
In this webinar, you will learn about the maturity of your portfolio management, hallmarks of an effective implementation, template structures for effective ... (Have you seen our recent webinar, How Enterprise Companies Are Using PPM with PLM XL?
"Seth Godin makes a very good point about trusting the select few to curate information, whether they be leaders, managers, certified professionals, researchers, or any other group of experts.
We have no idea in advance who the great contributors are going to be. We know that there’s a huge cohort of people struggling outside the boundaries of the curated, selected few, but we don’t know who they are.
When it comes to knowledge, we often do not know in advance what will be useful in the future."
"As we enter the second year of the Federal “Big Data Initiative,” the Administration is encouraging multiple stakeholders to develop and participate in Big Data innovation projects across the country."...
I am constantly reminded of the importance of communicating effectively. And I am repeatedly convinced that a simple message delivered in a simple way is most ("Communicating Knowledge Management (KM) to Busy Lawyers" by @LawyerKM
Connections Are the Key…
My favorite (and primary) way to communicate KM to lawyers — and the representation in the KM card, above — is to speak in terms of connections. It’s about “connecting people with people, connecting people with knowledge and information, and the processes, procedures, and technologies required to make those connections.” I like this approach because it is broad, yet meaningful. It allows me to talk about various aspects of KM from culture to technology, without eyes glazing over.
I carry the KM cards with me at work (and elsewhere). When I need to explain KM to someone, I talk about connections. After my elevator speech, I hand them a card as a take-away mnemonic. “Here’s an easy way to remember what we do,” I say, “the KM department’s email address is on the back.”
The more “complex” definitions of KM are fine when talking to people in KM circles and getting into the depths of knowledge management, but when talking to busy lawyers, spouting some convoluted, jargon-bloated, “nonsense” is the surest way to lose their attention. Lawyers are no strangers to jargon. They know it — and will reject it (and you) — the second they hear it.
The first free, open, online platform for courses from multiple UK universities and other leading organisations has announced a further five partners today, including the British Museum, Loughborough University, University of Sheffield, University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde.
The new partners are joining FutureLearn, which was launched in December 2012 and includes several universities as well as the British Library and the British Council. Each is committed to providing engaging and entertaining courses through the online site."...
"This video is of the "New Opportunities for Librarians: What Happens When You Go Behind the Lines in a MOOC?" session at the 18-19 March 2013 "MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?" event hosted by OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. As we learn about new platforms and new modes of working, librarians are going into the trenches to see for themselves how MOOCs work. How do library resources and research skills fit into MOOCs and other online learning environments? Where do library collections and service fit? How can we use the experience gained in MOOCs to think about the future of the library in an evolved teaching environment? Featuring Marjorie Hassen, Director of Teaching, Research, and Learning Services, University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Sarah Bordac, Head, Instructional Design, Brown University; Jennifer Dorner, Head, Instruction and User Services, University of California Berkeley; and Lynne O'Brien, Director of Academic Technology and Instructional Services, Duke University. See the slides from this session at http://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oclc.org%2Fcontent%2Fdam%2Fresearch%2Fevents%2F2013%2F03-18moocs-opportunities.pptx&session_token=A1Eu6Th7tly6ob5UAKEKumCdPRp8MTM2NjExNzQ1MEAxMzY2MTAzMDUw and see the MOOCs and Libraries event page at http://www.oclc.org/research/events/2... for a complete overview of this event. "
City Forward is a free, web-based platform that enables users – city officials, researchers, academics and interested citizens world-wide – to view and interact with city data while engaging in an ongoing public dialogue.
By using City Forward’s straightforward exploration tools, you can identify patterns, trends and correlations in the data that may reveal new insights and point to new areas of interest for further investigation. These explorations can then be shared and discussed within the City Forward Community and beyond – wherever people gather to exchange ideas about cities." ...
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Seeing skeptical CIOs agree to cloud-based pilots of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other applications is evidence of how cloud computing is slowly winning the trust war.
"I’m very excited to finally be able to talk in public about something we’ve been working on for quite some time. In 2011 we announced our first version of Greenplum Hadoop, GPHD. This week, we’ll have a number of events to introduce Pivotal HD, our new Hadoop distribution. Pivotal HD isn’t just about making Hadoop better, it’s significantly expanding Hadoop capabilities as a data platform. In this first post, I’ll explore the core functionality enabled by the major new component of Pivotal HD: HAWQ , the first, fully functional, high-performance, all-encompassing relational database that runs in Hadoop." ...
For the past few months, the team here at Scoop.it has been focusing on “taking curation beyond the platform,” our own little bit of rebellion against computer-only or anti-mobile curation tools and platforms.