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Expand Your Horizons: New Roles for Information Professionals

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Learn how your LIS skill sets are opening up paths to careers in a number of exciting, new ways. Our skills at finding, managing and analyzing information are increasingly valued as organizations worldwide struggle to gain insight and make decisions in the face of explosive information growth. In this session, I will present one professional's journey and experiences, as I transitioned from working in traditional library roles to doing strategic analysis for a well-known industrial R&D lab, HP Labs.

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Sue Charles is a research analyst for the HP Labs (Hewlett-Packard Company) Strategic Planning team. After working in both public and academic libraries, she started her career with HP as a technical research analyst. Presented with a number of interesting challenges, Sue's career has followed an entrepreneurial path at HP, and she is now involved in key strategic planning, trends and visioning, and analysis projects, while continuing to provide custom research support to lab directors, managers and, of course, R&D scientists at HP Labs worldwide.

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Pinterest : Revolutionizing The Way Libraries Are Used

Pinterest : Revolutionizing The Way Libraries Are Used | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
The only way you've not heard about Pinterest yet is if you have been totally living under a rock. Allow me to enlighten you.
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Multidisciplinary – A New 21st Century Librarianship Skill

Multidisciplinary – A New 21st Century Librarianship Skill | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

"To me, the concept of multidisciplinary librarianship means that the librarian takes elements from all applicable areas of study as they relate to librarianship, and combines them into a practice that takes advantage of those interrelations, interactions and synergies from all disciplines, not just two."

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The Usable Library

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Libraries should help people accomplish tasks that support their goals. This can't happen if libraries are difficult to use. That makes people feel stupid. Use these ideas to start thinking about how you can provide a better, more holistic experience for your library's users.


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Employees Find Plenty of Ways to Measure Themselves

Employees Find Plenty of Ways to Measure Themselves | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Encouraging workers to keep track



of what they're doing can make them healthier and more productive. New tools are making it easier for them to do that.
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The summary – social media best practices in recruiting, sourcing and hiring - Lexology

The summary – social media best practices in recruiting, sourcing and hiring - Lexology | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Where/how are companies using social media to advertise open positions?
Where/how are HR folks, staffing companies, and recruiters using social media to find applicants and candidates?
How are people using social media to vet applicants and candidates and when in the process does this happen?
What are the legal risks and implications that apply at each stage of the hiring process?
And lastly, what are some best practices you can implement to help mitigate legal risk?

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International copyright protection: how does it work? - Lexology

International copyright protection: how does it work? - Lexology | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
You or one of your employees has created a work that is copyrightable subject matter—for example, a book, a computer program, a photograph, a song, or an architectural work.
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Internet and web-browsing: the importance of copyright assignments and potential vicarious liability for employers - Lexology

Internet and web-browsing: the importance of copyright assignments and potential vicarious liability for employers - Lexology | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court, discussed widely for its application of internet and intellectual property law, also contains some legal implications that Canadian employers should be aware of.
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Robert Levine, author of "Free Ride"

Journalist and author Robert Levine talks about his book, "Free Ride," and the role of copyright and intellectual property in the new economy.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining but Were Afraid to Ask

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A guide to what data mining, how it works, and why it's important.
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The future of academic libraries: An interview with Steven J Bell | Education Futures

The future of academic libraries: An interview with Steven J Bell | Education Futures | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Steven J. Bell, the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction at Temple University, and ...
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Intel's multi-million dollar "Creators Project' - can great curation build brands?

Intel's multi-million dollar "Creators Project' - can great curation build brands? | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

"Intel is funding a global events and artist showcase: The Creators Project. Can avant-garde artists help it it sell more microprocessors?"

 

Tom Foremski - who's been watching curation as a trend for quite some time and who also started the SF Curators salon, a group where we contribute - reports on an interesting initiative by Intel to use curation to support its brand. Interesting read.


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Innovation Excellence | Measuring the Value of an Innovation Practice

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“I realise you have put in two years of hard work, and all of your life savings…but for all I know you could have spent the entire time digging holes in the ground and filling them with pencils.”


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25 Awesome Library Apps For Your iPad

25 Awesome Library Apps For Your iPad | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Libraries may be a symbol of long gone times for the rest of us, but they are a huge part of a student's life.
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Chicago Lawyer Magazine - Technology transforming pockets of the legal world

Chicago Lawyer Magazine - Technology transforming pockets of the legal world | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Timely articles and surveys on attorneys, law firms, issues and events affecting the legal community have earned this monthly magazine numerous awards.
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Browse: Collection: Global Words | OER Commons

Browse: Collection: Global Words | OER Commons | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Global Words shares cross-curricular #OER for ELA, HSS & global citizenship.

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100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School

100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School...

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Tech Ed

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Pinterest Tech Bites At Darien Library, we have a monthly staff-led training program called Tech Bites. In April 2012, I volunteered to teach the class on Pinterest. The above link is a PDF of a ha...
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The incredible shrinking expectation of online privacy - Lexology

The incredible shrinking expectation of online privacy - Lexology | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
In 1985, in what would turn out to be an incredibly prescient article, a tech-savvy graduate student at Yale warned that the traditional legal framework governing privacy was not well-equipped to deal with recent developments in computer technology,...
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Lessons learned from Acting General Counsel reports on social media - Lexology

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The Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ("Board") has now released two reports compiling Board decisions addressing work-related communications by non-supervisory or managerial employees via the Internet or social media.
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Are you infringing by pinning? Copyright implications of Pinterest - Lexology

Are you infringing by pinning? Copyright implications of Pinterest - Lexology | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
We’re no longer just “facebooking” and “tweeting,” now we’re “pinning,” too.
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Law Librarian Blog: Automatic Renewal of Services Without Notice A No Go in New York

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Automatic Renewal of Services Without Notice A No Go in New York

There is a case out of New York from last week which should be a wake-up call to any publisher or entity selling subscriptions services out of New York State. I suspect there are more than Bloomberg, who was the defendant in this case, Ovitz v. Bloomberg L.P. (No. 38 Court Of Appeals, NY, March 27, 2012) (via Google Scholar). The issue of the case concerned automatic subscription renewals. Plaintiff Bruce Ovitz (an Illinois resident) leased a Bloomberg terminal in June of 2000. The two year contract expired in 2002 and Bloomberg continued to provide services with automatic two year renewals.

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When Books Mattered

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A new show at the Grolier Club on the Upper East Side conjures memories of the glorious bookstores designed by Ernest Flagg for the firm of Charles Scribner's Sons. Fortunately, both turn-of-the-century spaces still exist.
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Summarize Any Text Instantly with Text Compactor

Summarize Any Text Instantly with Text Compactor | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a simple and free tool that helps you synthesize and shorten up an otherwise long text, give a try to Text Compactor.

 

This web-based service works by simply copying and pasting the text passage you want to shorten up, and by then specifying the "amount" of summarization to apply to it.

 

Text Compactor produces in real-time a shortened-up version on the same page making the whole process extremely easy and fast.

 

No signup or registration required. The service is free.

 

Try it out now: http://textcompactor.com/ ;


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Private vs. Public Cloud Computing | JAVA Developer's Journal

Private vs. Public Cloud Computing | JAVA Developer's Journal | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

As your company considers moving all or part of its IT operation to the cloud, a key decision is whether to rely on public cloud, private cloud, or a combination.

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