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We (OK, Rebecca mainly) muse on our favourite online tools, knowledge management practices and where we want to take our technology. 

The human algorithm

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Recommendations. We all use them. More than that: we expect them. It is enough to be browsing an online store to start receiving recommendations based on what you have clicked. And how many of us have not clicked on Amazon or Netflix recommendations?

These are automated recommendations. They happen immediately and are based on your actions and history: what you view, what you buy and what you rate and how. The algorithms, of course are built and managed by human beings. But what if we skipped the middle step and humans provided the recommendations directly?

Competitive Intelligence in Law Libraries

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Competitive Intelligence in Law Libraries

The November get together for ALLA - the Atlanta chapter of AALL - brought is a great presentation about competitive intelligence in law libraries, be that in law firms or schools.

For the law firm angle Louella Randall, Manager of Research Services, and John Jackson, Business Research Librarian, shared an overview of what the requirements are and how the work is managed at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

This American Life

Monday, 17 November 2014

This American Life

This podcast is regularly listed amongst the most listened to in America, though I first heard of it when I was still living in the UK. Any interest in storytelling will mean an interest in this podcast.

This American Life is known for telling the stories of everyday life and everyday people. Occasionally there is an episode that will tackle a larger news story, whether related to crime, politics, the financial crisis, etc.

Contact us now for a live demonstration.