As anybody who follows me on Twitter will have gathered: I was at the SLA conference in San Diego this week. I was a first-timer, with the ribbon to show for it, and was amazed at the proactive friendship extended by all members. I can confirm that it is easy to be a first timer at SLA, people will walk right up and pull you in, making you feel welcome and part of the team.
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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.
One of the complications in news management arises from all the different points of access. I can put all my RSS feeds into an RSS reader, and those are consolidated. Then there are email alerts, which I can route into specific email folders, and manage with redirect rules and lists of distribution groups. And then some websites have content of value but no delivery method, neither in RSS nor email alert.
Here is another point where Linex makes your life easier.
Any digital content can be aggregated in Linex, including websites with no RSS or email options. Even more importantly: all these formats are displayed in the same manner within Linex, eliminating the difficulties of managing complementary and sometimes repeat content from different delivery methods.
We are delighted to have Fiona Fogden participating in the Plenary Discussions at the BIALL2013 conference. You will find her there on Saturday at the Plenary Session 8: Supplier Liaison Group at 13:00.
Sitting alongside Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis and Cambridge University Press, Fiona will be present to discuss the “changing face of legal publishing”, and how the field is affected by eBooks, cloud computing, search developments and more. In particular they will also look at how all this affects the role of the account manager and the relationship between client and vendor.
Fiona is of course perfectly suited for this conversation, her career having successfully crossed both the user and vendor sides of the business. She has a deep understanding of user behaviour and the changing needs of the information professional.
Packing my bags for my early morning flight tomorrow, across the country to San Diego, CA for the SLA2013 Conference. (#sla2013)
Numerous sessions have sparked my interest, but to name just a few:
Because scrolling is very 2011: Google Search Trends can now be viewed on boxes in a single page, updating in real time. Pick the global view or between 11 different countries. Warning: once you start it's a little difficult to look away.