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Librarian News Digest
Monday, November 24, 2014
Vol. 3, No. 236
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Monday is here and with it comes what for many in the United States is a very short week. While we are mindful that not everyone will be enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, it will also be a short week for us here at PinHawk. I will be with you today, Wednesday, and Friday. Nina will be editing Tuesday's Digest and there will be no digest on Thursday as we take a day to give thanks with our families and friends. Whether you will be celebrating the holiday, let it not be lost on any of us that there is a lot for which we librarians can be thankful. We are part of an old, venerable, and yet ever-evolving profession that continues to deliver value and excitement to all whom it touches. From the public libraries to the halls of academia to the corridors of corporate and private concerns, the future continues to unfold for us. Sure there will be bumps along the way to tomorrow. But, if nothing else, they only serve to make the journey more interesting. And speaking of interesting, we have a great set of highlights today to carry you into the week. Enjoy!

CIOs Struggle for Recognition

Many of you may remember the line that made comedian Rodney Dangerfield so famous. His signature lament, "I can't get no respect!", continues to resonate with throngs of fans. According to ZDNet, however, it is not just Rodney who has been struggling for his propers. Chief information officers seem to be suffering from a bit of the old Dangerfield dilemma themselves. Michael Krigsman writes that they "have made great strides to become more strategic and valuable to the organizations they serve. At the same time, research from numerous sources demonstrates the large gap that remains between IT performance and business expectations." Do you agree? Read more at CIOs make progress, but still get no respect and show a little love to our friends at the top.

E-mail and Confidentiality

Lawyerist digs up and old but goody for us today. Concerns over the security of digital applications and communication have again been in the news as of late (Thanks to Uber!). They remind us of just how reliant we have become on technology and that the ante has been upped on protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our clients. Originally published three years ago, Attorney-Client Confidentiality and Email is just as relevant today as ever. In it, Allison Shields walks us through the ABA's take on the use of e-mail. It is a read well worth repeating!

KM: The Older the Better?

Knowledge management is like a fine wine - it gets better and more valuable with age. Who knew? Nick Milton, that's who! Of course, there are no guarantees. But Nick makes a strong case for the possibilities of what can be when KM is done right and given time to mature and take hold. How much time? He writes that "the full value of embedded KM may take a decade or more to deliver." Read his rationale at Why does KM deliver more annual value the longer you do it?

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Thankful to be a librarian and for a short week,

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Top News

  1. CIOs make progress, but still get no respect, ZDNet: Beyond IT Failure, November 23, 2014
  2. Attorney-Client Confidentiality and Email,, November 21, 2014
  3. Why does KM deliver more annual value the longer you do it?, Knoco Stories, November 24, 2014

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  1. Updated WIPO Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives, Library Boy, November 23, 2014

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  1. Is Your Data Center Protected from EMP Threats?, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, November 21, 2014
Knowledge Management

  1. Why does KM deliver more annual value the longer you do it?, Knoco Stories, November 24, 2014
Content Management

  1. Intranet usability: 4 data analysis steps for card sorting exercises, Digital Workplace Forum, November 23, 2014
Social Media / Networking

  1. This New App Lets You Gossip About Work, Social Times, November 21, 2014
  2. Should Social Media Censor Content?, Econtent Magazine Blog, November 24, 2014

  1. Katz and Bommarito: The Three Forms of (Legal) Prediction: Experts, Crowds and Algorithms, Legal Informatics Blog, November 24, 2014



Also of Note

  1. At OER conference, speakers push for academic libraries to promote adoption, Library Stuff, November 21, 2014



Association News

  1. Latest Library Links, November 21, 2014, American Libraries News, November 21, 2014
  2. AL Direct. November 21, 2014, American Libraries News, November 21, 2014
Press Releases

  1. Arabic E-books from Al Manhal to be Available for Purchase via the EBSCO eBooks Platform, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, November 21, 2014
  2. Mendeley and WriteLaTeX collaborate to make it easier for authors to ‘cite as they write', Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, November 21, 2014
  3. Twitter Now Lets You Share Public Tweets Via Direct Messages, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, November 21, 2014
  4. BitLit Shelfie app gets more ebook content in new deal with Elsevier, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, November 21, 2014
  5. Concur and Thomson Reuters Announce New Integration of Concur Invoice and ONESOURCE Indirect Tax, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, November 21, 2014
  6. EBSCO Information Services Releases eBook Education Collection, Resource Shelf, November 22, 2014
  7. Elsevier Launches Big Data Journal, Resource Shelf, November 22, 2014
  8. Press Release: Braden Pollock’s Legal Brand Marketing Acquires 14 Premium Law-related Domains, House of Butter, November 24, 2014
Upcoming Events

  1. Event: International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD 2015), 10 - 13 Jun 2015, Bari, Italy, Gurteen Knowledge, November 23, 2014

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