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The New Professionals are using social media to extend their professional influence and raise their profile.

Posted 18 August 2011

Information Today publishes a range of journals, newsletters, books and blogs in the information space, including a wealth of free online content. Here we bring you some recent highlights.

Posted 16 August 2011

Organisational decision makers are at 'cognitive breaking point'. If they are to help, information professionals should be focusing on five key challenges.

Posted 16 August 2011

Privacy and digital regulation issues continue to exercise the UK government - and the public. 'Hackgate' has raised questions about how news organisations source their stories. We take a look at the story so far.

Posted 16 August 2011

The most recent #UKLibChat discussions focused on the challenges - and opportunities - of integrating e-books into library collections.

Posted 5 August 2011

Even in tough times, there are opportunities for information and knowledge professionals. Organisational decision-makers need help in navigating complex information landscapes.

Posted 5 August 2011

The school library can play a critical role in providing support for pupils with dyslexia - and information on dyslexia to other pupils and staff.

Posted 3 August 2011

The European Commission is making changes to data protection laws and warning that organisations need to take data protection seriously.

Posted 29 July 2011

How can information managers apply the concepts of 'lean' management to their work? Steve Bailey reviews a book that sets out to provide practical help.

Posted 28 July 2011

The current state of LIS research, and the benefits of cross-disciplinary research projects, were discussed at the latest DREaM conference.

Posted 22 July 2011

The ALISS summer conference focused on how innovative uses of social media can support academic research - and ensure that services are promoted effectively.

Posted 22 July 2011

How are knowledge and information management roles and responsibilities changing? The latest research from TFPL reveals new trends in role design and skills requirements.

Posted 22 July 2011

Effective business intelligence can help leaders make performance enhancing decisions. Viet-Hai Phung reviews a report that describes a 'new frontier' for information and knowledge management.

Posted 21 July 2011

The first UK Twitter-based libchat generated lively conversations, creative problem solving and lots of ideas.

Posted 8 July 2011

The inaugural Enterprise Search Europe conference takes place in London in October and features insight and expertise from global enterprise search experts.

Posted 8 July 2011

A pre-launch version of Google Plus is being tested and reviewed by a number of industry commentators. What can the rest of us look forward to?

Posted 7 July 2011

As organisations become increasingly concerned about information security, information professionals must ensure they understand the key issues. Robin Smith reviews a book that could help.

Posted 6 July 2011

Is it possible for a management handbook to be a real page turner? Jacky Berry finds out.

Posted 1 July 2011

Information Today publishes a range of journals, newsletters, books and blogs in the information space, including a wealth of online content. Here we bring you some recent highlights.

Posted 27 June 2011

The increased speed and ease of information capture and transmission is contributing to the number of privacy related news stories.

Posted 24 June 2011

In hard financial times, it's important to find CPD opportunities which can have a real impact says Jon Beaumont.

Posted 24 June 2011

Building a network of supportive colleagues beyond the workplace is a great way to learn and develop as a professional.

Posted 24 June 2011

Developments in digital publishing and the continued growth in popularity of e-devices are keeping publishers on their toes.

Posted 23 June 2011

30 'hackers' create apps and mashups to help make Europeana's cultural collections open and accessible to all.

Posted 12 June 2011

When we last heard from our anonymous correspondent, she was about to be made redundant from a government KM role. She has now been offered a new job in the private sector. Here she explains why you should be prepared to take advantage of social networking tools - and your trusted contacts.

Posted 10 June 2011

The Hargreaves Report recommends streamlining and simplifying the UK's copyright and licensing processes. But is there a political appetite to bring about change?

Posted 8 June 2011

Recent stories in the UK, including 'super injunctions' and alleged phone-tapping, raise questions about the news media and privacy legislation. Is a whole new world of 'hidden' information opening up?

Posted 7 June 2011

Frustrated by the lack of opportunities in public libraries, Caroline Fielding became a school librarian. Here she explains why it was the best decision she could have made.

Posted 27 May 2011

At the the debut of a new information community conference in Berlin the conversations covered linked data, social media and research in corporate environments.

Posted 27 May 2011

The Perfect Information Conference 2011 themes of Change, Adapt, Capitalise generated debate and reflection. Emma King reports.

Posted 23 May 2011

Does the fear of returning to hundreds of unread emails drive you to work on the beach? Ian Wooler shares 5 tips for a happy email free holiday.

Posted 18 May 2011

Information Today publishes a range of journals, newsletters, books and blogs in the information space, including a wealth of online content. Here we bring you some recent highlights.

Posted 12 May 2011

The London Libraries Consortium is the UK's largest public libraries consortium. Its Digital Reference Resources Workstream is delivering increased usage and real savings.

Posted 12 May 2011

A survey conducted by the Gallup Organization examines the opinions of internet users in 27 EU member states on the use of different languages on the web.

Posted 11 May 2011

The announcement this week that US public libraries will soon be making Kindle loans has got the profession talking.

Posted 29 April 2011

The European Services Directive aims to enable cross-border trade in services. And information professionals can help, says Sue Brown.

Posted 28 April 2011

We all want to share our skills and knowledge. But how many of us have actually been trained to train others effectively?

Posted 21 April 2011

'Open, social, linked' content and the future of library collections discussed at UKSG's Harrogate event.

Posted 15 April 2011

Open and linked data are critical to delivering the UK government's vision of a Big Society.

Posted 15 April 2011

Information Today publishes a range of journals, newsletters, books and blogs in the information space, including a wealth of online content. Here we bring you recent highlights that you may have missed first time round.

Posted 14 April 2011

Informed bewilderment, destructive creativity, filter failure and discovery deficit are some of the buzzwords emerging from day one of UKSG 2011.

Posted 4 April 2011

A panel of social media marketing experts at Social Media Forum Europe debate how organisations can build engagement and increase customer value.

Posted 31 March 2011

Can having more fun at work improve our effectiveness? Åke Nygren explores tools and apps that could put the play into work.

Posted 28 March 2011

Jon Beaumont is an enthusiastic convert to open plan working. It helps keep him and his team at the heart of the business.

Posted 17 March 2011

Information Today publishes a range of journals, newsletters, books and blogs in the information space, including a wealth of online content. Here we bring you recent highlights that you may have missed first time round.

Posted 16 March 2011

A great reference interview can help you get exactly the right information to your clients. Sara Batts shares some hints and techniques.

Posted 11 March 2011

Is there an optimum design for an Intellectual Property framework? An independent review in the UK seeks to find the answer.

Posted 3 March 2011

Networking and learning intersect at the Huddersfield Librarian TeachMeet.

Posted 2 March 2011

Users in the UK and the Netherlands spend the most time online; Austrians the least. The Digital Year in Review 2010 examines European trends in internet usage.

Posted 26 February 2011

As the debate around volunteer 'librarians' and library closures rages in the UK, in Finland the state recognises the value of libraries - and professional librarians.

Posted 25 February 2011

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