The Accidental Indexer

Praise the book and pass the kohlrabi

Nan Badgett makes a great case for the indexing life in her new book, The Accidental Indexer. That’s not to say she doesn’t point out the perils, pitfalls, and personal suitability issues that anyone should weigh before diving into a career in freelance indexing–she does, unequivocally–but after spending the last several months living and breathing this text I’m thinking my next […]

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Big Data Librarians Have Landed

We published a pretty special book this week – Amy Affelt’s The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals. I had a good feeling about this project from the start, and sure enough, before there was even a webpage or a catalog listing for the book, people were calling and […]

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Designing a Successful KM Strategy

For KM That Works, Start With Strategy

Stephanie Barnes and Nick Milton live and breathe Knowledge Management (KM). In fact, I’d venture to say that KM–and specifically KM strategy–is their obsession. That’s a good thing for the rest of us, because this week–thanks to the fact that Stephanie and Nick couldn’t keep the genie in the bottle (no way, no how)–we were able […]

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The Drunk, the Keys, and the Streetlamp

More on the title of the post later… The book I want to talk about is Scholarly Metrics Under the Microscope: From Citation Analysis to Academic Auditing, edited by Blaise Cronin and Cassidy R. Sugimoto — published by ITI this week on behalf of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T). This remarkable new volume is the […]

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