Category «KM»

Toxic for libraries? KKR investment firm to buy OverDrive, biggest library ebook company

The KKR investment firm is buying OverDrive, the biggest library ebook company, providing ebooks and audiobooks to 43,000+ libraries and schools in 75 countries – from Rakuten, also owner of the Kobo ereader, audiobook and ebook business. As the number of e-book publishers and ereaders continues to shrink, David H. Rothman asks, “do we really want to trust digital libraries to KKR on issues ranging from access to reliable digital preservation.”

Subjects: E-Books, Education, KM, Libraries & Librarians, Library Software & Technology, Software

Local news outlets can fill the media trust gap – but the public needs to pony up

Recent surveys found that trust in local media is higher than for national media, yet many newsrooms are struggling financially. Damian Radcliffe, Caroline S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon, suggests four ways local newsrooms can forge deeper relationships with the communities they serve.

Subjects: Business Research, Information Management, KM, News Resources, Viruses & Hoaxes

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues January 5, 2020

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: The 5 Best Authenticator Apps for Protecting Your Accounts; Major US companies breached, robbed, and spied on by Chinese hackers; US Army bans soldiers from using TikTok over security worries; and 7 types of virus – a short glossary of contemporary cyberbadness.

Subjects: Communications, Cybersecurity, Gadgets/Gizmos, Government Resources, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, RSS Newsfeeds, Search Engines, Social Media, Spyware, Technology Trends, Viruses & Hoaxes

LLRX New Issue – December 2019

Articles and Columns for December 2019

  • Converging Paths: A Librarian’s Journey to Becoming a Privacy Professional – After receiving her MLIS Stephanie Davis worked in the field of knowledge management (KM) where she sourced, documented, categorized, and shared information about her consulting firm’s people and project experiences. Davis designed webpages, delivered training programs on information access and disclosure, and administered communications and awareness campaigns. She also tracked metrics and presented reports to senior management to demonstrate the KM program was delivering against our strategy and mandate. Davis became interested in keeping data secure and maintaining confidentiality while also focusing on how to make information as accessible as possible so her clients could achieve their objectives – and this article discusses her role as a privacy professional.
  • Keeping Your Nose Clean So Your Sniffer Can Tell When Things Don’t Smell Right – This is part one of an article by Marc Solomon calling on readers to be alert and respond effectively to critical and ongoing challenges – BS Detection in a World of Fake News and Real Threats.
  • Does Class Bias Emerge the Minute We Open our MouthsAdi Gaskell identifies how we often make an assessment of someone within the first few seconds of meeting them, but a recent study from Yale highlights just how pernicious these snap judgments can be.
  • 5 Legal Technologies You Thought Were Dead But Aren’tRobert Ambrogi highlights five legacy technologies that are decidedly resilient even in the face of ongoing change and innovation in the legal tech sector. Lawyers, librarians and researchers continue to use one or more of them on a regular basis. Long live books!!!
  • 2020 Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources and Tools – This is a comprehensive listing of Open Educational Resources (OER) sources and tools available in the United States and around the world, by Marcus P. Zillman. His guide includes references to: search engines, directories, initiatives, books, E-books, E-textbooks, free online seminars and webinars, subject guides, open and distance learning, open access papers and research, as well as related costs and metrics to identify and choose reliable, subject matter expert sources for free and open continuing education and research on the internet.
  • When It Comes to Your Future: Who Do You Trust? – Global Speaker and Thought Leader, Best-Selling Author and Futurist Bill Jensen reviews critical facets of human capital management through the lens of the much heralded arrival of the robot manager. One key take-away from this article – Trust is a people issue.
  • Some Random Tips for Writing Better Blog Posts – Attorney, award winning legal blogger, legal journalist and legal technologist Robert Ambrogi shares his vast knowledge and insights for crafting effective blog postings. Every blogger will benefit from reading and applying his suggestions to improve content, format and overall value to effectively deliver accurate, reliable, relevant knowledge sharing and to leverage subject matter marketing expertise.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 29, 2019Four highlights from this week: What You’re Unwrapping When You Get a DNA Test for Christmas; Ring and Amazon sued in federal court over security concerns; Smart Home Tech, Police, and Your Privacy: Year in Review 2019; and Fake and dangerous kids products are turning up for sale on Amazon.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 21, 2019Four highlights from this week: VISA warns of Point of Sale malware incidents at gas pumps across North America; Putin Still Uses Obsolete Windows XP, Report Says; An investigation into the smartphone tracking industry from Times Opinion; and Facebook Faces Another Huge Data Leak Affecting 267 Million Users.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 14, 2019Four highlights from this week: Verizon kills email accounts of archivists trying to save Yahoo Groups history; Ransomware: Cybercriminals are adding a new twist to their demands; 988 will be the new 911 for suicide prevention—by sometime in 2021; Ring’s Hidden Data Let Us Map Amazon’s Sprawling Home Surveillance Network.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 7, 2019Four highlights from this week: 50 countries ranked by how they’re collecting biometric data and what they’re doing with it; Facebook Asks Supreme Court to Review Face Scan Decision; The United States House Has Approved a New Anti-Robocall Bill; and Do our algorithms have enough oversight?

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Subjects: KM

Converging Paths: A Librarian’s Journey to Becoming a Privacy Professional

After receiving her MLIS Stephanie Davis worked in the field of knowledge management (KM) where she sourced, documented, categorized, and shared information about her consulting firm’s people and project experiences. Davis designed webpages, delivered training programs on information access and disclosure, and administered communications and awareness campaigns. She also tracked metrics and presented reports to senior management to demonstrate the KM program was delivering against our strategy and mandate. Davis became interested in keeping data secure and maintaining confidentiality while also focusing on how to make information as accessible as possible so her clients could achieve their objectives – and this article discusses her role as a privacy professional.

Subjects: Big Data, Computer Security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, KM, Law Librarians, Leadership, Libraries & Librarians, Privacy