The Special Libraries Association, Competitive Intelligence Division is bringing a learning opportunity to you. “Creating Competitive Intelligence Taxonomies to Visualize Your Business Environment” is a structured approach to intelligence information that makes competitive intelligence faster and even more efficient. Using topic maps or taxonomies, this interesting webinar demonstrates ways to visualize and organize a dynamic business environment.
Another learning opportunity is available from the Special Libraries Association 2015 Annual Conference. Attending the conference will give you access to the connections, resources, products and services that matter to your profession. The continuing education courses are full of great opportunities to enhance your skills.
You can never learn too much and it is certainly more important than ever to stay up to date on the latest trends in the business. The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is helping you out with that by offering in-depth continuing education courses that focus on a range of topics.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is seeking applications for a paid internship at their Washington, D.C. office. The internship will be in Library Services in the Applied Research and Methods team (ARM). The deadline for applying is March 18, 2015. The position is slated in May or June.
Libraries seem to belong to a past generation who did not have access to the internet or to other data sources where mega masses of information could be accessed quickly and easily. Of course there have been changes, but we in the business of information science know that the value of libraries hasn’t diminished, just changed. The latest research findings indicate that the future of libraries falls into three categories: The library as a place, the library as a connector of people, and the library as a platform for getting patrons the information and the contacts they seek.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) has partnered with Information Today to provide members an exclusive discount on the upcoming Computers in Libraries 2015 conference, which takes place April 27-29 in Washington, D.C.
With the Data Harmony User’s Group in full swing, today started the case studies. Personally, I find these the most interesting because it is a real life application of all the technology, including the hurdles and bumps along the way.
A unique learning opportunity is available through the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Offered free to SLA members is the webinar “Social Media in the Library: Discovering Best Practice” sponsored by scholarly and academic publisher, Taylor & Francis Group.
As we strive to be as helpful as possible to those in the fields of taxonomy, indexing, ontology, etc., we are excited to share career opportunities that we find with our readers. Even if you aren’t in the market for a career move, it is always good to stay on top of what is available and how the fields are evolving.
In a series of papers studying the history of American innovation, Mikko Packalen at the University of Waterloo and Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, indexed every one-word, two-word, and three-word phrase that appeared in more than 4 million patent texts in the last 175 years. Why, you ask? They wanted to measure the significance of a new invention.