Friday, May 19, 2006
What can librarians teach enterprises about information access?
as seen on Solo mailing list:
KMWorld Magazine Web Seminar
Panel: What Can Librarians Teach Enterprises About Information Access?
sponsored by Endeca
Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 11:00 am PDT, 2:00 pm EDT
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET
Register now for this FREE eBroadcast event.
Librarians have been helping us find information since long before enterprises began investing in formal KM initiatives. Information Science programs have thoroughly researched the field, from how to organize information, to how users go about foraging for information, to how to catalog content. But libraries are curated collections, far more controlled (and quieter) than the corporate setting.
Enterprises are different. The stakes are higher. Where budgets fall short on librarian-power, software solutions promise — and often over-promise — automation. Security, privacy, and compliance matter. Content can be far messier to categorize than books, is often unstructured, and accumulates at greater velocity.
Yet in many ways, the rules of the library are universal, with the potential to help the enterprise in more ways than it does now. What pragmatic advice can we glean from librarians about how to better find information under the pressure, chaos, and constraints of the enterprise?