Category Archives: Articles & Papers

The Silicon Valley Consensus and what it means for information professionals

This is the 24th article that one or both of us has written for Online Currents over the course of six years. The first topic was “Enterprise collaborative bookmarking” – which was a hot topic with a number of start-ups … Continue reading

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Building Competence for Knowledge Organisation

Download Building Competence for Knowledge Organisation As software eats the world and the internet transforms vast swathes of human activity, the field of knowledge organisation has not been immune. Traditional tools such as thesauri and controlled vocabularies are being augmented and … Continue reading

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Innovation in Knowledge Organisation: A Conference Report

Innovation in Knowledge organisation was conference put on by Straits Knowledge (a Singapore-based knowledge management consultancy), PebbleRoad (a Singapore-based user experience design consultancy) and Synaptica (a global taxonomy software company).  The format of the conference was high energy – although … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity for information professionals: The organisational dimension

Moore and Tall_v029_OLC_pt03 Our previous article on cybersecurity approached the issue from the perspective of the individual internet user and showed the breadth of issues that we face and the simple things we can do to make our online interactions … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity for information professionals: The personal dimension

Download the article here One of the key themes of the articles we have written for this publication is that “software is eating the world”. To put it another way, many everyday activities and objections are being transformed by internet-based technologies. … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things: A Primer for Information Professionals

Download here What were you doing in 2008? Whatever you were doing, it is unlikely that you were celebrating the eclipse of the human race (although the global financial crisis may have given you some cause to do so). According … Continue reading

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Enterprise Social Networks – Case Studies

Download article here In the previous article, we recounted a brief history of social media in both the public world of the internet, the private spaces of organisations and the blurred lines in between. This article is less theoretical and … Continue reading

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Enterprise Social Software – Setting Out The Landscape

Download article now Social software is big business. Facebook has 1.3 billion monthly active users . LinkedIn has 300 million users. Twitter has 271 million monthly active users. These are huge numbers – which indicate that these are sites that … Continue reading

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Individual decision-making and information management

Download now Our lives are a parade of decisions that we make with a greater or lesser degree of consciousness. Some are banal (“tea or coffee?”) and some are momentous (“will you marry me?”). We would rather make good decisions … Continue reading

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Enterprise Search Case Studies

Download Now. Information professionals have a lot to bring to the use of search, and can learn a great deal from other disciplines, such as software design, natural language processing, user experience and analytics. This article discusses two case studies … Continue reading

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