Jill Hurst-Wahl, MLS, has over 20 years' experience in the library and information sector, including work as an IT business systems analyst and as a corporate librarian. Since founding Hurst Associates in 1998, Jill has consulted with for-profit and non-profit institutions including many cultural heritage organisations. As blogger, Jill's Digitization 101 blog (http://www.Digitization101.com) is a frequently read resource among those involved in digitization programs. She also blogs about social networking tools at eNetworking 101: The Blog (http://www.eNetworking101.com/blog).
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Articles by Jill Hurst-Wahl:
Computers in Libraries 2009: Spreading Ideas [ABSTRACT]Friday, 22nd May 2009
This year's Computers in Libraries show focused on creating the future of libraries through spreading ideas and learning. As Jill Hurst-Wahl reports, the conference keynotes and sessions promoted just that goal, with valuable insights shared both inside the session rooms and spilling out into spirited discussions at 'lobbycon'.
Computers in Libraries 2009: Spreading IdeasFriday, 22nd May 2009
Introduction to Federated Search [ABSTRACT]Friday, 10th October 2008
Federated search is a powerful tool for organisations with multiple databases and content sets, but it is often misunderstood. In this clear introduction, expert Jill Hurst-Wahl lays out what federated search does and does not do well and identifies characteristics of organisations 'ready' for federated search. If you've been fielding questions (or have your own) about a search solution that works 'like Google' but inside your firewall, this is a great piece to share with colleagues.
Introduction to Federated SearchFriday, 10th October 2008
Focus on Value Chain
Document the value chain, and transform the way you think about, manage and report on your product portfolio and your information service contributions to your organisation goals.
Focus on Risk Assessment
Risk assessment to gauge the ability of your services, team, portfolio and overall value to withstand stress is a required process for a healthy information department.