FreePint Newsletter No.36921st February 2013
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Two recent FreePint feature articles focus on topics heard around many a conference table: my "Big Data, FreePint Style" announces a publication series we'll be producing in April and May, exploring real-world applications of this somewhat fuzzy concept of "big data". I'm excited about the articles, reports and webinar we have planned, and I invite your suggestions for case studies, topics and speakers.
Tim Buckley Owen reflects on much of the writing he's done on the topic of compliance, with "Content and Compliance Challenges Deliver Opportunities for Info Pros". At its heart, compliance is very much about information management. Tim's article, which is the opening editorial for the FreePint Report: Content and Compliance (Subscribers, login to download and read), names only a handful of the alphabet soup of regulations today's organisations face, which information professionals and information tools can support.
There's no regulation to manage tweets gone wild, though. Tim's usual wry commentary, in "Sorry Bosses - You Can't Shut Down Twitter" (Subscriber) made me laugh and cringe simultaneously.
Someone is always looking for company information. Those searchers should take note of Key Note, reviewed by Andrew Grave. And for researchers for whom the "why" is as important as the "what", Jan Knight's editorial on "Context is King in the Research Sphere" offers a jumping-off point for discovering some of the articles, product reviews and reports FreePint offers which value context as much as content.
Our commissioning editors, Jan, Andrew, and Iain Simpson have recently commissioned a series of articles on research, competitive intelligence and internal communications, respectively. If there is an article you are longing to read - or one you are itching to write - find them on the FreePint People page and get in touch.
By Robin NeidorfDirector of Research, FreePint
By Emre Hasan Akbayrak
I think that technological advances will keep on forcing librarians to redefine their job descriptions and their roles. There are several critical skills that librarians need to thrive in today's digital world and it's really important for librarians to stay abreast of the latest trends in web communications and social media. That will help when planning and executing programmes for mobile technologies.
Emre Hasan Akbayrak is the Associate Director of the Middle East Technical University Library. Between 2005 and 2006, he held the position of Head of Serials and E-Resources Department at METU Library, and between 2001 and 2005, he was reference librarian in the Library. Emre has been working for the ANKOS (Anatolian University Libraries Consortium) since 2002. You can reach him at email@example.com, connect with him on LinkedIn at http://tr.linkedin.com/in/emrehasanakbayrak, follow him on Twitter @bluesyemre and his blog http://bluesyemre.com/.
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