“Knowledge is power in a rapidly flattening and globalizing world.”* During the next year, I will be traveling outside the U.S. for vacation, to visit international clients and during my term as SLA.org President. It’s been awhile since I’ve traveled abroad so I’ve researched some resources to help me get the latest information on cultural … Read More
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Years ago, one always heard that reading digital content strained the eyes and was not sustainable over long periods of time. However, a recent Gartner survey shows that digital text consumption is nearly equal to the time spent reading print. Today, digital storage is cheaper than paper storage. Paperless alternatives for document management are increasingly appealing for competitive … Read More
This morning I heard an editorial on my local NPR station from Youth Radio wherein a high school student lamented that her teacher was great at teaching about past presidents, but not teaching about the current presidential race. If her teacher surfed over to FactCheckED.org and its ”One-Stop Guide to Fact-Checking of Speeches and Debates in the … Read More
A frequent issue my clients grapple with is retention and disposal of records, both digital and print. They ask: What do we need to keep, why and for how long? Why don’t we just keep it all, especially erecords, since storage is so inexpensive? How do we keep track of everything? What about Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) … Read More
There are many ways to get and use digital signatures. They are easily transportable, cannot be imitated by someone else, and can be time-stamped. Digital signatures can be used with any kind of message or document, encrypted or not. With all of my clients, we sign a contract that includes all facets of a project. … Read More