Information Edge Blog

Five Questions to Ask Before Embarking on a Big Data Analysis

You may be trying to figure out what expanded data collection means to you and your customers. Five questions are presented as a summary of a recent panel discussion at Dell Women Entrepreneurs Network in Austin. 1) What is the edge case? Edge case is explained as the circumstance when a new use for data crosses … Read More

Which Tech Companies Help Protect You From Government Data Demands?

Having trouble keeping up with all the privacy policies of your favorite apps, photos, social media, your location and more? The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) just released its fourth annual “Who Has Your Back” report, with comprehensive information on 26 companies’ commitments to fighting unfair demands for customer data. The report examines the privacy policies, … Read More

Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations

I just finished reading Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from Inside edited and written by Ulla de Stricker with chapters by Cynthia Shamel and other KM pros (2013). The key to this book is noted right in the preface: “While references to further readings are supplied, the emphasis is drawn from real life observation. We … Read More

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in-copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. HathiTrust is a partnership of 80 worldwide major research institutions and libraries working to … Read More

Are you Remarkable?

Recently, I attended the annual conference in Denver. Presenters included Debra Fine (author of The Art of Small Talk and other books), Erika Napoletano (The Power of Unpopular), and Aaron Templar, who presented the Roger Summit Lecture. Templar urged us to “connect” – to inspire, encourage, and engage with clients, potential clients, friends and … Read More