In this issue:
CEO Forum Group • Winter 2008
Innovation just wants to be real. Jason Clarke says all this talk about innovation is just that--talk--unless things start changing at the top: "If innovation is just your latest corporate mantra, don't be shocked if your people just add 'innovation' to their language until the fad blows over. Remember they don't listen to what you say, they watch what you do, so if you take genuine steps to encourage innovation, it'll happen. If you reward it, it'll happen faster. If you remove the cultural barriers and crack down on people who kill original thinking, it'll fly."
Open Forum • September 10, 2008
Think before you merge. Read this article before you think about consolidating community resources in the name of synergy. Bigger isn't always better and synergy doesn't always play out.
The Economist • September 18, 2008
Science 2.0 is on the rise. Internet-based peer review is much more efficient that the cumbersome conventional scientific publishing process, but scientists are still leery about divulging their research online. Now there's Seed Media Group's Research Blogging, a forum that aims to streamline the process of scientific discourse.
The New York Times • September 21, 2008
College search meets social networking. Unigo.com is a an unfettered, grass-roots response to college review publishers like Fiske and Peterson's. It's time to look beyond the established players when we're assisting high schoolers in search of the perfect higher ed experience.
Scientific American • September 18, 2008
Why do we love stories so much? Our brains are hardwired to respond to narrative tales--to the point that people believe information presented as a story more than it it's told as "straight facts." How can we harness the power of storytelling to effect change?
- Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums report now available
- Picking Up the Pace: Considering the Implications of Accelerated Archival Processing podcast with Alice Schreyer now available
- RLG Committee and RLG Program Council compositions confirmed