In this issue:
IdeaConnection • October 20, 2008
Turning problems upside down can yield new insight. The authors of Why Not?: How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big And Small offer four tools for tackling issues from an unconventional perspective that just might trigger breakthrough thinking.
Innoblog • October 21, 2008
Lessons learned from a disruptive cleaning product. Innoblogger Natalie Painchaud examines Arm & Hammer's "less is more" approach toward innovation and suggests ways to apply it to your own innovation efforts.
CIO • October 20, 2008
Managing Gen Y workers requires more flexibility. "If bosses want to keep their employees from surfing the web, they should give them deadlines. Personally I think having websites available at work helps keep employees awake during the day," says a recent college graduate.
Poynter Online • October 23, 2008
DIY yearbooks. This is a great idea—newspapers teaming with local schools to host a site that serves as a repository for high school yearbook content. At the end of the year, students can assemble their own versions. How can libraries team with local communities and schools to collaborate on custom publishing ventures?
The State of Independent Local Online News, Part 1: Sites on the Rise; Business Models Remain Elusive
OJR • Octobber 27, 2008
Indie news sites are challenging the status quo. Don't overlook this resource—independent news sites ranging from "mom-and-pop shops focused on a single community concern to seven-figure operations that reflect wide civic interests." As journalistic control becomes increasingly concentrated among a few large media organizations, these sites offer an alternative.
MediaShift • Octobber 24, 2008
Beyond "vanity publishing." Amazon's BookSurge and other self-publishing operations are providing a viable alternative to the traditional publishing model for some authors. Check out suggestions from self-published authors on how to make it work and think about what "print on demand" could mean for your organization.
- RLG Programs 2008 European Partner Meeting, 5–6 November 2008 in Paris
- RLG Programs 2009 Annual Partner Meeting, 1–3 June 2009 in Boston