In this issue:
Danah Boyd, Microsoft Research Tech Fest • February 26, 2009
Insight in three acts. Boyd's lecture begins with the usual description of social media, but Act Three discusses how it is reshaping publics and speaks to many of the issues we face every day as the environment surrounding our public interactions evolves.
Knowledge@Wharton • March 4, 2009
Who are the influential leaders in your community? Surprising research shows that self-reported opinion leaders are often not a key link in viral marketing. Rather, it's the people who are deeply involved in their work who are more likely to try something new and then recommend it to others. "Just because people think they're important doesn't mean it's true."
Creativity and Innovation • March 7, 2009
Selling your ideas. This article lays out common-sense guidelines for getting people—co-workers and customers—to pay attention and buy into your ideas.
BusinessWeek • February 27, 2009
Giving more at the office. With hiring freezes and staff cuts looming, many managers are overlooking a significant resource—the untapped potential of existing workers. A recent survey shows that almost half of the respondents said they were insufficiently challenged in their jobs. The tricky part is how to engage these people and use more of their talent.
The New York Times • March 5, 2009
MoMA opens its virtual doors. Museums are reaching out in creative ways to patrons who never set foot in the door. MoMA joins trailblazers like the Brooklyn Museum and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to make its collection more accessible on the Web.
Harvard Business Publishing • March 13, 2009
Business models are out—value creation is in. Umair Haque, of the Havas Media Lab, says the ideal of revamping business models for competitive advantage is what got us into this mess in the first place, and that only by abandoning tired, old, 20th century thinking and going back to basic ideals like freedom, peace, fairness and justice, can we emerge from this economic slump with a sustainable plan for the future. Be sure to click on Haque's lecture recently presented at the Daytona Sessions.
- Webcast of Richard Ovenden Distinguished Seminar Series Presentation Now Available
- Programmatically Promoting Data
- Museum Data Exchange: Asking the Right Questions
- A Day in the Life of a Program Officer
- Convergence . . .
- RLG Programs 2009 Annual Partner Meeting, 1–3 June 2009 in Boston, MA
- 2009 RLG Partnership LAM Panels
2 May at AAM in Philadelphia, PA
11 July at ALA in Chicago, IL
15 August at SAA in Austin, TX