LIKE 78: Exploring the digital workplace. Wednesday 21st February 6:15pm
The 'digital workplace' is a term and concept which has grown in popularity over the last two to three years. It is now being used by consultancies, vendors and by some intranet and IT teams. What is it and what does the 'digital workplace' look like in 2018?
In this session, Steve Bynghall will cover: - what the digital workplace is (and whether it's actually really a new concept or not) - how intranets are adapting to become the gateway to the wider digital ecosystem - how some workplace technologies are becoming commoditised - the current obsession with digital assistants, bots, artificial intelligence and natural language processing, and what organisations are doing in this space - developments around microservices, APIs and data which underpin the digital workplace - the potential implications for information services of all of the above.
About our speaker, Steve Bynghall
Steve is a freelance consultant and writer specialising in intranets, collaboration, the digital workplace, Knowledge Management and other digital themes. He worked at global accountancy firm BDO for thirteen years in various knowledge and information roles including managing the global client extranet programme before founding his own company Two Hives in 2010.
He currently works independently as well as in partnership with other organisations including the Digital Workplace Group (DWG) and Step Two.
Steve is based in London and has an MSc in Information Science from City University.
LIKE 79: Fake news and alternative facts - who you can you trust?
Wednesday 18th April 6pm
With evidence of manipulated elections and referenda based on the dissemination of fake news, there is increasing scepticism about the reliability of news sources, both printed and web-based. Which ones do you trust and how do you decide what is fake or truth?
Join fellow LIKERs to hear a talk and to pose questions to news expert Jo Tinning-Clowes of Dow Jones, who will shed light on the murky topic of fake news. There will also be plenty of opportunity to network. Food and a drink is included in your ticket price.
About our speaker, Jo Tinning-Clowes
Jo has over 20 years’ experience working for Reuters then Dow Jones on the online news side of the business. She assists with many of the company’s largest customers with their search strategies and understanding how to get the best out of Factiva for their needs.
She is an avid champion of 'trustworthy' online news and believes we all need to be more careful what we read...and believe.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-tinning-clowes-b2292a3/
LIKE 80. LONDON WALKING TOUR: ALL CHANGE AT KING'S CROSS
This is the site that everyone has been flocking to ever since the arrival of the Eurostar at St Pancras Station
Explore the renovated station and unlock the secrets to the surrounding area's history.
Once London's most notorious red light district this area has undergone an amazing transformation. Two Victorian railway stations, the gothic splendour of the old Midland Grand Hotel, industrial buildings, regeneration projects, a German Gymnasium, film locations, a canalside walkway and fabulous public sculptures all feature.
The walk will last around two hours.
Please be prepared for no breaks, and potentially the British weather!
Our guide for the walk will be Rachel Kolsky. Rachel is a prize-winning Blue Badge Guide who also worked for over 25 years in the financial services industry as a professional researcher.
LIKE 81: Jinfo Benchmarking Presentation. Wednesday 26th September. Just £17
Finding data to benchmark your information centre against has long been high on the wish list for many information professionals, but meaningful resources are hard to come by.In 2017, Jinfo addressed this knowledge gap with groundbreaking benchmarking research. In 2018, Jinfo deepened and improved the dataset, which covers optimisation of: - Team capacity -Structure and operations -Tools and technolgies - Measures of value.
In this session, our speaker Catherine Dhanjal will cover:
- Key findings from the research Practical applications of the research - Insights on structure - Insights on services and customer groups - Key sector differences.
Catherine is head of product at Jinfo, the international research and consulting service for information and knowledge professionals. Jinfo supports information professionals in corporate environments to keep on top of sources, technology and value, in roles from content purchasing to managing a research team and setting information strategy. She was managing editor of Multimedia Information & Technology Journal, a Cilip publication, for eight years; and has been working with vendors and libraries in the information sphere since 2000, on the marketing and PR side. Catherine is based in the south west and has a Masters in Strategic Communication.
LIKE 82: Autumn Quiz. Wednesday 14th November 2018
The quiz got gently underway with a round of Dingbats. A news round followed together with a music round, a challenging first-lines round and high-scoring film clips round amongst other rounds. Guests commented that the quiz was a lot more interactive than they had expected.
The top three teams were Schnapps featuring Helen Lippell with 101.5 points, Ultimate Collection of (Almost) Librarians featuring Gavin Fuller. However, ahead of them and claiming a £15 book token each were Much Peru about Nothing.
Our Christmas party was held in the upstairs room at the convivial Calthorpe Arms pub in Grays Inn Road where 25 guests enjoyed an evening of fun and food from a Christmas menu. Ken Hollywood ran a great quiz before we move onto the food, conversation and of course, secret Santa.