Teaching yourself Linked Data and the Semantic Web

If you are interested in semantic technologies and want to learn more about Linked (Open) Data, you may already have discovered that it can be a costly business to teach yourself. Not everybody has the time or resources to invest in a commercial training course or university degree, especially...

Useful evidence: getting research evidence valued and used

A NetIKX seminar, London, 21 November 2019 Evidence-based information is a popular theme for NetIKX members and this well-attended seminar was no exception. The speaker, Jonathan Breckon from the Alliance for Useful Evidence, opened with the provocative question: why do we need research evidence to make decisions? This led...

Using content strategy to meet your business goals: content strategy at work

A NetIKX seminar, London, 25 July 2019 On the hottest day of the year, a group of intrepid knowledge and information professionals gathered at the British Dental Association – a venue that, fortunately, has excellent air conditioning – to discuss the topic of content strategy. Our two presenters, Rahel...

Waking up to Wakelet

Content curation and social sharing Just over a year ago, I was alarmed by the news that Storify – a service which I had used to capture the tweets for NetIKX events – was to close. Luckily, an alternative service appeared on the scene in the form of Wakelet,...

Information Literacy: current ideas and developments

A NetIKX seminar, London, 30 May 2019 Information literacy has experienced something of a resurgence in the past couple of years, largely due to increased awareness of manipulation of political opinion in social media. This NetIKX seminar offered an opportunity to hear from two speakers who both contributed to...

Open Data

20 March 2019, British Dental Association, London W1G 8YS Open Data stickers Picture credit: Jonathan Gray Continuing this year’s theme of ‘openness’, the second NetIKX seminar of 2019 was on the topic of Open Data and was presented by committee member David Penfold. David began by giving a definition of...

Wikipedia and other knowledge-sharing systems

24th January 2019, British Dental Association, London W1G 8YS The theme of NetIKX’s 2019 programme is Opening Up: what can we do to make sharing easier without making life more difficult? For the first meeting of 2019, we were delighted to welcome Andy Mabbett, an experienced Wikipedia editor and...

Knowledge, information and the power of conversations

‘A Conversation’ by Khalid Albaih (CC BY 2.0) On 12th December 2018, I attended the CILIP K&IM Knowledge Management Awards as a representative of NetIKX. As a long-time CILIP member, I’m pleased to see that the organisation is taking knowledge management on board and rewarding the contributions of its members...

tekom/tcworld 2018

tekom/tcworld conference, Stuttgart, 13-15 November 2018 This was my fourth consecutive tekom/tcworld conference and I must admit I hesitated before booking, as I wondered if I would discover anything new this year or whether I had heard it all before. I need not have worried, as the conference lived up...