Advanced Search – a possible smart solution

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on June 24, 2013

Our world is becoming increasingly complex with more information sources and ways to access content than ever before. Anyone who searches for information is required to make more decisions about searching and expected to engage with an enlarged number and variety of search systems.”Google-like” search – aka one single search box paradigm – has become pervasive in research portals. On the other hand, searchers that are skilled in using Boolean operators still prefer to use them, since this way they are able to run very detailed searches. So the question is how to reconcile these two types of search in a portal. Read further >

DESH: Your Personal Legal Assistant with Sense

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on June 17, 2013

Lately, I’ve been intrigue by the sudden urgency from developers to solve the “big” problem of email. A rush to be your personal assistant and to make your lives easier. Moreover to anticipate your every move and predict your need. I thought I might as well take a stab at it and create my own rendition with a legal twist. In the process I learned a couple of things. Read further >

Age of Immersion

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on May 22, 2013

We are at the dawn of an age of immersion. We can no longer ignore the fact that our reality will be perpetually augmented with data and information. Computing devices that can beam information directly into your retina are reality. Lets face it, the number of people who drive around without GPS navigation or leave the house without an internet connected smartphone are increasingly dwindling. So let us embrace and prepare to seize the opportunity to power ‘Commander Data‘. Read further >

Watch out! You’re sitting on a herring!

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on May 13, 2013

… and jogging is significantly reducing intelligence …and information really helps our customers.

I just went through a speech, which Neil Postman held back in 1990, where he cited people from even 50 more years back in time. And I find it hard to refute his central claims, including: “Information is not part of the solution, but instead creates new sorts of problems”.

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Mission Monocle: Chasing Mona Lisa In An Online Reader

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on March 22, 2013

Google Reader is shutting down on July 1st. It has been my filter of the internet and a window to the world for over 8 years. It helped me focus in chaos of content on things that matter to me. I can honestly say it has made me smarter by helping me discover countless artifacts and precious information I would otherwise have never seen. Now my mission is to find a replacement and if I don’t, I will build one. Here’s what I’m looking for. Read further >

Pirates & Spoilers: What I Learned From The Film And Music Industry

Raymond Blijd
Written by Raymond Blijd
on February 12, 2013

I’m watching a series of short interviews from a recently held conference by the music industry. Seeing our future challenges unfold in real time I imagined our industry to rise above and leap ahead. I observed the similarities such as our deep passion and optimism we feel in our pursuits. So while old media (Books, CD’s, DVD’s) fades to black, new media companies are lighting up the skies. What have I learned? Read further >

Infobuttons for 2013

Howard Strasberg MD MS
Written by Howard Strasberg MD MS
on January 24, 2013

Regular readers of this blog will know that I frequently comment on the Health Level Seven International (HL7) Infobutton standard. Infobuttons are context-sensitive links from electronic health records (EHRs) to knowledge resources. Infobuttons were included in the 2014 EHR certification criteria (United States) under both clinical decision support (CDS) and patient education. Read further >

Are you pushing? How to offer Current Awareness Services

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on January 18, 2013

Current awareness is the knowledge of recent developments in a field. This is crucial for any professional, even more in our markets. Without a knowledge of the latest developments, a person loses the competitive edge associated with lifelong learning, new electronic communication and business transactions, and better job performance. In this post I would like to share some thoughts about different ways to provide news to the customers: push and pull services. Read further >

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