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Making CILIP connections at the University of Edinburgh

It all started with a question, I was considering options for mid-career professional development.

20 June 2018

Nudging the NHS: improving digital resilience

Find out how South Yorkshire NS Trust is using the concept of "nudging" to help busy clinicians acquire new digital skills.

20 June 2018

Internet Q&A:interesting approaches to displaying the news

There are traditional resources such as the main news broadcasters, but there are plenty of engines that simply focus on the news headlines.

20 June 2018

UX in Libraries: Behaviour Mapping - decisions and desires

Why do we choose one route over another? Time is often a factor: we happily take a winding path in a park if we’re on a Sunday stroll.

9 May 2018

Designing Libraries: dementia friendly spaces

You know you are getting old when shop assistants take the money out of your hand before you have had time to count it.

9 May 2018

Combatting the coming (cyber)crimewave

With cyber criminals adopting technology at a rate that far outstrips the capabilities of law enforcement agencies, asks Robin Smith.

April 2018

Identity check: verify your accounts

David E. Bennett explains that verifying your institutional social media accounts can enhance your brand prestige.

April 2018

Privacy versus security

On 29 November 2016 the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) 2016 came into force across the UK.

April 2018

A practical guide to GDPR for information professionals

An overview of the impact of GDPR and practical advice on what information professionals need to do about it

12 March 2018

Using more than one browser could be helpful

Do you have a particular browser that you would recommend?

15 February 2018

Divided Society: digitising the troubles

Gavin Carville talks about Divided Society

15 February 2018

Literacy at primary school: a social justice issue

In the first of a two part feature, Rob Green talks to Louise Johns-Shepherd, Chief Executive of the Centre of Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE)

12 March 2018

A million ways to be Nice: #amilliondecisions

Amy Finnegan and Sue Jennings explain how the skills of information specialists at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice)

12 March 2018

Educating knowledge managers

Bruce Boyes talks about joining the committee for the Knowledge & Information Management (K&IM) Special Interest Group (SIG)

12 March 2018

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Bawden and Robinson, Introduction to Information Science

Read an exclusive chapter from David Bawden and Lyn Robinson's bestselling foundational LIS textbook

Haynes, Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval

Read an exclusive chapter from the newly published second edition of David Haynes' classic metadata textbook

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