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    I am the owner and managing director of Information Automation Limited (IAL), a company that specialises in research, consultancy and training for the information profession. We are particularly interested in all forms of electronic information resources (e-journals, e-books, etc) and I teach a course in electronic publishing at the Department of Information Studies in Aberystwyth. Drilling down still further(!), my interests centre on the quality and evaluation of electronic information, and in the thinking that underpins activities in library and information science.


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    Monday, June 25, 2007

    Addendum: to both 'Street Signs' & 'Gorman and the missing Good'

    With thanks to Sphere who linked to the article. This seemed an entirely neat summation to both the previous posts:
    The "information," and the machinery that brings it to us, which we might want to blame for putting that notion in your head, is a far less serious problem than the fact that your head was so receptive to it.
    It is the final sentence from a paper delivered in 2000, Content with Content, by former Editor in Chief of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Robert McHenry. The whole paper is worth reading, particularly if words and their meanings interest you. Perhaps, even, it should be made compulsory reading for those whose stock in trade is information, or knowledge, or content. I sense that the term 'knowledge management' might be something of a red rag to a bull for Mr McHenry!

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