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CDL seeks developer for international preservation registry project (UDFR)

Are you a developer who is passionate about digital curation, linked open data, and open-source projects? Would you like to work on a project which contributes to the international digital curation, preservation and repository communities? Do you want to work

Get Inspired By 3 Of Our Favorite Blogs

Curious about where we get our ideas for Your Life@Work? Sometimes our post will arise from a skill we already have and want to share; sometimes it’s from a wish to learn something new so you can learn it too. Often,

Meeting Notes: Better Results with Half the Work

Is it your turn to take notes at an upcoming meeting? Give yourself and everyone else a break with a simple, cut-to-the chase method: record only what’s essential and ignore the fluff. Last week, Leslie outlined the basics on managing meetings

Repeating patterns

Using patterns as the basis for creativity is common in the world of design.  It seemed counter-intuitive to me until I read Designing Social Interfaces, a book that calls itself “a family of social web design principles and interaction patterns.”

More Visuals: Picture Your Strategic Plan

Your team has a strategic plan. Now how do you make sure it’s front of mind (and easy to comprehend) for the people implementing it? Creating a one-page infographic chart of your plan is one solution. In this third installment

How to Develop Your Career without Breaking the Bank

Building your career means continually learning new skills and enhancing the ones you already have. It’s an investment of your time and energy. In tough economic times you may not get the financial support you need from your company for

Listening: a competitive advantage

I was on a conference call recently when a question came up as to how a service offered by a consortium of libraries and research institutions might compete with a similar one offered by the private sector. We had a

Making Change Happen: Smart Team Building

Leaders are told that bringing people together as a “team” is the ultimate means to achieve peak performance. So we feverishly plan team events, team brainstorming, team retreats, team training, team potlucks, team sweatshirts, and every other team-building thing we

Going Beyond Pie Charts: More Ways to Use Visuals

“Love pie. Hate pie-charts” is a playful quote from a talented data designer featured below. It captures the we-can-do-better attitude of the individuals and organizations leading the charge for clear and effective visuals to get your point across. After an

How Meetings Steal Your Productivity (and 6 Ways to Get it Back)

Are you sometimes amazed at how little of substance you accomplish in a day? Yes, you went to six meetings today and checked them off your to-do list, but it’s a net loss in productivity because each meeting just generated more