Nominate your most useful FUMSI article of the year
When I was in the UK the other week I started spotting early Christmas adverts on TV, and it is shortly coming to that time of year when a gentleman's mind wanders towards making long lists of the best / worst of 2008. FUMSI magazine is no exception, and the nomination process for citing the 'Most Useful Article' of the year has been announced. Any article published in the FUMSI database between December 2007 and September 2008 is eligible for nomination.
There is a huge range of articles there, including several of the pieces that have appeared in the 'Share' section I curate since I joined the team:
- The EU: Closer Than You Thought! by Judith Schilling
- Intranet 2.0: Ten Not-So-Easy Steps by Chris McGrath
- Secret Leeds: Share Your Secrets, Share Your City by James Hill and Duncan Scobie
- Corporate Blogging: How To Be Open by Nick Reynolds
This also means that technically you can nominate my article from earlier in the year - 'RSS Feeds: Managing the Mechanism'. I haven't checked the full terms and conditions, but I assume there is some clause which precludes me winning, now that I'm a contributing editor on the magazine rather than a contributor!
The final citation, which recognises both the article author and the nominee, will be announced at the Online Information exhibition in Olympia on Tuesday, 2nd December.
I'll also be at Online Information, at the Free Pint stand, time and date TBC, for a couple of informal panel sessions with my fellow FUMSI contributing editors, Marcy Phelps, Tim Buckley-Owen and Karen Loasby. We'll be discussing 'emerging opportunities' for information professionals, or, as I've got it in my notes, 'how to make your information service indispensable during a recession'.