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In the Tank with Sharks @ CIL March 22

The “Shark Tank” series critiques products that entrepreneurs hope will be funded by investors. This workshop adapts and adopts this approach – considering and critiquing ideas for library-related projects. What’s the project idea? Who will benefit? Will they be interested? Is the project worth the cost? Is there a payoff for the campus or community? Do the sharks believe it – and are they willing to help find investments and funds?

Six innovative project ideas are pitched to a panel of judges and the workshop participants. The judges or “sharks” don’t bite but they do question, evaluate and opine on the feasibility of these projects. Simultaneously, workshop participants collaborate in small groups discussing each pitch with the six criteria. The judging panel and workshop attendees vote for the top 2 projects pitched (maximum) that they are willing to advise on or assist in identifying potential funding or collaborations. Let’s see if the workshop participants and judges agree!

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KMWorld Connect 2020 Revisited

It has been a few weeks since hundreds of participants from around the world shared their first experience of KMWorld 
virtually! Once again the event included Taxonomy Boot Camp, Enterprise Search & Discovery, and Text Analytics Forum.  I hope all you participants have had a chance to revisit the conference site with your unique registration code on the Pheedloop platform and take advantage of the archived content (both slides and recorded videos) you missed last month. There were so many wonderful discussions, case studies, sharing of tools and strategies, amazing insights, discovery of new resources and learning from colleagues, networking & more. In addition to the innovative and knowledgeable faculty of speakers, (listed alphabetically by first name — %$#@*), the conference was supported by exhibitors and sponsors  who highlighted technology and solutions to enhance knowledge sharing in any organization.

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