The UK einformation Group is pleased to announce the publication of Volume
14 issue 2-3 2017/18 of its journal eLucidate.

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UKeiG is committed to promoting the theory and practice of organising
digital knowledge and information. The UK Chapter of the International
Society for Knowledge Organisation is one of our partner organisations
overseeing the presentation of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award
featured in this issue.

Taxonomy and effective and systematically applied metadata continue to
underpin effective data management, information management and enterprise
search in organisations. Helen Challinor contributes a fascinating case
study of a project - Vocabulary Management at the Department for Education
- that takes us back to the essential basics of information retrieval, of
nomenclature and thesauri.

The 2017 Internet Librarian International (ILI) conference was a huge
success. Katherine Allen, Business Development Director, Information Today
Europe, writes: "Information professionals wear many hats. They are leaders
in tech, organisational influencers, expert marketers, change managers,
internet super searchers, and much more." One of the themes that stood out
was the fundamental issue of information integrity, "fake news",
"disinformation’ and the significant implications for information and
digital literacy. Social media nurtures a world of titillation and outrage.
The critical appraisal of information resources is in our DNA, and we are
moving into another era with profound ethical considerations. "The fake,
the false…is an opportunity."

Jisc’s Lis Parcell, in a presentation for UKeiG - "Flexing our digital
muscle: beyond information literacy" - explored tools and resources to help
assess digital capability in individuals, teams and organisations. "Library
and information professionals have long been recognised for expertise in
information literacy, but the need for more digitally capable organisations
creates new avenues for staff to develop their roles and contribute to the
digital strategy of the organisation." Digital literacy is a complex and
morphing concept, embracing core ICT proficiency alongside content creation
and innovation, communication and collaboration, information retrieval,
technology enhanced learning and digital professionalism. We explore some
of the issues.

Martin White, Managing Director of Intranet Focus Ltd, provides sobering
food for thought as he considers the intellectual property and security
implications of jointly shared information in collaborative environment.

Claire Carter, Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of
Bedfordshire, reports back on last year’s eclectic and stimulating CILIP
Conference in a feature entitled: "Data, Information, Knowledge &
Disruptive Technologies in an Age of Uncertainty."

Enjoy, and please give us your feedback and join us in discussions on
social media.

Gary Horrocks

Editor, eLucidate
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