Event Review by Helen Doyle: Winter Warmer Quiz

Our thanks to Helen Doyle, who kindly accepted to offer a review of the Winter Warmer Quiz that took place last month in London. Helen Doyle is Senior Assistant Librarian (Law) at the House of Lords, having previously worked at the Inns of Court and at a commercial law firm. In 2016 she was awarded one […]

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Marie Cannon: SLA Europe’s New President for 2017

Marie Cannon is the forthcoming President for SLA Europe taking on her new role from January 2017. In this post she shares some background details about herself as well as her thoughts on her new role. Tell us how you started off in the information profession? After studying a degree in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, […]

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Artificial Intelligence in Business Information: The Opportunity & Challenge of Structuring Knowledge, by Nicolas Bombourg

  Artificial Intelligence in Business Information: The Opportunity & Challenge of Structuring Knowledge   Written by Nicolas Bombourg, Managing Director and Co-founder of Findout Ltd   Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) requires continuous research and testing. As the Managing Director of Findout Ltd, we have made this process a standard in developing advanced AI technology for […]

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Event: Winter Warmer Quiz 2017 – London, Wednesday 25 January 2017

SLA Europe Winter Warmer Quiz 2017   When: Wednesday, 25 January 2017 @ 6.00pm – 10.00pm Where: Minster Court, Minster Place, London EC3R 7PP SLA Members: £10.00 Non-members: £20.00 Please register via Eventbrite   SLA Europe is pleased to invite you to its annual Winter Warmer Quiz generously sponsored by Acquire Media and hosted by legendary professional […]

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Event Review by Richard Nelsson: Artificial Intelligence and the Information Professional: Threat or Opportunity?

Artificial Intelligence and the Information Professional: Threat or Opportunity? Our thanks to Richard Nelsson, Information Manager at Guardian News & Media, who kindly accepted to offer a review of the event on artificial intelligence & the information professional, which took place last month in London. The world is rapidly moving towards a fourth industrial revolution. The […]

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Event Review by Craig Statham: Copyright in a Post-Brexit World

Our thanks to Craig Statham, Map Reading Room Manager at the National Library of Scotland, who kindly accepted to offer a review of the event on copyright in a post-Brexit world, which took place last month in Edinburgh. On 13th October the National Library of Scotland hosted a SLA Europe event that saw Professor Charles […]

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8 Steps to Master the Power of mind+machine, by Marc Vollenweider

8 Steps to Master the Power of mind+machine Written by Marc Vollenweider, CEO and Co-founder of Evalueserve.     Artificial intelligence and smart tools are becoming increasingly prominent. Although these tools could be crucial in some cases, real value can only be created when they are combined with the power of the human mind. Before […]

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Event: Artificial Intelligence and the Information Professional: Threat or Opportunity? – London, Tuesday 15 November 2016

When: Tuesday, 15 November 2016 @ 18:15 – 21:45pm Where: Morgan Stanley, Westminster Auditorium, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QA SLA Members: Free Non-members: £16.52 (booking fee included) Please register via Eventbrite     Artificial intelligence has risen to prominence this year. In March 2016, Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo won 4-1 in the Chinese game of Go, […]

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Survey of SLA Member 2016: summary of findings, by John Coll

Thanks to all those who completed our 2016 survey. Below we provide some key findings from the survey as well as our initial response to these findings. Please feel free to provide further feedback by emailing me at Let’s keep this discussion going!   Number of respondents: 87   Positives There was a wide range […]

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Event: Copyright in a post-Brexit world – Edinburgh, Thursday 13 October 2016

When: Thursday, 13 October 2016 @ 13:15 – 16:15pm (Lunch : 12.45) Where: National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW SLA Members: £25 Non-members: £50.00 (cost includes pre-event lunch and coffee/tea break) Please register via Eventbrite     Join us for a fascinating seminar on copyright presented by Dr Charles Oppenheim, a leading expert on this topic. […]

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