So many books … so much to learn. Can’t wait!

Posted on May 5, 2012. Filed under: information profession | Tags: , , |

Just had to share that I was the fortunate person to win a $200 Information Today gift certificate at the #AIIP2012 annual conference in Indianapolis this week.  I was in 7th heaven – all those wonderful books to choose from!  Now to carve out time to read, reflect, and learn.  And then to put that learning into action.  Can’t wait to get started!

Nora K. Stoecker, MLIS; MILR

NKS Info Services: Your research, writing & editing partner

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Finding Local Business Information and Why Would You Care?

Posted on June 27, 2011. Filed under: business, competitive intelligence, information search | Tags: , |

Hi all,

The topic of “finding local business information” might not sound relevant for a technical audience, but there are many instance in which it could very well be. 

 Considering entering into a cooperative research agreement with a small firm outside your stomping grounds?  Received an RFP from a potential new supplier but don’t know too much about them? Thinking of expanding manufacturing to another State/town?  These are just a few examples of the need for local business information.

It so happens that an AIIP colleague, Marcy Phelps, has written an outstanding book on finding local business information — Research on Main Street

And another  AIIP colleague, Ellen Naylor, wrote a comprehensive blog post about a recent webinar by Marcy,  on strategies, techniques, and sources to find local  business information.  It’s still on my to-do list to sign-in for a recorded version of that webinar but even if I’d attended it already I could not have written a better post.  So read Ellen’s instead.  Strategies, Techniques, and Sources to Find Local  Business Information.

And let me – or them – know if you need any research assistance 🙂

Nora K. Stoecker, NKS Info Services

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What can an independent information professional do for your business? Many things!

Posted on October 9, 2010. Filed under: business, competitive intelligence, information search | Tags: , , |

Thanks to Ulla de Stricker for blogging about a recent ASIST Bulletin article highlighting the variety  of ways independent information professionals can add value to your business, be it in the biomedical field, high tech, government contracting, the non-profit sector, or more.  These IIPs provide competitive intelligence, market research, patent searching, government information, writing services, knowledge management, and so much more.  But I don’t need to expound – please visit Ulla’s blog about the ASIST article “Adding Value: The Business of Independent Information Professionals.”

And P.S. – yes, I am an independent info pro too 🙂 –nks

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