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J. Boye Starts Boston Intranet and Digital Strategy Groups

J. Boye Groups are exclusive, actively managed groups of experienced web and intranet professionals, who meet to discuss their progress, problems and concerns with the projects they are working on.

We will hold our next Boston Intranet group On Feb 11 from 9AM- 3 PM, location to be determined.  Margot Bloomstein, author of “Content Strategy at Work” will be our guest presenter.  Read more about the group here.

We are initiating a Boston Digital Strategy group on Feb 12 from 9AM- 1:30 PM, location to be determined. Topics may include web governance,  information management strategy and mobile challenges. Read more about the group here.

J Boye groups are wonderful opportunities to network with your peers, share ideas and exchange knowledge.

If you are interested in attending either of these meetings, please contact Patricia Eagan at


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National Archives Policy Analyst Jill Snyder

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m., Bentley University, Morison Hall, Morison Boardroom #300, 175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02451. Campus Map.

SPEAKER: Jill Snyder, Records Management Policy Analyst, National Archives and Records Administration

TOPIC: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is a treasure of government historical records. While our Library of Congress harbors published books and other formats of content, the National Archives has specific responsibilities to govern and store records of our national governmental institutions work. The legacy of governmental and government employees’ work is collected according to acts and rules passed by Congress but NARA must ensure that agencies and civil servants understand and adhere to policies for contributing to the “Archives.” We will interview Jill Snyder at our September meeting to gain a better understanding of how her agency operates and their role with an increasing mountain of electronic government generated information. We will also explore the boundaries of NARA’s work and ask about how it relates to the “other” agencies’ responsibilities for gathering and storing working materials.

Additional Readings:

Luellig, Lorrie. What to do About Data Debris; Getting Rid of Data: Why It’s So Hard. Information management, 04/15/2013, 2p.

“At the 2012 Compliance, Governance and Oversight Counsel Summit (see sidebar below), a survey of corporate CIOs and general counsels revealed that typically 1 percent of corporate information is on litigation hold, 5 percent is in a records retention category and 25 percent has current business value. This means that approximately 69 percent of the data that most organizations keep has no legal, regulatory, privacy, security or business value.”

Ratha, David. Surveys continue to show weaknesses in federal records management. KMWorld, 09/01/2013, 3p.

“Flash forward to 2012, and NARA has completed its third such assessment. The report finds that “agencies still struggle to manage a voluminous amount of textual records while simultaneously facing the technological challenges of preserving records created and maintained in electronic format.”

BIOGRAPHY: Jill Snyder is a Records Management Policy Analyst at the National Archives and Records Administration, where she writes records management policy for Federal agencies.  She has over ten years of experience in the archives and records management field.  Ms. Snyder has taught records management at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and basic archives management at Salve Regina University.  Her interests lie in the management of electronic records and social media and the intersection of records, knowledge, and information management.  She is Vice President/President-Elect of the New England Archivists.  Ms. Snyder has a B.A. in Human Services from Northeastern University, and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

PLEASE PLEASE Register even if you are not certain you can attend so we have an accurate estimate of attendees for handouts. If you then make a decision not to attend, please use the registration link and note in the comments field that you will not attend.

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Decision Support Systems that Adapt to New Knowledge

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Microsoft, 201 Jones Rd., Sixth Floor, Waltham, MA 02451. Directions.

SPEAKER: Richard Adler, PhD, President, DecisionPath, Inc.

TOPIC: Through our interview with Richard Adler we will explore the many applications for adaptive decision support. Dr. Adler has worked with several agencies in the Department of Homeland Security applying a knowledge-based approach to “test-driving” counter-terrorism strategies, to better understand (and help improve) their cost-benefit trade-offs within an evolving security “landscape”.  He has also developed knowledge-based solutions to help organizations respond more effectively to transformational changes brought about by changing environments and disruptive events.

This program is an interesting transition from the theory we learned about last month from Laurie Webster of CognitiveEdge, where a narrative technique was applied to gathering information for defining and solving complex business problems. We will learn how Dr. Adler has applied his innovative modeling and simulation tool to diverse challenges for the US Coast Guard and TSA, and on-going work in the pharmaceutical market and investment strategic planning.

The format of the meeting is a 45 minute interview with our guest speaker, followed by audience Q&A and discussion of his methods.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Richard M. Adler is the founder of DecisionPath. He designed and implemented the company’s ForeTell software platform and currently directs development and delivery of ForeTell-based solutions for Government, Life Sciences, and Financial Services markets.

Previously, Dr. Adler was a Partner in Computer Science Corporation’s commercial consulting group. At CSC, he held positions as the Solutions Architect for the company’s Net Markets practice and earlier, as the Application Architect for Lynx, CSC’s software framework for developing transactional business applications. Dr. Adler was previously VP of R and D at Symbiotics, Inc., a middleware software startup, and held technical positions with the MITRE Corporation and Control Data Corporation.

Related information:

Begley, Sharon. The Limits of Reason; Why evolution may favor irrationality. Newsweek, 08/05/2010.

DecisionPath Additional Resources.

Snowden, David. The resilient organisation, presented at KMWorld, 2010. CognitiveEdge, 11/18/2010, 8 slides/podcast

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Practical Knowledge Management

Practical Knowledge Management, April 1 - 30, 2010, Instructor: Paula Cohen

Continuing Education Course at Simmons College. This workshop will cover the most widely accepted approaches, methods and tools for designing, implementing and sustaining a knowledge management function in a library or organization.

Modeling the World with Four Colors: UML class model patterns

Speaker: Norman Daoust of Daoust Associates will present Modeling the World with Four Colors: UML class model patterns on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Foley Hoag LLP, Emerging Enterprise Center, Bay Colony Corporate Center 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000, North Entrance, Waltham, Massachusetts

This program is sponsored by IEEE Consultants Network. Admission: no charge; the meeting is open to the public; tell your friends, they’ll appreciate it!

Description: This presentation describes patterns for creating domain models using four colors to stereotype the UML (Unified Medical Language) classes into five categories. This speeds up the analysis modeling process, produces models that are easy to review and critique. The use of color adds to the information content of the model and provides an excellent mechanism for visual discrimination of the concepts.

The presentation begins with a brief description of the five stereotype classes, followed by an example, tips for identifying each of classes, and concludes with a stereotyped way the stereotype entities fit together.

Attendees will learn the four colors and how to apply them. They will leave with a different way of thinking about the world.

Audience: business analysts, data analysts, data modelers, people who want a framework for categorizing data

CSHALS will take place February 24-26, 2010 in Cambridge/Boston, MA

The Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS) the official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) returns for its third year as the premier annual event focused on the use of semantic technologies in the pharmaceutical industry, including hospitals/healthcare institutions and academic research labs.

CSHALS is a conference focused on specific applications of semantic technologies, including Semantic Web, to show where advances have been made, determine what the current needs are, and anticipate where the field is headed in order to prepare and advance with the field. The conference is organized along specific topics and moderated to stimulate interactive discussions around sets of key questions determined in advance with input from registered attendees.

Conference Details

Online courses in KM at Kent State beginning January 19

Check out these KM courses being offered through Kent State University, on-line.

SLA. Boston Chapter Meeting: Ontologies for Knowledge Mapping and Discovery

The Boston Chapter of SLA is featuring Brandy King, a member and past speaker at the Boston KM Forum, speaking on Knowledge Mapping and Ontologies.

When: Tuesday, November 17, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Social Law Library — John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Suite 4100, Boston


Costs: SLA/SCIP/ASIST Members - $20; Non-Member - $25

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Questions: Please send any questions about the program to Kris Liberman at  — thanks!

Meeting Notice: Social Media Strategies, Boston CHI

Title: Social Media Strategies []

Speaker: Lisa Gualtieri
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Health Communication Program, Tufts University School of Medicine
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 6:30 PM
Sun Microsystems, Burlington, MA

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

Finding and Keeping the Job You Want: Career Tactics for Technical Communicators

Date:Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Program Title: Finding and Keeping the Job You Want: Career Tactics for Technical Communicators
Presenter: Brenda Huettner, STC Fellow