There are many resources out there for us to read to keep up with the many interests we have for work and at home. Let’s face it, there are too many and we have to stop somewhere to keep up but keep it manageable. The following are the sources I look to regularly for information and updates about managing libraries, intranets, knowledge management, product development, strategic planning, and more. I would be interested in sources you use to stay ahead of the curve.
Google News Alerts– “knowlege management” “content management” “enterprise 2.0” “competitive intelligence” – Google News tells me what’s new on Internet news web sites and blogs. They generally contain no more than 10-12 news items and I can quickly tell if something interests me. I could narrow the search to try and get specific news but this gives me what I want without too much noise.
Blogs – besides those that I list on my blog roll, I receive RSS feeds from APQC’s knowledge management blog, Bob Mixon’s Blog, CIO’s Knowledge Management, CMS Wire, Column Two, elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog, The Engaging Brand, The [non]billable hour by Matt Homan, Wired GC. I receive these feeds and the feeds for the blogs in my blog roll using Newsgator for Outlook. There are a few hiccups using it, but it is probably due to also accessing my small business software and LinkedIn.com Outlook tools from my Outlook as well.
Online Publications – BNet Today, CIO, Law.com, Law Technology News, LLRX, The Mckinsey Quarterly, MALL Newsletter, MIT Sloan Management Review, PLL Newsletter, The Virtual Chase. These tried and true publications are a must read for me. I have access to a number of these publications online and in print but generally read them online only.
In addition to these publications, I also keep up with a few listservs. I have to admit that I don’t read all the articles in each pubication and sometimes they go unread for a week or so when I receive them by email or U.S. Mail. I do know though, that the reading I do is a lifeline to staying in tune.
Do you have suggestions for keeping up that is not listed here?