"I explain why the world needs more librarians and help to develop and educate librarians to fill the unmet needs out there."
"I'm fascinated by trends in information delivery especially to enterprise users, and my role here is to help companies get the right information to the right people at the right time."
"There is a plethora of research and historical materials here with value in the global open access environment. It is a sustainable model, as it will be maintained in perpetuity with URLs that never change."
As a technical project lead for ClearForest, a Thomson Reuters company providing text-driven business intelligence solutions, Sumit Shah works primarily on the company's Calais initiative, which offers free metadata generation services, developer tools, and an open standard for the generation of semantic content. In this role, Shah has a broad mandate, both helping customers who have deployed OpenCalais and adapting the platform for internal use at Thomson Reuters.
"I train people from all over the world, and curriculum development and understanding of different learning modes all still applies. And I still give assignments; It's old school but it helps customers retain what I've shown them."
'Essentially, font management is a specialized form of digital asset management, except that the asset is also a system-level software resource.'
‘I spend most of my day working with faculty to help them both showcase and develop their research.'
"I was once at a customer site for a few days and noticed that a printer had been running continually, requiring an employee to feed it reams of paper..."
"I'm currently preparing an exhibition on Darwin [that] will open soon in our gallery."
"My focus has been on education and awareness-building."
"Using scrum allows me to provide a rapid, flexible response to our client's business needs."
"Success is typically measured in small forward steps."
"I get to meet the people with whom I frequently work virtually."
"I am at the front line of customer interaction."
"Provide the best access to the huge variety of online resources."
"‘Success relies on whether we foster ongoing communication with our customers."
‘I hope to make a difference for the good.'
"It is challenging to find the best fit for the software."
"They were stunned at how quickly and easily it was done."
"My job is to translate their knowledge and expertise into the information that our customers need."
"I'm measured on the maintenance of the site's content."
"Usage metrics only tell part of the story."
‘We want a one-stop shop for ordering.'
"Sometimes customer service is like walking a tightrope, due to the time difference."
"I don't get woken up in the middle of the night these days."
"I like to be out in front of costumers as much as possible."
“I go out and play on the internet at least once a month just to see what is going on out there.”
“Regular users, readers, and drive-by people come in and let us know what they think.”
"I work with salespeople to make sure they have the tools they need to make sales."
“We come up with a method to map the current content to the new application.”
"We drive the vision and the strategy of the product lines."
“I’m part of a team that helps the company go to market in the publishing industry.”
“I help people from the planning phase through to the actual implementation.”
"I use a statistical approach to get data into sensible and usable form.”
“We want to know about their relationships with the computer.”
“Our profiles are written by real people and are not just boilerplate.”
“It’s about your investment in your home and what upgrades you can make to it.”
“Leading the standards efforts gives us an earlier awareness of worldwide adoption.”
“I make certain that we get a positive ROI.”
“We make being a reference for EMC Documentum fun.”
"It's so much easier to be a student now!"
“Many customers are under deadline and they need to have access to the information as quickly as possible.”
“If you are a researcher who goes to many different data sources or search engines, we can make all of those come together in one place.”
"The Internet has so changed the role of information for large global brands."
"Business people crave a little humor now and then."
“We help publishers by identifying problems and solutions.”
“When we know what’s going on internally, we can compare that to what’s going on in the outside world, and we look for bridges between different technologies.”
“Librarians: they’re smart, they’re organized, and a little subversive, which is cool.”
“I look at how we can improve the process—and the information is the lifeblood of the process.”
"Information is the lifeblood of strategic sourcing work."