New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. Through social innovation, libraries may adopt new functions and roles and even act as innovation catalysts in networks of increasingly interdependent stakeholders from different sectors. We discuss the implications of this approach for expanding the role of public libraries from providing access to collections to becoming social innovation and community catalysts. Just published: A. de Moor and R.

Collaborative Thinking: Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions

Collaborative Thinking

» February 15, 2008 Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions Catalyst (North America) is Burton Groups premiere event for technologists and executives.

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Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

Another option for those wishing to leverage attendance at Catalyst (on top of all the great Burton Group workshops, sessions, guest speakers, etc). We will hold a pre-conference workshop at the Burton Catalyst North America 2009 conference on Monday, 27 July 2009, from 10am to 5pm , in San Diego, California. Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia.

computing, culture, and catalyst

Social Abacus

I dropped my Moto Q in the bath tub about two weeks ago-- as luck would have it, 4 days beyond the 1-year warranty of the handset. Because I've been indecisive about whether to replace or go iPhone, I've regressed to a pda-free state that only some of you remember once dominated. It's had a pretty profound effect on me: It gives me some of the peace of being on a desert island.

My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

Alchemy of Change

This talk will serve as a catalyst to shift my focus here at Alchemy of Change into a place for exploring some of the questions I hope to pique with this talk. I'm excited to share my TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company." The Soulful Company B Corporation corporations drive meaning mission soulful company

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Further, communities can be a catalyst for development and innovation, and will be critical to future business models. Image © Leigh Prather.

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Apropos of Nothing

Jenny Connected

This was the title of a talk given at The Materiality of Nothing symposium at Lancaster University by Gary Sangster , Director Arts Catalyst. This is how his session was described in the programme for the day (I have added the hyperlinks).

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Software Will Replace You

Alchemy of Change

And that’s usually the catalyst for software virtualization: lower cost, better service. It doesn’t matter who you are – software is going to take over more and more of what you do.

2011 117

Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?


They were, essentially, the change agents who were helping act as catalysts for that business transformation that was becoming a full socially integrated enterprise.

2012 123

Love Hurts – And That’s a Good Thing

Alchemy of Change

The catalyst for this post is an article by Jonathan Franzen in the New York Times Opinion Pages called “ Liking Is for Cowards. If you’ve ever felt true love, then you know that sometimes love hurts – a lot.

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Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

We see Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a major catalyst in this next phase. Merck has almost finished an 11 month transition to Office 365 from various older Microsoft products and messaging and collaboration tools from other vendors (e.g., IBM, WebEx). The deployment of the new foundation is expected to be completed by mid-April.

2015 48

Reading is (Still) Fundamental

Evolving Web

In that way, each employee becomes a well spring of "new" ideas, and a potential catalyst for infusing those ideas in our organizations. . recently tweeted this after mulling over the differences I’ve seen while working with various clients.

2012 99

How to plan your social engagement success

Ant's Eyeview Blog

While the assessment will give you a stage “score,&# its real value may be as a discussion catalyst with your team. As you plan for the year ahead, it’s time to consider how social media will change your company or brand in 2011.

From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez


From being blamed from all sides for everything that goes wrong, to become the catalyst enablers helping transform not only the way we all work, but also, essentially, the corporate cultures we breathe in day in day out. Language matters. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself about how important it is to build a narrative you would feel rather comfortable with when interacting with other people, whether your peers, your customers, your business partners, even your competitors.

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From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

This may then be a catalyst in order to take action. Blogpost is written in collaboration with Francois Walgering from MOOCfactory and Sibrenne Wagenaar from Ennuonline. More and more trainers and facilitators use online platforms for online interaction to facilitate learning.

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Engaging Vetrans with CRM

Alchemy of Change

What matters is that the website has also given away thousands of free tickets to sporting events around the country, and acting as a catalyst for reconnecting veterans, who may not have seen one another in years. If you’re into using technology to engage people in a mission, you’ve gotta check out this very impressive video.

What’s Really So Cool About the “Color” Network?

Alchemy of Change

I’m not sure sharing photos with people I don’t know is enough of a catalyst, but I for one, will be keeping an eye on Color. An ambitious new social photo-sharing service just launched. It’s called Color , and it’s getting a lot of attention for a few reasons.

2011 39

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

In the end, such methods are just catalysts, all the knowledge is in the heads of the participants. Preparing for the future. On April 3, I attended the Chi Sparks 2014 conference on human computer interaction, to present my paper on the Kids’ Knowledge Base.

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Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business


Can you find them within your own organisation and empower them to become those catalysts of change, pretty much like Kevin Spacey has done for the Entertainment industry? .

2013 34

A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters

Full Circle Associates

My aspiration is that the technology would feel invisible, or better yet, would be a catalyst for connection. Over the past few years I have enjoyed being part of the MAFN Webinars. MAFN is the Mid Atlantic Facilitator’s Network.

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Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

The hope is that certain individuals will acts as catalysts for others to join, creating network effects that lead to more rapid uptake. . Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of project teams and people involved in Enterprise 2.0 initiatives. What I’ve derived from those interactions is that the biggest hurdle to success has to do with the “soft” issues related to adoption.

No 10 wants to hear about your local digital project

Social Reporter

Individuals, groups or organisations that have been catalysts to new ways of delivering public services. If your community-benefit project would itself benefit from some endorsement from the Prime Minister, there’s a couple of days before the next round of submissions for Big Society Awards.

2011 30

Using Unconference in the Enterprise – Manifesting Social Business

Online Community Strategy

Along with all the great knowledge-sharing and network-building that typically happens, an Unconference can be one of the key catalysts for the culture change needed to evolve to a more social business : a day of suspended organizational hierarchy, authentic communication (no PPTs), collaboration, learning and relationship development.

What’s New on the Anthill: Reflections from our Third Annual All Ants Meeting

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Three insights became clear for me that day and much of which continues at Ant’s Eye View today: Business Transformation: connected consumers and connected employees can and will transform the business forming a catalyst for a whole new journey towards engagement.

Playing the game of saving Slapham community spaces

Social Reporter

The group acts as a catalyst to encourage local groups to take up unused assets.

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Will Mobile Devices Usher in a Renaissance in Local News?

Alchemy of Change

The catalyst for this series was the announcement in May that Google News was rolling out “ news near you&# for your phone. P art 5 of 5: Could the decline of local newspapers be a prelude to a renaissance in local news ?

What’s Your Calling?

Hildy Gottlieb

Naming that alignment, claiming it, harnessing its power – that is what catalysts and champions do every day. This is a special post for me – a post I was asked to contribute to the “What’s Your Calling?” blog tour. What’s Your Calling?”

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Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

I did write in an earlier post that I thought whatever challenges Lobbi faced in developing a platform, it could have an important role in acting as a convenor and catalyst for a wider movement for social technology for social impact, linking politics and local social action. News that the Local Government Association is closing its Knowledge Hub as part of a £2 million savings plan provides a reminder of how difficult it is to maintain big one-stop-shop knowledge-sharing systems.

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Ten practical tips to profitable business relationships

The Bumble Bee

As you introduce people to each other you become the catalyst and connector and they will thank you for doing it and of course remember you. has previously published a number of articles on Social Networking which have addressed the Analysis perspective.

Burton Group Workshop: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

If you are looking for another reason to attend Burton Group's Catalyst conference in San Diego, here's the brief write-up below on my social networking workshop. For additional information on Deals & Discounts for Catalyst Conference 2009 and registration. Notes from the Field: Social Networking in Action. Tuesday 7/28 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (half day). Mike Gotta.

More on Trust in the Social Enterprise – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The sixth looked more specifically at the role of trust in the social enterprise, and raised the possibility of using social objects as catalysts for building tacit trust. The Social Enterprise is nothing more than an enabling mechanism for helping us connect meaningfully with each other; and social objects are nothing more than catalysts in helping us experiment with trust. Skip to content. confused of calcutta. a blog about information. About me. About this blog. Disclaimer.

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Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’? : RSA blogs

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

RSA Catalyst. RSA BLOGS RSS FEED. Arts and Society. Design and Society. Education Matters. Enterprise. Fellowship. Recovery. Social Brain. Social Economy. Adam Lent. Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’? May 14, 2014 by Ben Lucas Filed under: Social Economy. Tweet. Earlier this month, The Atlantic, one of the best public policy sites, published an interesting piece by Eric Liu about Seattle’s decision to introduce a $15 an hour minimum wage.

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Exploring the new community enablers, and how digital may help them

Social Reporter

Several things have acted as catalysts to turn this into a package. Over the past few months I’ve been nudging at a number of projects and storylines that really needed linking up … as well as developing explorations as a way to making sense of complex situations, joining up different interests, and helping people use social media. I think that’s what social reporting is about , and it’s coming together.

Exploring the new community enablers, and how digital may help them

Social Reporter

Several things have acted as catalysts to turn this into a package. Over the past few months I’ve been nudging at a number of projects and storylines that really needed linking up … as well as developing explorations as a way to making sense of complex situations, joining up different interests, and helping people use social media. I think that’s what social reporting is about , and it’s coming together.

Replay Information: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

Burton Group's Catalyst conference will be in San Diego, July 27-31. Catalyst is a very unique attendee experience. If you missed the live webcast today on enterprise social networking, you can listen to the replay my following this link: Enterprise Social Networks: A Field Research Study. The webcast will show up under "Recorded" with a date of March 18, 2009. It's about 45 minutes in length. Feel free to leave comments/questions here and I'll answer them as quickly as possible.

What Makes A Successful Community Manager? - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Behind every successful community, youll find an uberchampion of that community, an instigator of conversations, and a catalyst for change. Login | Register | Membership Benefits. COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS. SLIDESHOWS. VIDEOS. EVENTS. ABOUT. BRAINYARD COMMENTARY. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Jamie Pappas. Jamie is Vice President of Social Media at AMP Agency , the leader in inspiring brands with integrated digital and. Read Full Bio >> See More From This Columnist >> SHARE. Facebook.

News Updates (July 22, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

All this reiterates the key findings we published in July of last year and unveiled at our Catalyst conference: (1) SaaS implementations aren’t all about saving money. SaaS Drivers. Craig comments on some recent Burton Group and Gartner research around software-as-a-service. " They are mostly about avoiding IT, quicker rollouts, and adding predictability/clarity to pricing. (2) 2) SaaS implementers haven't saved a ton of money, but they didn’t expect to either – see #1 ".

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: The purpose and limits of KM

Platform Neutral

The next Gurteen Bristol Knowledge Cafe is going to be held in the ever-purposeful Pervasive Media Studio , Bristol, on Thursday June 11th, from 18:30. The cafe proper will begin at 19:00 prompt.

Two reports promote people-led local solutions – Big Lottery Fund strategy and a Locality campaign

Social Reporter

The Big Lottery Fund framework is admirably short, with the emphasis on some key principles and general statements about the way the Fund will work as an enabler and catalyst as well as grant-maker. Dawn Austwick writes: We also want to be more of a catalyst and a facilitator – recognising the feedback we got about our place in the funding ecology and civil society more broadly.

News Updates (October 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mindjet Catalyst. Mindjet released Catalyst, an online collaboration tool. Catalyst sets out to mimic the way people work together in the same room to solve problems, which Raskin said online conferences lack. Catalyst team members can simultaneously video-conference while modifying a shared document on an online "white board." Catalyst automatically notes which team members made what changes and for which tasks or deadlines individuals are responsible.