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By Heather Negley


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The growth in real-time data has led to new ways to manipulate, synthesise and distil information very quickly. From tools for disease surveillance to heat maps for tracking trends in the stock market, the number of ways for information professionals to tap into this data is increasing with all the major players vying for position in this market.


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The growth in real-time data has led to new ways to manipulate, synthesise and distil information very quickly. From tools for disease surveillance to heat maps for tracking trends in the stock market, the number of ways for information professionals to tap into this data is increasing with all the major players vying for position in this market.

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The growth of real-time tools such as Twitter has led to the emergence of trend and hyper-local tools which use this new ability to manipulate, synthesise and distil information very quickly. Whether you are browsing or searching for a piece for information, the extra dimension of time has added a new way to dissect information making the research process itself more dynamic.

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An Info Pro, librarian, entrepreneur, author, worldwide connector and book-lover, Heather Negley is recognized for her new ways of thinking about librarianship, research, social media and creativity. Heather is the founder of HelpALibrarian.com and Zing Information Services. She has most recently been an Information Research Specialist with the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress where she provided business research for members of Congress and their staffs. Heather also worked as a research reporter for U.S. News and World Report and as a technical advertising producer on the washingtonpost.com. She received her MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston, MA.

Heather can be reached at heather.negley@freepint.com

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