Introduction to Information Access and Management

Benjamin Alexander De Mers Founder and CEO | IAM Platform

Hi, my name is Benjamin Alexander De Mers and I am an Information Scientist. I have earned several degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, one of the top five research universities for Information Studies in the world. ?My concentration is Information Science and Technology. ?You can read my?full bio here. ?That means I am deeply familiar with the topology of information itself and how information is effected/affected by technology, systems analysis, security, ethics, law, privacy, marketing, media, data analytics and more. ?I am also deeply familiar with how these sub-categories of information science effect/affect information. ?I work with information and how it is acquired, accessed, processed, and managed. ?I am the Founder | Owner | CEO of IAM Platform and currently, I am the Editor in Chief of IAM Network.

Those who work with information are known as Information Professionals (IP). ?IPs commonly work with others and teamwork is essential in good and thorough information acquisition, access, processing, and management. ?You see, information is so vast (and growing all the time) that there is literally infinite potential for engagement and involvement with others in accessing and managing information.

Information is an infinite product. ?It is the only product that when you share it, it becomes even more?valuable. ?It is no secret that the brick and mortar world is increasingly digitizing. ?Each time something from the analog world gets digitized an information object is created. ?Yet, the only way the new information object can have any meaning or relevance is for it to be accessible and meaningfully integrated with all other information objects. ?This sometimes places the freedom of information at odds with human-based systems of processing.

On the other hand, widget-based products are not infinite. ?They need to have limits of production and engagement placed upon them in order for them to retain their value. ?Traditional widget-based products are susceptible to dilution of value due to supply and demand dynamics which do not translate well to information.

We are in an Information Age. ?This means that traditional brick and mortar commerce/exchange methodologies and economies of scale are transitioning to an increasingly digital world. ?From the Semantic Web to the Internet of Things, information and its many systems and technologies are reshaping the very core of humanity’s ways of interaction. ?Consequently, attempts to create proprietary information systems to replace traditional economic drivers is a difficult equation.

For example, most Information Professionals are acutely aware that it is becoming increasingly difficult to market information for profit as?information seeks to be free. ?This leads to the need for information systems to develop relationships with for-profit technologies and monetization mechanisms. ?This presents a whole new orientation to information which currently has no definitive or official response. ?We, humans, are working our way through this important phase of the evolution of our civilization.

Further, we humans are by nature a sharing species. ?We want to share information with each other. ?It is contrary to our nature to not share information. ?However, as we are learning, we discover that there are instances when sharing information is not in our best interest or in the best interest of our organizations. ?In those cases, we tend to develop information security practices that compartmentalize information and regulate access. ?This provides roadblocks and bottlenecks which complicate the transition to information-based commerce.

So, how do we go about maximizing the potential of the?infinite product and yet provide an economy which works with both value and sharing and its many complexities? ?The accomplishment of a solution to this quandary is precisely what IAM Platform has set as its goal to achieve. ?Every day we learn more and apply that knowledge to real products and services which enhance humanity’s ability to find new ways to maximize the potential of information. ?As your fellow humans, we invite you to engage with us in this endeavor. ?You don’t have to be a formally trained Information Professional to benefit from engaging with the IAM Platform. ?We all produce, acquire, process, access, and manage information in our own ways. ?That being said, an Information Professional knows the history and theory of Information systems, Science, and Technology and is helpful in providing context and holistic solutions to information acquisition, processing, and management. ?Ultimately, the information totality must be cohesive or it is simply meaningless.

What is IAM Network?

Information Access and Management Network is the world’s fastest-growing Information Professional (IP) network and it is just one of the Products and Services on the IAM Platform.? Currently comprised of over 60,000 engaged information professionals worldwide, IAM Network is the world’s largest organization of information professionals. As we go along we will find more and more ways in which all types of information workers can join and participate in the IAM Network. ?Librarians, Archivists, Museum Curators, Semantic Modelers, Data Analysts, Software Engineers, Web, and Mobile Developers and lay information technicians who substantially work with information. ?IPs work from home, some work on the go, and some work in organizations and institutions. ?Our mission is to provide a place where anyone involved with information can go for support, tools, and marketplaces.

What is IAM Platform?

Information Access Management (IAM) Platform is a staging area for products and services that enable information professionals to dominate their information.? Currently, IAM Platform has four subdivisions:

  1. IAM Network: the world’s largest information professional’s network comprised of over 60,000 engaged information professionals worldwide.? Currently IAM Network powers IAM Blog, IAM Podcast, IAM Code Trove, and IAM Social with properties on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  2. IAM Media Services: a full-service digital media agency.
  3. IAM Marketing Services: a full-service digital marketing agency.
  4. IAM Information Services: a full-service information services agency.

If you work with information or need help with information in any way, IAM Platform creates the solutions you need.

Please feel free to contact us to get started.? We will take the time to help you find the resources you need, either with one of the IAM Network partners or with our own in house professionals.

See you around the platform!

Benjamin Alexander De Mers
Founder and CEO | IAM Platform
Editor in Chief | IAM Network


Information Access Management Blog

Welcome to the Information Access Management Blog.Here you will find articles and resources that are hand-curated to bring the value upfront for those who are working with information and who want to dominate their infosphere.To navigate you can either use the user-friendly categories drop down or you can watch our friendly slider until you see something that you like.Then just click the “read more” button and you will be taken to your article where you can browse for more using the internal linking structures and information architecture provided.



We would like to let you know that we take guest bloggers on our site.? If you would like to submit content for review, please use our contact form to do so.? We will review it and get back to you on whether or not it is relevant to our site.? If it is we will publish it.? If you wish to publish with a link back to you or your content we have paid placement options for you to work with.? Just contact us and let us know which direction you wish to pursue.? We publish to over 60,000 engaged information professionals worldwide!

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Information Access Management Podcast

Introduction to the Information Access and Management Podcast

Welcome to the Information Access and Management Podcast.This podcast is a deep dive into everything related to the very large universe of information.That’s a big topic!We look forward to your engagement.

To access our episodes you can use the drop down menu on the left side of the page or you can use our handy dandy podcast episode slider below.Just click the title of the episode and you will be taken to the podcast’s page.Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Episode 3: How To Make Money With Your Blog | Part 1
Episode 2: What’s Up With Microsoft One Drive?
Episode 1: Introduction to IAM Podcast
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We also wanted to let you know that we accept guest speakers on our podcast.? Our podcast broadcasts out to 60,000+ engaged information professionals worldwide.? If you would like to be on one of our upcoming episodes please use our contact form and let us know who you are and what subject you are interested in speaking about.? We will then decide which upcoming episode would be the best fit for you.? Thanks!

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IAM Social


IAM Platform powers IAM Network, comprised of 60,000+ engaged information professionals worldwide.  Currently, we are concentrating our Social Media Marketing | Social Media Management on our property located on Twitter due to the excellent social media engagement we have there.  We invite you to join us on the Official IAM Network Twitter!

You can also view our latest tweet activity in the fun slider below!? Isn’t it cool?? If you want to follow us or view the tweet on Twitter, just click the “Follow Us” button and you will be taken right there!? We look forward to seeing you around IAM Network Twitter!

Bill Gates, quarantine and Islam

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#BillGates #ElonMusk #JeffBezos #LarryEllison #LarryPage #MarkBenioff #MichaelDell #MikeBloomberg #RichardBranson #RiedHoffman https://t.co/SKppUNZXhg

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State Bar Association Tables Vote on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations | New York Law Journal

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#BillGates #cdc #GatesFoundation #GAVI #SDG #UN #Vaccination #Vaccine* https://t.co/mojSO9Pdy2

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DTC Glasses Brands See Spike in Sales During Lockdown

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#BillGates #ElonMusk #JeffBezos #LarryEllison #LarryPage #MarkBenioff #MichaelDell #MikeBloomberg #RichardBranson #RiedHoffman* https://t.co/G3UEkYJJo5

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Virgin Galactic jumps on NASA deal for private space trips

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#AmazonBlue #Antigravity #AsteroidMining #Astronomy #Astrophysics #Exopolitics #FalconHeavy #Galaxy #Interstellar #MarsBase* https://t.co/BkYCMn6f4u

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How Much Data Are Your Apps Collecting? Apple 'Privacy Labels' Will Tell You

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#constitution #DueProcess #HabeasCorpus #LawAndOrder #Privacy #Rights #SearchAndSeizure* https://t.co/o63Keu4xLf

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Motherboard and Mijente Present SURVEILLANCE PANDEMIC with Edward Snowden and Naomi Klein

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#1984 #Cameras #CCTV #NannyState #Orwell #Orwellian #Surveillance #SurveillanceState #VideoFootage* https://t.co/AlJWQFLhHf

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Black Lives Matter: Health IT Industry, Where Are You? - Op-Ed

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#information #InformationSeeking #InfoTech #TechnologyBusiness #TechnologyCompany* https://t.co/Kqi2AsbE7n

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Texas to remain 'wide open for business' despite dramatic Covid-19 rise

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#business #BusinessPlan #BusinessStrategy #Education #Entrepreneur #Entrepreneurship #NewBusiness #OnlineBusiness #Products #Services* https://t.co/oR5lj7xRVg

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Autonomous cars and intelligent road systems improve road safety

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#AutonomousVehicles #Autopilot #Cars #Cities #Drones #Future #SelfDriving #SelfDrivingAirplanes #SelfDrivingCars #SelfDrivingTrucks* https://t.co/gseJlTGqNg

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Dyslexia made Real Housewives of Cheshire's Tanya feel 'stupid and weird'

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#BillGates #ElonMusk #JeffBezos #LarryEllison #LarryPage #MarkBenioff #MichaelDell #MikeBloomberg #RichardBranson #RiedHoffman+ https://t.co/IRUGpXWlnL

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IAM Code Trove

Welcome to the Information Access and Management (IAM) Code Trove.Here you will find a growing compendium of useful open source code to use for your coding projects.IAM Network has over 60,000 engaged information professionals who contribute to the IAM Platform and many love to share their coding tips and tricks here.

So feel free to browse and take whatever you want using our categories drop down to the left or our handy dandy post slider below.No restrictions.

We want information to be free.I think you feel the same way.Enjoy the IAM Platform Code Trove!



We do accept contributions to code already posted and new code you want to be shared too.If you wish to edit existing code or submit a useful code that you think the entire community would love to use, just send it to us using our Contact form and put CODE TROVE in the subject line.We will be happy to edit existing code or add new code to a new post in that category and give you some props for sending it in as a way of thanking you for participating in growing our coder community!

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