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LAC Group, a provider of mission-critical outsourced library, information, and knowledge management services for the U.S. government, has been awarded a contract to convert over 500,000 catalog cards into online records from the Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections Division. ...

LAC Group is consolidating its business units under one brand, LAC Group—spelled L-A-C. Streamlining operations will lead to greater efficiencies, stronger financial positioning, a cohesive voice in the market and new opportunities for employee teamwork and collaboration....

LAC Group Vice President of Information Services Jim Haggerty has contributed a chapter to a book titled “The Evolution of the Law Firm Library Function” published by ARK Group, a publishing and events company for legal and information management markets....

If it’s June, it’s SLA; if it’s July, it’s AALL. These two annual events for librarians, researchers and other information professionals happen back-to-back, and in 2018 they took place in the same location—Baltimore, Maryland. We just returned from SLA (Special Libraries Association) and look forward to returning to Baltimore for the 2018 AALL (American Association of Law Libraries) Annual Meeting &...

Websites, blogs and social media have made it tempting—and easy—to copy or link to images or video/music clips we come across on the Internet. But doing so without permission exposes you—and your employer—to a minefield of potential legal trouble. The original creator or content owner can sue you for copyright infringement, and it can get expensive and be damaging to...

LAC’s spend management services group, known as Chase Cost Management, surveyed a select number of law firm clients regarding legal research databases and some of the vendors that provide them. We’re happy to share the findings in this report, “Survey of search algorithms and other legal research topics,” which includes:...

SLA chose the theme of “be more” for the group’s 2018 Annual Conference. It’s actually “Bmore” in reference to the show’s Baltimore location, but the concept of being more is valid as librarianship continues to evolve. Those of you planning to attend SLA 2018, June 11-13 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will have plenty to see, hear and learn while there,...

With a large volume of content, it’s tempting to solely use an automated system for tagging and annotation. While today’s machine learning and rules-based platforms can achieve a reasonable level of classification, they haven’t yet approached human ability when it comes to reading more deeply into the material and applying tags that might be relevant, but not obvious. Librarians and...

When it comes to transferring large digital files, the common concerns are speed, security and integrity—ensuring content reaches its destination in a safe, timely fashion, its original form intact. Hollywood’s unique digital file transfer needs Large file management has become a persistent headache for many enterprises, but perhaps none of them feel the pain as acutely as commercial movie studios and other...

In our recent report on common metadata standards, we examined some of the more familiar metadata schemes in current use. Most of these standards were developed for and by librarians and archivists; many of them for books and other text-based documents. ...