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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. ...

In law, data analytics applications are growing across all areas of practice, especially litigation and court dockets. Litigation is risky and expensive. Courts are limited resources. These two factors combined have created demand for the predictive value and time-saving efficiencies of data analytics....

LAC Group Vice President Eleanor Windsor was interviewed by Graham Southorn, a writer and editor specializing in business, science and technology, for Jinfo subscribers. Jinfo is a UK-based research and consulting services provider focused on information resources and technology. The article, “How to choose a savvy approach to outsourcing,” delves into a range of issues such as communication, cost considerations, skills...

LAC Group’s film archiving division PRO-TEK honors the George Eastman Museum as it sponsors the 4th Nitrate Picture Show, a festival of film conservation that features screenings of vintage nitrate prints along with lectures and workshops. The event runs May 4-6, 2018 in Rochester, New York....

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has taken hold in corporate America and has already begun to transform the legal profession. AI is a game-changer for the practice of law, not only in revolutionizing tedious legal tasks such as contract review and electronic discovery, but in trial preparation and strategy, even predicting opposing arguments and which way judges will rule. ...

LAC Group law librarian and legal researcher Christine Bowersox contributed a book review to a compilation of legal titles published in the Law Library Journal. Christine was one of several reviewers featured in the article, “Keeping Up with New Legal Titles,” a compilation by Benjamin J. Keele and Nick Sexton. Her review is of the book, “International Legal Research in a...

LAC Group employees will be participating in a series of educational events in April and May of 2018, sharing their knowledge on a variety of topics: • Making data machine-readable • Using social media to maximize a job search • Advanced Google searching • Federal information mandates and how agency libraries supports researchers The first event listed is open to the public; the remainder have specific audience requirements....

Who is your favorite librarian? Someone who influenced you as a child, supported your academic pursuits, engages and enlightens you in your adulthood. What is your favorite library? The public library in your community, the library at your alma mater, a special library with a unique mission and purpose?...