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April is here and I’m showering you with another colorful mix of research and information topics: • Teaching legal research • Information vendors—new services, new relationship issues • Showing ROI of KM systems and initiatives • Pushing research and reference comfort zones • New opportunity for legal bloggers • Gmail updates to look forward to Enjoy and feel free to share!...

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?...

Film has its passionate defenders and its ardent critics. So too does digital. The rivalry has been building for over twenty years and the two haven’t always been perceived as playing well together. When you’re in the media preservation business and the casualties keep piling up, people keep asking the same question:...

What do you call a librarian who researches both the north and south poles? Bi-polar, of course! And our own Sue Olmsted is one of those bi-polar librarians. Sue is a special collections conservator working remotely—not as remote as the polar stations of McMurdo, Amundsen–Scott or Palmer, but from her home in North Carolina, miles away from the National Science Foundation’s offices in...

Just as individuals are choosing Uber or Lyft to save money, so are companies looking to the ride-share providers to save on black car service. Uber and Lyft offer their own versions of black car services for a lower price, but at the expense of some important services and guarantees. With ride-sharing businesses, you may not always know what—or...

Most humans hate change, yet our brains are wired to appreciate novelty and new things. Stability is a requirement of successful organizations, but so are innovation and disruption. Change happens every day, on personal and organizational levels, with or without our participation. It is incumbent on each of us to reflect regularly about change and manage the change we confront or strive...

On February 22, 2018 I attended the ARK Group conference—12th Annual Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services. Over one hundred and fifty law firm library directors, decision makers and library/information center staff were there, with several vendors and sponsors also present....

LibSource excels at conducting research across an encyclopedic range of topics, addressing the information needs of business and legal clients looking for, to name only a few:...

I love the story of the photographer at a dinner party where the hostess mentioned she had seen some of his magnificent work and that he must have a wonderful camera. The photographer thanked her and said her meal was also magnificent and that she must have a wonderful stove....