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It seems like every day we see headlines about data breaches or the inappropriate collection and use of personally identifiable information (PII). Just recently, NBC News reported on another Facebook transgression, by which leaked internal documents showed that senior executives had discussed selling access to…

The Library of Congress is the research arm of Congress, home of the US Copyright Office, and the largest library in the world. We’re also proud to add “LAC Group client” to the list, as we’ve provided library services and support for dozens of projects…

Have you ever tried to access something online, only to be met with the message ‘sorry, this content is not available in your country’? This is a technology known as geo-blocking and it restricts individuals’ online activity. Based on your geographical location, geo-blocking can stop…

If you peruse the LAC Group blog, you'll see many articles on the growing need for law firm librarians to demonstrate their value. My colleague Ron Friedmann, a highly-respected expert in legal technology and knowledge management, recently presented on how law firm research and intelligence…

The 2019 Knowledge Management (KM) Summit was a meeting of senior knowledge management professionals from large US, UK, and Canadian law firms. I organized the event with KM consultant Mary Abraham and Chief Knowledge Officer Oz Benamram from White & Case, and our preparations included…

On Friday February 8th, LAC Group sponsored and presented at Catholic University’s Bridging the Spectrum Symposium for the fourth consecutive year. We’re always proud to support this day-long conference for working professionals and students to share their knowledge from across the spectrum of information services.…

Everyone is familiar with the age-old adage that “information is power.” I will tweak that to read, “Information is both power—and profit.” And that will be the theme of my upcoming session at the Ark library conference on February 21 in New York. My presentation…

One of the ways that LAC Group’s librarians and information scientists add value to our clients is through their advice and recommendations for improvements. An example of this is the work of Acquisitions Metadata Librarian Amanda Xu, on assignment at the National Agricultural Library (NAL).…

Many law firms focus primarily on the managing partner or the management committee when it comes to succession planning and leave the various departments to work with human resources or to fend for themselves when it comes to planning for the future. This can be…

As 2019 gets underway, law firm librarians find themselves at a crossroads. The explosion of technology, the downsizing or elimination of library space and the new normal of fewer and leaner Big Law firms likely means that law librarians will have to reinvent themselves and…