Library services

We published many articles to the LAC Group blog in 2018, and we reviewed our site analytics to see which topics got the most interest across our various managed service areas. Some of them were no surprise—one of our key services is Research and Intelligence, and articles on specific information services like LexisNexis and Westlaw did well, as did articles and...

In 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union pursuant to Article 50 of the “Lisbon Treaty,” in what has become famous the world over as “Brexit.” The British government is working out a plan to implement the EU separation, set for March 29, 2019. While any number of actions or interventions could occur in...

As federal libraries continually search for ways to demonstrate their value, bibliometrics has emerged as a way to quantitatively assess the impact of federally funded and produced research. Bibliometrics is essentially the statistical analysis of written publications, such as books, reports and journal articles. ...

Are you a law firm leader or decision-maker tired of all the advice you've been reading and receiving since the 2008 economic downturn? Yet over the past decade, how much of that advice has been heeded and implemented in your firm? Probably not much, as addressed by ALM Intelligence Fellow Jae Um earlier this year for The American Lawyer:...

What we think of as “the library” is undergoing a revolution. Now that more information is available digitally, many libraries have been downsized and the need for floor space is greatly reduced. Most libraries that remain have greatly diminished their footprint. Like academic libraries, special libraries such as law firm, corporate and government agency libraries are evolving from being a...

I attended the FEDLINK 2018 Fall Exposition held November 7, 2018 at the Library of Congress’ Madison Building. FEDLINK is the Federal Library and Information Network, a consortium of federal agencies for sharing library and information center resources, managed under the auspices of the Library of Congress....

I had the pleasure of attending the ARK Group KM Legal 2018 conference in London, May 15-16—two days of presentations on the latest in KM trends and happenings, including discussion of the new global standard for Knowledge Management set by the International Standardization Organization or ISO. This year, as a new approach, ARK co-hosted KM Legal and Knowledge Management 2018, the...

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,...

It’s mid-May and Americans are looking forward to Memorial Day weekend for our own selfish reasons—a day off and the unofficial start of summer. More importantly, let’s remember the reason for this holiday: To honor those who died while serving our country. We can also express our appreciation for their valor and leadership....