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Help! I Need Somebody – Help! Not Just Anybody… Though John Lennon wrote those words in 1965, they could apply to today’s overworked legal library directors searching for reliable research support when they need it. Not just anybody can step in to provide short- or long-term interim support when so much is riding on accurate and thorough legal research. ...

Most private equity (PE) firms aren’t leveraging a key source of hidden value and optimization that can be found within the portfolio of every company. This shortfall remains untapped because it involves a part of finance that’s not viewed as being significant or strategic: indirect spend and the procurement function that supports it....

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. ...

Significant M&A and procurement synergies are being overlooked as part of the due-diligence and post deal implementation process due to primary concentration on new organizational structure, politics, human resource and regulatory compliance. Administrative and Indirect cost structure (Procurement/HR/Financial Ops) optimization can meaningfully impact deal valuation and ongoing modeling....

In 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) moved from its previous headquarters in Arlington, Virginia to a new LEED-certified building in neighboring Alexandria. This was a perfect opportunity to imagine what the NSF library could be, with a focus on modernization to emphasize the library’s digital resources. The move aligns with the current GSA (General Services Administration) real estate...

The need to tame and manage the proliferation of data will define 21st century federal government libraries. Harnessing the information contained within that data will require library directors, managers and professionals to develop new competencies from data visualization to data management to data analysis and more. ...

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...