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Legal librarianship is constantly in a state of flux with continual changes in job titles, habitual shifting of responsibilities and the explosion of legal artificial intelligence all playing a part. In January of this year, The LAC Group surveyed their internal personnel about the future…

Content aggregation is a relatively new EIR (Electronic Information Resource) category that’s more recently being referred to as “current awareness” or “media monitoring” platforms. I believe these new labels paint a more accurate picture of the value delivered by these tools. “Content aggregation” is what…

A few years ago, we published an article on average office supply costs per employee. In recent years, office supply costs have been trending upwards, so we decided it was time to revisit this topic.

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…

We were intrigued to read the February 2019 joint Bloomberg Law and Legal Marketing Association survey, “Where Are We Now? Revealing The Latest Trends In Legal Marketing And Business Development.” This survey provides valuable data for many aspects of marketing. As a provider of business…

Background checks have moved into the foreground with the recent tragedy at valve manufacturer Henry Pratt Company. In a shooting at the company’s Aurora, Illinois facility, several people were wounded and five Pratt employees lost their lives, including the gunman, who was being terminated the…

We are living in a golden-age of new uses for old film. The growing appearance of old film in new media has prompted interest in its uses and effects. In fact, CBS Sunday Morning recently featured a story on the "golden age of documentary filmmaking" that…

Effective collaboration is a necessity and goal in every organization. Get it right, and you gain a strong operational and competitive advantage. Mess it up, and the consequences could be dire. As a growing company with a highly distributed workforce, our ability to maintain clear,…

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…