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Carla Arton was our 2007 Fellowship Recipient.  She is a film archivist working at the Library of Congress.  She discusses what she learned during her Fellowship, and shares some projects she is currently involved with. What have you been doing since your Fellowship? I was hired…

News alerts play an important role in Competitive Intelligence systems. They are the steady workhorse, keeping people current and knowledgeable on specific companies, industries and other topics. Yet news alerts also can be an intrusion, contributing to information fatigue and overload. Enter the value of…

Steven Medley, Business Intelligence Analyst, LAC Group Steven Medley is a Business Intelligence Analyst for LAC Group, on assignment at an AmLaw 200 firm based in Los Angeles. Following is how he describes a typical work day: My day begins checking e-mail and phone messages…

One of the surest routes to career success is to work with a wise and caring mentor. But the success of a mentoring relationship depends as much on your personal match as on his or her knowledge. What should you look for when considering potential…

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we've gone deep into our archives to retrieve our very first newsletter - The Reel Sentinel: Volume 1, Number 1. Below is a brief excerpt of the newsletter, you can read the entire newsletter here. Film Vault to open…

RIGHTS CLEARANCE: NEED PERMISSION, GET IT FAST! Does your organization have a copyright policy that is supposed to be followed whenever someone needs to reprint, share electronically, or post copyrighted materials? Does your organization have a business license with the Copyright Clearance Office (CCC)? Whether…

What makes a good law firm, or a good law firm great? Management consultants and other experts are available to give plenty of advice on that topic. We thought it might be useful to approach a group of people who are truly in-the-know – law librarians. After…

Without a good User Interface (UI), even the most current and complete information systems are essentially worthless. Well, perhaps “worthless” is a bit strong. Yet a well-designed, intuitive UI can mean the difference between success (prompt, relevant results) and failure (tedious, time-consuming struggle) when trying to…

    To socialize, to network, to gain attention—what are your reasons for using social media? According to the Pew Research Internet Project, approximately 74% of those with access to the internet use social media.  Included in that 74% are recruiters, headhunters, and hiring managers…