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When the U.S. Copyright Office was created in 1897 as a department of the Library of Congress, the idea of rights protection for ‘things’ would have been as unimaginable as the internet. Yet here we are, not much more than a century later, living in a world of the 'internet of things' in which microchips, software and data reside in everything from...

2015 marks the 25th year of annual conferences for AMIA, the Association of Moving Image Archivists. The event will be held November 18-21 in Portland, Oregon with PRO-TEK (film and other media preservation and archiving specialists of LAC Group) as one of the sponsors. To mark the significance of 25 years, we have compiled a list of 25 reasons why any moving image...

Many law firms and corporations choose to keep Competitive Intelligence and other marketing and business development research in-house, believing: Nobody knows our business, our markets and our competitors like we do. Competitive Intelligence has become a strategic function, too important to hand off. We need to keep our CI findings confidential. There is truth in all of these, yet none of them are...

Competitive Intelligence experts pull together information from a variety of resources. The Bloomberg Terminal – one of those resources – is a mainstay in the financial industry and the subject of current debate and conjecture about its future. The Bloomberg Terminal (actual service name is Bloomberg Professional) is dedicated to financial data and news. While the system can be found in the...

By managing and staffing the Tulane Libraries Recovery Center, LAC Group played a small role in the post-Hurricane Katrina recovery process in New Orleans. Established in 2008, the Recovery Center served as the base for restoring books and other items from the University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and Jones Hall Special Collections that were damaged or lost due to catastrophic flooding. [caption id="attachment_7555"...

Making their ninth appearance as invited guests to England’s National Media Museum (NMM), PRO-TEK Still Archives Manager Randy Gitsch and his production partner, Dave Strohmaier, will participate in the Museum’s annual Widescreen Weekend film festival, October 15-18, 2015 in Bradford, England. They will give a special presentation on Cinerama and widescreen cinema to area school children on October 15. After the festival,...

Sharon Davis, one of LAC Group’s senior recruiters, has over 20 years of legal staffing experience. Sharon has placed personnel at virtually all levels and within every specialty needed by law firms and corporate legal departments. She has been with us since 2001, working in Denver. When it comes to fulfilling client needs, Sharon seeks to understand not only the position,...

"It's not about the library. It's about the relationship the librarian has with those who do or could benefit from the library." This quote from Robert Oaks, Chief Library and Records Officer for Latham & Watkins LLP, encapsulates his panel presentation on the economic value of law libraries at the 2015 annual meeting of AALL (American Association of Law Libraries) held July...

An article I wrote several months ago for one my favorite legal blogs – 3 Geeks and a Law Blog – cited 5 commonly held beliefs about outsourcing that I referred to as “myths” because they don’t always represent reality. I explored this topic further last month at the SLA (Special Libraries Association) 2015 Annual Conference in Boston. Five beliefs about outsourcing that...

For a librarian, archivist or anyone that manages a collection of visual media, it's important to know if you have Acetate-based (or “Safety”) media mixed in with your Nitrate-based film. This is relevant for two reasons: 1. Acetate-based Safety film, when it begins to break down, can emit gasses that accelerate the decomposition of Nitrate-based films. 2. Culling out any Safety film...