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On Friday February 8th, LAC Group sponsored and presented at Catholic University’s Bridging the Spectrum Symposium for the fourth consecutive year. We’re always proud to support this day-long conference for working professionals and students to share their knowledge from across the spectrum of information services.…

Everyone is familiar with the age-old adage that “information is power.” I will tweak that to read, “Information is both power—and profit.” And that will be the theme of my upcoming session at the Ark library conference on February 21 in New York. My presentation…

One of the ways that LAC Group’s librarians and information scientists add value to our clients is through their advice and recommendations for improvements. An example of this is the work of Acquisitions Metadata Librarian Amanda Xu, on assignment at the National Agricultural Library (NAL).…

Many law firms focus primarily on the managing partner or the management committee when it comes to succession planning and leave the various departments to work with human resources or to fend for themselves when it comes to planning for the future. This can be…

As 2019 gets underway, law firm librarians find themselves at a crossroads. The explosion of technology, the downsizing or elimination of library space and the new normal of fewer and leaner Big Law firms likely means that law librarians will have to reinvent themselves and…

In this webinar, metadata librarian Erin Antognoli discusses controlled vocabularies and how they fit into the use of metadata. If you haven’t yet listened to our previous discussions on metadata, “Metadata and the data lifecycle,” and “Choosing metadata standards,” you may want to take a…

“Fake news,” “alternative facts”—these previously unfamiliar terms and concepts are now part of our lexicon, thanks to a number of factors—like an alarming increase of misinformation and purposeful disinformation across social media platforms and dubious “news” sites. At a time when there is so much…

The legal industry relies on clean, actionable and timely financial intelligence on both public and privately held companies. Private company data is not as readily available as public company data, and while information on publicly held companies is easier to find, there’s a lot more…

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,…