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Do you believe in the common superstition that bad things happen in threes? It’s possible that some people in Tulane University’s library system started feeling that way this summer, when two water-related disasters occurred within a few months of each other, while the University is still recovering from the record-breaking disaster that happened nearly ten years ago. Flooding Disaster Number 1 –...

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 curation. Curated Alerts use a combination of automation and analysis to deliver highly relevant information in a...

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 all, they share the view from the trenches. In the process of working on a book...

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 find the data you want. LexisNexis® has discovered this with their online legal research service, Lexis Advance®....

SharePoint 2013 can deliver a great deal of information-sharing value with its flexible, robust features. Microsoft continues to update and enhance this venerable platform, adding managed metadata features and other improvements for records management, eDiscovery, social collaboration and mobile access. Since the company’s acquisition of Yammer, Microsoft continues to integrate the two platforms for creating a more comprehensive social networking...

There’s gold in alumni networks. It comes in the form of very real benefits to law firms and other professional services like management consulting and accounting. The following are probably the most desirable advantages: Recruiting – When you are competing for talent, an active alumni network can be an advantage that helps tip the scale in your firm’s favor. In today’s economy and...

I found Romney Whitehead’s recent blog post titled “Curation before Creation” both timely and very relevant for DAM pros across all business sectors. We are all dealing with too much in the way of digital media assets and work loads, and not enough in the way of money, time or other resources. Effective curation is a way to manage this dilemma. While...

Once the research is done and the data collected, the next task becomes one of reporting and communicating the findings. For that you need to capture the attention of your audience and be memorable. So increasingly, people are looking at data visualization tools for conveying their results graphically. Whether it’s a humble pie chart or a custom-designed infographic, the options...

Preservation of moving image and still photography content is a vital issue for the entertainment industry. A great deal of valuable content – stories essentially, either made-up or documenting actual happenings – exists today on paper, film and other physical and analog formats. These studio assets are an important part of the American cultural heritage. Unfortunately, content owners – whether they be...

Increasingly, books are created with electrons instead of atoms and libraries are going digital. We deliver Library as a Service , a cloud-based delivery platform combined with research and curation expertise of our distributed network of information specialists. Yet in honor of National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014), we thought it would be fitting to pay homage to the "library as...