Research & analysis

It’s mid-May and Americans are looking forward to Memorial Day weekend for our own selfish reasons—a day off and the unofficial start of summer. More importantly, let’s remember the reason for this holiday: To honor those who died while serving our country. We can also express our appreciation for their valor and leadership....

I have written before about the importance of using the competitive intelligence you gather for decision-making support. Today I'll focus on creating a solid competitor profile—the basic elements of a good CI report. This is information that experienced CI researchers will routinely attempt to discover and include in their reports. ...

In law, data analytics applications are growing across all areas of practice, especially litigation and court dockets. Litigation is risky and expensive. Courts are limited resources. These two factors combined have created demand for the predictive value and time-saving efficiencies of data analytics....

Help! I Need Somebody – Help! Not Just Anybody… Though John Lennon wrote those words in 1965, they could apply to today’s overworked legal library directors searching for reliable research support when they need it. Not just anybody can step in to provide short- or long-term interim support when so much is riding on accurate and thorough legal research. ...

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has taken hold in corporate America and has already begun to transform the legal profession. AI is a game-changer for the practice of law, not only in revolutionizing tedious legal tasks such as contract review and electronic discovery, but in trial preparation and strategy, even predicting opposing arguments and which way judges will rule. ...

April is here and I’m showering you with another colorful mix of research and information topics: • Teaching legal research • Information vendors—new services, new relationship issues • Showing ROI of KM systems and initiatives • Pushing research and reference comfort zones • New opportunity for legal bloggers • Gmail updates to look forward to Enjoy and feel free to share!...

What do you call a librarian who researches both the north and south poles? Bi-polar, of course! And our own Sue Olmsted is one of those bi-polar librarians. Sue is a special collections conservator working remotely—not as remote as the polar stations of McMurdo, Amundsen–Scott or Palmer, but from her home in North Carolina, miles away from the National Science Foundation’s offices in...

On February 22, 2018 I attended the ARK Group conference—12th Annual Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services. Over one hundred and fifty law firm library directors, decision makers and library/information center staff were there, with several vendors and sponsors also present....

LibSource excels at conducting research across an encyclopedic range of topics, addressing the information needs of business and legal clients looking for, to name only a few:...