The Curator June 21 2018 issue

 
The Curator: June 21, 2018
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Scenes from Baltimore for SLA 2018
 
We look forward to delving into some of our learnings and experiences from SLA 2018; meanwhile enjoy the photos!
 
Top left to right: (1) Attendees stopping by our booth to learn more about LAC career opportunities. (2) The SLA theme “Bmore” largely displayed at the INFO-EXPO hall. Bottom left to right: (3) Main entrance and walkway to general session. (4) We handed out LAC lanyards at our booth and our favorite one, #SmarterThanGoogle, gave folks a laugh! (5) Fellow SLA-goers taking a break at The Park and playing a game of Jenga.
  Now we’re looking forward to returning to Baltimore for AALL 2018, the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. Please visit LAC Group at Booth 525 to meet some of our own legal information professionals and learn more about us. Join LAC Group at AALL 2018 →
Copyright research and clearance is a growing service for LAC Group, and our experts regularly field questions and bust myths on what is and isn’t legal when it comes to using other people’s work. This article won’t answer every question, but it can be a friendly, helpful resource to share with your clients who are copying from YouTube like it’s free. Copyright for dummies →
A judge ruled recently that PACER, which generated $920 million in fees in the last several years, crossed a line by taking in far more than necessary to run the system that provides online access to federal court information. Public domain information can be used for commercial endeavors, but LAC Group’s Senior Research Director John DiGilio questions if it’s proper as he weighs in on the PACER controversy. The matter of PACER fees →
LAC Group librarian Logan Tapscott, on assignment at the Department of Justice, shares tips from a session she attended on negotiating, hosted by the SLA Maryland Chapter. Add some advice from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and you have a great read for anyone looking for better contract terms from vendors, more resources or anything else. As somebody said, we don’t get what we deserve; we get what we negotiate. Negotiation tips for information professionals →
The Association of Research Libraries has published a brief, “The General Data Protection Regulation: What Does It Mean for Libraries Worldwide?” It’s a helpful resource for libraries and information centers that serve Europe and EU citizens. Download brief in PDF format →
In a recent survey of over 100 federal and state judges conducted by Casetext, over two-thirds said that the outcome of a motion or proceeding was materially impacted by attorneys missing important precedents. Read more about the survey results on the LLRX blog for legal professionals. You’re bad at legal research, and your judge knows it →
The library system in Salt Lake County, Utah will be offering kits containing syringes and the opioid-overdose reversal drug naloxone—no questions asked. This Utah library system will distribute overdose-reversing naloxone to residents → Sadly, many librarians around the country have been witness to the opioid crisis in ways few people experience other than medical and law enforcement workers, who are expected to deal with drug crises. We honor their courage and compassion and support them by learning more about what’s being done and how we can all get involved in preventing and treating addiction. Action plan from Partnership for Drug-Free Kids → Resources from Big Cities Health Coalition → Federal response presented by Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director and others →
LAC Group changes coming in July
 
 

Keep an eye out for next month’s Curator, when we’ll share some announcements that will help us leverage and respond to changing markets, advancing technologies and company growth!

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