The Curator March 22 2018 issue

The Curator: March 22, 2018

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Knowledge sharing

  • Share knowledge
  • Demonstrate your value
  • Improve knowledge management
  • Make AI your friend
  • Understand blockchain

…check out John DiGilio’s reading list this month. It covers all the above and it’s curated for researchers and law firm librarians.

Knowledge sharing and demonstrating value→

ARK Group conference

If you didn’t make it to ARK’s 12th annual conference for law firm libraries and information / research services in February, Jim Haggerty happily shares his top 10 takeaways. (And if you did attend, we invite you to compare notes!)Top 10 ARK Group conference takeaways →

Free research tools

Our talented team of researchers / information sleuths share their favorite online resources that are open, free and trustworthy. From the US Census Bureau to OpenSecrets.org, these are the places to go for discovery or verification.Best free web databases for research →

Legal research platforms

The landscape for subscription information services continues to change, and we’re keeping track. As you’ll learn in this article, while Westlaw and Lexis remain the leaders, other providers are making inroads.

LexisNexis versus Westlaw revisited →

CLE programs

Who better to develop and manage programs that monitor CLE requirements (continuing legal education) than the law librarian, who often serves as the firm’s knowledge manager. Our own law librarian and researcher Nathan Rosen explains how he does it.

Law librarian in charge of CLE programs →

Image archiving

How do professional archivists work their preservation magic? According to our own still photo expert, Michael Cahill, it’s a perfect blend of skills, processes and tools, condensed into five steps.

Professional image archiving in 5 steps →

Latest publishing announcements from LAC employees

We’re proud of the latest contributions of our employees, who are sharing their knowledge by contributing to major professional publications:

Finding and Researching Experts and Their Testimony was revised and updated to a fourth edition in January 2018. The white paper is a joint effort of four legal experts, including Nathan Rosen, LAC Group Researcher and Knowledge Services Manager, currently on-site at Herrick Feinstein

Foundations of Information Ethics, to be published this year by the American Library Association, will include a chapter on Intellectual Property Ethics from LAC Group Research Analyst Kathrine Henderson. This volume is a working casebook and primer on information ethics.

 

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