Research & Analysis

Think about:  Knowledge of Law & Legal Systems  Subject Matter Expertise  Knowledge & Navigation of Information Sources  Critical Evaluation & Synthesis of Information  Ethical Use of Information

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Locked Up: DA Data and Mass Incarceration

It's not private prisons, mandatory minimums, or marijuana possession that drives mass incarceration. It's DAs charging felonies for things they used to consider misdemeanors. And there's virtually no data coming from their offices about these charging decisions. How can librarians and government information professionals address this lack of public knowledge and use the information to keep moire people out of prison? ...more »

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Regulating Cyberspace

The program will provide an overview of the international legal framework governing cyberspace operations and cybersecurity, with a discussion of current issues relating to national security, cybercrimes and risks, internet governance as well as data privacy laws. It will survey relevant print and electronic resources.

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#memorialize activism.#conceptualize action. #catalyze change

#memorialize activism.#conceptualize action. #catalyze change: how annotated bibliographies are making an LGBT impact. The two editors-in-chief of the Annotated Bibliography: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities. (Hein, forthcoming) would like to moderate a 3-member panel on the role of library scholarship. One speaker, a well-esteemed member of the community who has witnessed the history of LGBT activism and scholarship ...more »

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It's Not There Anymore: Finding federal information

When administrations change, there is no guarantee that information we have taken for granted is going to be easy to find or even present on agency websites. How do we find alternatlve caches and what techniques can be used to find information that has been buried in websites?

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Researching EU Legislation

This session will review the legislative process(es) at the EU, will show researchers how to find legislative materials at each stage of legislation as well as to find the materials related to already passed legislation. Will touch on national implementation. Will concentrate on freely accessible EUR-LEX databases.

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How to trial analytics toos

We all know how to trial a research database, but what are the best practices/ checklists for testing legal analytics tools.

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Navigating Copyright Ownership, CCC, and Permissions Depts.

Copyright has exceptions that let you make some uses without permission, but what if those exceptions don't help? This session will discuss finding copyright owners and how to work with authors, the Copyright Clearance Center, performing rights organizations, and publisher permissions departments to effectively obtain necessary clearances.

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Demystifying Text Analysis: A Tutorial in Method and Practice

Commercial databases, search engines, and legal product vendors rely upon a sophisticated set of data algorithms to systematically organize, sort, summarize, and describe large amounts of textual information. Despite the centrality of these systems--and the algorithms upon which they depend--to our working (and personal) lives, the inner-workings of "text analysis" are little understood. This session provides an accessible ...more »

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Mine is Better than Yours

A program with librarians showing the databases they favor when conducting specialized research in an area like securities research or IP. The librarians can discuss what they like about that database, what it is especially good at, what it doesn't provide, and why it was chosen over the resource chosen by other libraries/librarians. A sort of duel of the databases.

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How to find almost anyone almost anywhere

A session on different tips and techniques for researching people. The session could cover everything from free online sources, to reports from sources like Accurint, to how to use social media platforms and geo tagging.

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The Robot Lawyer

Technology-fueled disruption has made its way into industries like healthcare, transportation, journalism and many more. At the center of this disruption is artificial intelligence ("AI"), which refers to a computer's ability to mimic "cognitive" functions such as "learning" and "problem solving" that are commonly associated with the human mind. Those familiar with the practice of law expect that AI will disrupt the ...more »

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Investment Vehicles: How Librarians Can Make a Million Dollars

This program would go over the basics of pooled investment vehicles and how they operate. A private equity firm, a hedge fund, and a mutual fund would all be presented. The presentation would include overviews of how these companies work, how to research them, and how to support these practices.

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