Research

Research tools, skills, efficiencies, methods, results

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Beyond the 10K and the 10Q

You are familiar with 10Ks and 10Qs but there are other unfamiliar SEC forms. In this session you will learn what kind of event triggers a company to file with the SEC and what form is used for each kind of trigger.

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Animals and the Law

Human and non-human animals have a long and complex relationship, especially in terms of the law. Animals are involved in our lives in many different areas, and thus are impacted by many different areas of the law. We relate to animals as friends and food, as property and co-workers. Let's explore this fascinating field in both historical and future context.

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SSRN, Elsevier, and Open Source Access

It will have been over a year since Elsevier bought SSRN by the 2017 conference. What's happened with SSRN during that time, and what can we expect to happen next? Are there true open source substitutes we should consider using? Are download counts now a thing of the past?

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Creative Spaces for Libraries: Designs for the 21st Century

Session on what libraries are doing creatively with space to bring in new users and to keep patrons coming to the library. Are law libraries becoming learning commons in the same way that public and school libraries are? What are we doing to continue to be a "locus of knowledge" for the legal community?

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Case Law Research Platforms - What's New

Most librarians are deeply familiar with at least one major research platform, but many have not worked with the newer platforms such as Ravel, Fastcase, BloombergLaw, and others. This session, featuring librarians and vendors, will help attendees understand similarities and key differences between these platforms, and will provide insights into future developments in case law research as envisioned by each vendor.

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Find that Patent

Tips and tricks by both firm and academic librarians on finding an particular patent. The program would cover both search strategies that work on any system, as well as useful features of a variety of commercial databases.

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The Rise of Animal Law as an Academic Discipline

Animal law is a growing area of practice and academic interest. This program would look at the rise of this as a spciality with a view towards enabling academic librarians to proved better service to students or faculty. It would also benefit other librarians interested in or serving patrons with animal law issues.

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Is Filing Fee Revenue an Equitable Way to Fund Libraries?

I'd be interested in an economist or public policy expert addressing the ways court filing fees impact various citizens. Can a good case be made that income from court filing fees (for libraries or public defenders, or anything else for that mater) makes good policy sense. While this is particularly pertinent to government law libraries, law students and others should be aware of the significant cost various filing ...more »

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Internal Assessment and Peer Benchmarking in Academic Law Libs.

What do we do with the data we gather? We collect and have access to ABA data, USNWR data, ACRL data, ARL data, IPEDS, and now ALLStAR. But what comes next? How do we use that data to help us advocate? How do we use it to help us evaluate? How do we use it to help us improve? In a half-day, hands-on, BYOD (bring your own device) workshop, participants will work with existing data for their institution and others to learn ...more »

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LinkedIn: Maximizing this critical personal & research tool!

Today for every employee LinkedIn has become the most critical site to showcase your talents and without a powerfully persuasive presentation one stands a substantially reduced chance in todays crowded hyper-competitive marketplace. Learn how to make sure that you put your best foot forward and get your foot in the door. Additionally LinkedIn has become the most used business and professional directory and effective ...more »

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Supporting Empirical Legal Research: Promise and Pitfalls

How can law libraries support the empirical research needs of academic and professional clients, particularly when libraries might lack the appropriate resources and/or personnel capable of handling data science requests? This session surveys different organizational workflows for supporting empirical legal research and discusses strategies for providing efficient, effective, and accurate data services to library patrons. ...more »

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Litigation Analytics

What are the latest trends in litigation analytics? How are law firms using the data gleaned from these tools? How are librarians/analysts involving these analytics in their work? Patent litigation analytics have been ahead f the curve- what is new in other practice areas? What are some tips and tricks in maximizing the value of these tools?

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