Information Management

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What are the ABA’s New Cybersecurity Obligations for Law Firms a

What are the ABA’s New Cybersecurity Obligations for Law Firms and How this Affects the Information Function in Firms The American Bar Association (ABA) recently issued a major new ethical statement, Formal Opinion 477, which clarifies law firms’ cybersecurity obligations. The Opinion updates prior ABA statements such as the 2012 Model Rules. In the past five years since the Model Rules were issued, law firms have become ...more »

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Digitizing Historical Documents

You've got a lot of useful material, but its format makes it difficult to use. You decide to digitize! Do you do it in house? Send it out? Where will you store the files? How will you make it accessible to users? What are the copyright implications? Ideally this would be a panel discussion with a variety of approaches people have taken.

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Information gateways--bots portals and more

We used to have pathfinders. How are information professionals and others using new gateways like bots, chatbots, portals, chat and other tools to guide searchers to their destination? Discussion on how these work and what they do, then panel discussion with demos

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Data Mining for Meaning: The Law and Corpus Linguistics Project

Corpus linguistics is a method for investigating the meanings of words by analyzing naturally occurring language in systematic collections of texts called “corpora.” Linguists have long understood that corpora are a better guide to interpretation than native speaker intuition or even dictionaries. With advances in computer technology, the use of corpus linguistics for research has expanded dramatically, but legal scholars ...more »

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Don't Reinvent Your Research! KM Tips to Reuse Org. Work Product

Cut research time and demonstrate your library's value by using Knowledge Management (KM) and Records and Information (RIM) techniques to reuse, recycle, and re-purpose your organization's work product. Takeaways include: 1) How to identify work product that may have additional uses; 2) Meta data tips to make retrieval easy and accurate; 3) Ways to show that you can apply #s 1 & 2 to the larger organization, and not just ...more »

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FCIL basics for catalogers: Collaborating to Ensure Access

Catalogers will develop familiarity with the differences between foreign law, international law and comparative law; legal terminology and world legal systems; translation issues and tools; performing subject analysis in foreign languages; useful resources such as Int-law, FCIL forums, and the IALL listserv in addition to developing a network of FCIL librarians. Non-cataloging FCIL librarians will become more informed ...more »

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Tools for Metadata Enhancement: MarcEdit and More

Deep Dive (preferred) or regular session to provide an in-depth introduction of metadata enhancement and customization tools such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and Python. Program would illustrate more advanced features of common tools (MarcEdit) while illustrating the capabilities and benefits of tools metadata librarians may not be as familiar with (Python). If done as a Deep Dive, at least 30-45 minutes would be devoted ...more »

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Patron Privacy in Law Library Websites and Resources

Librarians have a reputation for protecting patron privacy. But as more library services and content move to the web, librarians relinquish control to vendor privacy policies and technologies over which neither librarian nor patron has control. Vendors may track patron usage themselves, or (more commonly) they install add-ons to their platforms that allow third-party data collectors to track patrons across multiple websites. ...more »

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Using MarcEdit: Beyond the Basics

Hands on preconference workshop or deep dive (like this year's Linked Data on Your Laptop) to expose attendees to advanced, specialized, and sophisticated uses of MarcEdit software (http://marcedit.reeset.net/). Program should include practical example uses and a significant hands on component.

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Advanced tools and techniques for working with metdata

Presented at NASIG - "This presentation will look at a variety of advanced MARC editing tools, libraries, and techniques to give you more options when wrangling your institution’s MARC data. Will also examine the new toolkit, MARCNext, designed to let catalogers explore adding linked data concepts within your MARC data."

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Teach your staff to troubleshoot e-resources

Presented at Electronic Resources and Libraries: "participants will learn several practical approaches to documenting their e-resource access environment, systems, and troubleshooting methods, then create a framework for their own e-resources troubleshooting training curriculum. Presenters will cover key concepts and troubleshooting tools, and help participants understand how to apply those concepts and tools in their ...more »

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The B&O Railroad, the C&O Canal and the Rise of Railroad Law.

On July 4, 1828, work began on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the first common carrier railroad in the United States. That same day in nearby Washington, D.C. ground was broken for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. These two companies and their counterparts in other states would become the first major American corporations. Steam locomotives would ultimately triumph over mule-drawn canal boats; by the mid-1800s railroads ...more »

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