Information Management

Think about:  Collection Development  Organization & Access  Preservation & Retention  Knowledge Management  Information Governance

Information Management

Points: an alternative to fines

Most ILS's have a demerits or points function instead of fines. Yet this feature is rarely implemented in US libraries and is most often used in Australia and New Zealand. Speakers from three different U.S. schools (that have implemented points) and an ILS vendor with this functionality will discussed this unique and patron friendly feature. Points/Demerits programs emphasize professionalism over punishment. Historically, ...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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Fantastic Workflows - KM Case Studies

A panel that would feature a successful knowledge management project from one of each kind of library - firm/academic/gov - and how each was created and implemented. Each case study would touch on the same principles and practices associated with successful KM projects, as well as the challenges. As an example, for the law firm case study, an explanation of how a KM team implemented an expert witness tool for attorneys ...more »

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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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Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario

The recent acquisitions by Elsevier raise concerns about what libraries should be doing to ensure access to our own content. With ever increasing consolidation in the legal publishing industry, what are best practices? How can we work together to make sure we have reasonably priced access to the materials that we need?

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APIs (Accessible Powerful Information?)

A well-known library technologist has said that it is critical for librarians to know how to deploy APIs in conjunction with library systems. This program will focus on the basics of APIs, what are they, how are they are used, and how we can learn to use them. Examples will feature how APIs have been successfully used to improve discoverability and access to resources.

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Crowdsourcing an institutional repository

This proposed session covers how crowdsourcing can assist in the development of an institutional repository. Using the "Documenting Ferguson" Omeka site managed by Washington University (http://digital.wustl.edu/ferguson/), the session will instruct libraries how they can create an Omeka-based repository that utilizes the Contribution plugin (http://omeka.org/add-ons/plugins/contribution/). This permits users to anonymously ...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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Records & Information Management - Your Next Law Librarian Post

Records & Information Managers are NOT glorified file clerks. In a legal landscape of public records, eDiscovery and data breaches, Records & Information Management (RIM) is a need that screams for law librarian skills. Learn what RIM is, and how you can demonstrate value and ROI by filling your organization's RIM needs.

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