Information Management

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

Information Management

Digitizing Historical Documents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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KM across the profession

Are you curious about how law firms are managing their information and knowledge internally if you are an academic law librarian like me? What portals/databases/platforms do they use? What factors do they consider as essential, security, confidentiality, or usability? What challenges do they experience? What opportunities do they see? Vice Versa. Have you ever wondered how (other) law school libraries manage their information ...more »

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Standards, standards, standards

As librarians, we are familiar with the importance of standards; consistent application of standards makes the work of describing and discovering information resources easier. What standards are out there? Look at the work of NISO. Recommended practices such as PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals, SUSHI Protocol: COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile, and KBART: Knowledge Bases and Related Tools Recommended ...more »

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Blockchain is so 2017 - legal crytpotech for 2018

We've heard a lot about blockchain in 2017, but that's just one of several crpyptotechologies that could have a profound impact on the practice of law. In this session, we'll talk about related technologies which are being used to produce smart transactions, smart wills, and other legal entities.

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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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OpenRefine to Manage Your Metadata

Hands on deep dive (like this year's Linked Data on Your Laptop) to expose attendees to using OpenRefine software (http://openrefine.org/) to manipulate and manage any form of metadata in your organization. Program should include suggested, practical uses and a significant hands on component.

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Public Availability Dates of Prior Art in IPR Proceedings

IPR Proceedings are requiring additional information to determine the public availability date of a print resource (journal/conference proceeding/book), web resource, product guides and online manuals. Law firm libraries are being tasked with determining the public availability date of print resources. Law firm librarians are having to rely heavily on academic librarians and their good will. I think a program at AALL ...more »

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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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Collection Development: Just in case v. Just in time

The idea is not new. But how to proceed. When you have to make a decision on whether to cancel an expensive e-resource or print publication, what factors do you look at? What factors do you consider as decisive? Is there any fact or information that is crucial for decision-making, but is not available or accessible to you? Does it matter if you are in a teaching school or a research school? Does it matter if you are ...more »

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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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