Campaign: Teaching & Training

When is an LMS not an LMS?

Learning Management Systems have arrived at law firms -but these tools serve a vastly different function than the LMSs law school librarians are familiar with. How do law firms track skill building and technology training? This session will explore the techniques and tools used by firms and how they might be used in different kinds of libraries.

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Campaign: Data & Content Management

A Collection Development Plan for Data

How should law libraries approach the acquisition, preservation, and storage of datasets? This session considers how datasets pose unique challenges for collection development policy, surveys different organizational practices for cataloging data, and considers different normative criteria by which the acquisition (and de-acquisition) of datasets can be made.

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Campaign: Research

What is Empirical Legal Research and Why Should We Care?

The application of social scientific research techniques to issues in legal scholarship and legal practice is on the rise. This session introduces the concept of empirical legal research, discusses how it differs from traditional forms of legal scholarship and research, and considers strategies for how law librarians can (and should) get more involved with data science.

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Campaign: The Business of Law

Library Outsourcing: The New Elephant in the Room

Law libraries used to be sancrosant when it came to outsourcing. But with current economic issues libraries are now in play for institutions, both in firms and government, saving costs. How is this decision being made? Besides a potential savings what does the organization think the library will look like in the next several years? Have they thought about the resources that an outsourced library would supply that a salaried ...more »

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Campaign: Data & Content Management

40 Data Analytics - Real Word Examples in 40 Minutes

Second part in the Big Data Series (1st Series Big Data Deep Dive help at AALL in 2016)

 

Examples derived equally from within and outside of the legal industry.

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Campaign: The Business of Law

Using CI to directly generate revenue

Examples of CI tools and resources that can be applied to client needs and generate additional revenue for the firm

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Campaign: Leadership, Administration & Career Development

Managing in the overwhelm

With the constant refrain of "do more with less," and all of us being pulled in every possible direction, how do we prioritize? How do we maintain our own morale and keep our teams functioning smoothly? How do we keep from burning out?

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Usage Monitors as a Collection Development Tool for Law Firms

Database usage monitors such as Onelog and Research Monitor show you which of your tools are getting the most use. Find out how librarians have used these tools to hone their collections, determine training needs, and improve their services.

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Resource Overlap: It is always somewhere, but not always free

Resource overlap is causing unnecessary expense for law firms, and confusion for teaching legal research. What are the best strategies to approach reducing resource overlap and their costs?

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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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Disaster Planning - It Can't Happen Here

In moving old binders off the bookshelves in my office I ran into a library disaster plan from 2001. As far as I know that's the last time anyone gave it a thought beyond setting up text alerts or setting up redundancy in some systems. How can we work this planning into our already packed days while preparing for likely disasters in your area and those that might be more remote possibilities.

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