Research + Analysis

How to Use the Wayback Machine, Perma.cc, and Other Web Archives

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, Harvard Law School Library's Perma.cc, and other archives of web content contain web pages and documents that may be useful for litigation, competitive intelligence, scholarship, or other purposes. How can legal information professionals and their clients best use these web archives? What are the key features of each of the main archives? Which one(s) are best to store or to ...more »

Submitted by (@sfrey1)

Voting

86 votes
86 up votes
0 down votes
Active

Professionalism + Leadership at Every Level

The Librarian as Scholar

Librarians on this panel would discuss why scholarship plays an important role in their professional lives and strategies for finding time to write in a profession that doesn't have a lot of free time. Panel would include librarian-scholars from different library types.

Submitted by (@alyson.drake)

Voting

59 votes
60 up votes
1 down votes
Active

Marketing + Outreach

Building Strategic Partnerships: Gov., Law Firm, and Academic LL

Building Strategic Partnerships Between Government, Law Firm, and Academic Law Librarians This program would explore how to promote collaboration and partnerships between different types of law librarians (academic, government agency, and law firm librarians). Emphasis would be placed on sharing best practices and techniques for building relationships between different types of librarians and how doing so will benefit ...more »

Submitted by (@clanitra)

Voting

65 votes
65 up votes
0 down votes
Active

Research + Analysis

Database Summit: Deep Dive into the Black Box

Building on Baltimore's program "What's in the Black Box?," take a deep dive with multiple vendors discussing explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) , algorithmic accountability, transparency, how the GDPR might change the game, user interfaces, and privacy. Because 2019 is in Washington, D.C., I would hope to bring someone in from DARPA, the lead agency on XAI, to participate, along with legal database providers both ...more »

Submitted by (@susan.mart)

Voting

67 votes
69 up votes
2 down votes
Active

Information Management

Artificial Intelligence and Implicit Bias

Algorithms and taxonomies are ultimately created by human beings with our own prejudices and stereotypes. Your black box and/or other new AI technologies could be replicating (even aggravating?) the same issues when it comes to discrimination of information regarding specific groups or just ignoring highly important data crucial to a case. Ideas for a panel could include several researchers or AI vendors working on how ...more »

Submitted by (@marcelorodriguez)

Voting

63 votes
69 up votes
6 down votes
Active

Management + Business Acumen

Aligning Technical Services Within the Law School Mission

Savvy Technical Services managers look over the landscape of their institutions, both law school and university-wide, and work to fill needs that align with the larger goals of the institution. This program will explore some innovative ways tech services departments have worked to capitalize on their strengths to stay relevant.

Submitted by (@bassettcw)

Voting

58 votes
61 up votes
3 down votes
Active

Research + Analysis

Are Tweets Government Documents?

There is a sharp increase of official communications from our elected officials which happens first and primarily (solely?) in social media platforms. Should these sources be considered primary sources of government documents? For a panel, we could invite a government librarian or archivist (perhaps from the National Archives or GPO?) to tell us about the government's official policy on social media collection and also ...more »

Submitted by (@marcelorodriguez)

Voting

63 votes
68 up votes
5 down votes
Active

Information Management

Things you need to know before moving into a new ILS

These days with the rising cost of ILS system maintenance, more and more libraries are moving/considering moving toward open source/customizable ILS. However, there are lots of technical issues one needs to know before jumping into the pool. The program will present pros and cons of technical issues during and after the data migration and system transition so that other libraries with such a thought may be better prepared ...more »

Submitted by (@claraliao)

Voting

61 votes
62 up votes
1 down votes
Active

Research + Analysis

Comparing Analytics Tools

Big data is everywhere and there are new offerings from the big vendors. Legal information professionals need to understand what data is being mined for the analytics tools that we and our patrons are using. How do the tools compare in terms of coverage and how results are presented? Focus on how we can teach our users to think critically about how to analyze and use this data.

Submitted by (@abbywalters)

Voting

58 votes
59 up votes
1 down votes
Active