Information Management

Information Management

Ensuring and facilitating timely access to relevant legal information fosters sound legal arguments and wise legal decisions while mitigating loss and risk.

Information Management

A Roundup of Emerging Technologies

Have you ever wondered how these emerging technologies work, and how we can deploy them in the legal setting? Learn how some of the specific emerging technologies work, and how some are being used in law firms and other spaces. Participants will learn about the following: Virtual or Augmented Reality, Mobile Collaboration or e-Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots / Smart Speakers, Knowledge Management, Blockchain ...more »

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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 »

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Weeding the Collection (again): Best Practices

Weeding the library's collection is an ongoing task for collection development specialists. As more sources move online, how should we decide what to keep in print and what to weed? Also, how much can we rely on "open access" sources? Ideally, this program would assemble law librarians in different environments (e.g., academic, firm) and it would focus on weeding in the general collection as well as special collections, ...more »

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OCLC Collection Manager for Law Collections

Collection Manager (https://www.oclc.org/en/worldshare-collection-manager.html) is OCLC's knowledge base and helps to streamline resource management and MARC record delivery for both electronic and print collections. It is available for free to all OCLC member libraries. This program would show what it is and how to use it, review existing law collections, explore best practices, and discuss ways to encourage law libraries ...more »

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Burn Down the Library Silo - Integrating the Law Firm ILS

Is your library catalog searchable on Sharepoint or your law firm's Intranet? Are you using Sharepoint (or some other interface) instead of traditional library software in order to make it accessible to attorneys and staff? I saw someone named Walter Nelson from RAND Corporation speak about Sharepoint a number of years ago and would be curious to hear him or someone like him speak again.

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Thinking outside the box: Non-Traditional Library Job Creation

Having worked outside of a law library for several years as a Director of Prospect Managment in an academic advancement office (fundraising) opened my eyes to new ways to leverage my librarian research and information management skills as well as my knowledge of publically accessible government documents and legal research data resources. I would like to present a paneled program with former "traditional librarians" ...more »

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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 »

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Uncover Better Insights from Your Data

Grabed this directly from the Harvard Bus Rev Uncover Better Insights from Your Data Today’s business environment brings with it an onslaught of data, but leaving the analysis to others in your company just won’t cut it. Now more than ever, managers must know how to tease insight from data—to understand where it comes from, make sense of the numbers, and use those findings to inform their toughest decisions. Learn how ...more »

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New kids on the block - new and different library systems

Even though the library systems market is changing and consolidating, there are some new players that are significantly different. FOLIO is planned to be an open source, modular knowledge management system designed and implemented by its users. TIND is a cloud based system which seems like it is completely different. How do these systems compare in cost and functionality with more traditional products?

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Making the Most of Library Intranets

Law firm libraries subscribe to a wide variety of electronic resources, but sometimes increasing awareness and use of these resources can be challenging. A library intranet is a powerful tool for meeting this challenge. Topics that may be relevant for this program include development and management of library intranets, tools such as Sharepoint, types of content that should be included, resource access points (practice/jurisdiction ...more »

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