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

Open-Source Alternatives to Digital Commons

There is a discussion within the law library community about our continued usage of Digital Commons following their acquisition by Elsevier. This vendor has a long history of opposition to open-access scholarship - so much so that the University of California recently ended its contract with them. This session discusses the alternatives that are available to law schools interested in either adopting an open-source institutional ...more »

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Knowledge Management for Small & Medium Size Organizations

So much of the writing and presentations on KM today come from Big Law that can staff Big KM teams with lawyers, MBAs, librarians. But how do you implement KM initiatives at small and mid-size organization? The program could review "low-hanging fruit" - easy wins, with the least resources needed. The speaker(s) would explain how to prioritize KM projects. If your firm can't hire practice support lawyers, how do you manage ...more »

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Problematic Collections

As more and more institutional history is being digitized, skeletons are jumping out of the closets. More often than not, yearbooks--those holders of memories that many didn't think would ever be available for public consumption--are leading to resignations. Attempts to withhold or proactively take down the yearbook collections leads to backlash, but leaving them as is leads to scandal. What's a library to do? This session ...more »

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Who Owns the Law Post Georgia v. Public.Rescource.org

In its next term, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this case and set new precedent on who owns the law. The Eleventh Circuit ruled that private publishers cannot claim copy in public law (in this case LexisNexis who contracted with the state of Georgia to publish the Official Code of Georgia Annotated). The appeals court held the annotations are "sufficiently law-like so as to be regarded as sovereign work constructively ...more »

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SCOTUS Refocus: challenges in judicial paper preservation

The papers of Supreme Court justices, as is the case for all federal judges, are not subject to regulation. The speakers present background information on justice papers, illustrate their value for historians and the public, and discuss challenges that arise for repositories in processing and managing them. They also discuss how regulation would help increase the amount of information preserved, make access decisions ...more »

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Legal Ethics in the Use of Artificial Intelligence

This is a spinoff from this year's panel on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Implicit Bias. There is a pressing need for both innovators creating the datasets as well as users such as law librarians and attorneys to be aware of the ethical implications of using AI. Despite the fact that the American Bar Association (ABA) and state bars have no specific ethics opinions on the use of AI by lawyers, existing ethics rules ...more »

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Building a repository without BePress: Lessons from the trenches

With the purchase of BePress by Elsevier, the main program law libraries use as their institutional repositories was now owned by a company that has a less-than-stellar open access track record. Instead of using BePress, there are alternatives out there for a truly open-access repository built with open-source programs. This program will focus on the development of one university's open-source Omeka repository in particular, ...more »

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Wikidata and Library

So far wikidata may be the best approach for a person without linked data background to understand linked data.

 

Programs or a workshop can be set up for the topic to let legal community get in touch with the tool and get some inspirational idea about possible usage for the library projects.

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Seamless access to secondary sources

Use SAML SSO authentication to support reduced friction database access for Westlaw/Lexis Advance/Bloomberg. SAML SSO bypass password authentication, navigation of platforms to find treatises, and client matter validation to take attorneys directly to the electronic treatise table of contents. I pitched this idea to win the audience vote in the 2019 AALL Innovation Tournament. I would like to collaborate with other librarians ...more »

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Is Google Translate the only option?

The legal document or any material you are working on has a few sentences on Spanish, Estonian, Swahili or Vietnamese. What do you do? If you're under some pressing time constraints locating and hiring a translator might not be an option. Is Google Translate the only and best option we have? Are there any other options out there either free or not? Potential speakers include: a FCIL librarian with experience using materials ...more »

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Creating a KM solution that works!

Creating a knowledge management solution that offers both personalization and customization can be challenging but the reward is relevant and timely shared knowledge that can be immediately impactful. Whether it is just in time integrations to client and matter pages or a research tool that helps lawyers and teams learn, a good KM solution pulls together content and tools in context and makes working and learning stress ...more »

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MARCEdit : 10 functions described in 60 minutes

This program would build on the MARCEdit workshops held at AALL annual meeting over the last two years. While those workshops focused on the basics and on regular expressions, MARCEdit has much more functionality to offer the user. Topics include using, Task lists, generating call numbers, Generating MARC from URLs, Mnemonic formatting tools, character conversion tools, delimited text translators, the Z39.50 client ...more »

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