Research + Analysis

Research + Analysis

Expertise in harnessing, interpreting, and leveraging legal knowledge and data to create a competitive edge that solves real-world problems and satisfies stakeholders.

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Land, Water and Education

The program will review current international human rights principles which can be applied the contemporary land and water issues in the developing world. Also dealt with are human right to education as a solution to the third world land, water and development issues. Ultimately suggested are the research strategies and recommendations for researching human rights to water, land and education.

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Evaluating New Products - Start to Finish

With all the products, platforms, new modules thrown at us it can be difficult to slow down and carry out a careful and thorough evaluation. Learn what you need to communicate with the vendor at different stages of the product evaluation such as vetting processes at your organization, who is involved in the decision-making, who they are allowed to contact. We would primarily cover how to conduct a product evaluation - ...more »

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Technology Competence in Legal Practice - duty to use technology

Following up on the 2018 program Technology Competence in Legal Practice: Where Do Libraries Fit In? This could be a panel discussion on if the ABA guidance addresses only a duty to understand the technology available or a duty to USE technology in legal practice. What would be the minimum technological understanding that would meet client's needs? Are firms/universities/government addressing this in a meaningful way? ...more »

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How to conduct ethical Social Media research

Social media has become a part of our everyday lives. Learn how librarians can ethically identify, collect, and use information from social media platforms for investigations or litigation. How can we identify individuals or companies who have an online presence but are trying to remain anonymous?

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CRS - the policy experts

Have someone from the Congressional Research Service come and discuss the services they provide to assist Congress. What is their rule in providing policy expertise? What information produced by the CRS is publicly available to researchers?

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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.

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Unearthing the Early State Records Collection

In 1941 the Library of Congress and the University of North Carolina launched a compilation project named the State Records Project (also known as 'Early State Records'). Originally meant to include legislative records of U.S. colonies, states, and territories the project grew to include various types of records including executive materials, constitutional documents, court records, broadsides, and even news. The complete ...more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Working with Non-English materials for the English Speaker

So many legal materials are in languages other than English worldwide, that it is inevitable that most of us will need to find or access one of these documents at some point. FCIL librarians often work with materials in languages in which they are not fluent, and can provide useful ideas and insight for the non-FCIL specialist faced with this type of research. A panel of FCIL librarians will provide practical guidance ...more »

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FCIL Research on a Budget

In a time of tightening budgets, money for foreign and international collections is often cut heavily or entirely. How do we continue to provide access to these materials or answer research questions on these topics? Explore freely accessible foreign & international materials, with practical ideas about where to start your research when you don't have access to specialist subscription services.

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What is Europe?

As national membership in the European Union changes, how does this affect our understanding of Europe from a legal perspective? Find out more about the history of European laws, the current legal systems governing Europe, and potential future legal developments that may arise as a changing concept of Europe means ties different nations closer together.

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