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

Re-imagining the Library Catalog for Today's Law Firms Libraries

With the transition of law firm libraries to primarily electronic resources, it's time (actually past time) to take a good hard look at the traditional library catalog. If your catalog is only used by the librarians, this program is for you. Among the discussion points: Are tools designed primarily for the handling print resources still relevant? When the need for serials control and circulation are no longer required, ...more »

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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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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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Creating an institutional repository when you're broke

This proposal will look at how a law school can create a viable, and effective, institutional repository when their budget is close to zero. It will delve into open-source options, such as Hyku and Invenio, and how these can be hosted cheaply either in-house or via cloud computing services. It will also look at vendors offering these services for prices far lower than the traditional commercial offerings (such as Digital ...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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Hands on with OpenRefine

OpenRefine is a powerful tool useful in data cleaning and other remediation projects. 2018's session provided an introduction, but to best understand OpenRefine's powerful functionality, hands on work is needed. Provide a space and guided exercises to explore this tool.

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Knowledge Management in Practice

Moving beyond KM 101, see examples of KM projects that have been implemented - intranet dashboards, KM search integration tools (i.e., WestKM, Lexis Search Advantage), knowledge bases, document automation tools. Learn what are realistic timelines to implement these projects and what are the quick successes to get off the ground in order to build support for future KM initiatives.

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Collection and acquisitions decisions for branch libraries

This program will deal with the issues relating to the libraries which has more than one branche or campuse, including: (1) What are factors to consider when making collection and acquisition decisions for different branches; (2) how will manage information including patrons interests among these branches; (3) what are the best solutions to connect these branches including ILS, share folders, communication methods; and ...more »

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Machine Learning Deep Dive

We hear "neural network" and "Bayesian naïve classification" or "sparse dictionary learning" and so on all over the place. There should be a deep dive, perhaps into just one or two of these, that discusses how exactly they work - how does the text of a case get analyzed and meaning divined?

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Take Full Advantage of Free Legal Information

There is tons of legal information out there on the web - not just published by official government bodies, but also educational institutions, firms and corporations, non-profits, and organizations. This session would discuss how to 1) think about free legal information in all its stripes, and 2) teach and navigate researchers toward it.

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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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