Category «Information Management»

Preserving Born-Digital Legal Materials – Where to Start?

Sarah Rhodes discusses the monumental challenge of preserving our digital heritage. She argues that law libraries specifically have a critically important role to play in this undertaking as access to legal and law-related information is a core underpinning of our democratic society. Our current digital preservation strategies and systems are imperfect but tremendous strides have been made over the past decade to stave off the dreaded digital dark age, and libraries today have a number of viable tools, services, and best practices at our disposal for the preservation of digital content.

Subjects: Features, Information Management, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Library Software & Technology, Technology Trends

Are Law Firms Ready for Transparency?

Attorney and KM expert V. Mary Abraham provides details on how one law firm has found a way to create real transparency in its dealings with clients via an extranet, and whether this process may start a trend.

Subjects: Case Management, Extranets, Features, Information Management, Internet Trends, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Profession, Technology Trends

Legal Implications of Cloud Computing – Part One (the Basics and Framing the Issues)

Attorney David Navetta contends that there there will be significant financial pressure on organizations to take advantage of the pricing and efficiency of cloud computing, and if attorneys fail to understand the issues ahead of time there is a serious risk of getting “bulldozed” into cloud computing arrangements without time or resources to address some serious legal issues that are implicated.

Subjects: Features, Information Architecture, Information Management, Internet Trends, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing, Legal Technology, Technology Trends, Web Management

The End of Institutional Repositories & the Beginning of Social Academic Research Service: An Enhanced Role For Libraries

Stuart Basefsky advocates broadening the concept of institutional repositories (IRs) to serve as full-fledged electronic libraries and documents how they can then serve the greater purpose of collecting, disseminating, analyzing and exchanging useful digital information for academic purposes.

Subjects: Features, Information Management, KM, Libraries & Librarians, Team Building, Technology Trends

Collaboration Through Wikis at Hicks Morley

Heather Colman explains how wikis were an ideal KM solution for her law firm. Quick and easy to set up, requiring little IT support, wikis support central data repositories and provide features including search capabilities, email, RSS, and also allow users to create a taxonomy of subject tags to classify information.

Subjects: Case Management, Information Architecture, Information Management, Information Mapping, KM, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Technology, Technology Trends, Wiki

Leadership & The Role of Information: Making The Creatively Informed Questioner

Stuart Basefsky supports the concept that the quintessential leader is an informed leader. However, effectively communicating and leveraging the power of information, in leadership roles, is subject to a range of interpretations that he discusses in this forward thinking series.

Subjects: Communication Skills, Features, Information Management, Presentation Skills, Writing Skills

Discovery of Employee-Owned Computer Equipment

Conrad J. Jacoby addresses the issues of whether discovery requests served on the company also extend to home computers, cell phones, and other equipment personally owned by employees of the company.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Email, Information Management, Privacy

Legal Information Management in a Global and Digital Age: Revolution and Tradition

Claire M. Germain presents an overview of the public policy issues surrounding digital libraries, and discusses the impact of globalization and the Internet on international and foreign law information, the free access to law movement and open access scholarship, mass digitization projects, and preservation of born digital legal information.

Subjects: Information Management, Law Library Management, Legal Research

Seven Legal Technology Trends for 2007: Widening the Digital Divide in Law Practice

Dennis Kennedy contends that by the end of 2007, there will be a clearly distinguishable digital divide between technology-forward and technology-backward firms. He suggests seven trends that should be on the agendas of law firm technology committees.

Subjects: Email, Information Management, Internet Trends, KM, Law Firm Marketing, RSS Newsfeeds, WiFi

LawPro Links – An A to Z Directory of Web Resources

Sabrina I. Pacifici has revised and updated her guide to a core group of reliable, content rich resources for researchers. Highlighted topics include: a new search engine for legal blogs, one for free federal district court filings, and one for Wikipedia; an updated legal research guide from M.G. Gallagher Law Library, government sponsored e-waste and recycling services, a filmology of librarians in the movies, the 10 best corporate intranets of 2007, the launch of the Anglo-American Legal Tradition Project Website, and much more.

Subjects: Blogs, E-Government, Government Resources, Information Management, Intranets, KM, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Search Engines, Wiki
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