LLRX.com is a unique, free, independent, one woman owned, edited and published Web journal dedicated to providing legal, library, IT, CI/BI, knowledge managers, marketing, news researchers, communications, Congressional, legislative, academic and administrative professionals, as well as students, with the most up-to-date subject matter expertise on a wide range of legal and web research topics, technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools. LLRX is in its 22nd year of continuous publication, with a diverse, professional, highly engaged and expert global readership.
LLRX.com was established in 1996 by Founder, Editor and Publisher Sabrina I. Pacifici who has been an active and pioneering member of the online legal community since its inception. She created the journal PLL Perspectives in 1989, and served as its only Editor and Publisher until 1996. She then focused her efforts on the new and evolving arena of web publishing, and developed one of the first online journals on web research targeted to the legal community – and the only solo independent publication in this sector that is still actively published – 22 years later. Debuting in November 1996, LLRX.com was quickly established as a reliable “go-to” online resource for researchers to effectively and pro-actively leverage and implement the expanding expertise and knowledge of individuals and groups in the legal community by sharing best practices through an open access website. With Sabrina as the sole Editor, Publisher and Web Manager, the site has consistently been recognized as a publisher of focused, comprehensive, well-documented, non-partisan, content-rich, up-to-date topical guides and actionable information on web-based applications, services and knowledge discovery, for researchers in the legal, academic, government, corporate, news and public interest sectors.
Sabrina has authored many articles on legal technology topics, delivered more than 300 presentations at professional conferences and seminars nationwide, and worked for several decades as a law and special library director, research librarian (law, finance, business), legal technologist, Knowledge Manager, website/web portal developer and manager, enterprise blogger, metadata manager, and end-user teacher and trainer for multidisciplinary professionals.
LLRX has an active Twitter Feed (over 15,400 postings), updated daily with content unique to this feed. Maintaining a commitment to reliable, actionable resources, this feed focuses on issues that include: law and technology, civil liberties in the US and around the world, FOIA, government documents, the changing role of libraries in the 21st century, health care, environmental law, education, climate change, food and nutrition, the economy and financial sectors in the US and abroad, and of course, books!
Sabrina’s blog – BeSpacific is included in the Top 100 Legal Blogs 2017 & 2016 – American Bar Association (ABA): “No one better has her finger on the pulse of the legal information world than Sabrina Pacifici, law librarian and author of the blog BeSpacific,” writes blogger Robert Ambrogi. “Launched in 2002, BeSpacific is one of the longest-running legal blogs and, remarkably, Sabrina seems more prolific today than ever. She posts multiple items every day, covering the gamut of law, technology and knowledge discovery and topics ranging from cybersecurity to legal research to government regulation to civil liberties to IP and more. For me, BeSpacific is one of my daily must-reads and has been for 14 years straight.”
In addition to this honor, BeSpacific was honored with 3rd Place in the Expert Institute Award for Best Legal Tech Blog 2017 & 2016 Contest.
She is delighted that LLRX and beSpacific were recognized in the posting – 8 Great Legal Research and Writing Blogs on January 23, 2014 by Cheryl Niemeier. Sabrina was very grateful to have been chosen as one of the Fastcase 50 for 2012 – “Honoring the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, & leaders.” Sabrina received the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Innovations in Technology Award in 2008. She was also named one of Library Journal’s (LJ’s) Movers & Shakers 2006, and profiled in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Practice Magazine, December 2006 issue. In 2011, LLRX was highlighted as The pioneer of free online legal websites.
LLRX.com offers a monthly edition of new articles, guides and topical resources comprised of comprehensive, reliable and wide ranging topical content to support actionable projects, research, teaching/training/learning components for professionals and students in law, academia, the public, private, news and advocacy sectors.
LLRX.com works with nationally recognized librarians, attorneys, journalists, information technology specialists and public interest professionals to bring readers regular, reliable, current and expertly documented articles, bibliographies and guides – a long term contribution to a vital, dynamic and expert global community of researchers.
LLRX.com delivers current, value-added content on a broad range of topics including:
- the nexus of technology and the continuously changing landscape of legal research online and on the web.
- a regular complement of articles and guides on topics relating to criminal law and justice authored by subject matter expert Ken Strutin
- a weekly column focused on cyber security issues, by subject matter expert Pete Weiss, that impact all sectors including: government, law, business and finance, education, technology, medicine and healthcare.
- a comprehensive, continually updated guide to free and low cost sites and sources focused on multidisciplinary competitive intelligence research
- guides and pathfinders to effective research practices, sources and techniques for librarians, lawyers, researchers, advocacy and public interest experts – leveraging government agency data, academic, corporate resources and materials from NGOs.
- reviews of legal and non-legal websites for researchers.
- effective communications and training/presentation tools, technologies and resources, including: portals, KM, blogs, and social media applications.
- and seminar materials and presentations from leading research and library-related technology conferences.
The site also presents insightful, unbiased reviews of:
- software and online legal applications and database services.
- research sources, data, and content for CMS, websites and knowledge management applications.
LLRX.com also publishes a free (opt-in) monthly e-mail update to alert readers to the topics and authors featured in each new online issue.
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Contributing to LLRX.com
LLRX provides readers with a dynamic forum in which to share their expertise and current topical information, and encourages interested authors to consider submitting original materials – articles, presentations, resource guides, blog postings, book, e-book, music, food, poetry, and tech reviews. Please e-mail me at spacific[at]earthlink.net.
beSpacific – blog companion to LLRX – with daily research updates
- beSpacific – a current awareness monitoring blog on legal, technology, knowledge discovery, and research related news and primary resources, with a searchable database of over 45,000 postings (launched in August 2002). beSpacific is authored by Sabrina I. Pacifici.
- BeSpacific is included in the Top 100 Legal Blogs 2017 & 2016 – American Bar Association (ABA)
- beSpacific was recognized by the 2013, 2014 Blawggie Awards in the Best Legal Blog Category – Law Librarian Blogs and the 2011 Blawggie Awards as the Best Legal Blog Category – Law Librarian Blogs.
- beSpacific was recognized as the Best Overall Legal Blog of 2004.
- beSpacific was recognized as one of the Best Law Librarian Blogs of 2005 and the Best Legal Support Blog of 2005.
- beSpacific was the recipient of the 2006 AALL/West Thomson Excellence in Marketing Award for Best Use of Technology.
- 9-11 related legal resources and news (edited and compiled by Sabrina I. Pacifici).
Short and long term advertising opportunities are available, so please contact me for detailed information at spacific[at]earthlink.net
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