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We (OK, Rebecca mainly) muse on our favourite online tools, knowledge management practices and where we want to take our technology. 

Tip of the Month

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tip of the Month

While you may be familiar with how Linex delivers alerts on an automated schedule daily or weekly, did you know that you also have the option to have alerts on time-sensitive topics go out in real time?

Continuing the title debate

Thursday, 04 September 2014

Continuing the conversation started with yesterday's post, I point you to an article by Kristen Hallows and Christine Bowersox entitled Dialetic of Transformation: the shaping of a name

The authors review the history of the law librarian, from the earlier iterations thereof, through the beginning of current awareness services, the development of procedural standards and the advent of Lexis and Westlaw. 

The limitations of job titles

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

"Librarian": a job title that seems to need further explaining to anybody who does not have it. It is a subject we have mentioned before on this blog - see below for several examples - and now Claire Sewell, blogging at Librarian in Training, points out how the same is true for associated job titles. 

Take her own title of "Cataloguer". Claire listed her core activities and responsibilities, and saw that her title did not correctly explain the additional work she was involved in, such as training, media communications (both internal and external), mentoring, collaboration and more. 

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