As the seasons change and turn, the KM newsmill continues to churn, and below are some highlights from amongst the month of March posts.
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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.
The issue of "practice-ready" training for lawyers is one we have discussed before - see Related Articles links below for more.
The February edition of the AALL Spectrum included an in detail and well thought out piece on this very issue: Closing the Gap: teaching practice-ready legal skills.
This is how Ev Williams, one of its founders, describes Twitter, taking its impact slightly beyond “social media” or “microblog”. Bearing in mind this definition: what do we make of Twitter as a research tool?
There is the broadcast side of Twitter, which in of itself is wide and diverse. You can get information by, from and about a certain institution or organisation. For example: see all tweets by @SCOTUS or @SCOTUSblog. If you are tracking a particular industry or practice area, you may be better served by tweets that mention, say, both the “SCOTUS and antitrust”.
This is the title of a recent Partner Talk webinar hosted by the Special Libraries’ Association. The speaker conducted a poll about the use of social media in a variety of library types, and presented her findings and suggestions.
There were some surprising points made, not least the fact that barely half of all respondents currently use social media in their libraries. While at first this seems like a high percentage, I would still have expected a larger number to have one form or another of social media employed.