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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. 

Bespoke Crawling

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Bespoke Crawling

New from Linex: source crawled and content extracted to your specifications. 

Yes it is indeed an exciting time at Linex, with so many news items filling up this blog. There is the new Linex interface, with the enhanced administration tools and brand new end user pages. 

There are Sara Batt's tailored alerts, built to your own specifications and managed by Linex; handy when you lack the manpower to manage your own platform, or particular niche products. 

Tip of the Month

Written by Emily Baldwin Monday, 21 April 2014

Tip of the Month

How many times have you read an article, or skimmed the headlines of an alert, and then later tried to recall which publisher it was from or when you read it?

You've deleted the emails, and you don't want to have to look through each day's archives to find the article - not to mention you aren't sure of the title, just a keyword or topic. Or maybe you've seen an upward trend for a certain alert topic and you want to see articles from multiple day's alert publishes side by side.

 

Technology in Legal Practice

Written by Rebecca Gebhardt Thursday, 17 April 2014

Last week I had the great pleasure of speaking to Thomas Sneed's Technology in Legal Practice class at Emory University. (You have seen him mentioned on this blog before, in particular as part of the panel discussion of Why Can't I Just Fire These People?). Throughout the term he has had a series of guest speakers join the class to discuss real world applications of technology tools as well as concerns. 

My topic was, of course, current awareness and the Linex Systems platform. These sessions were a great opportunity to introduce the students to the variety of technology tools available and their different applications in practice. As a fairly new company in the US, it was a pleasure to see everybody anxious to learn about a new product and asking questions about our functionality. 

We did, however, discuss much more than that. 

A Way With Words

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A Way With Words

You know I am an avid listener of podcasts on various subjects, as I have written about the Podcast app in the past. Coffee and a news podcast go hand in hand first thing every morning. Different times and activities throughout the day call for different podcasts and subjects.  

Some time has gone by since my previous post, and I have a whole list of new podcasts to which I now listen. Unsurprisingly they deal mainly with language, statistics and quizzes. 

Collaborating in a Virtual Environment

Written by Rebecca Gebhardt Monday, 14 April 2014

Collaborating in a Virtual Environment

This is the title of a recent talk from the SLA GA Chapter Lunch & Learn series (bring a lunch, learn a topic). The speaker was Stephanie Dunn, off-campus librarian at Shorter University. 

"Off" is the important part of the "off-campus librarian" title. Stephanie is responsible for libraries, research and bibliographic instruction at three satellite campuses in and around Atlanta. Making her highly qualified to tell us about managing virtual communication and collaboration. 

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