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The Essential Guide To Managing a Distributed Library Team

As technologies develop further, transport links make our world seem smaller and global business transactions become the norm, we are seeing more and more dispersed and distributed teams come into being. Writing for AALL, Doug Southard speaks of fifteen Researchers, located in nine different offices across four different countries at law firm WilmerHale, showing just how geographies and time differences seem to no longer be a boundary when it comes to international business.

Topics: Work smarter Collaboration Library

AALL 2016 - “Disruptunity”: The Legal Research Revolution is Now!

For us, AALL drew to a close with a discussion between two prominent leaders in the Law Librarian community - Jean O’Grady, Senior Director of Research & Knowledge Services at DLA Piper LLP and founder of Dewey B Strategic, and John DiGilio, Senior Director of Research & Intelligence at LibSource and founder of On Firmer Ground. Up for discussion was the subject of “disruptunity” and the legal research revolution - a more topical theme there cannot be.

Topics: Technology Event Current awareness AALL Library

AALL 2016 - Promoting the Value of Technical Services at Budget Time

Mid-July can only mean one thing - time for AALL! Last week saw 1400 Law Librarians descend on my former home of Chicago for 2016’s American Association of Law Librarians Conference. With such a packed sessions program and a busy booth, choosing which talk to attend was a challenge enough in itself but a happy one to have. Over the coming weeks we’ll be bringing you our recaps and reviews, featuring the best of AALL, meaning that even if you couldn’t make it to Chicago you won’t miss out (too much).

Topics: Work smarter AALL Library

Explore Chicago Like a Local for AALL

On the banks of Lake Michigan sits the windy city, home to Barack Obama, Harrison Ford and, for a weekend this July, a lot of Librarians. Renowned for its food and architecture, Chicago plays host to this year’s American Association of Law Libraries Conference, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Our very own Marketing Manager Nico Watson lived in Chicago for six years, so we sat down and grilled him for all his local tips to give you your best AALL experience yet.

Topics: Event AALL

The Evolution of Content Curation: A Librarian’s Guide

Every minute, Google receives over 4,000,000 search queries, and email users send 204,000,000 messages. To say that we are living in an age of information overload where we are bombarded by white noise is, quite frankly, an understatement - but I’m sure you’ve heard all that before. What we’re more concerned about here is the evolution of content curation to enable Librarians to rise above this sea of information.

Topics: Technology Content Management Library

Negotiate to get yourself (and your library) ahead

Librarians are facing an explosion of new technology resources, leading to pressure to move away from traditional operation practices into a fresh wave of innovation, all coupled with tighter budgets and financial pressures. To quote Maria Collins, in her foreword to The Librarian’s Guide to Negotiation: “This constant flux within the library environment makes it ripe for negotiation. With each negotiation, a Librarian gains an opportunity to influence change”.

Topics: Work smarter Library

SLA 2016 - The Value of The Indispensable Librarian

There’s no rest for the wicked, or so the saying goes. That’s certainly true for us here at Linex, as soon as BIALL finished Matthew - our CEO - and I were on a plane bound for Philadelphia and SLA, excited to catch up with our US colleagues. We were looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with a conference full of such a broad range of attendees - from the Knowledge Manager to the Information Analyst - and SLA certainly didn’t disappoint.

Topics: Event Work smarter SLA Library

BIALL 2016 - Developing an alternative toolset for driving change in library services

Last week, the British legal information community jumped on a plane across the Irish Sea to Dublin for three days of learning and networking at the 2016 BIALL Conference. We at Linex were excited to be exhibiting again, and with our stand positioned right at the entrance you couldn’t miss us!

Topics: Change Management Event BIALL Library

Times are a changin’ for Linex

 The observant ones amongst you may have noticed things are looking a little different around these parts. We have been busy working on a number of projects here at Linex over the past few months and we are incredibly excited to now be able to share some of those with you.

Firstly, this week we launched our brand new website. The new site, as you can see, has a clean fresh look. Our aim here has been to simplify your user experience whilst providing easy to digest, valuable content for our site visitors. We hope that you enjoy exploring some of our new pages, and do feel free to send us through your feedback - we’d love to hear from you!

Our second announcement is even bigger. We are currently in the process of developing our new content automation platform, due to launch this fall. The new platform is very much a natural evolution of our current product, designed with our clients and their feedback at the forefront of our minds.

Creating a user-friendly product has been our focus throughout, and the new intuitive content automation platform is very much that, and so much more:

  • A new topics structure enable you to organise your content and information more intuitively
  • Natural language processing gives you access to semantic text analysis
  • Improved taxonomies enhance the quality of your searches, meaning you have better quality results

This is just a snapshot of what will be on offer. Our vision is to give back control to Librarians, placing you in the driver’s seat throughout the content delivery journey. We want to ensure that the content you send is the very best it can be.

Interested to find out more? Meet us for a chat at BIALL, SLA or AALL this summer and discover a new way to manage your content.

Topics: KM News SaaS

BIALL Event: The Evolving Landscape of Legal Information

Earlier this month we were lucky enough to attend the first BIALL (British & Irish Association of Law Librarians) Knowledge Management Group Event kindly hosted by Shearman & Sterling at their London offices. The key speaker for the lunchtime discussion was Jane Bradbury, currently Slaughter & May’s Head of Knowledge and Information, who gave an inspirational and engaging lecture exploring "An Evolving Landscape: From Information Gatekeeper to Knowledge Professional”.

 

Topics: Event KM Library Data