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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

How to Network Like an Info Pro at Conference

In our recent rundown of the Top Summer Events for Law Librarians we posited that the most prominent advantage of attending in-person events is the opportunity to network, but this is not always an easy task for all. So often we end up spending most of our days behind a computer screen, meaning that it is far easier to connect with a new person online than it is in reality. When it comes to networking in a sea of strangers it is all too easy to be overcome with fear of looking like a fool or lack of confidence. Thankfully, there are a whole host of methods by which to combat this.

Topics: Event Work smarter Collaboration

Top Summer Events for Law Librarians (and why you should attend)

As the sun peeps further out from behind the clouds, conference season is soon to be upon us. This is such an exciting time of year, with so many opportunities on the horizon. For some, the thought of conferences, trade shows, annual meetings and the like may not invoke such enthusiasm but there are plenty of benefits to be had from attending these events.

Topics: Event AALL SLA BIALL

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Lawyers Through Content

We’ve heard it time and time again, we are living in an information age. Never before have we had so much information available to us, and so many different ways by which to consume it. Subsequently, the need to filter out the white noise has never been more relevant nor essential.

Topics: KM Current awareness Library