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Fashion Law Blogs are All the Fashion

Fashion Law Blogs are All the Fashion | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Last week, the entertainment and business law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp launched Ooh Law Law, a blog about fashion law.
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Law schools as publishers - via blogging - Real Lawyers Have Blogs (blog)

Law schools as publishers - via blogging - Real Lawyers Have Blogs (blog) | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Real Lawyers Have Blogs (blog) Law schools as publishers - via blogging Real Lawyers Have Blogs (blog) Speaking yesterday at a symposium honoring the new Temple University President, Bryn Geffert, the College Librarian at Amherst, made a strong...
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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available to students wherever—and whenever—they need them.
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These 7 Books Predicted The Future With Eerie, Unbelievable Accuracy

These 7 Books Predicted The Future With Eerie, Unbelievable Accuracy | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
The late Tom Clancy was known for his uncanny ability to accurately predict future events with his fiction writing.
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BFtech by iBraryGuy: Meet, Greet, & Remember with Evernote Hello | Business & Finance Division

BFtech by iBraryGuy: Meet, Greet, & Remember with Evernote Hello | Business & Finance Division | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
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Our latest column is a review for the Business & Finance Division of SLA!

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LinkedIn is “breaking into” user emails, spamming contacts – lawsuit

LinkedIn is “breaking into” user emails, spamming contacts – lawsuit | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
In a damning class action complaint, LinkedIn users are accusing the company of “tunneling” into their email accounts in order to repeatedly spam anyone who has ever had had contact with them.
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LinkedIn is under fire again.  This time, it is a bit scary.

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What libraries do for us – and me

What libraries do for us – and me | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
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“‘A city without a library is like a graveyard.” Those were the words that Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational Pakistani women’s rights activist, used to open Birmingham’s new £189m library this month.
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The Legal Semantic Web Inches Forward – Slaw

The Legal Semantic Web Inches Forward – Slaw | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Those of you who are into legal informatics will like to know that there's a proposal to form a new technical committee at OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Informatio
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Mootus Enables Collaborative, Crowdsourced Legal Research

Mootus Enables Collaborative, Crowdsourced Legal Research | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Legal research is often a solitary pursuit, with lawyers hunched over their computers or law books in absolute silence, sometimes with looks of panic or confusion on their faces.
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Corwdsouring legal research?  Hmmmmm

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Measuring the performance of law firm libraries – Slaw

Measuring the performance of law firm libraries – Slaw | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
It is challenging for law firm libraries to measure the performance of their libraries. Traditional library metrics are less helpful for law firm libraries compared to public or academic libra
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Fantastic piece by Susannah Tredwell via Slaw.  She says it best when she writes, "It is far better to measure the performance of a library by seeing how well it meets the needs of the organization as a whole; that is, what value is it adding?".

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What Does a Librarian Look Like? | Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter

What Does a Librarian Look Like? | Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
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The effect that perception has on our industry must never be doubted.  Part of the fight to secure our future is rising above the stereotypes and misperceptions of who we are and what we do!

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Connecting the Dots: Proving Our Value Throughout Time

Connecting the Dots: Proving Our Value Throughout Time | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
by Jeffrey Nelson, Research Services Manager, Squire Sanders (US) LLP Connect, collaborate, and strategize. As information professionals look to the future, these themes are nothing new, but at thi...
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Well said! 

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FEATURE: Embedded Librarians in Special Libraries

FEATURE: Embedded Librarians in Special Libraries | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it

Information Today, Inc. [ITI] has announced the publication of The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It's Needed by David Shumaker.

 

Here is the first comprehensive survey of the growing practice of "embedded librarianship"—a strategic model for placing information professionals into partnerships with the individuals and working groups that depend upon their knowledge and expertise.

 

In The Embedded Librarian, David Shumaker looks at implementations in all types of organizations, identifies the characteristics of successful embedded librarians, and explains how information professionals in public, academic, school, medical, law, and other specialized library settings are using embedded librarianship principles to enhance their work and careers.

 

Read an excerpt here:  http://www.infotoday.com/it/jul12/Schumaker--Embedded-Librarians-in-Special-Libraries.shtml


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Great new survey o fthe growing practice of "embedded librarianship." 

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Review: Oyster, OverDrive, & Other eBook Apps

Review: Oyster, OverDrive, & Other eBook Apps | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Different distribution models are being pursued in the eBook app market.
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iBraryGuy's own Stosh Jonjak reviews Oyster, Overdrive and more!

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Mobile Apps for Legal Research #2: WestlawNext for Android

WestlawNext is one of the go-to tools in my legal research toolbox.  So I was quick to install the WestlawNext mobile apps on my Android smartphone and iPad.  I had high expectations for the power of WestlawNext on my mobile devices. ...
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Libraries Play A Central Role in Connected Learning | The Digital Shift 2013

Libraries Play A Central Role in Connected Learning | The Digital Shift 2013 | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
The Internet offers today’s youth unprecedented opportunities to connect with peers and seek knowledge in almost any area of interest—and libraries are uniquely positioned to play a central role in this learning, according to Mimi Ito, professor...
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The Power of Restraint: Always Leave Them Wanting More

The Power of Restraint: Always Leave Them Wanting More | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
In business, less is more.
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We can all learning something from this!

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9 Books Scarier Than Any Horror Movie

9 Books Scarier Than Any Horror Movie | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
A list of YA and adult books that will make your hair stand on end.
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A little treat to get everyone in the Halloween spirit!  :-)

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The great shift in search

The great shift in search | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
The ongoing list of failed search engine companies is deep and wide. Remember the likes of Excite, Lycos, or AskJeeves?
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The Constitution Annotated ... on your phone! | Free Government Information (FGI)

The Constitution Annotated ... on your phone! | Free Government Information (FGI) | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it

"The Government Printing Office (GPO) announced today the launching of a new app and web publication that make analysis and interpretation of constitutional case law by Library experts accessible for free to anyone with a computer or mobile device. The information is from The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation, commonly known as the Constitution Annotated. The new app and improved web publication will make the nearly 3,000-page “Constitution Annotated” more accessible to more people and enable updates of new case analysis three or four times each year. The new Constitution Annotated app is available for the iOS platform and allows users to read the entire document; browse by section – such as by article of or amendment to the Constitution; view and navigate content from a table of cases and index; and search all text. The app can be downloaded for free from iTunes."


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Very VERY cool.

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Google Seeks Ruling Copying Books Without Permission Is Fair | Library Stuff

Google Seeks Ruling Copying Books Without Permission Is Fair | Library Stuff | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
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Will Fair Use shield Google from copyright violations?  It is up to a judge now.

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Biglaw Today: ‘Looking For Change In All The Wrong Places’

Biglaw Today: ‘Looking For Change In All The Wrong Places’ | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
What should major law firms do in order to prepare themselves for the future? Something other than what they’re currently doing….
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Demand for Library Digital Content Up but Not for eBooks in Firm Libraries

Demand for Library Digital Content Up but Not for eBooks in Firm Libraries | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Information Today study shows libraries are experiencing a sharp increase in demand for electronic material but law firm libraries see little demand for ebooks.
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iBraryGuy weighs in!

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Not your Grandma’s library: A new generation of librarians evolve through IT | Penn State University

Not your Grandma’s library: A new generation of librarians evolve through IT | Penn State University | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Penn State librarians are pioneering new technologies as the purpose of libraries shifts across the globe.

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With Kindle MatchBook, Amazon Finally Bundles Print And E-Books

With Kindle MatchBook, Amazon Finally Bundles Print And E-Books | Legal Information Dispatch | Scoop.it
Author Jodi Picoult. (Image credit: WireImage for BCH via @daylife) If there's one complaint that users of Amazon's Kindle have been voicing pretty much since day one, it's that there ought to be a way to purchase the print and digital versions of...
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OK . . . now this is just cool!

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