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...
Posted in News “‘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.
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
John DiGilio's insight:
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?".
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.
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. ...
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...
"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."
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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