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Practicing Law Should Not Mean Living in Bankruptcy

Practicing Law Should Not Mean Living in Bankruptcy | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Letting law students take the bar exam after two years would keep many from drowning in debt — and force law schools to make their third-year curriculums worthwhile.
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New York considers allowing bar exam after 2nd year of law school.

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How, when, why and with whom do libraries (law and otherwise) collaborate successfully? What can libraries adapt from outside of the library world to further their collaboration efforts?
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Greater Western Library Alliance Negotiates Academic Document Delivery ... - Virtual Press Office (press release)

Greater Western Library Alliance Negotiates Academic Document Delivery ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan., Feb.
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Commercial service as an ILL alternative.

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Barbara Stripling on Seeing the Big Picture

Barbara Stripling on Seeing the Big Picture | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Barbara Stripling has served as assistant professor of practice at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies since 2012, and was recently promoted to senior associate dean.
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12 Tools for the 3 Cs of Content: Curation, Creation and Collaboration - Business 2 Community

12 Tools for the 3 Cs of Content: Curation, Creation and Collaboration - Business 2 Community | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Thanks to the Content Marketing Institute’s report on 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends, we know that 69% of marketers are creating more content now than they did one year ago. But managing multi…
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Some new (to me) tools. I'll check them out to see if they can enhance my curation practice. Just as soon as I have a spare moment. . .

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Cambridge Public Library Wins National Architecture Award

Cambridge Public Library Wins National Architecture Award | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
More than five years after it first opened in November 2009, the renovated and expanded Cambridge Public Library (CPL) in Massachusetts is still receiving accolades.
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Official: EBSCO Acquires YBP

Official: EBSCO Acquires YBP | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
UPDATE 2:45 PM: We’ve added links to comments from ProQuest re:GOBI at the bottom of this post.
Here’s the official announcement from EBSCO about today’s acquisition of YBP Library Services. More to come on infoDOCKET and on Library Journal.
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A little more analysis.

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EBSCO Buys YBP

EBSCO Buys YBP | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced on February 20.
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In case you missed this late last week. Thoughts? Good for libs or not so much?

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Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower

Top 10 Academic Library Issues for 2015 | From the Bell Tower | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
The beginning of the year brings many “top” lists for what to look for in 2015. So far there’s not much predicting what looks big for the academic library world. Here’s a shot at it.
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OCLC Works Toward Linked Data Environment | ALA Midwinter 2015

OCLC Works Toward Linked Data Environment | ALA Midwinter 2015 | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
In the early days of the World Wide Web, many libraries blocked search engines from crawling their sites and used other means to insulate library records from the open web.
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Hamline, William Mitchell law schools to merge

Hamline, William Mitchell law schools to merge | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
With enrollment in a free-fall nationally, some predicted it was just a matter of time before some American law schools started disappearing
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Can We Strengthen our Fragile Public Domain? | Peer to Peer Review

Can We Strengthen our Fragile Public Domain? | Peer to Peer Review | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Each year the copyright community celebrates January 1 as “Public Domain Day.” That is because a convenient fiction included in most nations’ copyright laws says that if a work’s term of protection expired during the previous year, it officially...
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What Should We Make of "Pay What You Want"?

What Should We Make of "Pay What You Want"? | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
"Pay what you want" blends a purchase with a donation, turning the conventional transaction on its head. Could it work for association membership dues?
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Synopsis | Law, Libraries And Technology: A Practical Guide

THE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOK =--- Where to buy this book? ISBN: 9781843340720 Book Synopsis of Law, Libraries and Technology: A Practical Guide by Mark Van Hoorebeek ...
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Interesting approach to book reviewing.

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ALA, ARL Applaud FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

ALA, ARL Applaud FCC Vote on Net Neutrality | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
In a significant victory for supporters of Net Neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today reclassified broadband Internet as a public utility, and established a new Open Internet Order that applies to both fixed and mobile...
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Too Much Leadership Advice? Focus on Your Philosophy | Leading from the Library

Too Much Leadership Advice? Focus on Your Philosophy | Leading from the Library | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
With the huge volume of leadership advice that’s generated weekly, what’s a leader supposed to do? It’s not only the lack of time for taking it all in, but to what extent should it influence your leadership style?
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Ending the Invisible Library | Linked Data

Ending the Invisible Library | Linked Data | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
To explain the utility of ­semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise.
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Good explanation of the limited and limiting role of MARC.

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Law Schools: Reform or Go Bust - Newsweek

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Through the first half of the last century law schools relied on small faculties to teach large classes in facilities consisting of a few lecture halls, offices and a library.
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Radical reform, new business models required.

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What’s Your Pitch? | Office Hours

What’s Your Pitch? | Office Hours | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Speaking here and there, I’ve logged a few airline miles over the years and visited some pretty cool places.
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Love that a library brought in a comedian to speak about managing money!

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Social Law Remembers Former Deputy Director, Maria Sekula

Social Law Remembers Former Deputy Director, Maria Sekula | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Boston legal research, attorney resources, Social Law Library, news, law news
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CC BY and Its Discontents–A Growing Challenge for Open Access | Peer to Peer Review

CC BY and Its Discontents–A Growing Challenge for Open Access | Peer to Peer Review | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Recently I attended the conference of a major learned society in the humanities. I was only there for a day, and attended only two sessions: one as a panelist and the other as an observer.
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Collaboration in FB@Work's Wake - No Jitter

Collaboration in FB@Work's Wake - No Jitter | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
If Facebook “does it right,” FB@Work could ease the way for lesser-known collaboration tools to integrate and improve how work is done.
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Interesting view of the continuing dominant role of the spreadsheet.

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UC Hastings law school plans to erect new buildings in Tenderloin

UC Hastings law school plans to erect new buildings in Tenderloin | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
For 60 years UC Hastings College of the Law has cast a wary eye on its depressed Tenderloin home — a neighborhood that lacks the grassy quads and handsome libraries that many law schools put on their brochures. [...] these days the Tenderloin is on the upswing, and the law school wants a piece of the action. The governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-16 includes $38 million for the new building, and an additional $7 million to rehabilitate the annex, a 1970 portion of Snodgrass Hall t
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Project ENABLE's New Site Extends Information to More Librarians - Syracuse University News

Project ENABLE's New Site Extends Information to More Librarians - Syracuse University News | Library Collaboration | Scoop.it
Project ENABLE's New Site Extends Information to More Librarians Syracuse University News In addition to describing types of disabilities, the site helps librarians learn about assistive technologies; become aware of laws and policies governing...
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"The Project ENABLE web site offers five major learning modules: Disability Awareness; Disability Law & Policy; Creating an Accessible Library; Planning Inclusive Programs and Instruction; and Assistive Technology in Libraries."

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Koha Announces Support and Funding From EBSCO, Will “Ensure Long-Term Viability” of the Open Source ILS

Interesting! We’ve asked for some more details about the following news. If/when we hear back we will update.
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