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Looking on the Bright Side: Four Ways Zoom Makes Legal Research Instruction Better

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 206

The Bright Spots with Zoom Classes

Matthew Flyntz looks at the bright side of the new way of teaching. Looking on the Bright Side: Four Ways Zoom Makes Legal Research Instruction Better highlights the benefits of virtual teaching over traditional in-person instruction. From sharing screens to improved interactions Flyntz highlights the bright spots.

Weekly wrap: tips for working remote, teaching KM

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 205

Bringing It to a Close

As we lower the curtain on yet another busy week, we are already entering the final days of October. Even while in this state of lockdown, time continues to fly by. It will be interesting to eventually look back and take stock of what we have learned from this very challenging, somewhat chaotic year. Today’s feeds brought us a smattering of different topics. Here are a few worth visiting before the new week begins.

New Aritas report shows how the pandemic has changed the future of legal work

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 201

Redesigning Legal Work

A survey of 800 attorneys highlights the new era of legal work. New Acritas report shows how the pandemic has changed the future o f legal work details two striking statistics. First, 77% of senior lawyers want to “retain elements of the virtual, remote working environment” and “22% said they are likely to leave their firm if it didn’t want to accommodate the new way” of work. The article highlights key questions about the future of legal work raised by the survey. It certainly feels like a new era in information work.

Gavelytics 2.0: New States, New Look, Deeper Analytics and Full Text Documents

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 201

Gavelytics Grows

Analytics tools built on state court data is akin to a golden goose egg. Unlike federal dockets, there is no uniform platform. The technologies are often older and bringing out the richness of content can be Herculean task. Gavelytics has been progressing the charge steadily and last week announced an expansion to 20 states by the end of the year. Read Gavelytics 2.0: New States, New Look, Deeper Analytics and Full Text Documents to get the full details.

New Tech Helps Organizations Achieve Diversity and Inclusion

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 198

Assess, Plan and Act

Necessity is the mother of invention and it seems the need to foster diversity and inclusion has driven another legal tech innovation. When new technology tackles old problems the best deliverables may be to understand the current situation. This allows for planning but often the solution to the problem stalls out because the assessment and planning tools fall short of facilitating meaningful actions. Bob Ambrogi shares a potentially different ending to the story in: New Tech Tool Helps Organizations Achieve Diversity and Inclusion. Read about SixFifty and the law tech that is tackling a big issue with concrete actions beyond the assess and plan phase of problem solving.

The personal learning matrix

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 198

How to Pull Knowledge In

When I was consulting many of my technology projects were launched by telling the client “we don’t know what we don’t know.” Discovery is the foundation of knowledge but the process of discovering and applying to build that knowledge up is the never ending story. The personal learning matrix detailed by Nick Milton frames a structure that is natural (to a point) of learning to build knowledge. The obvious sources of your immediate community is taken further to understand who, what and how personal learning can occur.

What makes us happy: advanced legal research, gamification

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 197

Wednesday Fun

With everything that has gone on this year, our digest has taken on a fairly serious tone that has been reflective of the times. That said, there is always room to discuss more lighthearted topics. It is a welcome diversion! Thanks to some great articles today, we have just such an opportunity. So while we muddle our way through midweek, let’s inject a little happiness into our work days with today’s reads. Enjoy!

  • First up, Sabrina Pacifici gives us the heads up on a wonderful paper by Ann Walsh Long of Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law. It is on a topic that is near and dear to all of our hearts and its name truly says it all. Check out: A Short and Happy Guide to Advanced Legal Research . It is sure to put a smile on your face!
  • And then, Lauren Hays from Lucidea talks about game-based learning for the older set in her latest entry. She writes, “Gamification can increase engagement and motivation.” Further, she says, “While it may not be a good fit in every special library, it can be an excellent fit for some.” Get your game face on and check out: Gamifying in Special Libraries.

Lexis Launches Market Standards

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 196

Is Data Driving the Right Car?

Lexis starts the fourth quarter with a big announcement about an enhancement to Practical Guidance, fka LPA. Both Jean O’Grady and Bob Ambrogi provide a review of the MA product release. Ambrogi shares that that Market Standards “is designed to enable MA attorneys to search and compare transactions using detailed deal points, find precedential language, and see visualizations of trends relating to deals and trends.” O’Grady questions the product development of Market Standards outside Lexis owned Intelligize and the potential concern that this launch “may shift investment away from Intelligize.”

MANAGING THE POSTCOVID KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES BUDGET IN AN ERA OF ‘ROGUE’ PRICING

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 195

Feit-ing for Change

We close the week with a very interesting interview of Michael Feit, president of Feit Consulting by Jean O’Grady. Picking his brain in the wake of his company’s report on the state of the legal vendor market, Jean notes that her interview, “reveals how major legal information vendors have failed to adjust their pricing models to reflect the collapse of cost recovery following the Great Recession of 2008, when law firms faced a buyers’ market and CALR costs became almost 100% overhead.” As you can imagine, this has many in the industry concerned over how things will play out now as the pandemic casts its shadow over the budgeting process. Pick up some advice from Michael and Jean in: MANAGING THE POST-COVID KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES BUDGET IN AN ERA OF ‘ROGUE’ PRICING.

Jean O’Grady of Dewey B Strategic talks to Bob Ambrogi

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 193

Jean and Bob Catch-Up

It seems only fitting that two of our most frequent headliners, Bob Ambrogi and Jean O’Grady would hit the newsfeed together at some point. Jean O’Grady of Dewey B Strategic talk to Bob Ambrogi offers a link to a recording of the conversation from This Week in Legal Blogging.

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