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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Vol. 3, No. 206
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  Westlaw - Lit Solutions 2014

Today's digest is a bit shorter than the past few days but still has plenty to offer! From NISO Recommendations to a potential for KM as well as recordings of interesting discussions on various topics and a mix of other interesting tidbits. Enjoy!

Vendors, pay attention: NISO Recommendations for Discovery Systems

I haven't paid much attention to Credo in the past - thinking it was more for school and public libraries and I have to admit I've forgotten if we've highlighted the NISO Recommendations for discovery services (they were released in January of this year). No matter as these topics came together for us today. I won't say much about Credo except it is a content/technology company with some interesting products and, it seems, a willingness to get things right.

On the other hand, the NISO Recommendations interest me as they address standards for what I see as part of the future of library systems. Much like how NISO introduced both MARC and Z39.50 in the past, this is going to transform access to information in ways we hadn't thought of. So, when you are shopping for discovery or integrated library systems in the future, you will want to know if they are compliant with the NISO recommendations available via a link in the Information Today Newsbreak announcement, Credo Announces Compliance with NISO Recommendations.

Deal Rooms and Deal Trackers: a perfect combination?

Every since I worked on my first knowledge management (KM) deal tracker system (admittedly, years ago), I've had a firm believe that deal documents are a great source for KM (and sometimes competitive intelligence (CI) for both the practice and business of law. In fact, assisting in developing the strategy for this type of initiative is one of the services we offer here at LAC Group.

The reason I bring this up isn't just for promotion but because Ron Friedmann, Strategic Legal Technology, reports on a new deal room type product in his blog pose, New Software to Manage Deals (DealStage), which made me think, what if the developers of this type of "software" were to add the functionality needed for KM, CI, and marketing purposes - say M&A or real estate deal values? Now that would be a real deal room.

Keeping learning front of mind

Because my brain can't seem to get enough learning and it's hard to find the time to attend live webinars/seminars/conferences, I love finding podcasts and video broadcasts from those events. Here are just a couple that popped up in today's digest.

  • Podcast interview with president-elect Jill Strand - SLA Europe recently hosted a podcast with Jill Strand, president-elect and soon to be president of SLA. Having worked with Jill in the past, I can tell you that she always has something interesting to say and this time is no different.
  • CBC's CheckUp on Public Libraries - Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones shares CBC's Peter Mansbridge with Ken Roberts discussing Canada's public libraries in the digital environment.

FreePint Preliminary news survey results

There is still time to participate in the FreePint News Survey 2014 but for those who have already made their needs and preferences known, Robin Niedorf, FUMSI Articles, shares some Preliminary Results on FreePint News Survey 2014. Remember, participation in the survey guarantees that you will receive a copy of the final results.

And now for something really exciting! Have a great Thursday!

Nina Platt, Co-editor of Librarian News Digest and
Senior Director, Competitive Intelligence & Research Services, at LAC Group
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Top News

  1. Credo Announces Compliance with NISO Recommendations, Information Today: News Breaks, October 16, 2014
  2. New Software to Manage Deals (DealStage), Strategic Legal Technology - Ron Friedmann, October 15, 2014
  3. podcast episode page, SLA Europe, October 15, 2014
  4. CBC’s CheckUp on Public Libraries, Dysart & Jones, October 15, 2014
  5. Preliminary Results on FreePint News Survey 2014, FUMSI Articles, October 15, 2014

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Research / Competitive Intelligence

  1. Great Start of 2014 SCIP Africa Summit, SCIP Newsroom, October 15, 2014
  2. The Power of Online Consumer Reviews, Euromonitor International: Analyst Insight, October 16, 2014
Legal Research

  1. Library of Parliament Publication on Officers of Parliament, Library Boy, October 15, 2014
  2. Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII,, October 15, 2014

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  1. Top Story: 5 Reasons to Increase Your Digital Marketing Budget Today, Econtent Magazine Blog, October 15, 2014

  1. and iCopyright Announce Partnership, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, October 15, 2014

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Print / Electronic Resources

  1. OUP LAW: The Chinese Journal Of Comparative Law- Free Online Until End 2014, House of Butter, October 16, 2014
  2. Thomson Reuters and CCC Simplify OA Workflows, Information Today: News Breaks, October 16, 2014
  3. IGI Global Releases New Topic Collection, Information Today: News Breaks, October 16, 2014
  4. McGraw Hill Said to Accept 80 Buyouts From S&P Employees, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, October 15, 2014




  1. IP Conflict Allegation Causes Firm Withdrawal, Law Firm Risk Management, October 15, 2014
  2. Economic Growth Initiative Grant for Iron Mountain’s National Data Center, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, October 15, 2014
  3. The Psychology of Records Management – Stop Apologizing!, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, October 15, 2014
  4. Home Depot Security Breach: Be Part of the Solution, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, October 15, 2014
Knowledge Management

  1. Knowledge Management Starter offerings, Knoco Stories, October 16, 2014
Social Media / Networking

  1. 6 Reasons Why People Overshare on Social Media, Social Times, October 15, 2014
  2. Facebook Reportedly Working on Anonymous Messaging App, Social Times, October 15, 2014
  3. Facebook launches IQ unit to measure consumer behaviour, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, October 15, 2014
  4. Make The Investment To Blog — Corporate Counsel Will Reward You, Above the Law, October 15, 2014

  1. Android 5.0 Lollipop Has Arrived,, October 15, 2014



Also of Note

  1. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Cultural Contributions, The Library of Congress Blog, October 15, 2014
  2. New PLEI Resources From Manitoba Courts,, October 15, 2014
  3. The 4 Flavors of Makerspaces, Oedb, October 15, 2014



Press Releases

  1. Cambridge Journals announce partnership with the Paleontological Society, Cambridge University Press, October 16, 2014
  2. McGraw-Hill Education Announces the Release of the Neurology Collection, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, October 15, 2014
  3. Wiley Invests in Open Access Technology for Funders and Institutions, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, October 15, 2014

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