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Librarian News Digest
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 18
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Legal Research
Non-Legal Res
Expense Reduction
Tech Services
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Curr Awareness
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Social Media
Also of Note
Press Releases

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  Westlaw - Practitioner Insights 2014

There is practical wisdom in the old adage that "everything old is new again". It is not that we have run out of new ideas or that creativity has fallen by the wayside. The reality is that innovation has a lot to do with taking great things and making them even better or more meaningful. From the way we talk up our successes to the ways in which we add new value to old resources and services, we are empowered by our accomlishments in newer, more exciting ways. Today's highlights are all about building on what we have done and already know. We are not here to reinvent the wheel after all. Our mission is to make it run smoother, faster, and more efficiently.

Tell Those Tales!

As any great story-teller will undoubtedly tell you, if you really want to captivate an audience you have to start with a great story. This is as true for digital content as it is for yarns of adventure and intrigue. Even in business, good stories require real detail and context. Posting for Slaw, Doug Jasinski sums it all up nicely. He writes, "we need to put more emphasis on using story-telling techniques in the content we produce, and then we need a continued push on sweating the details as far as we can because every last one of them counts". Are your story-telling skills up to par? Check out:Tell Better Stories .

How Many Clicks?

Never underestimate the power of simplicity. In today's fast-paced, over-connected world, folks quickly tire of complex applications and confusing resources. This is especially true when it comes to digital materials and ebooks in particular. Robert Maier shares some comforting news with us on the American Libraries blog, however. Tee New York Public Library and 10 others are teaming up on an initiative known as Library Simplified. The goal? Getting users to the ebooks they want in three clicks! Yes, I said three. Talk about taking a service and making it infinitely better!

Turning Back Time

Finally, over at iBraryGuy, Stosh Jonjak reminds of the importance of remembering the past - and being able to access it. Most of you are probably familiar with the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Stosh, however, is a power user. In Reliving the Past with the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, he takes us on a deep dive and shares tips for harnessing the power of the past. Fire up those DeLoreans, folks! Marty McFly is a law librarian.

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Top News

  1. Tell Better Stories,, January 27, 2015
  2. Library Simplified, American Libraries News, January 26, 2015
  3. Reliving the Past with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, iBrary Guy, January 26, 2015

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Research / Competitive Intelligence

  1. D&B Hoover's - Latest Developments at a Company Information Giant, FUMSI Articles, January 26, 2015
Legal Research

  1. Using DocketFish May Make You Hate Pacer Less,, January 27, 2015

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Current Awareness

  1. ALA seeks feedback on draft national policy agenda for libraries, Library Stuff, January 26, 2015




  1. The Market Perspective: IG in 2014 and Beyond, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, January 27, 2015
  2. New Coalition Seeks to Bring Private Sector Best Practices to Federal Records ... - PR Web (press release), , January 26, 2015
  3. Big Data: Big Opportunities and Risk, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, January 26, 2015
  4. 10 Cyber Security Tips All Employees Need To Know, Including Phishing Scams & BYOD, Above the Law, January 27, 2015
Knowledge Management

  1. The Wolf of Knowledge Management Street - "sell me this pen", Knoco Stories, January 27, 2015
Social Media / Networking

  1. INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Accounts for 61% of 4Q 2014 Social Logins, Social Times, January 27, 2015
  2. 28% of Time Spent Online is Social Networking, Social Times, January 27, 2015
  3. Facebook: 24.63% of Social Referrals in December (Pinterest: 5.06%, Twitter: 0.82%), Social Times, January 27, 2015

  1. Top Story: The State of Mobile Content 2015, Econtent Magazine Blog, January 26, 2015



Also of Note

  1. A Crack in the Wall of the LexisNexis News Empire. Bloomberg Rumored to be Interested in Purchasing New York TImes, Dewey B Strategic, January 27, 2015
  2. People Are Talking About Michael Bloomberg Buying the New York Times, Including Michael Bloomberg, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, January 26, 2015
  3. A Deep Dive into Information Discovery, FUMSI Articles, January 27, 2015



Association News

  1. Latest Library Links, January 26, 2015, American Libraries News, January 26, 2015
Press Releases

  1. ProQuest, University of Michigan Library and Bodleian Libraries Provide 25,000 Early Modern Books as Open Access Text, ProQuest, January 27, 2015
  2. Innovative and EBSCO Information Services Extend Strategic Partnership, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, January 26, 2015
  3. Springer and Macmillan Poised to Merge, Information Today: News Breaks, January 27, 2015
  4. EBSCO Partners With AMA to Promote Medical Journals, Information Today: News Breaks, January 27, 2015
  5. Gale Introduces New Apps for Analytics on Demand, Information Today: News Breaks, January 27, 2015

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