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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 44
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  Westlaw - Practitioner Insights 2015

We have a Hump Day Spectacular for you today, my friends. Your Wednesday Digest has more content than you can shake an e-reader at! Legal apps, knowledge management, virtual reference . . . the feeds were on fire this morning. As usual, we've broken it all down into bite-sized chunks designed to whet your appetite and tempt you to click into the full entree. We know you are hungry for information and we are here to serve it up hot and fresh. Grab a fork and dig on in!

More Outstanding Apps

iBraryGuy's Stosh Jonjak set the blogosphere on fire with the first entry of his series on how legal apps stack up. He is back today with the second installment, How Legal Apps Rank: Part 2, the Success Stories. Stosh takes us on a tour of the best of the best and offers us the stats that back him up. What is your firm's APPtitude?

Not What, But Who!

On the Above and Beyond KM blog, V. Mary Abraham hits us with one of knowledge management's most important questions - Who Needs to Know?. It may seem like a simple question. Yet it is one that many of us simply get wrong. The error has big implications. She writes, "at the end of the day, by failing to ensure that information reaches the right people, we have ensured that any decisions we make will be made on the basis of incomplete information." If you want your KM program to succeed, you will not want to miss this article.

Virtually real and really virtual!

And speaking of important questions, check out the latest entry on the RIPS Law Librarian Blog. Janelle Beitz is talking about virtual reference and sharing her library's experiences in this arena. Janelle keeps it real in, How "real" is your virtual reference?.

Lexis's Latest

Rounding out today's highlights, we have Jean O'Grady's review of LexisNexis' newest news aggregation tool. Getting up close and personal with NewsDesk, she writes, "Competition is the mother of better products. As of 10pm on March 3, 2105, Lexis appears to be positioned to leapfrog over many of today,s dominant aggregation players". That is quite an assessment! Check out her rationale on her Dewey B. Strategic blog at: Lexis Nexis to Launch NewsDesk Aggregation Platform: Cool Tools, Deep Content, Rich Analytics. Additional if needed

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Top News

  1. How Legal Apps Rank: Part 2, the Success Stories, iBrary Guy, March 3, 2015
  2. Who Needs to Know?, Above and Beyond KM, March 4, 2015
  3. How “real” is your virtual reference?, RIPS Law Librarian Blog, March 3, 2015
  4. Lexis Nexis to Launch NewsDesk Aggregation Platform: Cool Tools, Deep Content, Rich Analytics, Dewey B Strategic, March 4, 2015

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  1. Law Firm Conflicts – When the Subject (Patently) Matters, Law Firm Risk Management, March 4, 2015
Knowledge Management

  1. The top cultural barriers to KM, Knoco Stories, March 4, 2015
  2. Who Needs to Know?, Above and Beyond KM, March 4, 2015
Social Media / Networking

  1. How Are Social Networks Used to Share Financial Content?, Social Times, March 3, 2015

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Association News

  1. March 2015 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter, Library Boy, March 3, 2015
Press Releases

  1. Google is becoming a wireless carrier, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, March 3, 2015
  2. Lexis Visualfiles Offers Full Out-of-the-Box Integration with Land Registry’s Electronic Document Registration Service, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, March 3, 2015
  3. Copyright Clearance Center Adds New Publishers to Get It Now, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, March 3, 2015
Upcoming Events

  1. Event: Knowledge and Information Systems for Knowledge Management (ICKM2015), 04 - 06 Nov 2015, Osaka, Japan, Gurteen Knowledge, March 3, 2015

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