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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
 
Vol. 6, No. 146
 
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Welcome Back

I am back from a brief hiatus and day two of week two of a new job. I am pleased that I will be able to continue my work on this Digest as I find it a great way to keep my own finger on the pulse of the important developments in our industry. Thanks to John for covering for me last week as I prepared for my transition. Today we offer up some reflections on the human element in professional services and algorithms. Greg Lambert puts forth an argument that sometimes resistance to automation is more about initial cost than eventual benefits. So dig in and enjoy.

Human Algorithms Prompt Discrepancies

Robert Ambrogi shares his insights about a study performed by Susan Nevelow Mart The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications of Legal {Re} Search. In Legal Research Services Vary Widely in Results, Study Finds Ambrogi shares insights from Mart's AALL presentation related to a sutyd that examined case law research results in "Casetext, Fastcase, Google Scholar, Lexis Advance, Ravel and Westlaw." Read the full story for the details and link out to Mart's published draft.

Algorithms Can't Translate Everything

Sarah Glassmeyer offers up a short and specific reminder of why human skills are still essential to the successful delivery of legal services. She points out that as technology developments continue, the possibility of deliberately making the tools act badly is a realistic concern. So go be reminded why "humans and humanity" are necessary to legal innovation in The End of Humans Has Been Greatly Exaggerated.

Cost: The Threshold Problem

Greg Lambert makes a good argument that sometimes resistance to change isn't as easy to define as we would like to think. For Lawyers, Fear of Change Trumps Loss of Billable Hours Lambert points out that while resistance to automation may be centered around the fear of changing fee structures, it isn't always as simple as that. The cost of developing new tools can be expensive. Lambert suggests that perhaps efficiency can be gained by better using the tools already in place. Certainly something to ponder.

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Top News

  1. Legal Research Services Vary Widely in Results, Study Finds, Above the Law, July 24, 2017
  2. The End of Humans Has Been Greatly Exaggerated, Sarah Glassmeyer, July 24, 2017
  3. For Lawyers, Fear of Change Trumps Loss of Billable Hours, 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, July 24, 2017


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JOBS

Featured This Week

  1. Featured job: Library Assistant
  2. Featured article: Fewer Americans are visiting libraries
Career Center by LibGig

  1. Library Assistant: Library & Information Management. USA - NY - New York
  2. Research Analyst: Analyst. USA - CA - Los Angeles
  3. Library Assistant: Library & Information Management. USA - OH - Cleveland
  4. In Pursuit Of - Digital Asset Manager: Content - Digital Asset Mgmt. USA - VA - Washington DC Metro Area
  5. James Drury Partners - Librarian - Intelligence Manager: Library & Information Management. USA - IL - Chicago

For additional job listings visit the LibGig site.


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RESEARCH / REFERENCE

Legal Research

  1. Free Summer Access to Wolters Kluwer's Federal Developments Knowledge Center, Information Today: News Breaks, July 25, 2017
  2. Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive Launched at University of Winnipeg, Library Boy, July 24, 2017
Non-Legal Research

  1. National Archives Begins Online Release of JFK Assassination Records, beSpacific, July 24, 2017


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MANAGING THE LIBRARY

Expense Reduction / Recovery

  1. Academic institutions in Germany continue to cancel journal subscriptions as costs soar, beSpacific, July 24, 2017
Managing

  1. The Second Oldest Legal Profession: Law Librarians: The Analytics and Algorithms of Change in the Legal C-Suite, July 24, 2017
  2. The Most Common (Hidden) Managerial Error, Above the Law, July 24, 2017
  3. LA Times Profiles LAC Group Chief Executive & Ex Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Law Librarian Deborah Schwarz, House of Butter, July 24, 2017
  4. Benchmarking - how Jinfo goes beyond the broad and basic, FUMSI Articles, July 24, 2017
Technical Services

  1. What can we learn from IT project management?, TSLL TechScans, July 24, 2017
Staffing

  1. Reference Librarian Sullivan & Cromwell – New York, NY, House of Butter, July 24, 2017


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RESOURCES

Library Association News

  1. Remarks and Highlights from the 2017 Conference by New AALL President, Library Boy, July 24, 2017


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OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES / TOPICS

Knowledge Management

  1. Job: Knowledge and Information Management Analyst, Gurteen Knowledge, July 25, 2017
  2. Job: Knowledge Assistant, Gurteen Knowledge, July 25, 2017
  3. Example KM principles - US Army TRADOC, Knoco Stories, July 25, 2017
  4. Why do some organisations just not want to learn?, Knoco Stories, July 24, 2017
Artificial Intelligence

  1. PART I: Excuse me, sir, but where are all the women?, ROSS Intelligence, July 24, 2017
  2. Will Computers Replace Lawyers?, ROSS Intelligence, July 24, 2017
  3. Proprietary Algorithms for Public Purposes, Slaw.ca, July 24, 2017
Technology

  1. The End of Humans Has Been Greatly Exaggerated, Sarah Glassmeyer, July 24, 2017


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ALSO OF NOTE

Also of Note

  1. Draft Research and Learning Agenda for Archives, Special, and Distinctive Collections in Research Libraries, beSpacific, July 25, 2017
  2. Ancient Libraries, Documents Delivered Blog, July 24, 2017


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Press Releases

  1. How understanding organisational structures can inform effective information services, jinfo (formerly Free Pint), July 24, 2017
  2. Spring Open: Events Celebrate Transparency in Government, Information Today: News Breaks, July 25, 2017
  3. D&B Joins Forces With Microsoft for Cloud Computing, Information Today: News Breaks, July 25, 2017


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