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Librarian News Digest
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 201
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Legal Research
Non-Legal Res
Expense Reduction
Tech Services
Search Engines
Curr Awareness
Content Mgt
Social Media
Also of Note
Press Releases

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  Westlaw - Precisely Digital Win

Success seldom comes without some degree of risk. Taking risks meaningfully, of course, requires a healthy dose of strategy. Whether you admire his legacy, you have to admit that Mark Zuckerberg knows a thing or two about both strategy and risk. As founder of the juggernaut that is Facebook, he has been quoted as saying, "The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." These are words we would all do well to take to heart. I am convinced that the key to the future viability and value of our profession lies in our ability to innovate. Innovation to does not come without risk and strategy. Today's highlights demonstrate some of the ways in which we are already taking on these challenges. It's Wednesday and PinHawk is here to help you strategize!

One for the Books

Digital materials continue to present libraries with a bit of a pickle. On one hand, eBooks are a great way to cut down on physical space requirements and potentially reduce overall resource spend. However, they come with a whole host of additional considerations. Using Suffolk University Law School as an excellent case study, Jamie Baker provides us with an excellent overview of these concerns in: Issues Surrounding eBook Collections in Law Libraries. Head on over to the RIPS Law Librarian Blog and give it a read.

The Rightsize Fits All

Former PinHawk editor Nina Platt is back with us today, sharing some of her own expert strategies. In her latest post, 5 Practical Thoughts on Rightsizing the Law Firm Library - Budgeting for 2016, Nina tackles a topic that is near and dear to many of us this time of year. Looking at it from the perspective of downsizing, she writes, "The days of budgeting by determining what was spent last year and adding a percentage of that amount to each line item are long gone in the law firm library world." Nina sees this as an opportunity and provides us some advice for seizing it to our advantage.

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John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Editor of Librarian News Digest
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Top News

  1. Issues Surrounding eBook Collections in Law Libraries, RIPS Law Librarian Blog, October 6, 2015
  2. 5 Practical Thoughts on Rightsizing the Law Firm Library – Budgeting for 2016, Strategic Librarian, October 6, 2015

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  1. New licensing terms for Springer eBooks and journals expand online learning permissions, Library Stuff, October 6, 2015
Current Awareness

  1. ModioLegal Aims to Deliver Legal News via Audio on Your Smartphone, Robert Ambrogi's LawSites, October 6, 2015

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Knowledge Management

  1. Access Innovations delivers solution for new health classifications, KM World Research Center: Rec Mgt, eDiscovery, Compliance, October 6, 2015
  2. How KM governance evolves as KM becomes embedded, Knoco Stories, October 7, 2015
Social Media / Networking

  1. Twitter Launches Moments, the Long-Awaited Project Lightning, Social Times, October 6, 2015

  1. From LegaltechTO BYOD Risk Management Strategies and Pitfalls,, October 6, 2015



Also of Note

  1. Major Legal Magazine Shuts Down, Robert Ambrogi's LawSites, October 6, 2015
  2. Impact in High Places: Law Librarians Influence US Supreme Court Policy on Link Rot and Legal Issues, Dewey B Strategic, October 7, 2015



Association News

  1. BIALL makes submission in support of the Inner Temple Library, British and Irish Association of Law Libraries, October 6, 2015
Press Releases

  1. American Libraries Feature Story ProQuest to Acquire Ex Libris, ProQuest, October 6, 2015
  2. Cengage Learning EMEA joins forces with DigiExam to modernize & improve the testing experience for higher education students and instructors, Gale, October 6, 2015
  3. ProQuest and Ex Libris Join to Accelerate Innovation for Libraries Worldwide, ProQuest, October 6, 2015
  4. 3M sells its $100 million library systems business to One Equity, Library Stuff, October 6, 2015
Upcoming Events

  1. Event: 10th European Conference on Information Systems Management – ECISM 2015, 08 - 09 Sep 2016, Evora, Portugal, Portugal, Gurteen Knowledge, October 7, 2015

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