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It's estimated that 80% of all the content on the internet lies below the surface web, undiscovered by most search engines. We believe it's one of the reasons the pendulum is swinging back toward the need for a librarian as a digital guide for navigating this deep, rich ocean of information. [caption id="attachment_11486" align="alignleft" width="600"] Image courtesy of NOAA[/caption] LibSource Senior Director of Research...

LibSource is a proud sponsor of Thomson Reuters Knowledge Management Forum 2017. Join the UK team on Thursday, 9 March, at etc. venues St Paul's in London. Knowledge Management Forum serves KM and PSL professionals in law firms and other knowledge and information roles. This year’s agenda is focused on the importance and understanding of critical knowledge. Key themes include: What legal...

Deborah Schwarz, founder and CEO of LAC Group, shares her thoughts on the changing roles, responsibilities and perceptions of the new librarian in the Journal of New Librarianship. “Some say we have a branding problem. But if it were that simple, we could fuel a massive rebranding campaign. Branding is about perception. We’re dealing with something more foundational.” A Librarian by Any...

We won’t weigh-in on whether some Macedonian teenagers affected the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election by publishing fake news stories for advertising profit. We will speak to the broader, ongoing issue of information reliability on the internet. Improving information literacy It's clear that information illiteracy has become a problem. Many people are either unwilling or unable to discern what’s true and...

Westlaw and LexisNexis have deep roots in online legal research—both started as dial-up services with dedicated terminals! Yet their grip is loosening thanks to new legal market realities and an array of new information services competition.  Reduced information resource spending LexisNexis and Westlaw once enjoyed about 70% of law firm spend on legal electronic resources. Metrics from CCM, LAC Group's spend management...

Full-service client relationships are a major goal across big law firms today. But what does “full-service” mean? After moderating a panel discussion on law firm/client relationships at the 15th Annual COO-CFO Forum in New York, LibSource EVP John Harbison explains it this way: “A full-service relationship is more about partnership, and as we all know, partnerships are built on collaboration and trust....

Whether by design or necessity, remote workforce management is becoming an imperative for employers that want to: Attract and retain the best people, no matter where they are, by removing barriers like geography or commute times. Increase productivity by giving workers more flexibility to balance their time and obligations. Save real estate costs and constraints by reducing their office footprint. The...

Library Journal's "Hotline" newsletter has run a mention of the hiring of John DiGilio and Katie Leonard in its August 1, 2016, edition under "People" on page 1. Hotline is written for library directors, administrators, and others in public, academic, and special/business libraries. View the mention here....

John DiGilio, Senior Director of Research and Intelligence for LibSource, was among a slate of honorees recognized by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) for their service to the organization in 2015. SLA gives Presidential Citations to members for notable or important contributions that enhance the association and help further its goals. John participated in two SLA committees. He served as Chair...

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the top five skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future. In this post, we touch on all five librarian skills today and explore them individually in the weeks to come....