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The following post from our UK team is composed in British English. Remote workforce support, like any new management idea, has had its leaders and laggards. According to The Work Foundation (Lancaster University), the UK has now reached the tipping point, in which more than half of organisations support mobile work. And the Foundation predicts that 70% of UK employers will...

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...

Access to the most current and reliable information is a prerequisite to sound decision-making and innovative thinking. Yet too many knowledge workers are tasked with finding information on their own, on the open internet, and increasingly that includes workers who often are not experienced or trained in doing information research and content discovery. We all know that content uncovered by popular search...

LibSource parent company LAC Group was founded in December of 1986 as a boutique staffing firm for law libraries in southern California. The personal computer was in its earliest days and the internet was under development and used only within academic and government circles....

Having a formal library was never a priority for many businesses. If nothing else, it was seen as a troubling necessity or a cost of doing business.  Today, with increasing digitization and greater mobility, many corporate libraries have been dismantled and the space repurposed. Yet one part of the library function has become more valuable than ever, and that’s the librarian....

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...

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....