Fastcase podcast

I just learned that Fastcase has a podcast called “The Law Review” in which they talk about “goings-on in the legal tech world”.

You can check out the latest episode here:

Program on preserving legal citations

For any of you who have had a link expire, you might be intrested in this upcoming program/webcast.


404/File Not Found: Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent

The Web is fluid and mutable, and this is a “feature” rather than a “bug”. But it also creates challenges in the legal environment (and elsewhere) when fixed content is necessary for legal writers to support their conclusions. Judges, attorneys, academics, and others using citations need systems and practices to preserve web content as it exists in a particular moment in time, and make it reliably available.

On October 24, 2014 Georgetown University Law Library in Washington, D.C. will host a symposium that explores the problem of link and reference rot.

For more information, or to sign up, please visit:

Are law firms violating copyright?

There is an interesting article by Roy Kaufman of the Copyright Clearance Center on the center’s website. The CCC did a study on how copyright is handled in law firms and it’s worth a read.

Kindle vs Library

Yesterday there was an article in the Wall Street Journal comparing ebook packages, such as Kindle Unlimited, Oyster and Scribd to your local public library.

You can read it here:

What Kindle Unlimited Means for Libraries

All libraries are challenged with change.  While it may focus more on public libraries, the recent opinion piece in Library Journal is still an interesting read as it takes a look at how Amazon and ebooks have changed patron expectations.

Law Firm Space Planning as a Knowledge Management Strategy

Interesting post to read, especially after the CRIV program on the bookless (or almost bookless) library. Dewey B Strategic by Jean O’Grady

Free Program: Thinking About Changing from Two to One Legal Database Vendor: How Do You Make That Decision?

The Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) and Practising Law Institute (PLI) have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals. If you are thinking about changing from two legal database vendors to one, this is a program you’ll want to attend.


Program Description:

Our new economic world continually requires cost savings as a constant standard. Law Firms, Legal Departments and Government Libraries have subscribed to multiple major legal vendors since the 1980s. But currently, there are questions as to whether this should remain the standard. Can legal research be effectively performed with only one database? If a choice has to be made, how will that affect the efficacy of legal research?

Lecture Topics:

    • Responding to the new normal: How many legal databases can/should we provide?
    • Learn what steps should be taken in making the decision to select one vendor.
    • Review your usage and content to maximize the offerings in your contract.
    • What issues may you face after the decision has been made to go to one vendor?

The program faculty members are: Nancy Hancock of CURRENT ISSUES: A Library Service; Susan van Beek-McKenna of Budd Larner, P.C.; and Tanya Whorton of Crowell & Moring, LLP.

This briefing, featuring instruction from experts in library management, was conceived and created in cooperation with the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) and Practising Law Institute (PLI). This briefing is chaired by Janice E. Henderson, Patricia Barbone and Jill Gray.

Click here to listen to the on-demand program.


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