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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Vol. 5, No. 189
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It was tech yesterday and it is tech again today! Let's face it, technology is an indispensable part of and partner to all that we do as legal information professionals. There are generations now entering our field who have no concept of what libraries and legal research were like before computers, digital resources, and the internet. For those of us who do remember the "old days", the pace and nature of the change we have seen has been nothing short of breathtaking. If I come across as enthusiastic when I in writing that, it is because I am. I know I am preaching to the choir when I say that it is an exciting time to be a law librarian, but sometimes it just feels good to shout to all corners of the webiverse. Here's hoping that today's highlights only add to your own professional fervor.

Shall We Compare Thee. . .?

Lex Machina continues to pique our curiosities and our imaginations with its expanding functionality. The platform has once again upped the analytics ante with the introduction of new comparator tools. The focus is on judges, firms, and courts this time around and two industry heavyweights are already . . . well . . . weighing in with their impressions of these latest offerings.

Aye Aye, AI

Over on the RIPS Law Librarian Blog, Erik Adams ponders the ramifications of artificial intelligence in our law firms. What I like about Erik's take on this topic is that he a realist. This is not about tomorrow anymore. AI is here today. He writes, "artificial intelligence is being marketed to law libraries now. And librarians need to start thinking about how artificial intelligence can be integrated into their processes. If librarians don't start making these plans now and injecting themselves into the decision making process, those decisions will happen without librarian input." Lead the way in your firms with: The Law Firm of ROSS, HAL, and GladOS.

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John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Editor of Librarian News Digest
National Manager of Research Services, Reed Smith LLP
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  1. Lex Machina Unveils New Comparator Apps to Simplify Use of Analytics, Robert Ambrogi's LawSites, September 20, 2016
  2. Lex Machina Launches New "Easy Button" Analytics Apps to Compare Judges, Courts and Law Firms, Dewey B Strategic, September 20, 2016
  3. The Law Firm of ROSS, HAL, and GladOS, RIPS Law Librarian Blog, September 20, 2016

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Non-Legal Research

  1. End of Term 2016 U.S. Government Web Archive, WisBlawg, September 20, 2016




  1. Information Security: Certification, the Cloud and Clients, Law Firm Risk Management, September 20, 2016
Knowledge Management

  1. Event: Advancing your OD practice, 24 - 25 Jan 2017, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom, Gurteen Knowledge, September 20, 2016
  2. Panasonic Unveils Compression and Conversion Solution for Documents, KM World Research Center: Legal, September 20, 2016



Press Releases

  1. Reprints Desk Parent Company Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016, Reprints Desk, Inc., September 20, 2016
  2. UPSO Platform Now Available through ProQuest® OASIS, ProQuest, September 20, 2016
  3. New Version of LexisNexis® Concordance® Desktop Software Speeds Up eDiscovery Review, Business of Law Blog, September 20, 2016

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