PinHawk - News for Professionals

Tell a friend 
Librarian News Digest
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Vol. 3, No. 252
powered by 
Top News
Legal Research
Non-Legal Res
Expense Reduction
Tech Services
Search Engines
Curr Awareness
Content Mgt
Social Media
Also of Note
Press Releases

To see archives click on a section title on the right.

  Westlaw - KeyCite 2014

The days before any major holiday break seem to slow down drastically. Of course, this is only perception as we are more occupied with those visions of sugar plums than we are with the actual work at hand. Our newsfeeds have been no stranger to the pre-holiday distractions these last few days and with just about a week to go, I think we can expect more of the same. The good news is that even on the slowest of news days, the articles we do get are every bit as interesting and inspiring as on our busiest days. So though today's highlights may look a little thin, do not be fooled. There is plenty here to satisfy your appetite for content. Enjoy!

Share. Or don't.

The title of Nick Milton's latest may make him sound like the grinch who stole knowledge management, but don't let it fool you. In "How to motivate people to share? Don't bother.", he reminds us that the real power of KM comes after the sharing is done. He writes, "knowledge needs to be re-used before any value has been added, and before KM has delivered.". The real solution he says is that is "better to incentivise knowledge seeking first then knowledge sharing later". Do you agree? Perhaps the hunger for knowledge is actually the gift that keeps on giving!

Blogging with Wild Abandon

Writing for the RIPS Law Librarian Bog has clearly been a labor of love for Thomas Sneed. He has taken the time to delight us with many interesting posts throughout the year. Today, he turns the mirror on himself and talks about his experience as a blogger. Thomas also issues a call to action to the rest of us to get on the blogging bandwagon. He writes, "I know from meeting librarians over the years that we all have great backgrounds and we are doing interesting things at our respective librarians. Many of us have areas of subject expertise which can expand to great ideas for papers (or conference presentations). In my mind, everyone should be active in the profession in some sort of way, and writing about what we do is a great way to do this." Well said, sir! As a blogger and news curator, I could not agree more. Find your inspiration at: Why do I do this?

- | | | -

Bring on the holidays!

John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Co-editor of Librarian News Digest
National Manager of Research Services, Reed Smith LLP
Founder & Co-editor,
Phone: 312.207.3902
LinkedIn Profile:
Twitter: @pinhawkhappens

PinHawk - Legal Administration


Top News

  1. How to motivate people to share? Don't bother., Knoco Stories, December 17, 2014
  2. Why do I do this?, RIPS Law Librarian Blog, December 16, 2014

LAC Group


Non-Legal Research

  1. Credo Launches New Subject Collections, Resource Shelf, December 16, 2014

PinHawk - Corporate Legal



  1. Today's Hottest Risk Update: "Swiss Cheese," The Duke, Vereins & More, Law Firm Risk Management, December 17, 2014
  2. Google Services Safe for Data Storage, Your IT Consultant, December 16, 2014
Social Media / Networking

  1. Pinterest Now Lets Users Edit Multiple Pins at Once, Social Times, December 16, 2014

Advertise with PinHawk


Also of Note

  1. RIP, Ernie DiMattia: a Loss to the Library World, New Marketing Trends, December 16, 2014
  2. The future of libraries – no books, no knowledge, Library Stuff, December 16, 2014



Association News

  1. Latest Library Links, December 16, 2014, American Libraries News, December 17, 2014
  2. AL Direct, December 16, 2014, American Libraries News, December 17, 2014
Press Releases

  1. Are all-solid-state batteries the future of electric vehicles?, Cambridge University Press, December 17, 2014
  2. Morningstar Data and Reports Now Available in eMoney Wealth-Planning Platform, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, December 16, 2014
  3. Morningstar Launches iPad Apps for Mutual Fund and ETF Newsletters, Now Offers Mobile Access for Entire Suite of Investing Newsletters, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, December 16, 2014
  4. Thomson Reuters and Ringgold Create New Standard for Data Accuracy, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, December 16, 2014
  5. 3 TV Groups Form NewCoin To Investigate Local TV Metrics, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, December 16, 2014
  6. Wolters Kluwer Health upgrades Lippincott Advisor to help long-term care facilities improve nursing care planning, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, December 16, 2014
  7. Press Release More Library Mashups: Nicole Engard Presents Her Second Guide to "Mashing Up" Free Web Tools and Data to Create and Enhance Library Products and Services, Infotoday, December 16, 2014
Upcoming Events

  1. Event: 11th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance, 12 - 13 Nov 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, Gurteen Knowledge, December 17, 2014

PinHawk - Watch a Page
PinHawk - Custom Newsletter

Copyright © 2014 by PinHawk LLC. All rights reserved. This newsletter is edited by Nina Platt.

PinHawk LLC does not warrant that the information in this email will meet any specific requirements nor that it will be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall PinHawk LLC be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use the information contained herein. By reading this email you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Contact: PinHawk LLC, 40 Exchange Pl., Suite 1313, New York, NY 10005, tel. 212-363-7766 or

Don't let this important email be caught by a spam filter, ensure delivery to your inbox. If you wish, unsubscribe from this NewzDigest.

  Comment Tell a friend Subscribe Advertise  

All content Copyright © 2014 PinHawk LLC. All Rights Reserved.