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Librarian News Digest
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Vol. 6, No. 122
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Just in time for the start of summer, we have some hot news to share with you. Wikipedia may finally be coming into its own as a tool for legal research and Lex Machina is once again on the move. Some interesting reads to get you past the midway point of the week. The summer is always a hopping time around here with the schools out, the summer associates in, and all kinds of conferences well underway. Pinhawk is going to be with you all through the season. Thank you for following along and keeping us on your summer reading list!

The Power of Wikipedia

Wikipedia has been controversial within the research community since its inception. A favorite among the casual internet researcher, professionals have long stressed over its factual authority. Is time and practice finally providing it a place in our pantheon of trusted sources? The Associate's Mind blog presents us with an update on how the courts are treating Wikipedia as a source for reliable legal information. You may find yourself surprised at: Is Wikipedia A Reliable Legal Authority? (2017 Update). I know I did!

Lex Machina-tions

Analytics in the legal field continues to capture both our imaginations and our headlines. As firms get their heads around the power of this new frontier in research, vendors are stepping to create meaningful tools that meet attorneys right where they practice. Bob Ambrogi and Jean O'Grady are both on tap today as they talk about the latest offering from Lex Machina, aimed at commercial litigators. Get the news and their reviews in:

One More Thing...

Also today, we were tipped off to an excellent article regarding e-discovery in the mid-size law firm. Librarians, this is an opportunity for us to expand our information empire. They key is getting out in front of the need and the technology. Howard J. Reissner, CEO of Planet Data, shares his insights at: Overcoming the E-discovery Shot Clock Challenge.

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Ready for the summer,

John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Editor of Librarian News Digest
Senior Director of Research & Intelligence, LibSource - an LAC Group Company
Founder & Co-editor, TILT blog
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Top News

  1. Is Wikipedia A Reliable Legal Authority? (2017 Update), Associate's Mind, June 20, 2017
  2. Lex Machina Expands Its Legal Analytics Into Commercial Litigation, Robert Ambrogi's LawSites, June 20, 2017
  3. Lex Machina "DeCodes" Commercial Litigation: Launches Latest Analytics Insights into Business Torts and Contract Litigation, Dewey B Strategic, June 20, 2017



Featured This Week

  1. Featured article: Readying for tomorrow
  2. Featured job: Law Librarian
Career Center by LibGig

  1. Douglas County Library - Patron Services Technician: Technician. USA - CO - Roxborough
  2. University of San Diego - Access and Outreach Services Librarian: Library & Information Management. USA - CA - San Diego
  3. Knowledge Management (KM) Associate: Knowledge Management. USA - IL - Chicago
  4. Digital Curator: Content - Digital Asset Mgmt. USA - VA - Alexandria
  5. Reference Librarian: Reference. USA - VA - Alexandria

For additional job listings visit the LibGig site.

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Launching Whitepaper Series

  1. New Customers Win! Old Customers…?, June 20, 2017
  2. Tough Choices, June 20, 2017
  3. Timing Is Important, June 20, 2017
  4. Beyond The Price, June 20, 2017
  5. Why Feit?, June 20, 2017



Knowledge Management

  1. Three Books Every KM Professional Should Read, Conversation Matters, June 20, 2017
  2. M-Files Integrates AI from ABBYY, KM World Research Center: Legal, June 20, 2017
  3. Scout Adds Vendor Contract Management Module and Expanded Language Offerings, KM World Research Center: Rec Mgt, eDiscovery, Compliance, June 20, 2017
Artificial Intelligence

  1. A Big Law Convert to Legaltech, ROSS Intelligence, June 20, 2017



Association News

  1. News Release: AALL Announces 2017 Volunteer Service Award Recipient, American Association of Law Libraries, June 20, 2017
Press Releases

  1. Jinfo survey on benchmarking (introduction), jinfo (formerly Free Pint), June 20, 2017
  2. Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Professional (key advantages; introduction; contact details), jinfo (formerly Free Pint), June 20, 2017
  3. OCLC's WebJunction to offer training for librarians interested in Wikipedia engagement, OCLC, June 20, 2017

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