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Monday, March 2, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 42
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It's a manic Monday here at PinHawk! I mean in that in a good way, of course. Some days there are just too many great posts to pick just a couple to highlight. Today is one of those wild and wonderful days. I think it says a lot about how truly exciting our industry is these days! So fasten your seatbelts, folks, and enjoy the ride . . er . . . read. Enjoy the read!

  • Sarah Glassmeyer is beyond debating whether libraries have a purpose today and true to her form, she has some strong words for those who doubt they do (right on, Sarah!). Rather, in her entry The Sixth Estate, she challenges us to define what that purpose is and how to make it work for this world of ours. An inspiring start to the week!
  • Over on his LawSites blog, our friend Robert Ambrogi is back with a challenge of his own. The title of his post asks, Do Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty To Be Competent in E-Discovery? It is a loaded question, of course, and Bob is never shy about sharing his own take on an answer. We all know too well that if it affects our lawyers, it affects us. So dig in!
  • In The Best Social Media Tools for Lawyers in 2015, Samantha Collier shares Social Media for Law Firms' picks for the most powerful and useful resources. How many are your attorneys using? Talk about a great conversation starter!
  • And last, but far from least, when it comes to "new" news today, we have a surprising little study from our colleague Nick Milton. Nick took a look at how Chief Knowledge Officers are presenting themselves on LinkedIn and found a somewhat shocking trend. Do they really know knowledge management or do they just not know how to say they know it? Raise an eyebrow with Nick at The surprising truth about Chief Knowledge Officers.

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Finally today, we could not wrap up without drawing your attention to more reactions to Reed Elsevier's recent rebranding news. Needless to say, the reaction continues to be one of wonderment and yes, a lot of snark. The references to 80s pop sensation Frankie Goes to Hollywood were simply unavoidable. I am just bummed that I did not get to them first! Do not miss:

Both have links to even more insights on the big switheroo.

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Have a wonderful week!

John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Co-editor of Librarian News Digest
National Manager of Research Services, Reed Smith LLP
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Top News

  1. The Sixth Estate, Sarah Glassmeyer, March 1, 2015
  2. Do Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty To Be Competent in E-Discovery?, Robert Ambrogi's LawSites, February 27, 2015
  3. The Best Social Media Tools for Lawyers in 2015, Social Media For Law Firms, February 27, 2015
  4. The surprising truth about Chief Knowledge Officers, Knoco Stories, March 2, 2015
  5. RELX: Reed Elsevier, Lexis?? Wait... What??, 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, February 27, 2015
  6. Pinhawk Report On Reed Re-Brand, House of Butter, February 28, 2015

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Non-Legal Research

  1. Multichannel vs. Omnichannel Marketing: Is There a Difference, and What Does It Mean to You?, Econtent Magazine Blog, March 2, 2015

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  1. The Taxman Cometh: How Long Should You Keep Your Records?, Iron Mountain Information Advantage, February 27, 2015
  2. ISO 15489 overhaul to boost compliance for information and records management -, , February 27, 2015
Knowledge Management

  1. The surprising truth about Chief Knowledge Officers, Knoco Stories, March 2, 2015
Content Management

  1. Intranet design is becoming more lightweight, The Running Librarian, February 28, 2015
Social Media / Networking

  1. February 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media, Library Boy, February 28, 2015
  2. News Update: Death, Facebook and Legacy Contacts, Social Media For Law Firms, February 27, 2015

  1. The Sixth Estate, Sarah Glassmeyer, March 1, 2015
  2. Pausing, Legal Informatics Blog, March 2, 2015

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Also of Note

  1. Archiving Transparency and Accountability: Step 3 to Information Literacy,, March 1, 2015



Press Releases

  1. White House Names First US Chief Data Scientist, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, February 27, 2015
  2. State of the Libraries Report – 2014, Documents Delivered: Blog, February 27, 2015
  3. Bloomberg BNA Publishes Guide on Technology Law in Financial Services, BNA, February 27, 2015
  4. Q&A: First Steps to Success in Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International: Analyst Insight, March 2, 2015

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