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Librarian News Digest
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 133
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It isn't difficult to continue offering up insights into accomplishing the impossible that John began yesterday. Today's impossible challenges stem from creating better analytics on work done and breaking down barriers to resource access. When you overcome a technical barrier the doors are opened to productive research and more. Have you tackled and come out on top of similar impossibilities?

Too Hard to Choose

There are times when the core skills of information professionals are left out of the planning and implementation of systems in the back office. Firms wanting to accomplish the impossible task of properly and effectively tracking billable activities would benefit well from the taxonomy skills of their information professionals. In the The Task Code Conundrum, Keith Lipman offers insights into the challenges of implementing the ABA task codes and the Uniform Task Based Management System. Too many choices means that users may be select less meaningful codes when tracking their tasks. With the help of a custom menu, something the info pros can do, the codes will have more context to the users work and more context for the tracked data.

The Challenge of Single Sign-On

The biggest challenge for user access to research sources is id and password management. For the past several weeks I have been researching geolocation authentication as a means to improving access. Understanding the challenges, pitfalls and associated best practices is essential to making a strategic decision about implementing this authentication solution. FUMSI is taking on the challenge and in The Mysteries and Challenges of Authentication Robin Neidorf introduces a survey designed to explore authentication and single sign-on solutions within the research halls of large organizations.

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One more step forward,

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Top News

  1. The Task Code Conundrum, 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, July 1, 2015
  2. The Mysteries and Challenges of Authentication, FUMSI Articles, July 1, 2015

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Legal Research

  1. New GPO App Provides Information on the 114th Congress, Information Today: News Breaks, July 2, 2015
  2. Copyright Office Issues New Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Projects, Law Librarian Blog (Law Prof), July 1, 2015
  3. 10K Wizard Bites the Dust. Morningstar Directs Customers to Intelligize. Will Intelligize Enter the Workflow Race?, Dewey B Strategic, July 2, 2015
Non-Legal Research

  1. Ransom Center provides free online access to over 22,000 images of literary collections, Library Stuff, July 1, 2015

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  1. Setting Clear Objectives for Information Skills Development, FUMSI Articles, July 1, 2015

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Knowledge Management

  1. Peter Senge on KM and org learning, Knoco Stories, July 2, 2015
  2. Job: Head of Knowledge Management,Learning and Development, Gurteen Knowledge, July 1, 2015

  1. Report: What Price Peace, LAC Group, July 2, 2015



Also of Note

  1. Law Firm Giant Adds Thousands of Lawyers, Eyes Even More, Above the Law, July 1, 2015



Association News

  1. Cuyahoga County library chief starts new chapter as president of American Library Association, Library Stuff, July 1, 2015
  2. Vendor Relations-themed sessions and CRIV activities at AALL 2015, Criv Blog, July 1, 2015
Press Releases

  1. SAGE acquires three journals from Federal Legal Publications, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, July 1, 2015
  2. Thomson Reuters Launches New Web-Based Continuing Education Events for Tax, Audit and Accounting Professionals, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, July 1, 2015
  3. Gale Integrates Academic Content With Google for Education, Information Today: News Breaks, July 2, 2015
Upcoming Events

  1. Event: Hillsborough – Information Work and Helping People, Tue 21 Jul 2015, London, United Kingdom, Gurteen Knowledge, July 1, 2015
  2. Event: Accelerating change by inspiring people to reflect on the foundations of their beliefs, attitudes and behaviours, Tue 21 Jul 2015, London, United Kingdom, Gurteen Knowledge, July 1, 2015

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