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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 19
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What is it about Wednesdays that brings so many of us a sense of accomplishment? Perhaps it is the excitement of the rapidly approaching weekend. Or maybe it is the satisfaction of knowing that we have survived what is usually the toughest part of any work week - the start. Whatever it is, the only day that we seem to greet with more fanfare when it comes to our daily grind is Friday and that needs no explanation. One of the joys of co-editing this Digest is that no matter the day of the week there is always something interesting going on. The bloggers and writers in this industry of ours seldom slow down and never seem to run out of new topics or ideas. I think that says a lot about what we do and with it I think I have said enough. Here are some great reads to get you over the Wednesday hump. Enjoy!

A Little RC for RM

The rules regarding retention and destruction of records are as varying as the types of information and materials they govern. Yet the ante is high when it comes to effective records management. Daniel Warren-Smith cautions, "Understanding your responsibilities when it comes to records and information management has never been more critical, given the risk of heavy fines, prosecution, and civil actions that organisations leave themselves exposed to if their information management house is not in order." His latest entry on the Image & Data Manager blog helps us to understand what is truly at stake and demystifies the compliance process. Read his take at: Understanding regulatory compliance in records management.

Four Strong Legs

Last year, Nick Milton struck a chord with readers when he compared knowledge management to building a table. They keys to success are what he called the four legs of that table. Well Nick and his table are back for round two. This time he is focusing on the two legs that seem to not often get their fair share of attention: KM roles and governance. Is your system standing on four solid legs? Read Nick's latest at The wobbliest legs on the KM table .

Neutral Ground?

With the FCC poised to promulgate new regulations regarding the neutrality of the internet, parties on both sides of the debate are sounding off loudly. Will the new regs be even tougher than we have seen in the past? Will Congress override them? And what of public opinion? Social Times' Kimberlee Morrison gives us the latest rundown in Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up During Wait for FCC Decision. The new regulations are due out next week!

Best Blogs

Finally, our friend Michel-Adrien at the Library Boy blog shares a link to the ABA Journal's "Blawg 100" winners for 2014. There were more than 10,000 votes cast this year. Let there be no doubt that blogging is alive and well in the legal industry! Check out the winners at ABA Journal Top Blawgs in 2014.

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Wishing you inspiration to last the week,

John J. DiGilio, MLIS, JD, Co-editor of Librarian News Digest
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  1. Understanding regulatory compliance in records management -, , January 27, 2015
  2. The wobbliest legs on the KM table, Knoco Stories, January 28, 2015
  3. Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up During Wait for FCC Decision, Social Times, January 27, 2015
  4. ABA Journal Top Blawgs in 2014, Library Boy, January 27, 2015

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  1. New Coalition Seeks to Bring Private Sector Best Practices to Federal Records ... - IT Business Net, , January 28, 2015
Social Media / Networking

  1. Which Firms Are Most Effective With Social Media?, Above the Law, January 27, 2015
  2. Twitter Delivers Group Messaging, Rolls Out New Mobile Video Camera, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, January 27, 2015

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Association News

  1. Latest Library Links, January 27, 2015, American Libraries News, January 27, 2015
Press Releases

  1. ProQuest, University of Michigan Library and Bodleian Libraries Provide 25,000 Early Modern Books as Open Access Text, ProQuest, January 27, 2015
  2. Bloomberg BNA Publishes 2015 Policy and Regulatory Outlook on International Trade, BNA, January 27, 2015

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