Maximizing law library productivity
This report looks closely at a broad range of management practices of law firm libraries including those from the following institutions: Foley & Hoag; Northwestern Mutual Insurance; Nelson, Mullins Riley And Scarborough; Cornell University Law School; Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw; Loyola University Law School; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione; The Civil Court of the City of New York; Beus Gilbert The many issues covered include: trends in the physical space allocated to the library, print vs. electronic information spending, retention policies on print reporters, uses of blogs, personnel and training policies, outsourcing, relations with records and knowledge/content management, ways to serve multiple offices and locations, use of RSS feeds and weblogs, uses of intranets and other shared workspaces, information literacy training, favored databases, optimizing librarian time management, management of the flow of reference requests, software selection and other issues impacting the performance of law libraries.
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USE OF OUTSOURCING
POLICIES ON RETENTION OF PRINT REPORTERS
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ADVICE FOR PEERS attorneys Barnhart blogs budget catalog Chicago Civil Court content management system contracts corporate database desktop Digitization DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT downsizing Dspace DuBard ELECTRONIC INFORMATION electronic licenses Ellingson filing service firm-wide firm's FREE WEB RESOURCES GILSON & LIONE handle Houston office Humphries INFORMATION LITERACY information resources intranet Jackson keep track knowledge management law firms law library law school lawyers legal information legal research Lexis and Westlaw librarian spends librarians library automation system library staff listservs LIVEDGAR LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO Lucero major materials Melnick says Northwestern Mutual OUTSOURCING paraprofessionals PHYSICAL TRAFFIC practice PRINT REPORTERS print resources print spending Quinton reference questions reference requests RETENTION OF PRINT Rowe & Maw RSS feeds San Francisco says Germain search engine smaller libraries SPENDING ON PRINT spreadsheet SUBSCRIPTION AGENTS TRACKING OF REFERENCE Tracy trend Unified Court System users weblog Worthington York