Google has given its News (f/k/a Newsstand) app an update and rebooted its News.google.com site as well. Here are some thoughts on the changes that can make it a useful research tool.
It can be hard to differentiate a law library to show unique value to a local audience. When other service providers offer the same resources that law librarians provide, it’s time to assess how you use limited resources to maximize law library services.
Poor legal research skills are a frequent justification for law librarian training of new lawyers. But if experience is what they need, can we give it through such spot tools as CLEs and bootcamps, repeating how to do research and not actual experience?
Law libraries are observers of information access, connecting researchers with licensed online content. What happens when those resources cause researchers to draw back from library services?
Small law libraries can use cloud-based catalogs to expose their collection more effectively to lawyers and others and reduce the friction in finding items. This post, an update from a 2010 look at small library catalog options, takes in the changed ILS landscape.