Research Notebooks

There are some fundamentals about online research notebooks.  First, Evernote and Microsoft’s OneNote seem to have sucked a lot of the oxygen out of the room.  Second, people who clip and save information are putting it into online “cloud-based” notebooks.  Assuming that most lawyers are saving text, links, images, and PDFs, Evernote and OneNote both …

RSS Pile On with Jumbra

RSS feeds provide an interesting challenge when it comes to filtering results.  I recently posted on Omea, a desktop aggregator that will notify you of incoming matches.  Another way I manage this issue is to merge a bunch of related RSS feeds, usually using Yahoo! Pipes, and then applying filters on them before they even …

When Worlds Collide

There is a constant tension for legal researchers between what makes them effective and what their information and service providers feel is commercially viable.  Since this blog is about online research, I will stay on that side of the fence, although this applies to print research just as much.  We have lived in a golden …