Librarians provide access to information they license or own. This gatekeeping role became confused as people could access information directly. I can now choose e-books and digital audio and video from multiple sources. But I also need to have multiple … Read more
Physical library footprints anchor the library in a community, so long as the community can reach it. But what if they can’t? Public libraries have been taking some interesting steps to put themselves in the way of citizens wherever they … Read more
Star Wars Day coincided with the regular reprise of a confidentiality, law practice, and legal technology session I give for Ontario’s lawyer regulator. I took this opportunity to update my session – version 16 – with a fully Star Wars … Read more
The slide deck below summarizes thoughts and tips I had for law librarians attending a Toronto Association of Law Libraries event this week. As I mentioned to the organizer, my expertise in negotiations comes from experience, not study. I’ve talked … Read more
The U.S. Congress’ recent legislative move – to kill an internet privacy law that was due to go into effect in late 2017 – has spiked interest in keeping online activity private. The ways to protect your online activity … Read more
The month is ending but I’ve been listening to some unbelievable vocalists, all discovered by serendipity. There’s a strong country – western – bluegrass connection among them, all women, but each one is distinct.
I hadn’t heard of … Read more
An infected Microsoft Word document arrived in my inbox the other day. It was a reminder that, while technology is an enabler, lawyers need to have a mindset that understands technology’s limitations.
The Word document was attached to an e-mail.… Read more