Who are Your Links Working For?

Link shortening happens on many social media platforms and in mobile apps. It is easy to create shortened links – even with the demise of goo.gl – but if you’re doing it for your law library, consider how you can manage the long term access both to the document and the analytics surrounding the link.

The Invisible World of RSS

Another RSS reader bites the dust and there is that sense that RSS is on the way out. But that belies the healthy number of RSS tools available to law librarians, and the opportunities they provide to perform the librarian roles of selecting and providing access to legal information.

How Law Libraries Make Money

Law libraries are not revenue centers. They are funded by an organization that often looks to see if the law library can offset the organizational contribution with revenue. A law library can make money, and here are some ways – and things to consider – when identifying revenue generation in a law library. But the making of money costs staff and other resources and the discussion about the law library as a revenue generator should consider both sides.

Something Borrowed

When a law library has uncertainty around what staff or customers can do, a policy can help to clarify roles and expectations. In particular, collection development and circulation policies can help oversight groups understand why law libraries act the way they do.