Monthly archives: November, 2013

UsBook: Toward a family-friendly Facebook alternative to preserve your memories and help future historians–while respecting privacy

David Rothman’s commentary focuses on how the Digital Public Library of America is still on track to be a mostly academic creature despite the P word in its name. David supports and documents innovative, creative and value-added goals that with proper focus, can bolster the DPLA onto the level of a world-class academic digital library system, as opposed to siphoning off badly needed resources and other forms of support from public librarians who should be forming their own e-system. At the same time, Rothman believes that the DPLA and public libraries should work closely on joint projects, including an alternative to Facebook–not a clone but a different kind of social network.

Subjects: Legal Technology, Libraries & Librarians, Library Marketing, Library Software & Technology

A Good Day at the Googleplex

Prof. Annemarie Bridy reviews the facts related to fair use and copyright in the long awaited decision delivered in the Google Book Search case on November 14, 2013 by Judge Chin. She focuses on the court’s deliberation of statutory requirements for the fair use defense to a claim of infringement based on weighing four critical factors. In sum, Bridy believes the opinion is an efficient and complete analysis of the required factors, and thinks that it will hold up well on appeal.

Subjects: Copyright

Legal Loop: Lawyers, technology and a light at the end of the tunnel

Lawyer and legal tech expert Nicole Black highlights how federal court judges are leveraging research and current awareness sources and services provided to professionals and the public via their respective court websites, as well as actively using mobile tools and apps in their daily work flow.

Subjects: Case Management, Court Resources, Courts & Technology, Gadgets, Gadgets/Gizmos, Online Legal Research Services, Portals, Public Records

Library Metrics

Attorney/Librarian Eve Ross demonstrates in a clear and actionable presentation how librarians can effectively leverage data-driven statistics to measure and document the work streams, processes and services they provide to respective organizations. Eve’s emphasis is on accountability, transparency and helping to improve the organization’s bottom line with expert, reliable and cost effective services.

Subjects: Features

ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources 2014

Marcus Zillman’s timely and information packed guide to ShoppingBots and Online Shopping Resources is a comprehensive listing of shoppingbot and online shopping/coupon resources and sites on the Internet. Marcus also provides a value-added section of Notes and Suggestions for Virtual Shopping to assist you with safe, effective tools, techniques and sources to ensure your online shopping will be successful in all its facets!

Subjects: Shopping

Metrics 101: Proving Your Value

Bess Reynolds expertly documents the strategy, tools and techniques to implement effective metrics that clearly define and communicate to management your library’s value added deliverables.

Subjects: Training, Web Management, Web Utilities
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