Strategic Librarian

Using strategy to develop the law firm library.


Two New Posts for Intranet Series: Part 9 Focuses on Research

I am continuing to work on a series of posts for The Law Firm Intranet.  So far I’ve written 9 Parts with more to come.  Part 9 focuses on content and functionality for the research portal/page. 

See the full list of posts of the series.


What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Two More Posts

I am continuing to work on a series of posts for The Law Firm Intranet.  So far I’ve done 7 posts with more to come.  My description of the content of this series is in the first paragraph of Part 1:

As a consulting company, NPCI is often asked what functionality a  law firm intranet should have and what content should it contain.   The answer to those questions is largely, it depends.   This post is the first in a series that tries to answer the questions while keeping in mind that the options for creating an intranet can be limitless.

Most recent posts:

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 6: Client Pages

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 7: Administrative Department Content

Previous parts of the series are listed below.

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 1: Scope

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 2: Site Architecture

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 3: Site Architecture and the Bennett Jones Award

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 4: Role Based Access

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 5: Content


What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: More Posts

I am continuing to work on a series of posts for The Law Firm Intranet.  So far I’ve done 5 posts with more to come.  My description of the content of this series is in the first paragraph of Part 1:

As a consulting company, NPCI is often asked what functionality a  law firm intranet should have and what content should it contain.   The answer to those questions is largely, it depends.   This post is the first in a series that tries to answer the questions while keeping in mind that the options for creating an intranet can be limitless.

Most recent posts:

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 4: Role Based Access

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 5: Content

Previous parts of the series are listed below.

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 1: Scope

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 2: Site Architecture

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 3: Site Architecture and the Bennett Jones Award


What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet

Check out the series of posts I am writing for the Law Firm Intranet.  So far I’ve done 3 posts with more to come.  My description of the content of this series is in the first paragraph of Part 1:

As a consulting company, NPCI is often asked what functionality a  law firm intranet should have and what content should it contain.   The answer to those questions is largely, it depends.   This post is the first in a series that tries to answer the questions while keeping in mind that the options for creating an intranet can be limitless.  Another caveat:  What follows is based on our experience and probably not complete if you want to see the whole picture.

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 1: Scope

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 2: Site Architecture

What Functionality and Content Should I Add to My Intranet: Part 3: Site Architecture and the Bennett Jones Award


Intranet Case Studies

Just a reminder that we have posted the case studies for law firm intranets on The Law Firm Intranet site.  You can find them by checking the Pages list in the right column.  Titles of the pages are:


Webinar: SharePoint Out of the Box – Power Your Intranet Using SharePoint Lists

SharePoint lists allow you to quickly and easily integrate library content into your Intranet portal, making it possible to search, sort and filter without the need for programming or third party software.  Register now to join us in a webinar called SharePoint Out of the Box: Power Your Intranet Using SharePoint Lists, that will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 from Noon to 1PM Central. You can learn how to create and manage research portals, virtual libraries, bibliographies, collections of external and internal links, or even use lists to generate update-able navigation within your site. You can transfer Excel or Access data to a SharePoint list in minutes.  We’ll look at examples, examine the uses, benefits and drawbacks of using SharePoint lists, then walk through the basics of creating lists, adding data, and presenting the information on SharePoint sites.

During the session, you will:

  1. Understand the possible benefits and drawbacks to using SharePoint lists
  2. Learn how to create a list, import data to a SharePoint list and incorporate lists into your SharePoint pages

Cost:  $30 per person USD or $60 USD for groups of up to 10 from the same firm

Speaker:

Cindy Chick, Global Manager of Knowledge Systems, Latham & Watkins LLP
Cindy works closely with the library, docket, records and knowledge management groups to help define and implement technology-focused solutions in her current role as Global Manager of Knowledge Systems.   She was co-editor/publisher of LLRX.com for 6 years, and has been published in the American Lawyer, Searcher, PLL Perspectives and Online Magazine  as well as speaking for a number of conferences and programs.   Cindy maintains a blog called LawLibTech.com, “a conversation on law library technology and knowledge management.” Her most recent project is called CarGoDogs.com, a web site for those who travel with their dogs.

Moderator:

Nina Platt, Principal ConsultantNina Platt Consulting, Inc.
Owner and principal consultant, Nina Platt is a law librarian and former AmLaw 100 firm library director who has worked in law firms since 1986.  Her work in library management has spanned all but 4 of those years.  Nina believes the most effective law firm libraries are critical to both the business and practice of law and that achieving to build a business critical library can only be done through the use of business tools like strategic plans, business plans, business cases, and more.  She has written and delivered numerous articles, presentations, and papers on library and knowledge management topics.   

Questions?  Contact awitt@ninaplatt.com


Creating a Research Portal Webinar

Electronic resources are said to be the future of the library where the library exists on user’s desktops instead of down the hall.  While this sounds simple, providing clear access to the many resources a library licenses for its users can be complex. Register now to attend our webinar called Creating a Research Portal, to be held on Thursday, January 21st, 2010, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Central Time.

This session will help librarians focus on how to present electronic resources via the intranet or a research portal in a way that makes sense to users. The topics covered include:

  1. Method for design
  2. Necessary technology
  3. Successful implementation

Who should attend? Anyone in leadership who plays a part in business decisions. Participants could come from the following groups:

  • Library Directors
  • Library Managers
  • Library staff
  • Intranet Managers
  • Information Resources/Services Directors

Whether you are in the beginning stages of creating a research portal or redesigning your current solution, consider inviting your intranet committee or governance team members to attend the program with you.

Speaker: Nina Platt, Owner and Principal Consultant, Nina Platt Consulting, Inc.

Moderator: Carrie Long, MLIS – Research Analyst, Nina Platt Consulting, Inc.

Registration fees: $25.00/participant

Group registration fees: $50.00 for 2 or more participants from the same organization

Questions? Contact: Amy Witt