Tagged: research

The Macaroni Necklace: Ark’s Law Libraries 2020 (Summer Camp for Law Firm Librarians #1)

Colleen Cable | July 14, 2020

Though none of us are having the summer we expected, that doesn’t mean we stop transforming, growing and innovating. So, HBR decided to create a Summer Camp of learning through this blog post series, summarizing some of the industry events in which we are participating.

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How Law Firm Libraries Can Capitalize on the Gig Economy

Colleen Cable | May 30, 2019

The gig economy is upon us; there is no turning back now. As defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, the gig economy is “a way of working that is based on people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work, each paid separately, rather than working for an employer.”

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Can Change Spark Joy for Information Professionals?

Colleen Cable | February 27, 2019

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor delayed travel could keep the recent 13th annual 2019 Ark Group's Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services conference sponsored by HBR Consulting from being a well-attended and content-rich event!

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Law Firm Library Services: Four Questions to Guide Strategic Budgeting

Donna Terjesen | October 25, 2018

Fall is officially here, and many of us are already enjoying colorful leaves and cooler weather. Along with these pleasures of the season, many law firms are also gearing up for another budget cycle. While the annual process of reviewing prior spend and projecting future costs can be time-consuming, it is worthwhile to use budget season as a time to reflect on changes in your firm’s environment and plan strategically for future research and information needs.

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Three Steps to Contain e-Discovery Costs in the e-World

Bobbi Basile | July 19, 2018

Corporate law departments are increasingly challenged to track their e-Discovery activities and costs. In today’s metric-focused business environment, law departments should be able to answer simple questions about their e-Discovery lifecycle, including: Exactly how much is being spent on e-Discovery and how do those costs break down? What volume of data is being handled? What is the cost of reviewing documents? What are the opportunities to reduce costs?

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How Law Libraries Can Meet the Demands of Modern Law Firms

Donna Terjesen | July 02, 2018

In recent years, law firms have seen a major shift in how their libraries function. As new technology has transformed the legal space and firms face a myriad of unique challenges like mergers, employee departures and cost reductions, law library structures and priorities have transformed.

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E-Discovery: Meeting Client Demands through Advanced Technology

Bobbi Basile | May 20, 2015

Results of HBR’s Law Firm e-Discovery Strategy Survey

A law firm’s capability to provide electronic discovery (“e-discovery”) services has gone from a novelty to a business necessity. Historically, firms have struggled to find the optimal business model to meet increasing client and business demands.

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Buried in the Stacks: Uncovering and Conveying the Value of Your Law Library

Kris Martin | January 26, 2015

Law firm libraries provide essential business services that are often overlooked by leaders of their organizations. While it may be tempting to assume that firm leadership is to blame for the oversight, the issue often lies in communication gaps that exist between law libraries and firm stakeholders. Historically, senior administrative leaders were partners that directly experienced the value of the library. However, over the past decade, there has been a shift to non-lawyer leadership and as a result the library’s value is no longer apparent to firm leaders.

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E-Discovery Operations Trends: Learning to Walk Before You Run

Bobbi Basile | January 09, 2015

The majority of companies report that Law Department e-Discovery operations are still in the adolescence stage of maturity.

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