Remy Maisel, on February 7, 2018
Pip Christie, on April 19, 2017
It’s clear that there is no set path to becoming a Librarian. Many Librarians will have started out with careers in other fields and ‘side stepped’ over into Librarianship. Others will have begun with an internship or as a Library Assistant following their undergraduate degree in order to get their foot in the door. So what does it take to build a successful library team? If the backgrounds of Librarians are so diverse, is there actually a formula for a successful team? Or is it all guess work?
Pip Christie, on March 22, 2017
A quick LinkedIn search reveals that there are 158,455 Librarians, 71,224 Information Officers and 10,479 Knowledge Managers on the professional networking site. Whilst industries such as legal and academic tend to have more Librarians, and accounting and banking more Information Professionals, we are seeing a growing trend of library job titles shifting away from the traditional Librarian, towards a broader information role.
Pip Christie, on January 25, 2017
Whereas the world historically used to depend on visible capital in the form of land and labour, as economies have developed we see ourselves moving over to a knowledge economy (1). We are less concerned with what we have and instead think more about how we use it.
Alison Jones, on December 14, 2016
For lawyers as for everyone, information is more readily available than ever before. But it has also never been more difficult to locate that one vital piece of information that will transform a lawyer’s interaction with their client.
The observant ones amongst you may have noticed things are looking a little different around these parts. We have been busy working on a number of projects here at Linex over the past few months and we are incredibly excited to now be able to share some of those with you.
Firstly, this week we launched our brand new website. The new site, as you can see, has a clean fresh look. Our aim here has been to simplify your user experience whilst providing easy to digest, valuable content for our site visitors. We hope that you enjoy exploring some of our new pages, and do feel free to send us through your feedback - we’d love to hear from you!
Our second announcement is even bigger. We are currently in the process of developing our new content automation platform, due to launch this winter. The new platform is very much a natural evolution of our current product, designed with our clients and their feedback at the forefront of our minds.
Creating a user-friendly product has been our focus throughout, and the new intuitive content automation platform is very much that, and so much more:
This is just a snapshot of what will be on offer. Our vision is to give back control to Librarians, placing you in the driver’s seat throughout the content delivery journey. We want to ensure that the content you send is the very best it can be.
Interested to find out more? Meet us for a chat at an upcoming event:
Pip Christie, on May 25, 2016
Earlier this month we were lucky enough to attend the first BIALL (British & Irish Association of Law Librarians) Knowledge Management Group Event kindly hosted by Shearman & Sterling at their London offices. The key speaker for the lunchtime discussion was Jane Bradbury, currently Slaughter & May’s Head of Knowledge and Information, who gave an inspirational and engaging lecture exploring "An Evolving Landscape: From Information Gatekeeper to Knowledge Professional”.
Pip Christie, on May 4, 2016
We’ve heard it time and time again, we are living in an information age. Never before have we had so much information available to us, and so many different ways by which to consume it. Subsequently, the need to filter out the white noise has never been more relevant nor essential.
Pip Christie, on April 28, 2016
We are living in a knowledge economy. In an increasingly competitive industry, the one true differentiator left between law firms today is knowledge. What one lawyer knows over another could be the deciding factor over who wins the case.
Pip Christie, on April 21, 2016
There is a common misconception that, as the online information age ploughs on everstrong, libraries are going to disappear forever. This sits in line with the perception that librarians require books in order to be needed and we are seeing the existence of print books steadily decline. Libraries and books are not one and the same. This concerningly common misconception is a manifestation of the lack of understanding of what a law librarian actually does - where they source their information from, how they manage and curate it and, ultimately, how it is delivered to their end users.