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Your BIALL 2018 Guide: Parallel Sessions, Speakers, and More

At Vable we’re as excited about BIALL’s annual conference as you are. With plans underway we’ve taken a look at the schedule and highlighted some of the sessions and speakers that look especially interesting. Clare Brown, Vable’s resident information professional, will be attending BIALL as a delegate - and although we think she’s magical, she can’t be in two places at once. Here’s a look at some of the events that we feel are Must Attends.

Topics: BIALL Event Team Vable

Call for comment: What does Cambridge Analytica tell us about the importance of librarians?

By Clare Brown and Remy Maisel

Topics: Team Vable Company Announcements Data Data protection GDPR Current awareness

Introducing Clare Brown, a Law Librarian and Vable’s new Topic Specialist

Despite premature reports of the death of librarianship, law librarians continue to be in high demand - sometimes in new and different roles. We at Vable are excited to be part of the vanguard of technology and other companies that are recognising the value of information professionals and finding new ways to utilise the unique skill set they embody.

Topics: Team Vable Company Announcements

The biggest challenge facing libraries and information services today

We recently conducted a short survey exploring how library job titles had changed over time, as well as what goes on behind that title in the Librarian’s role itself. Although the sample size was relatively small, the results speak a lot to what we are seeing across the information industry at the moment.

Topics: Change management Communications Team Vable Business skills Technology

How to get the most out of your vendors

With the ever-growing supply of information one must wade through to procure the most relevant data, information professionals are faced with an ever-expanding choice of technology designed to meet these demands.

Topics: Technology Communications Team Vable

Behind the scenes at PinHawk

Late October saw Vable head to Washington DC, as part of our USA Roadshow, for a very special collaboration with the Law Librarians Society of DC. Jeff Brandt, CIO at Jackson Kelly and editor of the renowned PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest, and Jean O’Grady Senior Director of Information Research and Knowledge at DLA Piper and founder of popular blog “Dewey B Strategic”, joined us for an educational Lunch & Learn to explore how to balance content curation and automation.

Topics: Automation Networking Team Vable Legaltech

3 key takeaways from the London Taxonomy Bootcamp Conference

Last week I had the opportunity to be a delegate at the first ever Taxonomy Bootcamp to take place in Europe. Drawing on the success of the event in the U.S. over the last decade, organisers brought regarded taxonomists from around the world to London to share knowledge, cocktails and cake with peers from the taxonomy community. The event took place on the 18th and 19th of October at the Olympia Conference Centre in Hammersmith, West London.

Topics: Event Content management Team Vable

Integration - the ongoing trend

I was recently reminded of an Ardent research study on Legal Tech trends for 2015. Published in July, we can now review thoughts on how accurate these ideas were for 2015.

Topics: Technology Collaboration Team Vable

Librarian Weekly Digest

Linex offers a free weekly news alert about Library-related news.

Topics: Current awareness Company Announcements Team Vable

A Day in the Life

Fiona Fogden, of UK librarian fame (and most recent Linex hire) was recently commissioned to write a piece for the July 2012 BIALL Newsletter titled "A Day in the Life". In the article, "Fiona Fogden, Customer Relationship Manager at Linex Systems, talks us through a typical day at work".

Topics: BIALL Team Vable