Over recent years we have been witnessing a shift in the role of information services and research staff in law firms. These functions are in a period of transition, fueled by new disruptive technologies, increasingly competitive pricing, and building budgetary pressures. With law firms continually pushing to stay relevant in the digital age, the information functions will become less shackled to a physical library space and more widely implemented throughout the firm.
As law firms shift their work streams and cultures to align themselves with the digital world librarians, research staff, and knowledge managers will become more integrated in the firmâ€™s day to day functions, with more robust and powerful technology supporting them. With the wealth of data and new research potential this will open up, information services can now, more than ever, leverage a strong competitive advantage for law firms.
Ark Group's new book Emerging Approaches to Information Services aims to shed light on the shifting role of the information services function. With input from industry leaders from the libraries, research, and knowledge management fronts this title explores the best methods of optimizing the functions strategically to leverage the best competitive advantage for the firm.
- Gaining a competitive advantage through corporate libraries and information professionals
- Library and knowledge management – A good fit
- The role of the Law Firm Library in driving growth and revenues in the age of digital data and knowledge
- Turning losses into gains – realigning law firm research
- Developing a CI function in a resource-constrained environment
- Proactively delivering information services via technology, automation, and predictive analytics
- Moving from content aggregation to content intelligence
- How artificial intelligence is transforming legal research
- The evolving online legal research landscape and opportunities for legal research optimization