Posts Tagged ‘Law firm intranets’
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:
- Method for design
- Necessary technology
- 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
We are pleased to announce the publication of Creating the Successful Law Firm Intranet published by Ark Group in association with KIM Legal. Written by Nina Platt, Laurie Southerton, and Amy Witt, the report is based on the user centric implementation method presented during last year’s webinar series of the same name. It includes chapters that discuss developing a business case, governance, and an in-depth look at the process model the book is based on as well as chapters for each phase of the model – Research, Design, Development, Roll-out, and Measure & Maintenance.
The report also includes case studies of the intranet deployments at Baker Donelson, O’Melveny & Myers, Reed Smith, Tory’s with additional cases studies of firms who are not named. Our thanks to Meredith Williams, (director of knowledge management at Baker Donelson), Tom Baldwin (chief knowledge officer at Reed Smith), Marty Metz (director of information technology at O’Melveny & Myers) and Elizabeth Ellis (partner at Torys) for their willingness to offer their intranets as case studies and work with us on the development of those case studies. We also want to thank Anna Shaw, commissioning editor at Ark Group, for her editorial expertise.
A link to more information about the book is included above. Once there, you will find a link to view the table of contents and executive summary. We will be posting additional information regarding the purchase of the book next week.
Now we can return to creating posts for this blog. Something we haven’t done for some time.
~ Nina Platt
Here are a couple new Law.com articles regarding SharePoint with the first paragraphs included. The Law.com Newswire includes technology articles on a regular basis. Those articles are generally at the bottom of the email you get once you register/subscribe. It requires a userid and password to get into some of the articles which is the reason for the registration process. If you are hesitant to subscribe, check back to read the Law.com Legal Technology portion of the site on a regular basis. Subscribing to Legal Technology Newsletter is another way to get legal technology news from Law.com.
Creating an Intranet Portal at Parker Poe, Steve Fletcher, Law.com, December 18, 2008.
In a crowded diner in Brooklyn, two men study a laptop computer. On the screen, a spectacular infinity pool disappears into the sea beside St. Lucia’s lush green Gros Piton mountains. Beside it, a colorful box lists the country’s hotels, real estate developments and golf resorts. There are Web links for the St. Lucia government, tourism and local news sites — even today’s weather. No, these guys aren’t planning a vacation on a travel agent’s Web site. A senior law firm partner is illustrating his team’s expertise in Caribbean resort and hospitality developments to a prospective client. What’s on the screen is one of the more than 200 practice group pages on Parkway, the intranet at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein.
Elements of a Successful SharePoint Search, Mark Gerow, Law.com, December 17, 2008.
Search technologies, such as those found in enterprise search platform Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, can help control access to legal information on the Web to meet clients’ needs. Mark Gerow of Fenwick & West describes how his firm successfully implemented SharePoint Search.
~ Nina Platt