Documenting the World Wide Web, one webpage at a time.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Negotation Skills for Librarians

My colleague Yasmin was asking if I knew of any materials on negotiation skills. Here are a few things I came up with:

We covered it at NE2007 -- the audio is on this page-- it is program F1 "Negotiating Contracts: Tips, Tricks and Tools". I haven't listened to it (yet!), but I heard it was good.

AALL had a program in 2008 "Practical Negotiation for Law Librarians" (PowerPoint)

AALL's CRIV (their equivalent to CALL's VLC) has a webpage "Checklist for the Negotiation of Internet Subscriptions"

If you know of any others, please share!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

South by Southwest - Connie's SXSW Links

South by Southwest is not just a music event, but also a big event in the social media industry. I'm pulling together a few links to help me track everything while I watch from afar:

Main page:


Interactive panels schedule:

Interactive podcasts & videos (2009 to be posted):

Susan Wu talks about Virtual Community at SXSW

Twitter search results for #sxsw

SXSW-related videos on YouTube

SXSW videos on Qik

SXSW photos & video on Flickr

SXSW blog posts (via Google Blog Search)

If you have suggestions for additions, let me know. If you have an idea of how we could leverage this I'm also open to ideas.


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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stem Legal Update

My friend and colleague Steve Matthews of Stem Legal is a busy guy! Here are some of his recent announcements:
I like to keep a close eye on what Steve is doing because he is in many ways a role model to my own little enterprise, and when he can he pulls me in to help with the odd project. It is challenging to keep up with him!

Monday, December 22, 2008

HubSpot's Blog: Insightful Social Media Marketing

I am adding HubSpot's blog to my "must-read" list. Some great blog posts, fun original videos, and funny cartoons that they are letting us use. Cool. See the sample here.

MediaFuturist: 10 quick ways to to reinvent Print Media (newspapers, magazines)

Gerd Leonhard gives us the great, succinct blog post 10 quick ways to reinvent Print Media (newspapers, magazines). Here's the quick summary--you'll have to visit his blog post to get the full explanation:

  1. Decentralize your digital assets.
  2. Participate rather than be participated.
  3. Micro-chunk. Fragment and re-aggregate.
  4. Mobilize....totally!
  5. Integrate the bloggers, the people formerly known as consumers, the professional-amateurs and UGC.
  6. Engage. Engage again. And then engage some more.
  7. Filter. Curate. Contextualize. Inter-connect.
  8. Personalize and customize.
  9. Connect me to 'strangers like me'.
  10. Dive into Freemium models.
Some great lessons for all publishers, not just the news industry.

Monday, December 08, 2008

New Content from Connie Crosby

I thought this might be a good place to start gathering some of my recent content from around the web. Here's the latest!--

The Prolific Andrea Vascellari

Over on my Crosby Group Connection blog, I include a video from Andrea Vascellari. He is my prolific web friend over in Finland. I wanted to be sure to record some of his key links: - his main website and blog - his company (he is the CEO)
VMC - his media channel over at

We are hoping he will be joining us in February for Podcamp Toronto (his name is on the registration!).

Thursday, October 23, 2008

MegaWatt - New BC Renewable Energy Blog

From Steve Matthews at the Vancouver Law Librarian blog:

Top marks go to the lawyers at Clark Wilson LLP's Energy Group on the new name for their BC renewable energy blog... MegaWatt!

I love the name of this new blog! What impresses me is, as Steve points out, the firm allows its associates to be entrepreneurial and promote themselves. Entering the blogosphere is a great way to demonstrate expertise and get one's ideas known. No better way to raise a profile.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Digitek Recall - New Website

Steve Matthews of Stem Legal has announced his client Hissey Kientz LLP has launched a new website, Digitek Recall Help, that tracks the latest information regarding the recall of the heart medication Digitek, generically known as Digoxin.

See the full microsite: The site will be maintained by Hissey Kientz' Digitek practice group.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Law Librarian Podcast - Margie Maes is Next Week's Guest

Law library podcast The Law Librarian is set to continue recording next Friday, August 8th at 3 pm CST. The show is hosted by Richard Leiter and Brian Striman.

Today's guest is Margie Maes (some readers may know her as Margie Axtmann), Executive Director of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, a committee of AALL. Margie is also an active CALL member; I first met her on a CALL Vendor Liaison Committee panel a number of years ago when she was serving on AALL's equivalent committee, CRIV.

Somehow I missed the recording of Episode 2 - Jim Milles was the guest. It looks like The Law Librarian is gearing up for regular broadcast, with shows scheduled the next few Fridays in August.

If you miss the live broadcast, it will be available for listening from the website afterward. I don't see it in iTunes--if someone finds it there, please let us know.

Date correction: I had the date wrong. Note it is actually next Friday, August 8th. Corrected above.

[Also posted over at Slaw.]

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stem Legal's Law Firm SEO Services

If your firm is looking for search engine optimization, have a look at Stem Legal's Law Firm SEO services. From Steve Matthews, also of Vancouver Law Librarian Blog fame.

I have been helping Steve with a few projects, and have come to realize he knows a lot about SEO, especially as it pertains to law firms. If you are looking to drive traffic to your site, he is a terrific person to approach for assistance. For more information, see Stem Legal's main site.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Quickscribe - B.C. Legislation service evaluated in White Paper by Crosby Group

Just released by Crosby Group Consulting on my new website:

Quickscribe: A Comparison and Evaluation Report (White Paper) Released

[June 26, 2008] A new white paper comparing British Columbia legislative tracking services was released today by Crosby Group Consulting. The report titled, Quickscribe: A Comparison and Evaluation Report, was commissioned by Stem Legal Web Enterprises Inc. to objectively identify key differences between Quickscribe Services Inc. and the BC government offering QP LegalEze.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

JD Supra Appoints VP of Business Development

Press Release [PDF] : Re: John Christiansen, formerly of CT Summation, joining JD Supra as VP Business Development.

Link courtesy of Steve Matthews of Stem Legal.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Florida Lawyers Blog Watch

Florida Lawyers Blog Watch - Monitoring RSS feeds from Florida Lawyer blogs


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Wall Street Journal Online: Ten Things Your IT Department Won't Tell You

List of some secure/not so secure work-arounds for limits of work technology and policies: Wall Street Journal Online: Ten Things Your IT Department Won't Tell You.

July 30, 2007