Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Open Access Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


On January 1, 2015, the Open Access Policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be effective for all new agreements. A two-year embargo will be in effect until January 1, 2017. This applies to Foundation funded research.

The five points of this agreement include the following:

  1. Publications are discoverable and accessible online.
  2. Publication will be on "Open Access: Terms.
  3. Foundation will pay necessary fees.
  4. Publications will be accessible and open immediately.
  5. Data underlying published research results will be accessible and open immediately.
This is transformative, and should affect many information models.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Webinar - 5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant

Between Google circumventing in-depth research, dealing with budget constraints, understanding the changes driving customer behavior, and other challenges, librarians are facing a new world in which they must be adaptive.
Join us Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET, for a webinar featuring guest speaker Kate Arnold, 2014 SLA President.

This special webinar is titled “5 Critical Attributes for Special Librarians to Evolve and Stay Relevant.” It will feature findings from a study co-authored by the Financial Times and SLA (Special Libraries Association), of which Kate Arnold was a chief participant. Drawing from discoveries of this study, her experience as SLA President in 2014, and many years as a professional in special libraries, the event will focus on 5 essential attributes responsive special librarians are making in an ever-changing landscape.

This is a unique opportunity to get the nuts and bolts of the changes and adaptability needed to stay relevant—from industry thought-leader and knowledge professional, Kate Arnold. Sign up today!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fastcase Hospitality Suite @ AALL14

Fastcase is happy again to sponsor and operate the PLL Hospitality Suite at AALL, for PLL members and friends at the annual meeting.  This year the location will be at The Ambassador Suite in Room 2032 of the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  Although the Grand Hyatt is not the AALL headquarters hotel, it is adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and across the street from the Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk hotels..  
Come for coffee and breakfast in the morning, snacks during the day, a beer or glass of wine as the day winds down.  The suite will be open from 7:00 P.M to 12:00 midnight on Saturday, and from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 midnight Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  
There are a couple special notes. Sunday, July 13, the World Cup final is in the afternoon, and 7:30 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.,  will be BBQ NIGHT at the suite.  On Tuesday night is the MLB All-Star Game.  Want to schedule a meeting?  Need to get your panel together for a coffee-fueled rehearsal?  It's your suite, so come on over!  No dress code!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks - AALL Presentation

Lower the fear of having incomplete or wrong information on a deal, leaving errors in a document, or missing good precedent. Take 30 minutes at the AALL Annual Meeting to attend our AALL Theater Presentation/Exhibitor Showcase:
How to Help Attorneys Tackle Transactional Tasks
Monday, July 14 – 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Hosted by Practical Law™ and Business Law Solutions, this presentation will show you how the latest technology and new content can help attorneys:
Zero in on unique deal structures and the latest transactional activity
Locate the most accurate precedent examples
Unlock hard-to-find private company information
Expand your reach into more areas of business law
Instantly analyze market trends
And much more
We hope to see you there! Visit booth 623

HeinOnline Customer Appreciation Event at AALL14

Join us for a party hosted jointly by Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc. and the Hein Company! It's a celebration of you—our loyal subscribers, so we hope you can join us!

Sunday, July 13, 7:30pm–11pm
Barriba Cantina
111 W. Crockett St., San Antonio (on the Riverwalk)

DALL/HALL/SWALL/UNT reception in San Antonio - July 13th

Please join us for the DALL/HALL/SWALL/UNT reception at the AALL 2014 Conference.
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Acenar Hotmex Coolbar
146 East Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
The reception will be on the patio of the restaurant.
Acenar is located along the River Walk at the Houston Street Bridge next door to Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, in downtown’s theater arts district.
Please RSVP via DALL Survey Monkey so that we know you will be joining us.

Monday, May 05, 2014

DALL's Spring Fling

Please join us for
DALL’s Spring Fling!
Thursday, May 15th
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Two Corks and a Bottle
The Quadrangle in Uptown
2800 Routh Street, Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75201
GPS: Use "2650 Laclede Street"
(corner of Routh and Laclede)
Come enjoy wine, cheese, and treats!
Celebrate the end of the 2013 -2014 year.
Thank you Thomson Reuters for sponsoring this event.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

DALL May Luncheon

DALL’s May luncheon  will be held on Wednesday, May 14th at 12 PM. Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr is the hosting firm. Our guest speaker is Erik Lopez, Chief Executive Officer of Jurify. Erik will introduce us to Jurify, a free research and collaboration platform for corporate law.
This is the final luncheon for the 2013 – 2014 year. Please come out to learn about Jurify.  Lunch will be served.
Please note the location of this meeting. The meeting will be held in the same building as Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, however the conference center is located on the lower level.
Ross Tower Conference Center
Lower Level, Room B30
500 North Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201
If you enter the building from the street level lobby, take the escalator one level down. Ross Tower Conference Center, Room B30 is straight ahead on the right (double glass doors).
Munsch Hardt is located at 3800 Ross Tower, 500 North Akard Street.
Ross Tower Garage at the corner of San Jacinto and Paul http://www.parkme.com/lot/658/lincoln-plaza-parking-garage-dallas-tx.
Spurgeon Harris Garage at Patterson and Ervay, entrances off Patterson and Ervay.
Please RSVP to DALL Survey Monkey.
Please feel free to contact Charlotte Thomas if you have questions: cthomas@munsch.com or 214.981.7353.