Future Libraries by Arup: our role, our space & our research

Future Libraries by Arup: our role, our space & our research

Presented by Kim Sherwin, Arup

Once a Law Librarian, Kim is now a Senior Librarian and Knowledge Specialist at Arup. Arup is a global engineering and design consultancy and has been involved in some of the world’s most iconic buildings, including the Sydney Opera House.

Kim will present on the role of the Library team at Arup and the delivery of their new and exciting workshop space in Sydney. Kim will also talk about the Future Libraries research that Arup published earlier this year. The session will provide a journey through the opportunity-rich environment that Arup provides. It will also challenge our thinking of what’s possible for libraries of the future.

This event is free to members of the Australian Law Librarians Association (ALLA) and $10 for non-members.

This event may be recorded and the recording distributed to members.

Lunch is provided. Please email linh.ly@klgates.com for any dietary requirements


Where: K&L Gates LLP, Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street Sydney, NSW 2000
When: Thursday, 12 November 2015 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (AEDT)

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CCH On Demand – eLending – Joint Information & User Implementation Session

Come along and learn more about this new initiative and also the future of eLending and the digital library.

This will be a joint product information session presented by Alicia Cohen, from Wolters Kluwer, CCH, and a user implementation case study where one library who has implemented eLending will share how they did it and the outcomes they are seeing.

The event is free to members of the Australian Law Librarians Association (ALLA) and $10 for non-members.

WHEN:  Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (AEDT) Add to Calendar

WHERE:  Australian Government Solicitor – Level 42, MLC Centre. Cnr Castlereagh and King St . Sydney, NSW 2000 AU – View Map

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Upcoming Lunchtime Event – JustisOne – 13 July

Justsis will be joining us for lunch on the 13th July to discuss the latest development from Justis Publishing, JustisOne.

JustisOne brings together the richness and coverage of JustCite and the full text of a large number of court decisions from the UK, Australia and Canada.  The service includes a number of innovative concepts in legal information research, and has been identified by experts as an example of how future research tools should be created.

JustisOne was launched at the Law Libraries conferences in Canada in May and the UK in June, and will be presented to groups of ALLA members in a number of cities in Australia in July.

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ALLA CPD – Mitigating Financial, Regulatory and Reputational Risk

App-etite for Success: Mitigating Financial, Regulatory and Reputational Risk

  • How does your firm know it is entering business with reputable people or businesses?
  • Looking to enhance your business research with risk analysis?

Then this ALLA LNAU CPD will help.

May 26th 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST

Now more than ever law firms are under pressure to better understand their prospects, clients, litigation opponents, IOP/M&A targets and business associates to help mitigate their financial, regulatory and reputational risk and reduce liability.

Join this one hour webinar to gain an understanding of the:

  • Current anti-corruption and compliance landscape
  • Regulators expectations
  • Recent enforcement activity
  • Due diligence process (from free > paid > risk advisors)

Presented by Mark Dunn:

Mark Dunn is the Due Diligence Leader for Risk and Compliance at LexisNexis. He developed Lexis Diligence – the solution used by banks, law firms and accountants to conduct enhanced customer due diligence. Mark is a highly-regarded industry thought leader and has written extensively for industry journals

Cost: Free to ALLA members, join us if you are interested

See the Lexis Nexis invite for further information and a link to registration.

We Thank: Lexis Nexis for assistance

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Event Summary: Mobile Application Development

On 15 October 2014, Chris Taylor, Solutions Architect and Erik Ferrari, iSolutions Manager of Wolters Kluwer delivered a fantastic presentation on mobile app development.

Providing an overview of the user and technical considerations you should make when entering into the world of mobile technology, Chris and Erik addressed:

  • User based considerations
    • The current state of mobile use
    • Digital and mobile convergence
    • Understanding the user
    • Mobile Strategy
    • Challenges faced by information and content
  • Technical considerations
    • Software development disruption
    • User expectations
    • The development of apps/mobile information sources that are:
    • Web based
    • Mobile native, or
    • Hybrid

Want more detail? Recordings of the session, presentation slides and more? Sorry you have to be a member.

Interested in joining ALLA NSW? Email austlawlib.nsw@gmail.com

Got an APP-etite for success?

Attend our upcoming event app-etite for success!

Mobile Application Development can be done in a variety of formats and tools. This presentation focuses on the technical side of mobile application design, development and testing, and what skills are needed.

We also look into trends locally and globally, and touch on mobile strategies.

Topics covered include:

  • State of the mobile
  • Digital and mobile convergence
  • Disrupting software development
  • Mobile strategy
  • Challenges
  • User expectations
  • How to target mobile
  • Native development
  • Web development
  • Hybrid
  • Requirements first
  • Future?

Erik Ferrari serves as iSolutions Manager and is part of the innovation team at Wolters Kluwer CCH. Over the past five years, Erik has been one of the companys key technologists helping to drive innovation in the delivery of content to all different type of devices. Prior to CCH, Erik had a successful career as an IT-consultant and technical architect and has been involved in many projects in Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific. Erik developed his first mobile app based on WAP technology in 2001.

Chris Taylor is a solutions architect in Wolters Kluwer CCH?s iSolutions team in Sydney. He has been responsible for a number of the customer research, analysis and usability projects and has been heavily involved in the resulting prototype and product developments. Before iSolutions Chris was a CCH team leader and editor and also has more than 15 years experience as a newspaper and magazine journalist in Australia and the UK.

An audio recording of this session will be made available to ALLA members.

If you are not a financial member of ALLA you are still welcome to come to the CPD session, the cost is $10 to be paid on the day.

The important stuff 

Where: Thomson Geer Lvl 25, 1 O’Connell St  Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

When: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (AEDT)

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Encouraging Engagement with Emily Allbon

On 3 September 2014, Emily Allbon will be delivering a lunchtime seminar on providing engaging training.

Emily is Law Librarian at the City University London and creator of Lawbore. She was also named one of 55 National Training Fellows by the Higher Education Academy (UK).

Emily will be looking at the UK situation in regards to what students/trainees lack in skills, the BIALL info lit standards, legal skills teaching in law schools and lack of engagement, the Legal Education and Training Review in UK/bleak prospects for those studying law. She will also focus on techniques that she has used to get students interested in what she is teaching them – both online and face-to-face.

An audio recording of this session will be made available to ALLA members.

If you are not a financial member of ALLA you are still welcome to come to the CPD session, the cost is $10 to be paid on the day.

3 September 2014
Where: Level 5, 184 Phillip St, Queens Square. Sydney NSW 
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