Bibliography For Legal KM Resources Released

27 May

Post By David Hobbie, ILTA KM SC

Earlier this year, a group of legal knowledge management professionals pulled together a bibliography of resources specific to that field.  It was published April 1, before our launch, and so does not include this estimable blog.

For most people, maybe even people in the field, a bibliography sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry.

But, think about it.  This is not some content-farm, Googlemess of mostly useless links that you might get from searching for “legal knowledge management.”   Some very smart people, including a professional caliber editor / information professional, pulled together the books, blogs, groups, and links that they find most useful to provide context, direction, and strategy for their work.  What a gold mine!

Types of resources covered include:

  1. Books on or Related to KM & The Practice of Law
  2. General Books Related To KM
  3. Periodicals
  4. KM, Law Practice, Law Technology, and Related Blogs
  5. Organizations, Associations, and Meetings (thanks for the ILTA KM PG hat tip, BTW)
  6. Twitter
  7. Selected LinkedIn Groups

This list would be tremendously useful for someone trying to get up to speed-and stay up to speed–on the field.  It is also very useful for someone (like me) who has been doing this for a while and may not appreciate some of the best resources out there.  As I focus on different types of KM practice–such as enabling and supporting communities of practice, or creating a strategy for enhancing collaboration–this resource will help me quickly locate what will help me most.

The current form is .pdf.  I would not be surprised to see it emerge as a mostly public Google doc.

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One Response to “Bibliography For Legal KM Resources Released”

  1. David Hobbie July 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    In the more recent version (the link still works) Deborah Panella, Director of Library and Knowledge Services at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore LLP, is appropriately acknowledged as the compiler / editor of this excellent resource.

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