Quote of the month: users and procedural knowledge

Reading a lot of material on the user perspective of information retrieval, I came across the following quote: [...] despite experience with using general-purpose search engines, users may never discover strategies such as those known by the expert reference librarians. The knowledge to use such strategies needs to be explicitly taught. Furthermore, the decomposition and … Continue reading Quote of the month: users and procedural knowledge

Quote of the month: Keywords and context

Visiting the Annual Nordic Conference in Legal Informatics in Rovaniemi, Finland, I started thinking about the progress that information retrieval technology has made the last 30 years, and remembered the following statement from 1985: The user’s task is simply to find the right combination of search terms to retrieve all and only the relevant documents. … Continue reading Quote of the month: Keywords and context

Quote of the month: Context and association

A growing amount of legal information is in itself not a bad thing. Though quantity is not to be confused with quality, more data increases the chances of finding information that is applicable to one's question. The challenge is, however, how to access this information. Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready-made with a … Continue reading Quote of the month: Context and association

VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum 2011

This week the VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum took place at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. As last year the conference featured inspiring and innovative speakers and the possibility to meet knowledge managers, lawyers, information specialists, visionaries and all other professionals working within the legal services sector. A summary of the tweets during the conference is available … Continue reading VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum 2011

VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum Legal – 11-12 November 2010

11 November 2010 Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, opened the conference in her role as the chair for the day. She described that there is an unprecedented level of interconnection and interdependency (referring to a survey by IBM on capitalising on complexity). According to a recent … Continue reading VQ Knowledge and Strategy Forum Legal – 11-12 November 2010

Sweden now represented in Kluwer’s International Encyclopaedia for Cyber Law

Christine Kirchberger, Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute, has recently authored the Swedish monograph for Kluwer’s International Encyclopaedia for Cyber Law. The series discusses legal issues that information and communication technology has given rise to. Each monograph in the Cyber Law Encyclopaedia covers the regulation of the ICT market, the protection of intellectual property, ICT … Continue reading Sweden now represented in Kluwer’s International Encyclopaedia for Cyber Law