2014 was the first year since 2007 in which the legal press began consistently publishing optimistic news about the legal market. Law school enrollments are still shrinking. Large law firms continue to combine into mega-firms. Law firm support roles and ratios continue to evolve. In 2014 legal publishers began to deliver products which help transform big data into analytics which offer the promise of a competitive advantage if lawyers and information professionals can ask the right questions.
The Most Popular Post on Dewey B Strategic was posted only 3 weeks ago and it shot to the top of the list:
It Takes More Than a Dumpster to Build A Digital Law Library: 12 Critical Components For Digital Law Library Transformations December 10th.
My personal favorite was the most popular post until it was surpassed by the "Dumpster" post on December 11th. It is a comic nostalgia piece:
Martindale Hubbell: Another Legal Icon Bites the Dust. But It Was Once Worth Its Weight in Gold (and Held for Ransom) January 9th.
Here are the remaining 8 most popular Dewey B Strategic posts of 2014 in chronological order:
ALM Law Firm Support Staffing Report: Optimizing Staff Ratios & Increased Demand for Analytical Skills . March 25th
"Putting A Value On Priceless": New Study Reports that Librarians Deliver ROI of $5.43 Per Dollar Invested . April 16th
Black's Law Dictionary 10th Edition: Making Everything Old New Again. Why Legal Dictionaries Still Matter. May 9th
American Lawyer Media Sold: What Does This Mean for the Journalism of Law and Personality? June 5th.
ALM Legal Intelligence 2014 Law Librarian Survey Trends: Embedding, CI, KM, Sole Providers .July 29th
Ravel Law:Legal Research Radically Reimagined. August 27th