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Vendor Spotlight: Meet Vable, Information Made Simple

SLA New York is proud to welcome business partner Vable to our 2017 Conference & Expo – register today  and book a time to chat with a Vable team member

Vable Logo Colour RGBIn 2003 Matthew Dickinson was working in London as a corporate finance lawyer. He pitched his firm an idea for consolidating online news to provide a current awareness service for the law firm’s clients, and their lawyers. It didn’t get any traction.

They dismissed the idea of the premise that they were a law firm and not a software company. How times have changed!

Still, Matthew knew the need was there. He knew that law firms needed new ways to improve efficiencies and to become more competitive. And so Matthew left the firm to pursue his software idea, and Linex Systems was born. In the years since then, plenty has changed. We’ve grown into a global tech company, rebranded – we’re now known as Vable – and earlier this year launched our second-generation platform.

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Vable is a software company, delivering solutions to law firms and professional services across the world. We have clients in banking and finance, government, academia and of course, our birthplace, legal.

Our product evolves constantly, always seeking to meet the changing needs of our clients. Yet, despite our many iterations, our core focus remains the same. We provide tools for librarians and information specialists to empower you to do more with less, and to deliver more targeted and actionable content to the users you support.

So, consider, what if all your content lived in one place?

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Gain Time Through Automation
Increase Your Productivity
Automate the monitoring, gathering, indexing and sharing of information from public and subscription news sources.

Gain a Competitive Edge
Deliver Only the Best Content
Give your audience an edge by cutting out the noise, and delivering only the most relevant content.

Gain Control and Insight
Make Data Driven Decisions
Monitor your current awareness delivery through our analytics and insights to continuously enhance your service.

Interested to learn more? Download our free white paper to learn How to Use Current Awareness Technology to Gain Competitive Advantage:
www.vable.com/white-paper

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Spotlight on SLA NY 2015 Conference & Expo Keynote Speaker Zena Applebaum

SLA NY Conference & Expo

SLA New York is pleased to have Zena Applebaum as keynote speaker for the 2015 Conference & Expo. Her keynote will arm us with new tools and perspectives on “Using Competitive Intelligence to Transform the Role of Information Professionals”. As the Director of Competitive Intelligence at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto and a much sought writer and speaker on the topic, Zena brings a unique perspective to intelligence and market dynamics as a result of her experience in business development, data management, marketing, and corporate research.

Zena will provide attendees with a view of how Competitive Intelligence can be used by a wide variety of organizations from financial services to legal, advertising to foundations, media to medical, and beyond — in fact, into all the areas represented in the NY SLA membership. Continue reading

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How to Organize a Conference

Behind the Scenes with SLA NY Conference and Expo organizers

By Daniel Barron

Sarah Davis, Vida Cohen, and Rebecca Hahn

Conference organizers Sarah Davis, Vida Cohen, and Rebecca Hahn

An annual conference may look just like the one that occurred twelve months before, but that doesn’t mean it organized itself. An outfit like the Special Libraries Association New York Chapter (SLA NY) relies exclusively on volunteers, and the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at an event like the SLA New York Conference & Expo often means that a fresh group of planners is needed every year.

All three of this year’s principle organizers—Rebecca Hahn (research assistant at the Institute for Agean Prehistory), Sarah Davis (information and research coordinator at Redeemer City to City) and Vida Cohen (independent consultant and long-time SLA NY contributor)—were volunteers at the 2014 conference and were recruited by last year’s organizers, current SLA NY President Marcy Winker and President-Elect Emma Davidson, to run the 2015 event. Continue reading

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2014 Conference/Expo Preview: Invest In Yourself: A Day of Professional Development

By Emma Davidson

This is one of three articles previewing SLA NY’s September 18th Conference and Expo at Baruch’s Vertical Campus. The other two can be found here and here. More information about the event, including how to register, can be found hereFollow @SLANewYork and #SLANY for news and updates!

Join SLA New York on Thursday September 18th as we take over Vertical Campus at Baruch College for a packed day of learning and networking at the inaugural SLA New York Conference and Expo!

We are delighted to welcome SLA’s President-Elect Jill Strand who will set the tone of the day with her keynote “Be Revolutionary! Taking It To The Next Level With Our Profession and Association” (for more details see the feature article elsewhere in this issue). Two parallel tracks of programs will cover social media for business and personal-professional development, and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking during breaks. We are also excited to work with some of the New York information community’s key business partners, and representatives will be joining us as exhibitors throughout the day. Continue reading

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