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AALL Spectrum / November/December 2019 / Volume 24, No. 2

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INSIDE THE BLACK BOX OF SEARCH ALGORITHMS A behind-the-scenes look at the algorithms that rank results in Bloomberg Law, Fastcase, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw. BY SUSAN NEVELOW MART, JOE BREDA, ED WALTERS, TITO SIERRA & DR. KHALID AL-KOFAHI THE LEGAL ANALYTICS & INNOVATION INITIATIVE GSU College of Law's cutting-edge data analytics courses prepare law students for the legal jobs of tomorrow. BY ANNE TUCKER & BEN CHAPMAN FEATURES 2 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG 10 16 20 PROMOTING DATA COMPETENCY IN LAW FIRMS How law librarians can lead the charge to help firms master new legal technologies. BY JOSH BECKER LAW LIBRARIANS & THE FUTURE OF LAW FIRMS Why law librarians and legal information professionals should translate data and analytics into insights and advisory knowledge to help law firms and clients stay competitive. BY JORDAN FURLONG Pulling back the curtain on search algorithms; how results are generated. Cover image © iStockPhoto.com/V-alex/Phochi 10 INSIDE IN EVERY ISSUE Editor's Note 1 President's Message 5 Wild Card 52 BoK DOMAINS KEY Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level Research + Analysis Information Management Teaching + Training Marketing + Outreach Management + Business Acumen NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 23

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