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

AALL Spectrum / Published by American Association of Law Libraries

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30 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG Q uestion: How are you preparing legal information profes- sionals to incorporate data analytics into their research work product? Are there any best practices you can share? Shaping Legal Data Analytics D ata Analytics (DA), also known as "Predictive Analytics," is used in nearly every context, whether we know it or not. As one of our library's vendors told us several years ago, it gained widespread recognition with Moneyball, the 2011 Brad Pitt film that exposed a baseball team's use of analytics to create a winning franchise. I'm not sure whether that colorful legend is true, but DA is certainly here to stay. How is it applicable to law libraries? Here are a few ways that we have been introducing DA in our law firm library over the past few years. Note: We are a multi-office firm of about 400 lawyers, currently in eight cities. Litigation: Researching parties, adversaries, lawyers, law firms, and judges. There are analytics available on current dockets as well as on decisions, depending on the subscriptions you have. You can learn how many matters a specific party or company is involved in, and which law firms represent them, and discover patterns in representation, strategy, and disposition by • • • • CHRISTINE M. STOUFFER DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES Thompson Hine LLP Cleveland, OH Christine.Stouffer@ThompsonHine.com LEADERSHIP ASK A DIRECTOR

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