As you turn onto the “Traditional” road, you quickly realize that this is a road you’ve been on before. The firm’s library is handling all types of research, whether legal or business research. Once they have completed the research project they hand over the raw materials to whomever has requested the research, whether your department or the lawyer. If you have requested the research, you take it upon yourself to “translate” the research into actionable business/client intelligence for lawyers. As much as you don’t want to have to read through a big stack of research, you can just get it done and move onto the next thing.
But what if the research you received from the Library was already distilled down to the key points, which would not only save you time on this project but also on future projects if this could become the standard. Plus, you know there would be the added benefit of the researcher’s trained eye in finding the important nuggets of information. The choice is yours. If you want to stay on the traditional path, goodbye for now, we know you have a lot of other things fighting for your attention. If you want see a glimpse into what it might be like to get key business insights brought to you by the library, take a walk down the “Collaborative” road, which starts here.