Vable

Since 2004, we’ve helped organizations around the world accomplish more with the information they consume and produce, all via the most innovative, powerful current awareness automation platform you will find.

Vable began when our founder, Matthew Dickinson, developed a newsletter solution for law firms. What started as a way to improve the exchange of legal information quickly grew into a sophisticated platform for managing every aspect of current awareness.

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The UK government is urging the nation’s workforce to return to offices and workplaces in central business districts. Since the start of August, employers in England have had more freedom to decide how staff should work, whether at home or in the workplace. In the meantime, information professionals have demonstrated that we can provide a remote information service, from research to current awareness.…
As an information professional, how long do you spend on email management? How many emails do you forward everyday? How often do you reach zero in your Gmail or Outlook inbox? A recent Adobe study stated that fewer people than ever are achieving “inbox zero” with many saying that it is an impossible task. No wonder we approach our work inboxes with a mix of trepidation and resignation. …
Cindy Adams discussed this phrase in a presentation she gave to the Atlanta Law Libraries Association. Although he term may have fallen out of favour over the past decade or so, we still talk about getting everyone involved in the planning of a project and spending time with people face-to-face. This introduces the idea to people in a personal and direct way, and encourages them to be invested. …
I recently took a holiday to catch my breath, and on my return I thought I’d look at the figures behind the Vable current awareness strategy blog. I was interested to see which posts were the most popular between January – June 2020, and find out if there were any common themes. …
How do you know if you’re investing in the right resources? Our organisations are currently facing some difficult financial challenges, so all budgets are under review. One area that library and information people will be looking at carefully is online premium or subscription content. This important paid for content provides your end-users with information and intelligence that free resources don’t cover.…
Grey literature is hard to categorise, occasionally elusive, and users value it more than we can imagine. So when CILIP announced a webinar presented by The King’s Fund, I jumped at the chance to learn the latest in grey literature management. Although TKF works with health information, the topic of grey literature is relevant to everyone in information management; legal, financial, education, science, etc – and suppliers of current awareness platforms. …
Here we are at the start of summer and it seems like a long time since any of us stepped foot in a physical law library space. But even prior to this global pandemic, times were changing. The law firm library was moving away from hard copy, and becoming more reliant on a variety of technology solutions. As the latest BIALL COVID-19 Industry Survey 2020 confirmed; …
I recently attended an online panel discussion hosted by City Legal Information Professionals (CLIG). The broad theme was how library services were handling the challenges posed by COVID-19. Although the agenda was wide ranging, the issue that got me thinking was training and on-boarding. I’ve written about training and trainee lawyer inductions previously, but coronavirus means we need a new approach. Where are we now, and what can we do?…