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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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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  I want to convince you that you should be involved with creating content. Why? Information managers aren’t always the obvious choice when an organisation is looking for website or social media content creators, but it’s time our library management skills were recognised and deployed in a different way. We are skilled and flexible communicators, and able to produce all types of content for many different audiences. From my…
  Nothing in life is certain, except for death and taxes. However, for today’s internet-savvy world, the phrase should now include wikis. Why? You can’t navigate the web without coming across a wiki of some sort which offers the answer you’re looking for in some form – text, image, link, citation, reference, or even open-access works.  Most wikis are focused on specific content for a certain audience, for example, Minecraft wiki.  Some like the…
There has been a lot of talk amongst law firms about agile working as a way of improving workflow and collaboration. First employed by the software industry, agile projects are defined by short bursts of work that are intended to produce a deliverable result. However what works in one industry, might not work in another. What has agile come to mean in a legal context? According to one law library case study, it means…
Are you one of the growing number of people who are thrilled by the New Year’s new stationery? As you turn over the pristine pages of a paper diary, there are so many possibilities for travel, adventure, opportunities, learning… Or as we contemplate the coming conference season – all of the above!  There is an overwhelming choice of conferences, especially if you have multiple interests. Innovation, legal, tech, taxonomies, big data, business development, knowledge management,…
As I read the various articles outlining legal tech trends for 2020, one article stood out. It inspired me to explore some of the reasons why Vable has led the way in innovative current awareness provision in the past few years. On 1st Jan 2020, Bob Ambrogi wrote,  Every year, I write a year-end wrap-up of the most significant developments in legal technology. But as we reach the end of a decade, I decided to…
Here we are again, bouncing into a brand new year and towards a new decade!  The Vable team is currently finalising our product development Roadmap for 2020 and I am happy to report that the future of current awareness and news aggregation is bright and exciting. But as is traditional in January, let’s take a brief look back at 2019.  We attended various key legal information and marketing conferences in different capacities; exhibitor, delegate, and…
These longer evenings give me time to reflect on an eventful year – for legal tech as well as the broader political landscape. It’s hard to believe that we are so close to the end of another year – and indeed another decade. But we can’t avoid the gallop to the finish; festive lights are going up, whilst temperatures are going down. As an information professional, I’m an avid reader of current awareness and news…
The final case study that I presented at the KMInsight Legal Libraries 2019 event illustrated how aggregated current awareness can be used by firms to differentiate themselves. As I said here and here, my overall talk theme was ‘how can we use tech to empower the legal librarian role and unlock value’. As always, every information solution depends on the organisational context.  There are many points of interest raised below and their relevance depends…
“OK Boomer?” If you have been following Twitter over the past month or so, you’ll be aware that social media believes intergenerational differences remain as marked as ever. For example, Millennials mock Boomers for their nostalgia and typos; and Boomers assume Millennials are easily offended and self-obsessed. Despite the storm in a tea-cup feel to it, many publications –  FT, HBR, TED – are sharing serious research into the disparate group we call…