Hi Bonnie - glad to be aboard. You are absolutely right in how the interest in CI within law firms has taken off the last few years. As law firms adabpt to running more and more as a business, tools and methodoliges from the corporate world - like CI - are making there way into law firms. You are also correct that Law Librarians are embracing CI as they look to apply their analytical skill set and access to content in order to add more value to the firm.
Thanks Bonnie. The article I did with Sheila Wright that you referred to is about a particular topic I had been researching quite aggressively a few years ago; however, as in most things in the academic world, the project took a while to finally see the light of day in terms of getting published. I keep hoping some students out there will see the comparative CI practices lens as one that they will want to do a dissertation/thesis on. The area is ripe with opportunity... take care, Craig
Thanks for the compliment, but I leave it to native speakers to judge my fluency.
And let me be honest, being Dutch you start with having no choice at all. There are so many more people who don't understand one word of Dutch, that you simply have to ... and then you actually might acquire a taste of it.
Apart from the private fun with reading books in the original language, it definitely helps me in my job with CI as it enables me to find competitor news in more varied sources.
Sorry for boring you with a long answer to a short remark ;-)