A Librarian's Most Versatile Tool
by Catherine Monte of Fox Rothschild LLP
Catherine Monte manages knowledge management research and competitive intelligence initiatives at Fox Rothschild LLP. She serves as the project lead for the firm's intranet and is now focusing on practice and risk management, portal development and taxonomy integration. Previously, Catherine worked as the head of information services at Clifford Chance. She is a member of the American Library Association, AALL, SLA, LLSDC, ILTA, GPLLA and the Society of Knowledge Based Publishers. Catherine can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SharePoint has been a focal point of the knowledge management department at Fox Rothschild since 2002. We started on the 2003 platform and implemented MOSS 2007 a few years later, enhancing the search function with custom XSLT data view Web parts. We also used a third-party tool (Handshake) and SharePoint Designer for custom workflows. In the beginning, we utilized SharePoint's out-of-the-box ECM functionality to spearhead the creation of the firm's intranet and to organize basic information such as the firm directory, the firm calendar and administrative resources,
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