Fiona Fogden

Fiona is library manager for EMEA at Reed Smith LLP. Before that, Fiona combined freelance law librarianship with a role as head of customer relations at Linex Systems - giving her experience from both the supplier and consumer sides.

Previous roles include managing the information, research and intranet teams at Baker Tilly; and the library and information centre at Baker & McKenzie.

Fiona has written a number of articles for magazines, mostly on the topic of negotiation. Her book, "Negotiating Licences for Digital Resources", is published by Facet.

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Jinfo Blog My Favourite Tipples from researcher to aviator
Wednesday, 4th October 2017

My Favourite Tipples are shared by Fiona Fogden, an information manager in a global law firm. She shares her go-to resources in areas from shipping to cross-border legal queries.


Jinfo Subscription Are niche news sources disrupting traditional news aggregators?
Thursday, 14th September 2017

This article looks at the value provided by niche news sources that fall outside of the collections picked up by aggregators such as Nexis and Factiva. We also consider how specialist sources such as Lloyd's List, TradeWinds and Fairplay (in the shipping sphere) are identified, who makes the judgement call about the value and relevance of the content, and why they are given priority budgetary approval. We also ask if this can lead to other problems in procurement or organisation-wide content provision and how it will impact on news aggregators.


Jinfo Subscription How to satisfy your internal stakeholders for current awareness
Thursday, 10th August 2017

Each user is unique in the way they consume current awareness. We can get valuable insights into the priorities and fears of users by grouping them and identifying how they typically engage with news, alerts and updates. This article takes a lighthearted but insightful look at a few stereotypical groups of users within a law firm in order to see how our library patrons needs differ and the priorities for the information centre in dealing with those different needs.


Jinfo Subscription Establishing a new current awareness service - challenges and opportunities
Friday, 26th August 2016

The procurement of a current awareness solution often makes sense to those overseeing complex and demanding news alert services. However, justifying it to the powers that be is not always simple. Fiona Fogden presents the process she went through to convince stakeholders and gain approval for the project at law firm Reed Smith. She concludes with a practical structure that may be used in a business case along with some thoughts about the implementation phase and next steps.


Jinfo Blog My Favourite Tipples from a Library Manager in a Global Law Firm
Wednesday, 18th November 2015

My Favourite Tipples are shared by Fiona Fogden, library manager for EMEA at Reed Smith LLP. She shares her favourite online resources in areas from homeworking to digital information curation and reliable sources of guidance & information.


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