"Scribd is YouTube for Documents"
What's in it for legal practitioners? According to Technolawyer:
-- You can use Scribd as a free document conversion tool, albeit with a limited number of file formats right now.
-- You can use Scribd to convert documents into MP3 files that you can listen to while commuting, which means you can drive and bill. Ka-ching!
-- You can use Scribd as a quick and dirty extranet for clients.
-- Someday, I suspect Scribd will also perform free OCR.
That's all great and yes you can keep your documents private, thus using Scribd solely as a technology tool.
But I think Scribd might even have greater utility as a marketing tool -- both for you personally and your firm.
I can also see applications for librarians. Scribd seems like the ideal place to share the many presentations and guides that we do. I've posted a few of my PowerPoint presentations.
To get started, check out:
- Delivery Tools for Legal Professionals (blogs, rss, alerts, podcasts) - by me
- Blogging in Libraries: Finding, Reading and Creating Library Blogs - by me
- Dennis Kennedy's collection of articles on e-discovery
- Neil Squillante's "Jar Jar's Law"