Social tools and the current awareness process

Last week Headshift organised a breakfast seminar at their offices which looked at the role Social tools like RSS and Wikis can have in a "current awareness" service.

By current awarness they refer to the collection and dissemination of external and internal information within a Law Firm. More information on the seminar is available here and I've embedded the Powerpoint Presentation.

This is an area that really interests me and one that I think could be developed really successfully internally. I know that we spend huge amounts of time, reviewing and then collating information from numerous sources into something that our fee-earners will approve of and we haven't (at least not recently) asked them whether what they are receiving is appropriate or relevant to the work they do.