Welcome to beSpacific
Sabrina I. Pacifici is the solo Author/Researcher of beSpacific, launched in 2002, providing accurate, focused research, highlighting primary government documents from around the world. Sabrina is a founding member of the online legal and special libraries research communities, and an experienced editor/publisher, blogger, educator, web developer and expert subject matter researcher.
Updated daily, beSpacific has a searchable database of over 42,000 posts on subjects including: the financial system, high profile government documents, privacy, cyber-security, knowledge management and strategic knowledge services, legal research, FOIA, civil liberties, Congressional and regulatory issues pertaining to law and technology, copyright and intellectual property, energy, the economy, education, tech related litigation, and libraries/librarians.
BeSpacific – Top 100 Blawgs 2016 – American Bar Association: “No one better has her finger on the pulse of the legal information world than Sabrina Pacifici, law librarian and author of the blog BeSpacific,” writes blogger Robert Ambrogi. “Launched in 2002, BeSpacific is one of the longest-running legal blogs and, remarkably, Sabrina seems more prolific today than ever. She posts multiple items every day, covering the gamut of law, technology and knowledge discovery and topics ranging from cybersecurity to legal research to government regulation to civil liberties to IP and more. For me, BeSpacific is one of my daily must-reads and has been for 14 years straight.”
beSpacific was recognized as the Best Law Librarian Blog of 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2005, Best Overall Legal Blog of 2004; the Best Legal Support Blog of 2005; and was the recipient of the 2006 AALL/West Thomson Excellence in Marketing Award for Best Use of Technology.
beSpacific was recognized by Degreed [July 2015] – the community of college students, professionals, and lifelong learners dedicated to advancing their education – in Search Tips: How to Finding Anything Online – Know Where to Get Free Data.
Sabrina is also the solo Editor/Publisher and Founder of LLRX.com® – Legal, technology and knowledge discovery resources on the “moving edge” for Librarians, Lawyers, Researchers, Academic and Public Interest Communities – launched in 1996. She was also profiled in the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Practice Magazine, December 2006 issue.
Sabrina was recognized as one of the Fastcase 50 for 2012 (favorite innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders) – http://www.fastcase.com/fastcase50-winners-2012/.
Sabrina received the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Innovations in Technology Award in 2008.
The March 15, 2006 issue of Library Journal included a special supplement, Movers & Shakers 2006 – The People Shaping the Future of Libraries. Sabrina was recognized in the Innovators category for her two sites, LLRX.com and beSpacific.
The Researching Paralegal said of Sabrina in a June 2014 posting: “If you are not familiar with Ms. Pacifici, I encourage you to check out her blog. She is an extraordinary researcher.”
She tweets daily – at https://twitter.com/LLRX on a wide range of issues including: health and education for women and children around the world, knowledge strategies, the changing paradigm of libraries and communities of best practice, privacy, civil liberties, environmental issues, big data, ethics, and cycling.
She also tweets at https://twitter.com/beSpacific where you can find the feed from this blog.
On Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/BeSpacific and https://www.facebook.com/pages/LLRX/119272754801249?ref=hl
When Sabrina is not at her “day job,” she is on the web – researching and learning, working for social justice and civil liberties, publishing beSpacific and LLRX, maintaining her year round gardens, walks with her rescue collies, and indoor cycling – but most happily cycling outdoors – all year long – as a Master Ranger Bike Patroller on the C&O Canal.
This is Sabrina’s personal blog, and the views expressed here are her own.