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Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 24

    Library Hours Update for Thanksgiving and Winter Break

    Library Hours Update for Thanksgiving and Winter Break
    Thanksgiving Hours:   Wednesday, November 26 8am – 5pm Thursday, November 27 closed Friday, November 28 9am – 5pm Saturday, November 29 9am - 5pm Sunday, November 30 9am – midnight​ Exam Period…
  • Nov 11

    Searching in JULIEN today?

    Searching in JULIEN today?
    Nov. 11, 2014. The vendor which hosts JULIEN, the library’s online catalog, is experiencing difficulties with their Internet Service Provider (ISP).  As a result, connectivity to JULIEN is spotty today.
  • Oct 2

    Database of the Month for October — Law360

    Database of the Month for October — Law360
    VLS students, faculty, and staff now have access to the Law360 website and newsletter service under the law school’s LexisNexis subscription. Every business day, Law360 publishes more than 175 articles across 40+ practice, industry and…
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VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Virginia's Access to Justice Commission: The First Year

    Virginia's Access to Justice Commission: The First Year
    by Gail Warren  In early 2013, utilizing an “Access to Justice Commission Expansion Project Grant” from the American Bar Association, the Supreme Court of Virginia convened an Access to Justice Planning Committee,…
  • Nov 24

    VALLkyrie Gail Zwirner, VALL Past President

    VALLkyrie Gail Zwirner, VALL Past President
    by Sally Wambold    Kent Olson has dubbed Gail a VALLKyrie.  I was so delighted by this designation that I thought all VALL members should know who their VALLkyrie is! Gail remembers becoming VALL president in 1999…
  • Nov 19

    Factory Man by Beth Macy

    Factory Man by Beth Macy
    By Evelyn Campbell   Factory Man is about John Bassett III, a third generation factory man, whose family built the Bassett Furniture Company, once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer in the world. It is also more than…
Rank this Week: 1261

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Nov 24

    SNL makes a funny about the legislative proce

    SNL makes a funny about the legislative proce
    On Saturday night, the three people who still watch Saturday Night Live were treated to a delightful parody of the classic Schoolhouse Rock! “I’m just a Bill” cartoon. By Sunday afternoon, the rest of us had heard about it…
  • Nov 14

    Video from the Link Rot Symposium

    Video from the Link Rot Symposium
    We have received quite a few inquiries about getting media from the October 24 Link Rot Symposium online so people who could not attend the live event or webinar can benefit from our speakers’ presentations and discussion.  In…
  • Nov 13

    Are you listening to Serial?

    Are you listening to Serial?
    Are you as obsessed with the Serial podcast as we are here at the Georgetown Law Library? Do you wonder if Adnan did it or not? What’s the deal with Jay and Jenn? Is the shrimp sale at the Crab Crib as delicious as it sounds? And why…
Rank this Week: 2244

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

Covers developments in legal information and legal information technologies for research and practice.

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Nov 24

    Recent Acquisitions, November 17 – November 24, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 17 – November 24, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Nov 17

    Recent Acquisitions, November 10 – November 17, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 10 – November 17, 2014
    0 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library: Some books have cover images provided by Google. All other data © Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Nov 10

    Recent Acquisitions, November 3 – November 10, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, November 3 – November 10, 2014
    14 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 12 from 2014: K 236 F37 2014 A study of mixed legal systems : endangered, entrenched or blended Lund Humphries Publishers 2014 xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm. K 3240 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 981

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Nov 21

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America
    New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular culture, and murder trials involving women, as…
  • Nov 17

    Videos from "A Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition"

    Videos from "A Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition"
    The “Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition” symposium on October 3 was a tremendous success. Thanks to all who attended and who helped organize the event. Those who could not attend can view video recordings of the…
  • Oct 21

    Ann Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone

    Ann Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library is at the same time delighted to report the publication of Ann Jordan Laeuchli’s Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone (Buffalo, NY: Published for Yale Law Library by William S. Hein & Co.,…
Rank this Week: 476

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Nov 21

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America
    New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular culture, and murder trials involving women, as…
  • Nov 21

    Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research

    Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research And Citations Join Reference Librarian Jordan Jefferson to learn what tools are available, how they work, and which ones best…
  • Nov 18

    Library Tip: Librarian's Knowledge Base

    Library Tip: Librarian's Knowledge Base
    The Yale Law Librarian’s Knowledge Base is a collection of articles, blog posts, tutorials, research guides and more that students can use to find information and research assistance on the law library website.
Rank this Week: 331

New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Nov 21

    NJLLA’s 2014 Holiday Party

    NJLLA’s 2014 Holiday Party
    [ December 3, 2014; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] NJLLA's Annual Holiday Party! Wednesday, December 3, 2014 5:00-8:00 p.m. Rutgers Law Library -- Newark Berson Boardroom 123 Washington St. Newark NJ 07102 Hors d'oeuvres, Buffet, and…
  • Nov 3

    Save the Dates: Upcoming NJLLA Event

    Save the Dates: Upcoming NJLLA Event
    In addition to our November 20th program and luncheon on Business Resources, we have also scheduled the two next events. NJLLA’s Annual Holiday Party will be held on Wednesday, December 3 from 5-8 pm at the Rutgers Law Library…
  • Oct 30

    November Meeting: Business Resources at the Rutgers Dana Library

    November Meeting: Business Resources at the Rutgers Dana Library
    [ November 20, 2014; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Ka-Neng Au and Roberta (Bobbie) Tipton, two business librarians with extensive experience at the John Cotton Dana Library of Rutgers University Libraries, will provide us with the latest details…
Rank this Week: 3443

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Colonial Massachusetts deed signed by husband and wife

    Colonial Massachusetts deed signed by husband and wife
    This 1774 deed confirms the sale of fifty acres of land around Worcester (in the then Massachusetts Bay Colony) from Artemas How to Bezeleel Hale to  “Have, Hold, Use, Occupy Possess and Enjoy.” The deed contains a…
  • Sep 11

    New Exhibit: The Law in Postcard

    New Exhibit: The Law in Postcard
    I'm happy to announce that there's a new exhibit up in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room for the fall semester. It features a collection of law-related postcards and trade cards that were given to us by Michael H. Hoeflich, John H.…
  • Aug 6

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law

    New acquisition: a groundbreaking treatise on international law
    This is a first edition of Emer de Vattel's groundbreaking work on international law, Le Droit de Gens (London, 1758). It was soon published in English as The Law of Nations in 1759-60, a publication that we also have in our…
Rank this Week: 2052

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Senate Committee Advances FOIA Reform

    Senate Committee Advances FOIA Reform
    By Elizabeth Holland On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the FOIA Improvement Act (S. 2520), bipartisan legislation authored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) to strengthen…
  • Nov 19

    Senate Fails to Advance Surveillance Reform

    Senate Fails to Advance Surveillance Reform
    By Elizabeth Holland The Senate blocked consideration of the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 2685) yesterday, effectively rejecting the last opportunity to reform the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program before the year’s…
  • Nov 19

    Senate Fails to Advance Surveillance Reform

    Senate Fails to Advance Surveillance Reform
    By Elizabeth Holland The Senate blocked consideration of the USA FREEDOM Act (S. 2685) yesterday, effectively rejecting the last opportunity to reform the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program before the year’s…
Rank this Week: 1189

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Nov 21

    Thanksgiving Holiday Hour

    Thanksgiving Holiday Hour
  • Nov 19

    DVD of the Month: Horrible Bosse

    DVD of the Month: Horrible Bosse
    Originally our DVD collection focused on feature films and television series, with an emphasis on law, lawyers, public policy, and government.  However we’ve also kept current with popular movies and television shows, and with the…
  • Nov 13

    Digital Repository Reaches One-Million Download

    Digital Repository Reaches One-Million Download
    Scholarship@Cornell Law, the Cornell Law Library’s digital repository, is celebrating its one millionth download.Taking place on October 29, the one-millionth download was Professor Cynthia Grant Bowman’s article “Street…
Rank this Week: 1551

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Nov 21

    Plan ahead: HLS Library holiday hour

    Plan ahead: HLS Library holiday hour
    To help you plan ahead, please be aware of upcoming changes to the Library’s hours due to fall and winter holidays. During Thanksgiving and winter breaks, the library will be completely closed with no 24/7 access, so please make sure to…
  • Nov 18

    852 RARE: Hiding in Plain View – Price caps on Spanish book

    852 RARE: Hiding in Plain View – Price caps on Spanish book
    Earlier this year Historical & Special Collections acquired a 1571 edition of the Spanish bishop and jurist Diego de Covarrubias y Leyva’s Clementinae, si furiosus, de homicidio, relectio—a treatise on murder published in…
  • Nov 18

    New eResources at Harvard

    New eResources at Harvard
    The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. Among our newest eResources:…
Rank this Week: 1126

Law Library of Congress: Research…

Law Library of Congress: Research Reports

Legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/current-topics.php
  • Nov 20

    Right to Peaceful Assembly

    Right to Peaceful Assembly
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Right to Peaceful Assembly. Freedom of peaceful assembly is a recognized right under international human rights law. This report provides a comparative review of one aspect of…
  • Oct 17

    Investor Visa

    Investor Visa
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Investor Visas. This report examines types of visas and visa requirements granted to people who invest in a foreign country. Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain do not…
  • Oct 16

    European Union: ECJ Invalidates Data Retention Directive

    European Union: ECJ Invalidates Data Retention Directive
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, European Union: ECJ Invalidates Data Retention Directive. In April 2014, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared Directive 2006/24/EC (the Data Retention…
Rank this Week: 2190

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

Law school information and legal research blog of the Mendik Library of New York Law School.

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Nov 20

    Exam Prep Help!

    Exam Prep Help!
    Three important Library resources to keep in mind as you prepare for upcoming exams. First:  The Library’s Exam Preparation Resources web page offers a host of materials containing practical advice and strategies designed…
  • Oct 20

    New Court of Appeals Judge Nominated

    New Court of Appeals Judge Nominated
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated Justice Leslie Stein to replace Judge Victoria Graffeo on the New York Court of Appeals. A Democrat, Justice Stein currently sits in the Appellate Division’s Third Department, where she had been…
  • Oct 13

    Haunted Halloween Hunt

    Haunted Halloween Hunt
    Happy Halloween from the Mendik Library! As an early Halloween treat, here’s your opportunity to WIN one of more than a dozen great study aids, texts, and other prizes we’ll be giving away (samples below).…
Rank this Week: 2637

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • Nov 20

    The Rights to Implant or Dispose of Cryopreserved Embryos in Case of a Dispute Under Mexican Law

    The Rights to Implant or Dispose of Cryopreserved Embryos in Case of a Dispute Under Mexican Law
    Post written by Kendra Medina, LLM candidate 2015, Pace Law School. As the technology evolves, different techniques for assisted reproduction have developed. The possibility of preserving embryos is now a reality that allows infertile or same…
  • Nov 17

    How Religion Factors into the Legal System in Indonesia

    How Religion Factors into the Legal System in Indonesia
    POST WRITTEN BY: Bani Kohar Harahap (LL.M Candidate at Pace Law School, May 2015). Indonesia, which is based on Civil Law, does not use a jury system to decide criminal cases or civil cases. In Indonesia, religion is a major principal in the…
  • Nov 13

    Five Years of the Saiban-In System in Japan

    Five Years of the Saiban-In System in Japan
    POST WRITTEN BY: Mai Kemmochi, LLM Pace Law School (’15) and Doctoral Program of Sophia University (’17). “Saiban-in” is a special position introduced in 2009 in the Japanese judicial system. It corresponds to the jury…
Rank this Week: 888

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Nov 20

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline
    The Uniform Commercial Code is a joint sponsorship effort by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the American Law Institute. The UCC is a proposal of laws regarding commercial transactions, including sales,…
  • Nov 13

    Restatements Resource Guide Available Now!

    Restatements Resource Guide Available Now!
    Restatements of the Law and Principles of the Law, both published by the American Law Institute, are respected treatises frequently consulted and cited by attorneys. For information on the Restatements and the Principles of the Law, as well…
  • Oct 31

    Jenkins Voted One of the Best Legal Research Vendors!

    Jenkins Voted One of the Best Legal Research Vendors!
    This is the fifth consecutive year Jenkins has been voted one of the top Legal Research Vendors in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Best of 2014” poll. Hundreds of TLI readers took the time to vote for the best providers of…
Rank this Week: 352

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Nov 20

    Law Library is Hosting CLE on Ethics & Professional Conduct Tomorrow, 11/21/14

    Law Library is Hosting CLE on Ethics & Professional Conduct Tomorrow, 11/21/14
    Just a reminder that our Library, the Cleveland Law Library, is hosting a 2.5 hour CLE program on Ethics & Professional Conduct for Lawyers tomorrow. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m., and the program runs from 1:30-4:15 p.m. The price…
  • Nov 20

    Cuyahoga County DR Court Adopts Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination

    Cuyahoga County DR Court Adopts Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination
    The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court has just adopted Local Rule 38: Parenting Coordination, effective today, November 20, 2014. This new Rule creates a new role for a Parenting Coordinator in working out disputes involving children.…
  • Nov 20

    Tech Thursday: Legal Research On The Run - Part Two

    Tech Thursday: Legal Research On The Run - Part Two
    Here is the second part of Cheryl Niemeier's Bose Law and Technology Blog. This article focuses on free non-subscription services. You can read it here.
Rank this Week: 878

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    PCC BIBFRAME web page

    PCC BIBFRAME web page
    Paul Frank, along with the PCC Secretariat, have created a new webpage, BIBFRAME and the PCC, to help librarians learn about the BIBFRAME initiative and understand development of a future bibliographic ecosystem. The creators hope that this…
  • Nov 6

    John Attig blogs from this week's meetings of the Joint Steering Committee

    John Attig blogs from this week's meetings of the Joint Steering Committee
    In case you have been waiting with bated breath for a resolution to the issues raised in 6JSC/TechnicalWG/4, "Court and Jurisdiction in RDA" (http://www.rda-jsc.org/docs/6JSC-TechnicalWG-4.pdf; see also my previous TechScans post on this…
  • Oct 28

    Website Archivability

    Website Archivability
    With the recent Symposium: 404/File Not Found: Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent at Georgetown Law School, it’s important to take into consideration the future archivability of the webpages you and your…
Rank this Week: 953

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Kluwer Study Guides for Pitt Law student

    Kluwer Study Guides for Pitt Law student
    The School of Law administration and the Barco Law Library have been working for the past six months on a pilot program to make available the study guides published by Wolters Kluwer as a digital package available to Pitt Law students. This…
  • Nov 13

    Ebola info

    Ebola info
    The Homeland Security Digital Library is a hub for information about the Ebola virus. Searching the HSDL online catalog for "ebola virus", turns up hundreds of links to government information from the National Library of Medicine, the…
  • Nov 12

    PacerPro Live Webinar

    PacerPro Live Webinar
    On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at noon PacerPro is hosting a tutorial that will teach you how to use PacerPro, including conducting a boolean search, batch downloading.  PacerPro provides an advanced, user-friendly interface alternative to the…
Rank this Week: 629

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law…

BLAWg IN Bloom: The Indiana Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal resources, and library information. From the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

http://www.law.indiana.edu/lawlibrary/blawg
  • Nov 19

    Roving the Repository: Alumni New

    Roving the Repository: Alumni New
    While roving the Law Library’s digital repository this month, I came across several law school publications for alumni.  In addition to current scholarship, the repository is growing its retrospective collection, and throughout our…
  • Nov 11

    In Thanks for Your Service – Resources and Benefits for Indiana Veteran

    In Thanks for Your Service – Resources and Benefits for Indiana Veteran
    On Veterans Day, as every day, we thank those who serve and who have served for your steadfast devotion to the fight for freedom and security, domestically and abroad. There are a wealth of resources available to returning service members,…
  • Nov 10

    Found in the Stacks: Icons and Alien

    Found in the Stacks: Icons and Alien
    Icons and Aliens: Law, Aesthetics, and Environmental Change by John J. Costonis, University of Illinois, 1989. KF 5692 .C67 1989 Icons and Aliens explores the law of aesthetics. We might not normally think of aesthetics as having its own law,…
Rank this Week: 1247

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Nov 19

    GETTING READY FOR EXAMS: STUDY AIDS

    GETTING READY FOR EXAMS: STUDY AIDS
    The law library has numerous print study aids on reserve at the circulation desk that may be useful during exams: Get a broad overview: Nutshells Focus on the core principles: Concise Hornbooks and Understanding…
  • Nov 18

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    On Thursday, November 26, 1789, the first Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated pursuant to a proclamation issued by President George Washington. A 1863 proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln established the last…
  • Nov 11

    VETERANS DAY

    VETERANS DAY
    Pursuant to 5 USC § 6103, Veterans Day is November 11 each year. GMUSL has a special commitment to serving our country’s veterans. Since 2004, the law school has provided a Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers and…
Rank this Week: 3326

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 2230

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Nov 16

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Policy Beat Immigration Not Decisive in the Midterms, But Results Critical to the Congressional Debate While immigration and the Latino vote may not have been decisive in the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican takeover of the Senate come…
  • Nov 13

    Access Special Issues from Routledge Criminology

    Access Special Issues from Routledge Criminology
    Special Issue: Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism: Different Peas, Same Pod? This Global Crime special issue contributes to the current debate over the crime–terror nexus through the use of a multidisciplinary approach, based…
  • Oct 23

    Maintenance to Taylor & Francis ebooks web site

    Maintenance to Taylor & Francis ebooks web site
    Due to essential maintenance users will not be able to access tandfebooks.com for a maximum of 1 hour between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday 25th October. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fobelix.lib.hku.hk%2Fcdblog%2F%3Fp%3D17549'; …
Rank this Week: 168

Out of the Jungle

Out of the Jungle

Thoughts on the present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education. From Jim Milles, BJ Kaufman, Betsy McKenzie, Linda Ryan, Marie S. Newman, Greg Laughlin, Ann Puckett, Gail Daly and Jacqueline Cantwell.

http://outofthejungle.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 16

    Obama and Net Neutrality, not necessarily a total win

    Obama and Net Neutrality, not necessarily a total win
    I was so happy to see the headline about President Obama speaking out strongly in favor of Net Neutrality! It just made me glad.But a few days' digestion and articles are trickling out that the FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had been working hard…
  • Oct 29

    Isaac Asimov on Creativity

    Isaac Asimov on Creativity
    A new essay published many years after being written by Isaac Asimov, in this month's MIT Technology Review. Asimov had been invited to participate as part of a government funded effort to imagine the most creative approaches possible for a…
  • Oct 28

    FDA pressuring ICANN over Internet Drug Website

    FDA pressuring ICANN over Internet Drug Website
    Oh, my! I don't know what to say. Wall Street Journal reports in depth about the U. S. Food and Drug Administration snarling and grumping (and more foreign regulatory snapping, too), about ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and…
Rank this Week: 495

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
  • Nov 14

    IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report”

    IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report”
    The IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] has recently released its Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report. From the first 2 paragraphs of the press release accompanying the report: Human influence on the climate system is…
  • Nov 7

    Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5

    Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5
    From the ACUS: Final Incorporation by Reference Rule Implements Recommendation 2011-5: “Today, the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) published its final rule on incorporation by reference.  See Incorporation by Reference,…
  • Nov 2

    Let’s Hear it for BNA Law Report

    Let’s Hear it for BNA Law Report
    An extra hour of DST sleep prompts a bounty of mirth…as do BNA Law Reports! We recently were asked for electronic copies of filings from an L.A. County Superior Court civil matter. Ah, the oft-elusive electronic state court…
Rank this Week: 630

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Nov 13

    Going all in on GSU

    Going all in on GSU
    On Friday the publishers who are suing Georgia State University for allegedly infringing copyright by scanning short excerpts from academic books to provide students with access through electronic reserves and learning management…
  • Nov 3

    Free speech, fair use, and affirmative defense

    Free speech, fair use, and affirmative defense
    On an e-mail list to which I do not subscribe, there was recently a long exchange about fair use and large-scale digitization.  Part of the exchange was forwarded to me by a friend seeking comment about a specific issue that was raised,…
  • Oct 30

    Swimming in muddy water

    Swimming in muddy water
    Since the ruling from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the Georgia State copyright case came out two weeks ago, most commentators have come to the same conclusions.  It is a mostly negative ruling, in which publishers actually…
Rank this Week: 1442

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
Rank this Week: 1557

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 13

    Why it Pays to Prepare Early for Your Law School Exam

    Why it Pays to Prepare Early for Your Law School Exam
    Most law school classes only have one final exam, and your entire grade depends on it. Those three or four hours determine your grade for the entire course! Quite a lot of pressure on a single exam, right? This is … Continue reading…
  • Oct 31

    Case Law

    Case Law
    A CASE is a written decisions issued by a court, often referred to as a judicial opinion or decision.  Cases are published in chronological order in print sets called reporters or case reports. Federal courts and state courts…
  • Oct 18

    Research Review Refresher

    Research Review Refresher
    Here are some helpful videos to help with your research: THE RESEARCH PLAN: USING SECONDARY SOURCES: For a complete list, go to: http://tjsl.libguides.com/Tutorial
Rank this Week: 1151

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Nov 13

    How to create engaging content that keeps users coming back for more!

    How to create engaging content that keeps users coming back for more!
    No...not this type of engagement!Earlier today I took part in a webinar hosted by Interact Intranet on the topic of creating content that keeps users engaged and as the title of the blog posts says...coming back for more.Both content and…
  • Nov 12

    Social factors in collaboration

    Social factors in collaboration
    I enjoy reading Michael Sampson's blog posts, even more so after hearing him speak on a couple of occasions. His latest blog post is definitely worth a read if you haven't done so already, as it looks at some of the social factors that can…
  • Nov 10

    Kent Fitness League (KFL) Race 2 @ Swanley Park

    Kent Fitness League (KFL) Race 2 @ Swanley Park
    Front legs not too badYesterday I took part in the second Kent Fitness League cross country (XC) race at Swanley Park. There are three things to say before I describe the race in a bit more detail.The first is that this was my first XC race…
Rank this Week: 1154

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    Legal Reference Materials Course

    Legal Reference Materials Course
    BIALL is running the Legal Reference Materials course again on 15th December at City University.This course is intended for recent entrants to law librarianship and for those working in more general libraries which have legal materials.…
  • Nov 3

    British And Irish Association Of Law Librarians (BIALL) – Written evidence (DSC0020)

    British And Irish Association Of Law Librarians (BIALL) – Written evidence (DSC0020)
    Published on the Parliament website:Essentially, it's a summary of the LETR work and how our response highlights the role information professionals can play in skilling the future workforce (in the legal sector).Q4. What skills do…
  • Oct 20

    BIALL Legal Foundations Course - bursary winner Annette Ramsden

    BIALL Legal Foundations Course - bursary winner Annette Ramsden
    With the BIALL Legal Foundations Course about to begin for the new academic year, bursary winner Annette Ramsden tells us what it means to her:"I was overjoyed to be awarded a bursary to undertake the Legal Foundation course. I am the law…
Rank this Week: 1313

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Covers legal research tips. By Paula Doty and Christine Timko.

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    10 Tips for Better Legal Writing

    10 Tips for Better Legal Writing
    Bryan Garner has a post up at the ABA Journal on legal writing.  We especially like tip number 2:2) Don't rely exclusively on computer research. Combine book research with computer research. Don't overlook such obvious resources as…
  • Nov 11

    New Editions: Fair Debt Collection

    New Editions: Fair Debt Collection
    The Library recently received new editions of several titles published by the National Consumer Law Center, including Fair Debt Collection, 8th. The Definitive FDCPA TreatiseThe latest thinking and authoritative analysis of the federal Fair…
  • Nov 7

    Holiday Closure

    Holiday Closure
    The Supreme Court Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th for Veterans Day and on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for Thanksgiving and Family Day. Did you know legal holidays are listed in the Nevada Revised…
Rank this Week: 4287

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Nov 11

    USF's Gleeson Library Open 24/5

    USF's Gleeson Library Open 24/5
    This is a reminder to our law students that USF's undergraduate library, Gleeson Library, is open 24 hours on Monday through Thursday during the USF undergraduate fall and spring semesters. While there are some restrictions on law student use…
  • Sep 10

    No Research Librarian on duty 9/20/2014

    No Research Librarian on duty 9/20/2014
    Please note there will be no Research Librarian on duty Saturday, September 20, 2014.
  • Sep 10

    Please note there will be no Research…

    Please note there will be no Research Librarian on duty Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Rank this Week: 774

The Gavel

The Gavel

Features legal and library news. By the Oklahoma City University Law Library.

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Nov 11

    A Brief History of Veterans Day

    A Brief History of Veterans Day
    Source: http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.aspWorld War I (WWI) one officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. However, fighting had actually ceased seven months prior when an armistice between…
  • Nov 4

    Native American Heritage Month 2014

    Native American Heritage Month 2014
    (picture from http://www.uco.edu/student-life/diversity/programsandevents/nativeamericanheritagemonth.asp)On August 3, 1990, President George H. W. Bush first declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month when he…
  • Oct 28

    Wacky Halloween Law

    Wacky Halloween Law
    October 31st, typically associated with trick-or-treating, candy and costumes, is not considered fun for all in different locations across the United States. What may be a fun tradition for many has resulted in some abnormal laws. Take a…
Rank this Week: 572

Fairly Used Blog

Fairly Used Blog

Discusses news in the Copyright and Fair Use industry, as well as updates to the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use site.

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/blog/
  • Nov 10

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry

    IP Without IP? A Study of the Online Adult Entertainment Industry
    Stanford Technology Law Review https://journals.law.stanford.edu/stanford-technology-law-review/online/ip-without-ip-study-online-adult-entertainment-industry   Kate Darling Existing copyright policy is based largely on the utilitarian…
  • Aug 29

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office

    Guidance on websites and copyright registration from the U.S. Copyright Office
    As part of its new draft Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition, we have guidance on registration for websites.  The draft of the full compendium is over 1200 pages and covers publication, recordation, notice,…
  • Jun 10

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia

    Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia
    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca2/12-4547 The post Hathi Trust case – full docket available at Justia appeared first on Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center.
Rank this Week: 1123

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 2533

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 7

    New Future Interests App!

    New Future Interests App!
    A professor at University of South Carolina School of Law has just launched an app designed to help students studying Estates, Future Interests, and the RAP.  According to the description, "this app provides step-by-step instructions to…
  • Oct 30

    New Guides at Law Student Central

    New Guides at Law Student Central
    Have you checked out "Law Student Central" on the Law Library website?This month, we have added three new guides:1L Survival GuidePoints to key library resources, study aids and CALI lessons in six core areas for 1Ls: Law School Success,…
  • Oct 9

    Featured Resource: MoML FCIL

    Featured Resource: MoML FCIL
    Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926 MoML FCIL brings an amazing array of foreign, comparative, and international titles together. In addition to featuring foreign legal treatises,…
Rank this Week: 4361

WisBlawg

WisBlawg

Covers legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin. From the University of Wisconsin Law Library and librarian Bonnie Shucha.

http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/
  • Nov 6

    Water Law in Wisconsin

    Water Law in Wisconsin
    My colleague, Jenny Zook, has written a great piece on Water Law in Wisconsin for the latest Inside Track from the State Bar of Wisconsin. Here's the abstract:The Great Lakes Region, at about 20 percent the world's surface fresh water,…
  • Oct 31

    Kris Turner Wins WLA Rising Star Award

    Kris Turner Wins WLA Rising Star Award
    The UW Law Library is happy to announce that Kris Turner, our Reference and Technology Services Librarian, has been selected by the Wisconsin Library Association's New Member Round Table as the recipient of its 2014 Rising Star Award. Kris…
  • Oct 21

    Will Including an Abstract and Table of Contents in your Law Review Article Increase Citations to It?

    Will Including an Abstract and Table of Contents in your Law Review Article Increase Citations to It?
    There is an interesting article on SSRN about whether including an abstract and/or table of contents in your law review article can have an impact on your scholarly influence. The authors observed that "on average both abstracts and tables…
Rank this Week: 923

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Nov 4

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law

    New Exhibit: Judges, Judging and Judicial Lawmaking in International Law
    A new exhibit showcasing a selection of representative works on international judicial lawmaking in the law library foreign and international law collection is now on display on L1 of the law library. The selections of works highlight the…
  • Oct 20

    Oxford Historical Treatie

    Oxford Historical Treatie
    The library has been given trial access to Oxford Historical Treaties until Friday, November 14th.
  • Sep 5

    New Exhibit: Stolen Art

    New Exhibit: Stolen Art
Rank this Week: 921

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

MoreUs Law Library Blawg

Official blawg of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law.

http://uvalaw.typepad.com/library/
  • Nov 4

    18th Century Dictionary Returns to U.Va.

    18th Century Dictionary Returns to U.Va.
    Title page to the 1766 edition of Malachy Postlethwayt’s Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. In 1766, British economic writer Malachy Postlethwayt argued that the grand commercial ambitions of the British empire started with…
  • Oct 10

    1828 Catalogue Collection Adds Spelman's <i>Discourse</i>

    1828 Catalogue Collection Adds Spelman's &lt;i&gt;Discourse&lt;/i&gt;
    This week Sir Henry Spelman’s Discourse on Law Terms, an explanation of Jewish, Grecian, Roman, Norman, and Saxon law published in London in 1684, arrived at the University of Virginia Law Library well-preserved and with that smoky…
  • Oct 10

    The Dengrove Exhibit: Behind the Scene

    The Dengrove Exhibit: Behind the Scene
    From arsonists to rock stars, crime bosses to ... killer clowns?? Gina Wohlsdorf, curator of "The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove," shares her perspective on the exhibit and its creation. Print renderings of the sketches will be on…
Rank this Week: 1219

Trial Ad Notes

Trial Ad Notes

Offers news items and resources relating to trial advocacy, with a focus on Washington State. By Mary Whisner.

http://trialadnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    Bryan Stevenson's Memoir, Just Mercy

    Bryan Stevenson's Memoir, Just Mercy
    Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL, and a professor at NYU Law, has written a memoir about his work: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.A very warm review, by Seattle lawyer Kevin…
  • Oct 23

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!

    Videos of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments—at Last!
    On the HBO program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver observed that without video Supreme Court oral arguments are pretty dry, even with courtroom sketches as backdrops. So he proposed that the audio be livened up with video. What video? Dogs!…
  • Aug 7

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division

    Conflicts Among Wash. Court of Appeals Division
    Unlike the federal circuits, the Washington Court of Appeals is a "unitary system"—one court that sits in three divisions, not three separate courts. But sometimes panels from two divisions disagree with each other, so there can be…
Rank this Week: 521

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Oct 31

    Library balcony closed for the winter

    Library balcony closed for the winter
    Here’s a sure sign that winter is approaching. We’ve closed the law library balcony for the season. It will reopen in the spring.
  • Oct 22

    New Widener Law faculty article

    New Widener Law faculty article
    A few of my picks for recent most interesting articles by Widener Law faculty. Forthcoming in the Catholic University Law Review is The Natural Born Citizen Clause as Originally Understood by Mary Brigid McManamon. Luke Scheuer’s The…
  • Oct 21

    New books for September

    New books for September
    Check out the library’s new books http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware/recent-library-acquisitions-list/
Rank this Week: 898

TMLL Library News

TMLL Library News

Covers current affairs, legal research, statutes and weblogs. From the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law.

http://umlaw.typepad.com/tmll_news/
  • Oct 30

    User Services Desk Closed Today from 2-3

    User Services Desk Closed Today from 2-3
    The Library's front desk, the User Services Desk, will be closed today from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. While there will be no library services during that time, the Library will remain open.
  • Oct 21

    Ebook Pilot Program Extended

    Ebook Pilot Program Extended
    The Thurgood Marshall Law Library, as a participant in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium has decided to extend an innovative Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) pilot program with vendor…
  • Oct 16

    BNA Publications on Bloomberg Law

    BNA Publications on Bloomberg Law
    Several Bloomberg BNA Books, Manuals and Portfolios have been recently added to Bloomberg Law. You can now access the following publications through the Legal Analysis and News tab on the Bloomberg Law Menu Bar: Bloomberg BNA Books: The…
Rank this Week: 957

Dane Co Legal Resource Center…

Dane Co Legal Resource Center Blawg

Features local legal news and information for Dane County (Wis.) judges, attorneys, and members of the public interested in legal research.

http://dclrcblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Follow DCLRC to wilawlibrary.gov!

    Follow DCLRC to wilawlibrary.gov!
    This blog is no longer updated. Get information about the Dane County Legal Resource Center (DCLRC) at http://wilawlibrary.gov.Check out the Wisconsin State Law Library's blog and WSLL @ Your Service newsletter for news and updates on DCLRC.
  • Aug 14

    SCR 20 conference

    SCR 20 conference
    Supreme Court Order 04-07, dated 8/7/06, announces the open administrative conference where the Court will discuss the final issues relating to the proposed draft to amend Supreme Court Rules Chapter 20, the Rules of Professional Conduct for…
  • Aug 3

    LegalTrac Users: Look for a New Interface

    LegalTrac Users: Look for a New Interface
    Users of the LegalTrac database will notice a new homepage and changes in how search results are displayed and organized. Watch for more info about these changes in an upcoming newsletter of the State Law Library.Thanks to WSLL staff for…
Rank this Week: 3101

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Oct 24

    Happy United Nations Day!

    Happy United Nations Day!
    On October 24, 1945, the founding document of the United Nations, the UN Charter, was ratified.  October 24 has been recognized since 1948 as United Nations Day.  Celebrate by bookmarking the UN’s website, and taking advantage…
  • Aug 19

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The faculty and staff of the Coleman Karesh welcomed the 220+ new students to the library for the Library/IT Orientation this morning, August 19th.  The law students received their WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law password…
  • Aug 19

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The faculty and staff of the Coleman Karesh welcomed the 220+ new students to the library for the Library/IT Orientation this morning, August 19th.  The law students received their WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law password…
Rank this Week: 781

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Oct 21

    Prizmo

    Prizmo
    Prizmo is a scanning app for iPhone and iPad. It can export in multiple formats and even OCR a scan. Read more about it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 13

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS
    This US Department of Justice app allows for a quick and easy way to find law student interships and attorney jobs too. It's available for iOS now and coming for Android. You can find it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 2

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8
    iOS 8 has some cool new features, check them out here. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 1109

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1407