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The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

News & Announcements from the J. Michael Goodson Law Library at Duke.

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 22

    Online Index to American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955

    Online Index to American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
    In honor of Open Access Week, the Goodson Blogson is highlighting another free research resource. Last week, we brought you the news that HeinOnline and the Law Library of Congress had teamed up to provide free public access to historical…
  • Oct 15

    Free Access to Federal Law

    Free Access to Federal Law
    The Law Library of Congress has just announced an agreement with legal publisher William S. Hein which provides free public access to historical federal publications, including the United States Code, U.S. Reports, Code of Federal…
  • Oct 7

    Pattern Jury Instructions, Online and Off

    Pattern Jury Instructions, Online and Off
    Effective on October 6, North Carolina Bar Association members can no longer access the state's Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI) online through the Fastcase research service. Private vendor CX Corp is now the exclusive online source for North…
Rank this Week: 4401

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/
  • Oct 22

    Write like an academic

    Write like an academic
    Suffering from writer's block?  The University of Chicago has a webpage called "the Virtual Academic: write your own academic sentence" that can get you started. They provide 4 different dropdown boxes with academic phrases that will…
  • Oct 14

    Some Federal Judges More Overburdened Than Other

    Some Federal Judges More Overburdened Than Other
    The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University has issued a report on the workload of federal judges in the United States. They have found that while the number of criminal and civil filings in federal…
  • Oct 9

    Westlaw webinar

    Westlaw webinar
    Westlaw is offering the following free webinars during the month of October.  If you are wondering where all of your favorite features and tools on Westlaw Classic are located on WestlawNext? There are webinars that will help you…
Rank this Week: 1309

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Oct 22

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie

    A Theory of Novel Injury Theorie
    Back in 2010, noted legal scholar Marc Galanter wrote an article on “The Dialectic of Injury and Remedy.” It contains only one explicit mention of class actions, but, in general, touches on some points that recur frequently…
  • Oct 15

    The State of the Merger Class Action

    The State of the Merger Class Action
    Merger-challenge class actions have become very popular in the last decade. (For a great source of data, check Cornerstone Research’s surveys on the subject.) They operate similar to traditional securities class actions, but have…
  • Oct 8

    What Is the Standard for Class Certification?

    What Is the Standard for Class Certification?
    The answer is nowhere near as simple as you might think. Everyone knows that a court is supposed to conduct a “rigorous analysis,” but what that means in practice is not quite as clear. For example, last year, the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 3818

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

http://thefredparkslawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Collection Spotlight - Discovery!

    Collection Spotlight - Discovery!
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library! In honor of Columbus Day last week,a new edition on Discovery.
  • Oct 16

    Throwback Thursday: Hispanic Heritage Month

    Throwback Thursday: Hispanic Heritage Month
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we go back to 1992 with the dedication of the E.J. Salcines Student Lounge. A member of the STCL class of '63, Judge Salcines…
  • Oct 15

    Collection Spotlight - Hispanic Heritage Month

    Collection Spotlight - Hispanic Heritage Month
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!Sonia Sotomayor is thefirst Hispanic Justice on theUnited States Supreme Court.
Rank this Week: 4270

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tennessee Tax Free

    Tennessee Tax Free
    "Tennessee is one of nine states that does not tax wage income. Research has consistently shown that the nine states without an income tax outperformed the United States average in the categories of population growth, economic growth,…
  • Oct 16

    A Pump War?

    A Pump War?
    linkA Pump War?nytimes.comA Pump War?by Thomas L. Friedman  Oct. 14, 2014  3 min read  originalIs it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on…
  • Oct 15

    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide)

    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide)
    Remove SunriseBrowse Ads (Virus Removal Guide): 'via Blog this'link
Rank this Week: 4289

Nevada Supreme Court Library

Nevada Supreme Court Library

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

http://nvsctlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    From the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Library…

    From the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Library Relations Newsletter, October 2014:New Title Added to USCA:  Title 52 Voting and ElectionsA new subject matter title, Title 52 Voting and Elections, has been created within United States Code by…
  • Oct 20

    Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently

    Westlaw Tip of the Week: Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently
    This is an old(ish) Tip of the Week, but still helpful information.  One tip I give our patrons is WestlawNext can be a good way to identify relevant chapters of treatises, since it searches across the entire West platform, not just the…
  • Oct 16

    It's That Time of Year - CLE Requirements and Opportunitie

    It's That Time of Year - CLE Requirements and Opportunitie
    Have you started thinking about CLE credits?  Credits must be earned by December 31, 2014, though you have until March 1, 2015 to return your signed compliance form.    The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education mails…
Rank this Week: 4325

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: 2289

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management
    Late last month, the Executive Council of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) met with senior management of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), including Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the LAC's new head.The CLA has published a summary of the…
  • Oct 20

    Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame

    Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame
    The Honourable Louise Arbour, who was a Supreme Court of Canada justice from 1999 to 2004, was recently inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.Madam Justice Arbour has also worked as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Chief…
  • Oct 17

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The September/October 2014 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available. Among this month's selection of articles:Public Relations: Outstanding Achievements: "The marketing strategy…
Rank this Week: 2302

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 1628

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Cincinnati Law Library Blog

Covers laws and cases, with a focus on Cincinnati and Ohio. By the Cincinnati Law Library Association.

http://cincinnatilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Voter ID laws stand in Texas as Supreme Court declines to intervene

    Voter ID laws stand in Texas as Supreme Court declines to intervene
    SCOTUS Blog reports that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Saturday morning in a Texas case challenging restrictive voter identification laws, which are in place in the state for the first time in a federal election. This…
  • Oct 20

    Ebola lawsuits? Liability concerns are not limited to hospital

    Ebola lawsuits? Liability concerns are not limited to hospital
    The National Law Journal (sub. req.) reports that there is potential for a broad net of liability to be cast in Ebola cases. Concerns about Ebola in the U.S. have increased since news broke that Liberian national Thomas Duncan was infected…
  • Oct 17

    Parents whose parental rights have been terminated not entitled to delayed appeal, rules Ohio Supreme Court

    Parents whose parental rights have been terminated not entitled to delayed appeal, rules Ohio Supreme Court
    Court News Ohio reports that the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled yesterday that a parent whose parental rights have been terminated in court proceedings are not entitled to a delayed appeal pursuant to Ohio Appellate Rule 5(A). Generally, under…
Rank this Week: 2397

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/
  • Oct 21

    Prof. McDonnell Comments on the Rise of ISIS

    Prof. McDonnell Comments on the Rise of ISIS
    In a October 13, 2014 appearance on Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed. TV program, Prof. Thomas M. McDonnell addressed the challenge posed by the rise of ISIS. He explained “what led to the situation we now face in the war torn countries, and…
  • Oct 16

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection

    New Additions to Our Law in Film Collection
    The following are the most recent additions to our Law in Film collection. This collection is housed on the library’s main level in the student lounge. All Pace Law Library patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of these films…
  • Oct 15

    Guide to Law Online Offers Free Public Access to Federal Material

    Guide to Law Online Offers Free Public Access to Federal Material
    Via In Custodia Legis, the Library of Congress announced that through an agreement with William S. Hein & Co., it will now offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials, which include the following: United States Code…
Rank this Week: 3150

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/
Rank this Week: 1479

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
  • Oct 21

    DVD of the Month: The Walking Dead

    DVD of the Month: The Walking Dead
    Fall means television season is back in full swing and few shows capture people’s interest like AMC’s The Walking Dead, which started its fifth season earlier this month. The Law Library DVD collection boasts all four previous…
  • Oct 14

    New Books List for October 2014

    New Books List for October 2014
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for October 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. Legally Married: Love and Law in the UK…
  • Oct 10

    Fall Break Hour

    Fall Break Hour
    The Law Library will have reduced hours during fall break from October 11 -17. Monday – Friday:   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reference Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekends:…
Rank this Week: 2764

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 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…
  • Oct 2

    O'ctober Library Hours and Library Acce

    O'ctober Library Hours and Library Acce
    Click here for the Library's Access Policy
Rank this Week: 4338

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 19

    WI Voters to Consider Constitutional Amendment relating to Transportation Fund

    WI Voters to Consider Constitutional Amendment relating to Transportation Fund
    On November 4th, Wisconsin voters will decide whether to adopt a constitutional amendment relating to a transportation fund and a department of transportation. From the Brief prepared by the Legislative Reference Bureau: Currently, the…
  • Sep 3

    The US Code gets a slight reorganization

    The US Code gets a slight reorganization
    Starting on September 1st, the US Code added a new Title. Sections concerning the voting and elections that were previously found in titles 2 and 42 are now being moved to a new Title 52. The idea behind the addition is to both simplify the…
Rank this Week: 2601

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
  • Oct 21

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

    Latest Resources from Migration Information Source
    Feature Pushing Out the Boundaries of Humanitarian Screening with In-Country and Offshore Processing Recent surges in the arrival of unauthorized migrants with possible humanitarian claims have prompted the United States and the European…
  • Oct 20

    Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database Launched

    Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database Launched
    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) Project of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review has recently released its Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database (iachr.lls.edu/database)   Its basic…
  • Oct 20

    HKLII DAY, 29 October 2014

    HKLII DAY, 29 October 2014
    You are cordially invited to the annual HKLII DAY, organized by the Law Library, on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.   HKLII (Hong Kong Legal Information Institute, http://www.hklii.hk is the first comprehensive portal providing free…
Rank this Week: 4295

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • 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).…
  • Oct 2

    Quiet, please.

    Quiet, please.
    We are receiving complaints from students who feel that their fellow students are sometimes being too noisy in the Library. Remember that even if you are the type of student who can study well around noise and commotion, not everyone else…
Rank this Week: 2041

Law Library Blog

Law Library Blog

From the University of British Columbia Law Library.

http://law.library.ubc.ca/category/blog/
  • Oct 20

    New Books at the Law Library – October 20, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – October 20, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): E92 .S77 2014 Keith Smith, ed., Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 (North York: University of Toronto Press, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K346 .S63 2014 Nick…
  • Oct 8

    Pay for Print

    Pay for Print
    UBC Library has transitioned from the use of special purpose copy cards, to a one card system. Faculty, students, and staff who wish to make photocopies or print documents from the library will use their UBCcard. The Pay for Print service…
  • Sep 29

    New Books at the Law Library – September 29, 2014

    New Books at the Law Library – September 29, 2014
    LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE995 .R45 2014 Norbert Reich, General Principles of EU Civil Law (Cambridge: Intersentia, 2014). LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ6385 .M67 2014 James D. Morrow, Order within Anarchy: The Laws of War as an International…
Rank this Week: 4300

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
Rank this Week: 4352

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Stop passing the buck

    Stop passing the buck
    If there is one thing I have learned in the legal business it's that if people took more control over what they did (or didn't do), there would not be so many lawsuits.  I know it's an outdated notion but think about it.  If people…
  • Oct 13

    Scary Storie

    Scary Storie
    By raise of hands, how many out there in blogland have heard of the attorney-client privilege?  How about the doctor-patient privilege? How about the law Librarian-patron privilege?  Haven't heard of that one?  Not surprising…
  • Oct 5

    Fighting for the underdog

    Fighting for the underdog
    Do any of  you out in blogland remember the cartoon Underdog?  I loved that cartoon - Shoeshine Boy, Polly Purebred (because she was pure bred, get it?!) - great characters.  As things happen, I got older and found myself…
Rank this Week: 3581

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog

Covers key legal-education, research, practice, and law-library news. From the John J. Ross-William C. Blakley Law Library of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

http://lawlibnews.lawnews-asu.org/
  • Oct 20

    Free Access to Historical Federal Legal Resource

    Free Access to Historical Federal Legal Resource
    The Library of Congress and HeinOnline recently announced a unique partnership that makes historical U.S. legal materials now available on the Library of Congress’ web portal, the Guide to Law Online.  While federal materials…
  • Oct 14

    Cameras and Mobile Devices in Courtrooms: Oct. 17 at the Cronkite School

    Cameras and Mobile Devices in Courtrooms: Oct. 17 at the Cronkite School
    This Friday, October 17, there will be panel discussion at ASU’s The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix. The topic will be: Cameras and Mobile Devices in Courtrooms — New Rules, New…
  • Oct 13

    A New Tool for Online Legal Research – Ravel Law

    A New Tool for Online Legal Research – Ravel Law
    Ravel Law is a new and innovative (as well as free) online legal search, analytics, and visualization platform that provides access to U.S. Supreme Court and federal Circuit Court case law.  What makes ravel so original is that it…
Rank this Week: 2762

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Oct 20

    Foreclosure Supreme Court Opinion - 10/20/2014

    Foreclosure Supreme Court Opinion - 10/20/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Foreclosure Opinions Body: SC19099 - Hartford v. McKeever ("The primary issue that we must resolve in this certified appeal is whether the Appellate Court properly determined as a matter of law that the plaintiff,…
  • Oct 17

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinion -10/17/2014

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinion -10/17/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Habeas Opinions Body: AC34454 - Joseph v. Commissioner of Correction (Habeas; "The petitioner claims that the habeas court erred in concluding that his trial counsel, Attorney Thomas E. Farver, rendered effective…
  • Oct 16

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinions - 10/16/2014

    Juvenile Law Appellate Court Opinions - 10/16/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Juvenile Law Opinions Body: AC36721 - In re Kylik A. (Termination of parental rights; "The respondent mother, Denice S., appeals from the judgments of the trial court rendered in favor of the petitioner, the…
Rank this Week: 4302

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Patent Trolls and Lessons in Civil Procedure

    Patent Trolls and Lessons in Civil Procedure
    I (and Professors Greenbaum and Caust-Ellenbogen) would like to say Civ Pro is one of the most popular classes out there, but I just don't think or know that is true. But it should be. In the interview we mentioned on this blog last Tuesday,…
  • Oct 17

    Patent Trolls: How to Spot Them

    Patent Trolls: How to Spot Them
    What is a patent troll? A search on Google of course turns up results galore offering a biased view. If you're headed to court, you need a legal definition. It's the legal writing tip that sometimes going with a neutral, factual definition…
  • Oct 14

    Patent Trolls, Patent Holding Companies, and a Wealth of Blogging Opportunitie

    Patent Trolls, Patent Holding Companies, and a Wealth of Blogging Opportunitie
    Podcast entrepreneur Adam Carolla was leading a legal fight against Personal Audio---variously considered a patent troll or a patent holding company depending on who's telling the story. Mr. Carolla had a Fund Anything Campaign to raise…
Rank this Week: 2188

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
  • Oct 20

    Recent Acquisitions, October 13 – October 20, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, October 13 – October 20, 2014
    11 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 8 from 2014: K 3264 C65 T86 2015 Balancing privacy and free speech : unwanted attention in the age of social media Routledge 2015 xiv, 222 pages ; 24 cm. … Continue…
  • Oct 13

    Recent Acquisitions, October 6 – October 13, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, October 6 – October 13, 2014
    49 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 41 from 2014: K 1066 F56 2014 Self-regulation and legalization : making global rules for banks and corporations Palgrave Macmillan 2014 xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.…
  • Oct 6

    Recent Acquisitions, September 29 – October 6, 2014

    Recent Acquisitions, September 29 – October 6, 2014
    13 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 8 from 2014: K 237 H314 2005 Le concept de droit Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, 2005 344 pages. Trade-marks and unfair competition law in Canada :… Amani,…
Rank this Week: 4583

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • 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
  • Oct 1

    In rural America, there are job opportunities and a need for lawyer

    In rural America, there are job opportunities and a need for lawyer
    In 2013, South Dakota attracted national attention when it became the first—and so far, only—state to pay young lawyers to relocate permanently to rural areas. Read entire…
  • Sep 12

    Soundproofing/Noise Reduction & Audio-visual technology

    Soundproofing/Noise Reduction & Audio-visual technology
    Circulation/reserve librarian, Torin Andrews, attended “InfoComm 2014″ in Las Vegas this past June. Here is Torin’s summary of his experience at “InfoComm 2014″: “InfoComm 2014, the annual conference and…
Rank this Week: 4291

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    New report offers recommendations to improve usage, discovery and access of e-content in librarie

    New report offers recommendations to improve usage, discovery and access of e-content in librarie
    A group of professionals from libraries, content providers and OCLC have published Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access, a white paper that identifies data quality issues in the content supply chain and offers…
  • Oct 7

    "Court" and "Jurisdiction" in RDA

    "Court" and "Jurisdiction" in RDA
    At its meeting in November, the Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA (JSC) will be considering several recommendations submitted by the JSC Technical Working Group intended to clarify the use of "court" and "jurisdiction" and…
  • Oct 1

    The hidden costs of ebooks for academic librarie

    The hidden costs of ebooks for academic librarie
    Despite the convenience and attraction of e-books, they actively discourage intense reading and deep learning, according to Peter C. Herman, in a Septemer 29, 2014 post to the Times of San…
Rank this Week: 4375

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Oct 17

    Free Federal Tax Law Research: Legalbitstream and More

    Free Federal Tax Law Research: Legalbitstream and More
    About once a quarter we’re asked about where to find IRS Private Letter Rulings and other IRS documents that used to be tough to find outside a law library that subscribed to expensive tax databases and treatises. You can still ……
  • Oct 16

    Fourth Annual Oregon Archives Crawl (10/18/14)

    Fourth Annual Oregon Archives Crawl (10/18/14)
    Fourth Annual Oregon Archives Crawl (Portland-based) Saturday, October 18th 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM “Everyone is invited to join us for the 4th Oregon Archives Crawl this October in celebration of Oregon Archives Month. Travel between…
  • Oct 14

    Where to Find Superseded Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and the Oregon Bulletin

    Where to Find Superseded Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and the Oregon Bulletin
    You can link to this Superseded OAR grid from our What’s New and our Document Index (under the letter O) pages and – wonk alert – see a picture of first page of the first Oregon Administrative Rule Bulletin, from ……
Rank this Week: 1734

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 16

    Israel: Legal Aspects of Prisoner Exchange

    Israel: Legal Aspects of Prisoner Exchange
    The Law Library of Congress is proud to present a new report, Israel: Legal Aspects of Prisoner Exchanges. Israel has engaged in prisoner-swap deals numerous times throughout its history. The release of members of organizations it considers…
Rank this Week: 1014

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Oct 17

    Chat with a Reference Librarian on LiveChat

    Chat with a Reference Librarian on LiveChat
    Did you know that as a law school student you can remotely chat with the reference librarians? LiveChat is available during normal reference hours, and it is fast and easy to use, even on your phone. To access it, just go to…
  • Oct 17

    Friday Fun Fact.

    Friday Fun Fact.
    Ever wondered WHY libraries, like new cars, have a smell all their own? Click on the image below to discover the answer:   http://www.iflscience.com/chemistry/where-does-smell-old-books-come
  • Oct 15

    Research on International Human Rights Law

    Research on International Human Rights Law
    Few topics get more attention around the world than human rights, but many students are uncertain about the source and scope of those rights. If you are researching the topic, the library’s research guide is one starting place. As with…
Rank this Week: 2829

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 4397

Boston College Legal Eagle

Boston College Legal Eagle

Features news and research updates from the legal information librarians at Boston College Law School.

http://bclegaleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Justice Department announces new policy on waivers of ineffective assistance of counsel

    Justice Department announces new policy on waivers of ineffective assistance of counsel
    On October 14, 2014, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, circulated a memorandum to all federal prosecutors announcing a new policy on waivers of ineffective assistance of counsel claims: Federal prosecutors should no longer seek…
  • Sep 30

    Terrific Source for Researching International Law in U.S. Court

    Terrific Source for Researching International Law in U.S. Court
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) has just re-launched a terrific source for researching international law in U.S. courts, "i.lex," at http://ilex.asil.org/"i.lex" is an online database for selected U.S. federal and state…
  • Sep 8

    New Lexis Advance enhancements!

    New Lexis Advance enhancements!
    If you logged in to Lexis Advance this morning, September 8th, you saw the new and enhanced user interface.  The selection wheel is gone and the option to browse topics and sources has moved. This video provides the highlights.…
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3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Next Target

    The Next Target
    Previously I posted on some knowledge gained at the Bridgeway Conference in Nashville. I wanted to add one more item to the list.Jeff Paquin, who now works with Bridgeway, gave a presentation called Legal Department 2050. He started by…
  • Oct 14

    Listening to Client

    Listening to Client
    Last week I was able to attend the Bridgeway Customer Connective Conference in Nashville. Unlike many of the conferences I attend, this one is directed at clients, not law firms. One of the sessions I attended really got my attention. Pratik…
  • Oct 1

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 4

    The Exponential Law Firm - Part 4
    The following is the final part of a 4 part post expanding on my short introduction to an ILTA session entitled, Do Robot Lawyers Dream of Billable Seconds? If you have not yet listened to the full session (and you have nothing…
Rank this Week: 1112

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Oct 16

    Knock It Off With The Knockoff

    Knock It Off With The Knockoff
    If there is one piece of my wardrobe that I consider a staple, hands down it’s my chucks. If you need to ask what color, clearly you don’t recall my philosophy from the Law Library’s fashion exhibit. Generations have enjoyed…
  • Oct 15

    Participation for Professors & Their Pets Exhibit Needed

    Participation for Professors & Their Pets Exhibit Needed
    The librarians at Lockwood are currently planning an exhibit and we need your help. The exhibit, “Professors and Their Pets” will coincide with this semester’s Stress Relief Days, held at Lockwood and the Health Sciences…
  • Oct 15

    New Tax Collection Available Through HeinOnline

    New Tax Collection Available Through HeinOnline
    From HeinOnline: “The complete archive publication of the Tax Foundation are now available online in HeinOnline. Many of the titles have been long out-of-print, while others are still being published today! More than 980 titles are…
Rank this Week: 4290

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
  • Oct 16

    Found in the Stacks: Cowboy Litigation

    Found in the Stacks: Cowboy Litigation
    Cowboy Litigation: Cattle and the Income Tax by Harold L. Oppenheimer and James D. Keast, The Interstate Printers & Publishers, 1968. KF 1730 .06 This book is part of a series on the inner workings of cowboys—there is also a Cowboy…
  • Oct 10

    Know Your Court Rule

    Know Your Court Rule
    When it comes to case preparation, we typically think of preparatory aspects like the rules of criminal/civil procedure, evidence, prepping the client, and properly researching the case to make sure all of our statutes and regulations…
  • Oct 8

    Found in the Stacks: Revenuers and Moonshiner

    Found in the Stacks: Revenuers and Moonshiner
    Revenuers and Moonshiners: Enforcing Federal Liquor Law in the Mountain South, 1865-1900 by Wilbur R. Miller, UNC Press, 1991. HJ 5021 .M55 1991 A little slice of history, this book looks at moonshiners in the reconstruction era. Moonshiners…
Rank this Week: 4271

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/
  • Oct 16

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe When You're On Public Wi-Fi

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe When You're On Public Wi-Fi
    When you are out and using a free Wi-Fi network, you may actually be on a hacker-run router. Fox News' Kim Komando gives us three of the most popular methods that hackers use and how to protect yourself in her...
  • Oct 10

    ABA Partnering with Rocket Lawyer to Help Small Businesses Find Legal Service

    ABA Partnering with Rocket Lawyer to Help Small Businesses Find Legal Service
    The October issue of Law Technology News contains an interesting article on the ABA's new partnership with Rocket Lawyer. According to the article, these organizations are "teaming up to explore innovative solutions to a vexing legal…
  • Oct 7

    Top-Level Domain Names .Lawyer and .Attorney Available for Lawyer Web Site

    Top-Level Domain Names .Lawyer and .Attorney Available for Lawyer Web Site
    Lawyers-you may not know that there are 2 top-level domain names available for you to use when you create a web site. According to ICANN, both .Lawyer and .Attorney are both available from the registry maintained by IANA (Internet Assigned...
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Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Oct 15

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online

    Free Public Access to Federal Materials on Guide to Law Online
    Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline. These titles…
  • Oct 7

    Law Library Reading Room Relocates, Temporarily Close

    Law Library Reading Room Relocates, Temporarily Close
    As part of a major renovation project, the Law Library Reading Room, located in Room LM 201 in the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., will be closed on Friday, Oct. 10 and…
  • Sep 26

    Congress.gov: Removing the Beta Label and New Enhancement

    Congress.gov: Removing the Beta Label and New Enhancement
    Today on the Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, the Law Library of Congress announced the removal of the beta label and the September enhancements to Congress.gov. Some of the new features include a new Resources section, more…
Rank this Week: 1395

The Gavel

The Gavel

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

http://law.okcu.edu/?cat=19
  • Oct 15

    Information Overload & Emotional Wellness – Part 1

    Information Overload & Emotional Wellness – Part 1
    Today is Information Overload Day, in recognition of a growing problem in the modern world. Information overload occurs when you are trying to deal with more information than you are able to process. The result is either that you delay…
  • Oct 13

    US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

    US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case
    By: Molly McClure, Reference AssistantOn Monday, October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court declined to decide whether states have the right to ban gay marriage. The court rejected appeals that prohibited gay marriage, without comment,…
  • Oct 8

    Law Library Study Rooms are Available!

    Law Library Study Rooms are Available!
    Need  a little more private spcae to study solo or with classmates? The law library has eleven study rooms available for students to take advantage of for group or individual study.Rooms 169, 170, and 180 are located in 1 … Read…
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Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Provides information and commentary for local legal professionals and lay persons on local legal news, neighborhood happenings, self-help resources, information about our collection materials, and other other legal tools and resources

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Oct 15

    On Getting that Second Chance

    On Getting that Second Chance
    The Law Librarian shared her enthusiasm last year about the life change of bank robber turned future-lawyer Shon Hopwood (who is clerking for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Janice Rogers Brown).   Hopwood graduated from the…
  • Oct 8

    Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement

    Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement
    Be it judges or attorneys, there is nothing unusual nowadays about seeing women serve key roles in Minnesota’s modern justice system.  After all, Minnesota even boasted the first state Supreme Court bench that had a majority…
  • Oct 2

    Congress.com for Election Season

    Congress.com for Election Season
    Perhaps this election season you would like to be a little more astute about your voting choices.  Rather than taking information from the vague blaze of election attack ads, become familiar with the free information available through…
Rank this Week: 1945

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: 2149

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

Features library news, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more.

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

    Conference - Forbidden Books: Censoring Books and Archive

    Conference - Forbidden Books: Censoring Books and Archive
    Jointly organised by the Institute of English Studies, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies & Senate House Library, Forbidden Books: Censoring Books & Archives will take place on 6-7 November. Its aim is to explore "how published…
  • Sep 29

    A Law Unto Themselves - conversations with legal practitioner

    A Law Unto Themselves - conversations with legal practitioner
    Last month Radio 4 ran this short series (four episodes) in which Helena Kennedy spoke to eminent international lawyers and judges about their lives and careers. Episode 1 - Justice Michael Kirby, the first Australian High Court judge to come…
  • Sep 17

    New look library subject guide

    New look library subject guide
     The library subject guide for Law & Criminology has been revamped, and can be found at:http://www.bbk.ac.uk/lib/subguides/  Particularly recommended for new students wanting to find out about our collections and services.
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Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    Flipping Civ Pro

    Flipping Civ Pro
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic and the subject of several posts on this blog: Flipping the learning paradigm with Adobe Presenter Using Twen to flip the classroom Flipped learning Twen multimedia options help professors flip the…
  • Aug 29

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech
    Originally posted on Best Practices for Legal Education:Let’s face it, the role that technology can play in the practice of law is becoming more evident – with predictive coding, eDiscovery, and companies like LexMachina that use…
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
Rank this Week: 4433

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/10
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlUnited States v. Bryant (uncounselled tribal court domestic abuse convictions, domestic abuse)Inetianbor v. Cashcall, Inc. (arbitration agreement,…
  • Oct 6

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06

    NILL added new content to the U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin on 10/06
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Yowell v. Abbey (tribal cattle grazing rights) and Marcussen v. Burwell (enforcement of federal laws in state…
  • Oct 3

    NILL added new content to all 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/03

    NILL added new content to all 8 Indian Law Bulletins on 10/03
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was filed in Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida Dept. of Revenue (sovereign immunity, taxation) on 9/25/14. * U.S. Courts of…
Rank this Week: 1353

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 8

    Take a Deep Dive into Lawmaking with FiscalNote

    Take a Deep Dive into Lawmaking with FiscalNote
    Want to keep up with what’s happening in Congress and in state legislatures? Check out one of the Law Library’s newest database offerings – FiscalNote. FiscalNote’s team of software and public policy entrepreneurs…
Rank this Week: 2972

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Oct 10

    Friday Fun: When Law Books Ruled the Law Library

    Friday Fun: When Law Books Ruled the Law Library
    A Video Short:  Once upon a time, a time not so very long ago, Law Books Ruled the Law Library ….  And don’t forget, everything is definitely NOT online! Happy Friday!    
  • Oct 6

    OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ: IT’S THE FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER

    OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ: IT’S THE FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER
    Since 1916, the Supreme Court’s Term has begun each year on the first Monday in October. 28 U.S.C. § 2.  Supreme Court terms are therefore called the “October Term” followed by the year (e.g. October Term 2013).…
  • Sep 24

    Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week
    “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” —Article 3, Library Bill of Rights September 21-27 is Banned Books Week—an annual event…
Rank this Week: 1752

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Covers knowledge management, web development and law library management. By Steve Matthews.

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Quickscribe 2.0 Features Expert Annotation

    Quickscribe 2.0 Features Expert Annotation
    Better late than never - that's how we feel about mentioning Quickscribe 2.0, the new and revamped version of its popular online BC legislation platform, which officially debuted in mid-August. The system has been redesigned with the theme of…
  • Oct 3

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for September 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for September 2014
    One Quickscribe Manual update to share this month: the BC Forest Legislation Manual. A quick reminder, too, that free daily updates to BC legislation can be found at www.bclegislation.ca, operated by Quickscribe.
  • Sep 25

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?

    Need to brush up on your legislative research skills?
    Unless you do legislative research on a regular basis, it's easy to get a little rusty. But here's your chance to refresh your skills with tips and strategies from the pros, Tracy McLean and Alex McNeur of Courthouse Libraries BC.A free…
Rank this Week: 2600