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BarclayBlog

BarclayBlog

Legal research updates from around the world and new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest. From Syracuse University College of Law.

http://bllsulaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn

    Law Firm Hiring practices in the economic downturn
    The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/26lawyers.html?em Some famous firms have…
  • May 4

    Movin' On

    Movin' On
    To my faithful readers: After many happyand productive years at the Barclay LawLibrary, I will be moving on to becomeExecutive Director of the Dewitt CommunityLibrary. This was a tough decision, but asa former library director always told…
  • Apr 26

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review

    New Online Legal Magazine a "Refreshing Alternative" to Traditional Law Review
    The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law…
Rank this Week: 949

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: 992

Hearsay

Hearsay

Westminster Law Library's news and updates. Includes legal research tips, updates on resources (books, databases, websites etc.), event announcements and a news feed from Jurist. For the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law community.

http://westminsterlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument
    The Summary of the Argument in a brief is, in a nutshell, a summary of the best reasons your client should win the case.  Judges often read the Summary before they read the brief, so the Summary sets up your argument by giving the judge…
  • Apr 3

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief
    As in a legal memorandum, a topic or thesis sentence for a rule explanation in a brief signals your reader that you are introducing new material.  However, unlike a topic sentence in a memo, it is not an objective statement of the rule.…
  • Mar 25

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer
    Writers sometimes mistakenly use the word “infer” when they really mean “imply.” Although the two words are related, they are used differently. To imply means to suggest or express indirectly.  To infermeans to…
Rank this Week: 1009

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

Harrisburg Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/harrisburg
Rank this Week: 1063

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 1032

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library.

http://blogs.law.unc.edu/library/
  • Oct 31

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

    eBooks in the Law Library
    There are many eBooks in the campus libraries about law. Try doing an advanced search and specify format = eBook. Here are the results of a search for subject=law and format=eBook.
  • Jun 8

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 1056

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Charlotte School of Law Student Team Wins Negotiation Invitational

    Charlotte School of Law Student Team Wins Negotiation Invitational
    Charlotte School of Law students Christopher Bryant and Susan Patroski won first place in the inaugural Negotiation Invitation hosted by William & Mary School of Law November 15-16, 2014. The Negotiation Invitational included law schools…
  • Nov 20

    Charlotte School of Law Student Team Wins Negotiation Invitational

    Charlotte School of Law Student Team Wins Negotiation Invitational
    Charlotte School of Law students Christopher Bryant and Susan Patroski won first place in the inaugural Negotiation Invitation hosted by William & Mary School of Law November 15-16, 2014. The Negotiation Invitational included law schools…
  • Nov 18

    Will the U.S. Supreme Court Review America’s Gay Marriages Laws? — Part II

    Will the U.S. Supreme Court Review America’s Gay Marriages Laws? — Part II
    Earlier in 2014, I said I would do a follow-up blog on whether the U.S. Supreme Court would grant Cert to any of the petitions they had received dealing with state marriage laws. As everyone knows, the U.S. Supreme Court … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1103

Dewey B Strategic

Dewey B Strategic

Explores issues relating to risk, value, strategy, libraries, knowledge and the legal profession. By Jean P. O'Grady.

http://deweybstrategic.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1106

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: 1133

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: 1137

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: 1134

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
Rank this Week: 1084

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: 1159

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: 1270

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: 1357

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: 1313

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 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…
  • Sep 4

    Database of the Month for September — ebrary

    Database of the Month for September — ebrary
    Ebrary is an ebook databases that covers over 70,000 titles in multiple disciplines. The topics ebrary covers range from art, education, history to law, political sciences, social sciences, and philosophy. Very recently, ebrary just updated…
Rank this Week: 1386

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Oct 30

    Some apps for classroom learning

    Some apps for classroom learning
    As we start getting into the teaching season, here are few new(ish) apps that might be helpful in creating effective teaching experiences for students. Adobe Presenter 10 Presenter provides a quick and easy-to-use software platform to…
  • Jun 9

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting
    Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year.  This program will feature informal demos of tools, apps, and gadgets that will help librarians create, organize, and deliver information, increase productivity,…
  • May 15

    2014 Election Result

    2014 Election Result
    Congratulations to our newly elected CS-SIS board members:Kincaid C. Brown (University of Michigan), Vice-chair/Chair ElectPatrick Butler (University of Connecticut), Member-at-largeMany thanks to all of our excellent candidates, and to the…
Rank this Week: 1356

Utah State Law Library Blog

Utah State Law Library Blog

Provides information about Utah legal research, self-help resources, new books and briefs.

http://www.utcourts.gov/lawlibrary/blog/
  • Mar 14

    So Long, Blog

    So Long, Blog
    Dear loyal blog readers: We are retiring the Utah State Law Library blog after more than four years and 800+ posts. The blog has been a great way for library staff to share library news, new forms, court resources and...
  • Mar 7

    SLC Infobase

    SLC Infobase
    The Salt Lake City's website provides a wealth of resources for SLC residents, including information about the city justice court, city services like garbage pickup or snow removal, and city council news. If you're interested in some historic…
  • Mar 4

    National Consumer Protection Week

    National Consumer Protection Week
    March 3-9, 2013 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW). Organizations from around the nation developed National Consumer Protection week to make people aware of their consumer rights and help them make better financial decisions. The…
Rank this Week: 1303

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: 1473

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: 1409

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/
  • Nov 20

    Throwback Thursday: Accreditation

    Throwback Thursday: Accreditation
    By Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistOn November 21, 1928, South Texas School of Law received accreditation from the Supreme Court of Texas. The Supreme Court deemed the education at South Texas to be of…
  • Nov 19

    Collection Spotlight - Exam Preparation Aid

    Collection Spotlight - Exam Preparation Aid
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!The Library has many resourcesto assist you in preparing for exams.Many of them can be found in KF 283(Reserve and Main4).There are also online aids --seethe Student…
  • Nov 13

    Throwback Thursday: Veteran's Day Edition

    Throwback Thursday: Veteran's Day Edition
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistPrivate Fred Parks. December 1942     Born in 1906 in Oklahoma (then called Indian Territory) to Nora Soden and John Parks, Fred Parks grew up poor.…
Rank this Week: 1454

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Nov 20

    Thanksgiving Week Hour

    Thanksgiving Week Hour
    The library will have shortened hours during the week of Thanksgiving break. They will be: Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 24 & 25 – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 27 –…
  • Nov 17

    True Privacy? Touch ID & Biometric Fingerprint Reader

    True Privacy? Touch ID &amp; Biometric Fingerprint Reader
    By Darius Wood Biometric Fingerprint readers like those found on the new iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have become major selling point in terms of protecting privacy, but they may be providing a false sense of security. It has already been…
  • Nov 13

    Pleasure Reading?

    Pleasure Reading?
    by Meghan Starr If you’re thinking about what to do over the break, have you considered reading? No, seriously.  Think about finding and reading a book FOR FUN! In this month’s ABA Journal, Bryan A. Garner talks about a…
Rank this Week: 1489

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: 1423

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Aug 22

    Interesting Things of the Week #201

    Interesting Things of the Week #201
    SmartyPins – google maps + trivia game  A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL What if your library website…
  • Jun 16

    Interesting Things of the Week #200

    Interesting Things of the Week #200
    How to conduct library website usability studies for free - some useful resources and tips Poetry Archive - poems read by their authors (or celebs) 12 Quotes From Roald Dahl for Book Lovers What type of library user are…
  • Jun 2

    Interesting Things of the Week #199

    Interesting Things of the Week #199
    The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Ted talk Developing an Online First Mentality, Part One: What IS Online First?  CrazyEgg heatmap tracker – just signed up for a free…
Rank this Week: 1420

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    New "small" for small claim

    New &quot;small&quot; for small claim
    The Alberta Provincial Court Civil Division monetary limit has been raised to $50,000 with this regulation amendment. Effective August 1, 2014 a small claim is not so small.
  • Jun 18

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie

    Survey: Alberta Law Librarie
    Attention: Law librariansThe Law Society of Alberta is seeking input from the legal community on our future involvement in funding of Alberta Law Libraries. The consultation will solicit input from practicing lawyers, the judiciary, law…
  • Jun 12

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey

    Alberta Queen's Printer Stakeholder Survey
    Josette McEachern and I were among a group who participated in a stakeholder session this week about the Alberta Queen's Printer products and services.  To assist with results based budgeting, the QP is looking for feedback about how…
Rank this Week: 1448

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/
  • Nov 12

    "Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter" Symposium, Dec. 9

    "Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter" Symposium, Dec. 9
    Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers will discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at a Library of Congress symposium on Dec. 9. The symposium, "Conversations on the Enduring…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1590

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: 1579

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…
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Massachusetts Law Updates

Massachusetts Law Updates

From the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

http://masslawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course

    New SJC Rule Will Require Professionalism Course
    The SJC has issued new Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers. This rule is not effective until September 1, 2013, and applies only to attorneys admitted to the bar on or after that date.
  • Nov 29

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement

    SJC Rules on Segregated Confinement
    In LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction, decided November 27, the SJC concluded that more procedural safeguards are required for inmates being held in segregated confinement for a significant period of time. The court said, in part:
  • Nov 28

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.

    PIRG'S 2012 Trouble in Toyland toy safety report.
    http://bit.ly/WuyUky
Rank this Week: 1546

AALL Spectrum Blog

AALL Spectrum Blog

A place for law librarians to discuss AALL Spectrum articles and their profession

http://aallspectrum.wordpress.com
  • Jun 15

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved

    AALL Spectrum blog has moved
    The AALL Spectrum blog has moved to inside AALLNET, http://www.aallnet.org/blogs/spectrum-blog. Within AALLNET it should be more readily found by AALL members yet still viewable my non-members.  All the archived content will remain on this…
  • Jun 6

    The Value of Law Librarian

    The Value of Law Librarian
    Law librarians know the value of law librarians, even when they struggle to articulate that value to others. It pleases us when someone aptly describes what we do; and it satisfies even more when that praise comes from a user. One such…
  • Jun 5

    Monty the Therapy Dog

    Monty the Therapy Dog
    Commencement ceremonies create a certain emotional state in me. I don’t understand why they do, they just do. So when Julian Aiken emailed me that:
Rank this Week: 1520

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

D'Angelo Law Library Blog

Covers legal research.

http://lib.typepad.com/dangelo/
  • Mar 31

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home

    The D’Angelo Law Library Blog has a New Home
    We are pleased to announce that the D’Angelo Law Library blog now officially has a new home.  The University of Chicago Library has launched a News site that includes a dedicated section forLaw News.  Please visit it for the latest…
  • Mar 28

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!

    New D'Angelo Law Library Blog Coming Soon!
    We are excited to announce that later this week, we will be launching a new D'Angelo Law Library Blog, which will be a part of a new University Library-wide news site. The Blog will continue to feature the same mix of news and…
  • Mar 28

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student

    Microsoft Office Training for Law Student
    A full day of Microsoft Office training for Law Students will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, beginning at 9:00 AM in classroom V.  This program will give students the basic skills on MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) needed during…
Rank this Week: 1582

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/
  • Nov 21

    Details of the President's immigration action plan

    Details of the President's immigration action plan
    Last night, President Barack Obama announced that the White House would be taking executive action to attempt to overhaul the immigration system in the United States. The New York Times reports that this immigration action plan would…
  • Nov 21

    Man wrongfully convicted of murder freed after 39 years in prison

    Man wrongfully convicted of murder freed after 39 years in prison
    Ricky Jackson, who was convicted of murder in 1975, will be leaving the Cuyahoga County Justice Center as a free man today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Jackson spent 39 years in jail for the crime, which involved the robbery and…
  • Nov 20

    Ohio's ignition-breathalyzer bill fail

    Ohio's ignition-breathalyzer bill fail
    An Ohio bill that would have required first time DUI offenders to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles has failed in committee in the Ohio legislature, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. H.B. 469, which we discussed in…
Rank this Week: 1666

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: 1779

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: 1778

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: 1743

Library technican dialog

Library technican dialog

Covers marketing, networking, and professional development for law librarians.

http://brendawoa.wordpress.com
  • Oct 3

    Bulk Book Buying

    Bulk Book Buying
    As the cliché goes, it is fun to spend other people’s money. Next week I will be going to Saskatoon for a massive book buying trip as directed by the school division. It is an annual practice for a library technician and a…
  • Sep 8

    Being Involved: CALL Conference Organizer

    Being Involved: CALL Conference Organizer
    Brenda and I have advocated often for volunteering with library associations. This year I took on my biggest opportunity yet – Program Director for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries’ annual conference. It was a huge…
  • Jul 7

    Against YA?

    Against YA?
    Over at Slate they are trying their best to whip up controversy about sappy Young Adult novels. Ruth Graham thinks that ” …you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.” I am amused as…
Rank this Week: 1643

Librarian on the Edge

Librarian on the Edge

Thoughts on all things digital from the Assistant Director of Technical Services for Library Systems at New York Law School's Mendik Library.

http://librariansonedge.blogspot.com
  • Jul 3

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega

    Always a lucky winner - or, Fear and reading in Las Vega
    Up at 4 am for a flight to LA on Virgin America which had the cheapest flights unfortunately.  Unfortunately because we had a long layover at LAX's ultra-dreadful Terminal 3 before going on to Vegas. TSA torture went reasonably fast and…
  • Dec 12

    The reviews are in

    The reviews are in
    Not sure what happened here, but more than a year after my book was published, there was a sudden flood of supportive and insightful reviews. More information is at the official book page at googlethis.com. “The author presents…
  • Jul 24

    ALA 2013

    ALA 2013
    Got back from Chicago where we had a highly packed 4 days. Took an early flight out of JFK and made it to the Navy Pier for an early lunch. Donna had always wanted to gt a ride on the four masted schooner, but the timing was never right.…
Rank this Week: 1698

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Discussion on cost recovery, legal information services contracts and legal research training.

http://lawfirmbottomline.wordpress.com
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients … Continue reading…
  • Nov 14

    Change anyone?

    Change anyone?
    Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For law firms and their law libraries, significant change has occurred over the last decade and will continue for the unforeseen future. Change is a necessity for survival. I’ve been an advocate of…
  • Nov 2

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude

    Things change, life can go on even better than before with the right attitude
    Even though some changes in life are a long time in the planning, when the time actually comes to implement the change our human instinct is to resist.
Rank this Week: 1699

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

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

    Joe v. Barack, Jeh, Leon, and Eric

    Joe v. Barack, Jeh, Leon, and Eric
    Case 1:14-cv-01966'via Blog this'link
  • Nov 21

    Passwords!

    Passwords!
    linkThe Secret Life of PasswordsWe despise them – yet we imbue them with our hopes and dreams, our dearest memories, our deepest meanings. They unlock much more than our accounts.By IAN URBINA  Video by LESLYE DAVIS
  • Nov 19

    amy winehouse before death

    amy winehouse before death
    linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMie1LZWdXg
Rank this Week: 1927

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/
  • Nov 21

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/21

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/21
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Stockbridge-Munsee Cmty. v. New York (land claims, statute of limitations) on 11/07/14. * U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Nov 14

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/14

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/14
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlOklahoma v. Hobia (gaming, construction and operation of facility) Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians v. NY State Dep't of Financial Serv. (high interest, short…
  • Nov 7

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/07

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/07
    * United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.htmlManiilaq Association v. Burwell (self-determination contract, lease)In re McDonald (bankruptcy, chapter 13, per capita payments)* State Courts…
Rank this Week: 1949

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: 1938

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: 1915

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 27

    In Memoriam: Joan Cochet

    In Memoriam: Joan Cochet
    Remembering our colleague, Joan Cochet, who passed away on Oct. 9, 2014. Joan's ObituaryFrom the National Center for State Courts:NCSC and nation's court community experience lossNCSC Library resource manager touched many livesNCSC and the…
  • Oct 27

    Orbis-Cascade Summit

    Orbis-Cascade Summit
    By Jennifer GonzalezThis program at the 2014 AALL Annual Conference was an open and honest discussion on the challenges of creating a shared catalog among many libraries.  Three speakers from the University of Washington Gallagher Law…
Rank this Week: 1929

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: 1960