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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/
  • Mar 21

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work
    (by Peter Hirtle) On 10-11 March, the Copyright Office sponsored a roundtable on the problem of orphan works: works protected by copyright whose authors cannot be located. I didn't attend, but you can find summaries of the discussion here,…
  • Nov 3

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue
    Key Resources for Nov 4, 2013 Workshop Is it still in copyright? Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts-and-tools/ links to Peter Hirtle chart, Stanford copyright renewal database, Digital Image Rights…
  • Oct 27

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)
    by Susan Nevelow Mart By way of introduction, you might wonder: what is the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)? UELMA was approved in July 2011 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (now the Uniform…
Rank this Week: 2298

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

http://vancouverlawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Speed-reading App is a Fraud?

    Speed-reading App is a Fraud?
    Like so many things that go viral online, the truth is far more complex than the buzz itself. In the spotlight today is the Spritz speed reading app, which I recently came across in this post.The story made sense: that eye motion was wasted…
  • Mar 13

    Now on Goodread

    Now on Goodread
    Just a short note to say that I now have my author profile established on Goodreads.com. Jordan Furlong and I both had our accounts approved earlier this week. We've also uploaded a profile for our book, "Content Marketing and Publishing…
  • Mar 3

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for February 2014

    Quickscribe Manual Updates for February 2014
    Five Quickscribe Manuals were updated in February 2014:BC Labour LegislationBC Motor Vehicle LegislationBC Transport LegislationCrown Council Motor Vehicle LegislationRCMP LegislationDon't forget to check out…
Rank this Week: 2297

Strategic Librarian

Strategic Librarian

Covers strategies to develop and lead law firm libraries. By Nina Platt.

http://strategiclibrarian.com
  • Mar 11

    Disruptive Technology or Innovation is Not a Myth

    Disruptive Technology or Innovation is Not a Myth
    The first paragraph in this post is part of the Pinhawk Librarian News Digest today – a daily email newsletter I edit.  What follows are my thoughts on the idea of disruptive technology/innovation being a myth. Wikipedia defines…
  • Aug 29

    Storytelling: From Analytics to Qualitative Measurement

    Storytelling: From Analytics to Qualitative Measurement
    The articles in this post were originally highlighted in the Pinhawk Librarian News Digest. The following articles came together for me this morning and made me think about a memo I wrote early in my career.  It was to a managing partner…
  • Mar 25

    LAC Group & Rapid Research Solutions: R2S

    LAC Group & Rapid Research Solutions: R2S
    I’ve made a few career changes over the last few years, but nothing compares to what I am currently doing.  I was asked to join LAC Group last year and was very excited to start in July after discussions with law librarian,…
Rank this Week: 1664

Law Library News

Law Library News

Covers featured books and library announcements. By the John A. Weir Memorial Law Library at the University of Alberta Law Centre.

http://blogs.library.ualberta.ca/law
  • Feb 21

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook

    Law Library News Blog Discontinued – Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook
    Hello. This blog has now been discontinued, however, we invite you to follow us on Twitter @RutherfordLib#UALWeir and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RutherfordLibrary. The Rutherford and Weir Law Libraries are now staffed by the same team…
  • May 14

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information

    Summer 2013 Access to Law Library Material & Information
    The Weir Law Library closed to the general public on May 1st, 2013 and will re-open for fall term on September 3rd, 2013. If you require materials from the Law Library, Place a Hold via the Library Catalogue. Your materials will be available…
  • Apr 29

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem

    May Featured Videos – Hidden Gem
    For May I have chosen 10 interesting videos that have not been previously highlighted. Note: as of May 1st the Law Library is swipe card access only. However, you can still borrow these videos by finding them in the online catalogue and using…
Rank this Week: 1679

University of Baltimore Law…

University of Baltimore Law Library Blog

Provides news and links of interest to the law school community.

http://ublawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Feb 12

    Better late than never

    Better late than never
    In addition to the new databases we mentioned in the last post, the library also added some new hardware. You have probably noticed that we no longer have any photocopiers in the library. These have been replaced by three book scanners. There…
  • Jan 16

    New Database Content

    New Database Content
    We have recently added more content to our HeinOnline Database, which you can get to via our Research Databases link.  The most important of addition was the United Nations Law Collection, which contains exact reproductions of major…
  • May 1

    New Building

    New Building
    Our new building has been getting a lot of press recently, and rightfully so. The new law school building is gorgeous. Read some of the stories and see pitures in: 1. Baltimore Business Journal: University of Baltimore offers glimpse into new…
Rank this Week: 1707

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Law related talks from the Pace community.

http://pacelawlibrary.classcaster.net/
  • Mar 12

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information
    In July 2012, the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) presented a program at the annual conference in Boston, MA titled Access…
  • Dec 21

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic: Modest Means New Yorkers Have a Pro Bono Advocate in Wall Street Dispute

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic: Modest Means New Yorkers Have a Pro Bono Advocate in Wall Street Dispute
    Hello! For our last podcast of the year 2012, the Library is proud to feature one of our John Jay Legal Services clinical programs – Pace Investor Rights Clinic, also known as PIRC. With the leadership, mentoring, and support of…
  • Jun 4

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012
    The fourth annual Bookbag to Briefcase program was held on April 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Pace Law Library, offering a wide range of tips and tricks to students on how to succeed in a law firm environment. Students attended this…
Rank this Week: 2119

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Law Library of Congress: Webcasts

Webcasts of selected events from the Law Library of Congress.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/webcasts.php
  • Nov 25

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60

    Legal Challenges Facing NATO at 60
    The Law Library of Congress and the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies held a panel on July 9 about the North American Treaty Organization as it turns 60. Topics discussed include NATO expansion in Eastern Europe, training in…
  • Nov 25

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)

    Introduction to GLIN (Global Legal Information Network)
    From the Law Library of Congress, a short video is now available for viewing. Introduction to GLIN, featuring GLIN Director Janice Hyde and Comparative Law Specialist Hanibal Goitom, explains how the Global Legal Information Network works.
  • Nov 25

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation

    Webcast: Law Day 2009 - The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Law Library of Congress and the Friends of the Law Library of Congress present a celebration of Law Day, 2009, with an insightful panel discussion about what is probably the most profound document in U.S. history: the Emancipation…
Rank this Week: 1760

Law Librarian By Day

Law Librarian By Day

Covers technology, social networking and books. By Deborah Schander.

http://lawlibrarianbyday.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 18

    Libraries: Bigger on the Inside

    Libraries: Bigger on the Inside
    Library = TARDIS[1].Think about it: just like the Doctor's famous Police Public Call Box, people have preconceived notions of what a library is. Libraries are viewed as antiquated and quaint institutions of the past that people completely…
  • Mar 14

    nook: The Afterparty

    nook: The Afterparty
    I have owned my nook just about six months now. Let's look at some numbers.
  • Mar 8

    New wiki collecting legal research/pop culture examples for use in cla

    New wiki collecting legal research/pop culture examples for use in cla
    I’ve Got a Hit! is a new wiki which collects examples of legal research concepts found in movies, TV shows, songs and print.
Rank this Week: 1696

Mississippi College Law Library…

Mississippi College Law Library Blog

Covers library updates and legal news.

http://mclawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Minor Library Construction

    Minor Library Construction
    The library will be undergoing some minor renovations over the next day or two and will not be the quite place with which you are familiar. We are installing some power outlets in the floor on the 2nd floor of the library ease of patron…
  • Jul 6

    Bar Studying Extended Hour

    Bar Studying Extended Hour
    O.k., breaking news is a bit of overkill but the library is going to stay open with some slightly extended hours on the weekend - 12-6 on Saturday and Sunday - the weekends of July the 10/11, 17/18, and 24/25 for bar exam studiers.
  • Jul 2

    Pig Book

    Pig Book
    Today we pass along a non-"official" source that is from the Citizen's Against Waste. The Pig Book is a 60 page or so accounting of Congressional spending as determined by their editors.
Rank this Week: 1692

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: 2280

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Apr 18

    My Shelfie

    My Shelfie
  • Apr 18

    Cornell Legal Information Institute

    Cornell Legal Information Institute
    The law library enjoys providing its community of users with access to open source or free legal resources.  In that vein, the Legal Information Institute @ Cornell Law School (http://www.law.cornell.edu/) is a…
  • Apr 18

    Summer access to Library materials and database

    Summer access to Library materials and database
    As a continuing student your access to the Law Library’s materials will continue as it does today. Summer access to WestlawNext—-note that Westlaw Classic access for academic accounts ends June 30th— is available subject to…
Rank this Week: 3337

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    See Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites: Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
  • Apr 16

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update

    Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources: April 2014 Update
    We have updated our Oregon and Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources guide. We have expanded its reach beyond the Portland-metro area so new resources may be added – and you are welcome to suggest additions. Link to the PDF or link…
  • Apr 10

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide

    Updated (2014) Oregon & Portland-metro Legal Assistance Resources Guide
    Direct link to a PDF of the guide: OREGON AND PORTLAND METRO-AREA LEGAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES You can also link to the guide from our Document Index, under “Oregon and Portland Metro ...“: Additions and corrections to the guide are…
Rank this Week: 3238

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/
  • Apr 17

    Count Your Bitcoins!

    Count Your Bitcoins!
    Do you have any virtual currency in your wallet?  Treasury Notice 2014-12, titled Virtual Currency Guidance, was issued by the I.R.S. on April 14, 2014. The document is in the format of questions and answers; it provides background on…
  • Apr 11

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug

    Legal Implications of the Heartbleed Bug
    Reporting Requirements: State and federal law require reporting "data breaches" in many circumstances, particularly in the health care and banking arenas.  For example, HIPPA requires covered entities to provide notification for a…
  • Apr 9

    Working on a research paper?

    Working on a research paper?
    Here are a few basic tips for researching a paper:  1.  Use periodical indexes: These aren't as scary as they sound. When you search law review articles on Westlaw and Lexis, you're doing what's called a full-text search. This…
Rank this Week: 4320

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

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

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Apr 16

    Finding Federal Court Records Online

    Finding Federal Court Records Online
    Finding federal court records online has always seemed more difficult than it should be!  While Westlaw and LexisNexis provide access to the federal docket sheets that list the filings for each case, the filed documents themselves are…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Season—Forms and Resource

    Tax Season—Forms and Resource
    It’s that time of year again! Are you looking for tax forms?  You can find federal forms on the IRS site here. The IRS also provides a list of free resources to help you file your taxes. If you are looking for New…
  • Mar 27

    There is still time to enter the Mendik Library’s Info Hunt!

    There is still time to enter the Mendik Library’s Info Hunt!
    To enter the drawing, simply answer six questions using these easy step-by-step instructions.  They’ll lead you right to the correct answers.  You don’t have to get the answers right and you’ll learn a lot in the…
Rank this Week: 2699

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Summer Research Boot Camp Slides Available

    Summer Research Boot Camp Slides Available
    Slides from last week's 1L Summer Legal Research Boot Camp are available below. Please don't hesitate to contact the law library if you have any summer research questions! Using Multi-State Surveys Free Legal Websites Legislative History…
  • Apr 8

    Attention All 1L Students! : Manadatory Legal Research Boot Camp

    Attention All 1L Students! : Manadatory Legal Research Boot Camp
    Summer is fast approaching and we’d like you all to be prepared for your summer work experience.  Please join us for the 3rd annual Legal Research Boot Camp on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 3: 15 pm-5:15 pm   This mandatory,…
  • Mar 28

    National Library Week Coming Soon

    National Library Week Coming Soon
    National Library Week (not making that up!) is coming this April 13-19. Games, fabulous prizes and more are all being developed right now. While you're waiting for the festivities to start, check out past UNH Law Library Weeks: 2013 - This…
Rank this Week: 3495

New Jersey Law Librarians…

New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA)

Features New Jersey law library news.

http://njlla.org/blog/
  • Apr 16

    2014 – 2015 Nominees for Office!

    2014 – 2015 Nominees for Office!
    The New Jersey Law Librarians Association announces the 2014-2015 Nomination Slate.    
  • Mar 21

    Community Service: Thank you from 911Dog & Cat Rescue

    Community Service: Thank you from 911Dog & Cat Rescue
    The NJLLA Community Service Committee would like to share this Thank You Letter from the 911 Dog & Cat Rescue for the pet supplies donated at the March NJLLA meeting. Thank you all for your generosity!
  • Mar 21

    April Meeting and Luncheon: Insights from a Law Firm Partner

    April Meeting and Luncheon: Insights from a Law Firm Partner
    [ April 10, 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Insights from a Law Firm Partner: The Realities of Law Practice, Ethics, Social Media and More. Date:  April 10, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Speaker: Andrea J. Sullivan, Esq., Partner,…
Rank this Week: 3292

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Apr 16

    Student Webinars: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Student Webinars: Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to use ProQuest Congressional and Legislative Insight, outstanding resources for legistlative history research. Proquest is offering webinars designed for the summer associate, judicial, law firm…
  • Apr 15

    Special Display in Honor of National Library Week 2014

    Special Display in Honor of National Library Week 2014
     Please take a minute to browse this display in the library’s atrium display case.
  • Apr 14

    FINE AMNESTY RETURNS! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014

    FINE AMNESTY RETURNS! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014
    In honor of National Library Week, the law library’s circulation department is once again forgiving fines. Patrons who return all overdue books during National Library week (April 13-19, 2014) will be forgiven for up…
Rank this Week: 3187

ELLA Blog

ELLA Blog

From the Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

http://apps.edmontonlawlibraries.ca/Blog/
  • Apr 16

    Head Start 2014!

    Head Start 2014!
    It is Head Start time again! This year the program will run June 19-20 at the Courthouse. Please encourage students in your firms to attend this two-day legal research eye-opener. Spaces fill up fast, so early registration is…
  • Feb 11

    CALL Survey

    CALL Survey
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries is surveying recent and current member.  Please consider taking the survey before it closes February 21, 2014. CALL would like to know more about you and how to continue to improve its…
  • Jan 15

    Next CALL Webinar - Google: Search Below the Surface

    Next CALL Webinar - Google: Search Below the Surface
    Google: Search Below the Surface Tuesday, January 28th, 20141:00pm to 2:30pm EST    Summary: Generally the world of "Googling" is not one closely associated with finding credible legal information.  But Google has…
Rank this Week: 4298

Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis?

Official blog of the Rutgers School of Law-Camden Law Library, bringing you information on law school and law library news and events, community news, and general reference information.

http://camdenlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 15

    The Library of Congress’ Virtual Reference Shelf.

    The Library of Congress’ Virtual Reference Shelf.
    Originally posted on The Researching Paralegal:Virtual Reference Shelf, Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html#abbreviations Do you for some kind of inexplicable reason want to look up The Guide to Government…
  • Apr 3

    New Jersey Legal (& Local) New

    New Jersey Legal (& Local) New
    Originally posted on Quo Vadis?:(Disclaimer: the content of this post is not meant as an endorsement for any commercial product mentioned.) As a legal professional, it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date with current events within your…
  • Apr 1

    News From Lexis!

    News From Lexis!
    This just in, from LexisNexis ® : I’m excited to let you know that we’re again offering students unlimited access to Lexis Advance this summer! Here’s an update on the LexisNexis® 2014 Summer Access…
Rank this Week: 3795

GGU Law Library Blog

GGU Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and library updates. From the Golden Gate University School of Law Library.

http://goldengatelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Improve your legislative history research skills!  This webinar is designed to help students and recent graduates (and anyone else) get a head start on the type of research they are likely to be assigned during their summer positions. The…
  • Mar 17

    Survey Result

    Survey Result
    View a summary of the law library survey results: Student survey Faculty/Staff survey
  • Feb 24

    Winners!

    Winners!
    Thank you to all of the students who completed the law library survey! Congratulations to the winners of the prize drawing. $25 Amazon Gift Cards               Lien Tran Walaiporn Mekkriengkrai Ashley Dalton …
Rank this Week: 4295

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/
  • Apr 15

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job

    Thursday & Friday: Top Ten Research Tips for Your Summer Job
    Thursday, April 17 at noon or Friday, April 18 at noon. WB 128 Get ready for summer success! Learn the law library's top ten tips to help you tackle research assignments at your summer job. The Thursday and Friday sessions are the same, so…
  • Apr 9

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT

    Law Librarian Jon Ashley's Federal Suit Featured in Today's NYT
    Law librarian Jon Ashley is for the second time the named plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit seeks the release of 30 prosecution agreements between the Justice Department and…
  • Apr 9

    Congressman Tim Ryan on "The Quiet Revolution," This Friday

    Congressman Tim Ryan on "The Quiet Revolution," This Friday
    Congressman Tim Ryan Talk: "The Quiet Revolution: How Mindfulness is Transforming Our Country" Friday at noon, Main Grounds (Nau Hall Auditorium) Congressman Tim Ryan has represented Ohio in Congress for more than a decade. He believes that…
Rank this Week: 3440

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Apr 15

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2

    Never Assume Numerosity – 2014 Edition Take 2
    Rebecca Mullis attended an online program for Medical Diagnostic Sonography through Mountain State University. The program required her to attend a clinical externship to graduate, but there were no externship sites within a three-hour drive…
  • Apr 2

    Tall People and Class Action

    Tall People and Class Action
    April Fool’s–a day that one cannot trust what one reads on the Web, is fortunately over. So, please rest assured that Rutgers law student Brandon Riley’s note We’re Cramped as Hell, and We Won’t Take It Anymore:…
  • Apr 1

    Typicality Applies to Relief, Too - Ubaldi v. SLM Corp.

    Typicality Applies to Relief, Too - Ubaldi v. SLM Corp.
    In Ubaldi v. SLM Corp., No. 11-01320, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38587 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2014), the plaintiffs sued student-loan institution Sallie Mae for allegedly imposing unenforceable choice-of-law provisions on some of its borrowers,…
Rank this Week: 4122

The Goodson Blogson

The Goodson Blogson

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

http://dukelawref.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Westlaw Classic to Retire on July 1

    Westlaw Classic to Retire on July 1
    After several years of operating alongside "next-generation" platform WestlawNext, Westlaw Classic will no longer be visible to all Law School password-holders, beginning on July 1. You will likely see announcements about this change when…
  • Apr 11

    "Final Judgment Will Be Based on the Finished Picture"

    "Final Judgment Will Be Based on the Finished Picture"
    One of the most popular postings in Goodson Blogson history was our 2009 exploration of Hollywood's "Hays Code," which governed immoral or indecent conduct in American films during the early part of the twentieth century. (In hindsight, the…
  • Apr 8

    Bee Season

    Bee Season
    One of the more memorable new arrivals in the library this semester was The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance: And Other Real Laws That Human Beings Have Actually Dreamed Up, Enacted and Sometimes Even Enforced. Compiled by Kevin Underhill, the…
Rank this Week: 4166

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/
  • Apr 14

    Law Commission reports and consultation paper

    Law Commission reports and consultation paper
    I was recently asked to find a 1981 Law Commission report on breach of confidence and thought that I'd share my research findings here. The Law Commission website includes the text of publications from 1996 onwards, and here in the Library we…
  • Mar 31

    Women & the Law - new content available via Hein Online

    Women & the Law - new content available via Hein Online
    This new collection available via Hein Online brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women's roles in society and the law. Content focusses on the United States and covers subjects such as reproductive rights,…
  • Mar 18

    Library and IT Services annual student survey

    Library and IT Services annual student survey
    This year's survey is now live, and it's your chance to  tell us about your use of the IT and Library Services facilities, how important they are to you, and how satisfied you are with the existing provision.To complete the survey,…
Rank this Week: 4307

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
  • Apr 14

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!

    Library Fine Amnesty Week!
    Return overdue Law Library books to the Circulation Desk before 5pm on Friday, April 18, to receive forgiveness for any fines owed, no questions asked. Please note the following: Amnesty applies only to Law Library books. We cannot waive…
  • Apr 11

    Bobblehead of the Week: Justice John Paul Steven

    Bobblehead of the Week: Justice John Paul Steven
    With retired Justice John Paul Stevens in the news recently it seemed to appropriate to highlight his Green Bag Bobblehead, currently on display in the Gould Reading Room. Stevens was the second justice to be bestowed with a bobblehead in…
  • Apr 7

    Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research

    Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research
    The Law Library invites 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs to submit scholarly research papers to be considered for the annual Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research. Entries may include, but are not limited to, papers…
Rank this Week: 3272

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Apr 14

    Westlaw Classic Going Away Soon

    Westlaw Classic Going Away Soon
    I understand from emails I received that Westlaw Classic is going away on July 1, 2014.  It was last summer when the folks at Three Geeks and a Law Blog noted that WestlawNext Accounted…
  • Apr 8

    Supreme Court Action: Pre-emption of Common Law Under the Airline Deregulation Act

    Supreme Court Action: Pre-emption of Common Law Under the Airline Deregulation Act
    The second case decided by the Supreme Court last Wednesday us Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg (12-462).  It concerns whether the Airline Deregulation Act pre-empts state common law claims, here a claim for violating…
  • Apr 7

    Supreme Court Action: Elections And Money

    Supreme Court Action: Elections And Money
    For those who have been wondering why there have been gaps in the posting, it’s because I’ve been dealing with major medical issues that came to a head last week.  I hope to ease back into regular coverage of those items I…
Rank this Week: 2333

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

Features library news and updates. From Elon University School of Law Library.

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Westlaw Access Change

    Westlaw Access Change
    Westlaw's decided it's time for the Next step!  Beginning July 1, 2014, Westlaw will no longer provide access to WestlawClassic for the law school community nationwide.  An announcement will be made on Tuesday, April 15th on the…
  • Feb 28

    Lexis Advance summer access continue

    Lexis Advance summer access continue
    Lexis Advance will continue to permit law students and recent graduates to use their Lexis Advance ID for both school AND job related research this summer. Some employers do not allow summer associates to use their school Lexis Advance IDs,…
  • Feb 28

    New Library Materials - January 2014

    New Library Materials - January 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of January 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information
Rank this Week: 4294

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4157

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 2332

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/
  • Apr 10

    Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law

    Summer Use of Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law
    Westlaw Your Westlaw password will remain active over the summer for a limited number of research hours.  Westlaw does allow full summer access for the following permissible uses: Law school class Law Review or Journal work Moot…
  • Apr 9

    Alumni Legal Research Panel – TOMORROW at 12:15pm

    Alumni Legal Research Panel – TOMORROW at 12:15pm
    Please join us tomorrow for a lunchtime alumni panel featuring Kaitlyn Redfield Ortiz (’12) and Masha Shmukler (’11) to learn how your legal research skills can help you in your upcoming summer or post-graduation legal position…
  • Apr 2

    Alumni Legal Research Panel: What to Know Before you Go

    Alumni Legal Research Panel: What to Know Before you Go
    Please join us for a lunchtime panel on legal research in the “real world” Thursday, April 10th Room 105 at 12:15pm **Cookies and Starbucks coffee provided ** Kaitlyn Redfield Ortiz ‘12, will discuss her research experiences…
Rank this Week: 3271

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

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

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    Online Bibliographic Services and Technical Services Special Interest Sections' Joint Research Grant accepting applications.

    Online Bibliographic Services and Technical Services Special Interest Sections' Joint Research Grant accepting applications.
    Posted at the request of the AALL OBS-SIS and TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee.The AALL OBS-SIS and TS-SIS Joint Research Grant Committee is now accepting applications for the 2014 Grant! The purpose of the Online Bibliographic…
  • Apr 1

    Innovative Acquires Polaris Library System

    Innovative Acquires Polaris Library System
    INNOVATIVE ACQUIRES POLARIS LIBRARY SYSTEMSNo, it is not an April Fool's joke.On March 31, 2014 Innovative acquired Polaris Library Systems, bringing together two of the leading providers of library services platforms to the public library…
  • Mar 31

    Major RDA Update Scheduled for April 22

    Major RDA Update Scheduled for April 22
    The RDA Toolkit is scheduled for a major update on April 22, 2014. This update is the culmination of months of discussion  and consideration by the Joint Steering Committee and other members of the library community. For law catalogers,…
Rank this Week: 4156

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

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

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Apr 10

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext

    Find & Print Appears on WestlawNext
    Find & Print has made its way back to Westlaw. You can now find the Find & Print links under the "Tools" tab on the WestlawNext home page. You'll have to scroll a bit to get to it -- it's...
  • Apr 9

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1

    Access to Westlaw Classic Ends on July 1
    We've just been notified that access to the "classic" Westlaw interface, known as Westlaw Classic, will end for all academic users on July 1 of this year. Some USF Law students may not have ever used Westlaw Classic, but some...
  • Mar 25

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help

    Quick Access to HeinOnline Search Help
    I love HeinOnline, but since I don't search its content every day, it can be challenging to remember HeinOnline's unique search syntax. So it's good news that HeinOnline has added faster access to "Search Help" on its Welcome page.…
Rank this Week: 3106

Brian Huddleston

Brian Huddleston

Covers legal research, legal education and legal scholarship.

http://brianhuddleston.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 10

    Sloppy ABA Employment Statistic

    Sloppy ABA Employment Statistic
    The new ABA job numbers for the Class of 2013 were released yesterday. US News & World Report asks the same basic questions and divides graduates into the same basic categories as the ABA, so these will be the numbers that will make up…
  • Mar 25

    Law School Rankings: Color-Coded Changes, 2013 to 2014

    Law School Rankings: Color-Coded Changes, 2013 to 2014
    Ever wonder what it would look like to take the US News & World Report Law School Rankings - all schools, all reported data - and color code the changes from the previous year in green (good change), red (bad change) and yellow (no…
  • Mar 13

    Rankings Table Embed Test

    Rankings Table Embed Test
    Full rankings: Full rankings in a table:
Rank this Week: 4301

Due Process

Due Process

By the Georgetown Law Library.

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/dueprocess/
  • Apr 10

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide

    Looking for a news article? Use the Newspaper Research Guide
    The library subscribes to a number of databases that offer access to newspapers across the globe, so whether you’re trying to access a New York Times article from 1982,  yesterday’s Jerusalem Post or the Connecticut…
  • Apr 1

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result

    2014 Law Library Student Survey – Preliminary Result
    We have concluded the 2014 Annual Student Survey for the Georgetown Law Library. This year, 540 students responded. Thank you.  We appreciate all feedback. Here’s a quick overview chart showing the representation of student…
  • Mar 31

    Denim Day – April 2nd

    Denim Day – April 2nd
    For several years, a day in April has been designated as “Denim Day” to promote awareness of sexual violence against women. It began in 1999 in response to an Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) decision that overturned a…
Rank this Week: 2347

LLNE News

LLNE News

Features member news, LLNE updates, and tips on technology. By the editors of the LLNE News.

http://llne.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    We've moved!

    We've moved!
    The LLNE Blog has moved. Come visit us at http://llne.org/blog.
  • Sep 27

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013
    Social Law Library will be hosting the LLNE annual Fall Meeting on Friday, October 4th, 2013. For more details, agenda, speakers, and registration information, please go to the meeting website.  This year’s topic is the…
  • Jun 8

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business…

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and LuncheonThe menu and registration details for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon are now available on the LLNE website.To register for the luncheon, please RSVP by email to…
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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/
  • Apr 7

    Using TWEN to Flip the Classroom

    Using TWEN to Flip the Classroom
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic and the subject of a recent webinar given by Westlaw. Many of the tools available in a TWEN course site can be used to flip the classroom: Class Materials for posting text, audio and video Weekly…
  • Apr 4

    “Igniting Law Teaching” a TEDx-Styled Conference is being broadcast live today

    “Igniting Law Teaching” a TEDx-Styled Conference is being broadcast live today
    So if you couldn’t attend, listen here: http://media.wcl.american.edu/Mediasite/Play/60090ad2894d411fa52d53cb79b7b0771 Here is the schedule of speakers: 8:15am: Welcome and Introduction Billie Jo Kaufman, Assoc Dean for Library and…
  • Mar 28

    WestLaw Webinar

    WestLaw Webinar
    Content providers are realizing that faculty are busy and need to learn on their own schedule. That’s why webinars have become so popular. Lexis has offered sessions on teaching transactional law. Westlaw now will be offering 30 minute…
Rank this Week: 4738

Claire's Blog

Claire's Blog

Coves libraries, web and other stuff.

http://clairejoanne.co.uk/
  • Apr 4

    Interesting Things of the Week #196

    Interesting Things of the Week #196
    The Expert – video. Depressingly familiar. Internet Archive’s new TV News Archive The Million Dollar Homepage still exists, but 22% of it has rotted away A Tour of the British Isles in accents – video 12 Ways to use Duct…
  • Mar 31

    Interesting Things of the Week #195

    Interesting Things of the Week #195
    Automatic love – why Librarians should learn scripting  35 Things You Should Never Say to a Book Lover From the people who brought you floors What fuels a Tweet’s engagement? Open Access Maps at NY Public Library Wellcome…
  • Mar 14

    Interesting Things of the Week #194

    Interesting Things of the Week #194
    TNT Eyeing ‘The Librarian’ TV Series Analysis: When was the Web really invented? 8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ 30th Anniversary…
Rank this Week: 4155

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal…

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Provides tips on Canadian legal research.

http://mireau.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Environmental Law Centre blog

    Environmental Law Centre blog
    One of the areas I don't often have an opportunity to research is environmental law.  Infrequent review of a subject area is one of the things that can make for inefficient research, especially in a regulatory rich subject like…
  • Mar 20

    LinkedIn Terms of Service changing March 26

    LinkedIn Terms of Service changing March 26
    How often do you review your social media channel terms of service and privacy policies?  At the Mireau household we (the Giggles and I - Mr. M. chooses not to participate in the social web) review our privacy settings on a regular…
  • Mar 12

    The end of Canada Gazette in print

    The end of Canada Gazette in print
    Well, that is it. Statutory Instrument 2014-19 registered March 12, 2014 titled Canada Gazette Publication Order, 2014 has been published. Three short lines that spell the end of a very long era. 1. The Canada Gazette is to continue to be…
Rank this Week: 4297

Regent Law Library

Regent Law Library

Features library and legal news.

http://regentlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4306

The ZRG Blog

The ZRG Blog

Covers changes to Zimmerman's Research Guide. By Andrew Zimmerman.

http://zimmermansguide.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 23

    A new force in ZRG editorial

    A new force in ZRG editorial
    Trevor Rosen, DC librarians for Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP, has been working as a new editor for Zimmerman’s Research Guide since the New Year.  Trevor first updated all the Dialog reference to reflect the new ProQuest…
  • Mar 15

    Thanks to Katherine Lowry, Ramon Barajas and Rachel Gordon

    Thanks to Katherine Lowry, Ramon Barajas and Rachel Gordon
    I would like to thank … Katherine Lowry, Reference Librarian at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, for letting me know about the broken link to Lauren Schroeder’s Researching Oil & Gas Law: A Legal Research…
  • Mar 15

    Guide usage stats for 2013

    Guide usage stats for 2013
    The Guide had 759,207 unique site visits in 2013, up from 543, 823 in 2012.   Nice!
Rank this Week: 3436

VLLB Linkblog

VLLB Linkblog

By Steve Matthews.

http://vllblinks.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Say Good-bye to Facebook email addresse

    Say Good-bye to Facebook email addresse
    Remember when Facebook changed everyone's email to ___@facebook.com? According to the verge, that service is about to die. Users are getting notified over the coming days, and going forward, emails should route to your default email address…
  • Jan 10

    Ontario Closing Cost

    Ontario Closing Cost
    Frost Law has a summary of closing costs for real estate purchase & sales in Ontario.
  • Jan 9

    DUI Case Involving Driver trying to Save Dying Cat

    DUI Case Involving Driver trying to Save Dying Cat
    Ron Chapman has an interesting post up on a DUI conviction where the driver was rushing a dying cat to the vet-hospital. While the driver was convicted under Florida DUI laws, he might not have been if it was a person involved.
Rank this Week: 4311

Brandeis and Harlan Watch

Brandeis and Harlan Watch

Publicizes appearances of Louis D. Brandeis and John Marshall Harlan on the web and in the media. By Scott Campbell.

http://brandeiswatch.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 21

    Letter from Frederick Douglass to John Marshall Harlan

    Letter from Frederick Douglass to John Marshall Harlan
    While rooting around in our collection of Harlan papers, I found a number of items that had been misfiled. Presumably they had been put on display many years ago and then just thrown back in a random box. The most interesting item in the set…
  • Nov 13

    Brandeis’ Boyhood Home For Sale

    Brandeis’ Boyhood Home For Sale
    Do you have 3.2 million dollars burning a hole in your pocket? If so, you can own one of the houses Louis D. Brandeis grew up in. Today’s Courier-Journal has a story about how the dermatologists who own the old Brandeis home on Broadway…
  • Oct 14

    Brandeis on the Government Shutdown (Sort Of)

    Brandeis on the Government Shutdown (Sort Of)
    Louisville’s congressman John Yarmuth cites Brandeis in a tweet. Love it.
Rank this Week: 2345

Virginia Mattingly's blog

Virginia Mattingly's blog

Professor at Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

http://www.law.louisville.edu/blog/12
  • Feb 19

    2014 Kentucky Legislative Update

    2014 Kentucky Legislative Update
    Last night, I attended the Greater Louisville Sierra Club's annual legislative update, presented by Tom Fitzgerald, Director of the Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) and an adjunct professor at the law school.The Kentucky legislature convened…
  • Jul 24

    Computers for Girl

    Computers for Girl
    During the first two weeks of August 2013, I'll be volunteering with the World Computer Exchange (WCE) as part of their eCorps Liberia technology training team travelling to Monrovia. I and other members of this team will assist with…
  • Feb 22

    2013 Kentucky Legislative Update

    2013 Kentucky Legislative Update
    This past Tuesday, I attended the Greater Louisville Sierra Club's annual legislative update, presented by Tom Fitzgerald, Director of the Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) and an adjunct professor at the law school.The Kentucky legislature…
Rank this Week: 2341

law.librarians

law.librarians

Features links and resources from a community of law librarians.

http://lawlibrarians.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4159

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
  • Dec 29

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago

    Humble Egg Carton Invented by Canadian 100 Years Ago
    Canadian newspaperman Joseph Coyle invented the humble egg carton nearly one hundred years ago. Coyle was not the first inventor to tackle the problem of transporting eggs safely, but his carton design, which he patented in the US (US1269394)…
Rank this Week: 4237