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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/
  • Jul 7

    Law Library Hours and Access Policy

    Law Library Hours and Access Policy
    Effective May 26, 2015: Before 9:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends, access to the Marshall Law Library is granted only to authorized affiliated users. Visitors may not remain in the library after 8 p.m. on…
  • Jul 7

    New Bluebook - One Small Error

    New Bluebook - One Small Error
    The long-awaited 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation has arrived! However, anyone reading the brand-new 20th edition of the Bluebook to see the proper format for dates in a citation to an online newspaper might have…
  • May 20

    Historical Newspapers Online

    Historical Newspapers Online
    The Law Library provides access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal (from its first issue in 1889 through 1995), The Washington Post (1877 - 1997), The New York Times (1980 - current), The Baltimore Afro-American (1893…
Rank this Week: 4024

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

TS-SIS / OBS-SIS

From the Technical Services Special Interest Section and the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://tssis.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    MARC Advisory Commttee Representative report

    MARC Advisory Commttee Representative report
    Attached to this message is my report from the June 2015 meetings of the MARC Advisory Committee. ------------------------------Jean PajerekAALL Representative to the MARC Advisory CommitteeCornell University Law LibraryIthaca NYHere is a…
  • Jul 7

    FINAL Update: 2015 Marla J. Schwartz Silent Auction

    FINAL Update: 2015 Marla J. Schwartz Silent Auction
    With less than two weeks until AALL now, I'm reposting this message, in hopes that all of our members planning to donate items to the auction in Philly will reach out to me ASAP with details of their donation.  Thanks to everyone who…
  • Jul 7

    Roundtables at Annual

    Roundtables at Annual
    Thank you to everyone who provided comment on our recent inquiry into the vitality and usefulness of our roundtables. The TS-SIS Board voted to accept the task force's report at our June 17 meeting. During the past two weeks, the Board has…
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Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 7

    Carly for America

    Carly for America
    linkDear Terry,I have known Carly for over 25 years -- I am honored to have worked with Carly at AT&T, and then at Lucent Technologies when it began in 1995. As someone who worked for her, I always respected how she could at once put…
  • Jun 25

    Devil in a Deep Blue Pantsuit

    Devil in a Deep Blue Pantsuit
    Hillary Clinton linkJune 20, 2015Devil in a Deep Blue PantsuitBy Doris O'BrienHillary Clinton’s run for the presidency is driven by a lust for power, a sense of entitlement, and enough conceit to fancy herself the best one for the…
  • Jun 7

    Tribute to Sam Blumenfeld Part 1

    Tribute to Sam Blumenfeld Part 1
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Rank this Week: 4022

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

Ramsey County Law Library Blog

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

http://ramseylawlibrary.org/
  • Jul 7

    Swan’s Song to a Classic

    Swan’s Song to a Classic
    Its elegant first impression in navy blue seems as timeless as your favorite suit. For faithful users of a classic legal tool, this is your last summer. I speak of Westlaw Classic, which will be discontinued as of August 31. Classic has…
  • Jul 1

    S.O.S. for Sexual Violence

    S.O.S. for Sexual Violence
    Sexual violence awareness was never just for college campuses. The school’s-out days of summer, in fact, are when sexual assault numbers peak. Now is the time to become aware of Ramsey County’s own resource against…
  • Jun 24

    Royden S. Dane

    Royden S. Dane
    Royden Smith Dane was born on December 24, 1893 in the Minnesota Iron Range town of Biwabik.  He spent his youth working in logging and mining camps.    Here he learned to operate steam shovels and fire locomotives,…
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CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Jul 7

    This Just In: How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice

    This Just In: How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice
    If you’re a fan of HGTV, then maybe a career in real estate law is right for you. A new book from the Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law of the ABA can give you some good ideas. How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice by…
  • Jul 6

    New in the Library: Filtered Water Dispenser on 1st Floor

    New in the Library: Filtered Water Dispenser on 1st Floor
    A new filtered water dispenser (perfect for filling up bottles)  has been added to the first floor of the library.  The dispenser replaces one of the water fountains near the bathrooms on the 1st floor.
  • Jul 2

    Library Hours for Holiday Weekend

    Library Hours for Holiday Weekend
    The law library will be open the following hours over the 4th of July weekend: Friday, July 3rd – CLOSED Saturday, July 4th – CLOSED Sunday, July 5th – Noon-8pm Happy Independence Day!      
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 7

    How Deep Is Your Usual Legal Research Dive?

    How Deep Is Your Usual Legal Research Dive?
    Reading Susan Munro’s post about some of the interesting products and services she learned of at the CALL conference got me thinking. Susan noted: Countervailing forces (for example, the common use of Google as a first stop for all…
  • Jul 7

    I Believe the Law Students Are Our Future

    I Believe the Law Students Are Our Future
    This past spring, I designed and taught an upper-­year course at the Allard (i.e. UBC) School of Law called “Access to Justice and the Modern Litigant.” For three hours each Thursday afternoon, my students and I…
  • Jul 7

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Research Canada Day Tribute Shaunna Mireau Happy 148th birthday Canada.…
Rank this Week: 326

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 7

    The Bluebook 20th Edition Available Now!

    The Bluebook 20th Edition Available Now!
    The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, one of the most well-known legal citation stylebooks, has published its 20th edition. Jenkins has four copies of this newest edition. One copy is located in the General Collection and is available…
  • Jun 25

    Jenkins’ Research Tip: Finding Bios of Pennsylvania Legislator

    Jenkins’ Research Tip: Finding Bios of Pennsylvania Legislator
    There are several ways to find official biographical information about members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  Below are different sources that contain biographical information.  These sources include photos, when available,…
  • Jun 23

    Bye Bye Westlaw Classic!

    Bye Bye Westlaw Classic!
    On August 31st, Westlaw Classic will be permanently retired in favor of the new(ish), updated and streamlined interface of WestlawNext. Thomson Reuters made it official last September, but the retirement of Westlaw Classic had long been…
Rank this Week: 271

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: 1248

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 7

    Japan Moves to Increase Testing of Older Driver

    Japan Moves to Increase Testing of Older Driver
    The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a senior foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress who covers Japan and jurisdictions in South East Asia. She has previously written blog posts on “Sentencing of Parents who…
  • Jul 6

    Mid-Year Metrics: In Custodia Legis, Law.gov, and Congress.gov

    Mid-Year Metrics: In Custodia Legis, Law.gov, and Congress.gov
    Now that we are midway through the year I thought it would be a good opportunity to look at our metrics at this point.  What In Custodia Legis blog posts have been popular? What Law Library of Congress reports? What legislation? The mix…
  • Jul 2

    The Revised Statutes of the United States: Predecessor to the U.S. Code

    The Revised Statutes of the United States: Predecessor to the U.S. Code
    The following is a guest post by Andrew Winston, a legal reference librarian with the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.  Andrew has previously provided an interview with this Virginia State Law Librarian for the…
Rank this Week: 4582

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
  • Jul 7

    ALR Student’s Corner: Erin Brockovich – A Review

    ALR Student’s Corner: Erin Brockovich – A Review
    As part of the Spring 2015 Advanced Legal Research class, students reviewed legal-themed movies and not only noted violations of rules of evidence, procedure and professional responsibility, but tried to identify instances in which a specific…
  • Jul 6

    Proud of Our Mission: Issue 12

    Proud of Our Mission: Issue 12
    Check out our July 1, 2015 issue of Proud of our Mission to learn more about our schools, including: Congratulations to the Coastal Law/Orseck Moot Court Team Charlotte Law’s Law Librarian, Susan Catterall, Named Best…
  • Jul 6

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — July 6, 2015

    Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — July 6, 2015
    The Art of First Impressions – In Design and Life Book designer Chip Kidd knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this hilarious, fast-paced talk, he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate…
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Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Jul 7

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action

    Perfecting the (European) Class Action
    Last month, I got to experience what I consider a career highlight: I was invited to speak on “Perfecting the Class Action” at  Middle Temple.  The spiel I gave would be familiar to readers here (it was a basic ……
  • Jun 3

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?

    How Entrepreneurial Are Entrepreneurial Class Actions?
    Plaintiffs’ lawyer-turned-professor Morris Ratner has published a new article on making litigation costs a profit center for class action plaintiffs. You may remember he wrote about this issue before with Professor William Rubinstein.…
  • May 12

    Arthur Miller on Aggregate Litigation

    Arthur Miller on Aggregate Litigation
    I’ve written before about legal giant Arthur Miller (now with the Lanier Law Firm) and his pessimistic take on modern federal procedure.  In the ‘teens, he has largely worried about the effect of procedural rulings on…
Rank this Week: 3991

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

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

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (B)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
  • Jul 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (C)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
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beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 6

    Commentary – Why Protecting Data Privacy Matters, and When

    Commentary – Why Protecting Data Privacy Matters, and When
    Data Science Central – (A Wake-Up Call to Data Geeks Who Doubt) by Anne Russell “It’s official. Public concerns over the privacy of data used in digital approaches have reached an apex. Worried about the safety of digital…
  • Jul 6

    Site tracks and maps data breaches around the globe

    Site tracks and maps data breaches around the globe
    “ThreatWatch is a snapshot of the data breaches hitting organizations and individuals, globally, on a daily basis. It is not an authoritative list, since many compromises are never reported or even discovered. The information is based…
  • Jul 6

    McKinsey – How companies can adapt to climate change

    McKinsey – How companies can adapt to climate change
    Hauke Engel, Per-Anders Enkvist, and Kimberly Henderson – “From the early days of seafaring trade, dealing with the weather has been an integral part of doing business. Today, however, concerns over climate change are taking this…
Rank this Week: 17

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall…

Off the Shelf - The Osgood Hall Law School Library Blog

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

http://libblog.osgoode.yorku.ca
  • Jul 6

    A Canadian Pirate, and Other Notable Trial

    A Canadian Pirate, and Other Notable Trial
    We at the library would like to offer heartfelt congratulations to Osgoode’s Class of ’55, who recently celebrated their 60th Anniversary reunion! Helmed by Mr Morley Wolfe, the Class of ’55 took this occasion to offer…
  • Jun 26

    Canada Added to the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal

    Canada Added to the Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal
    This is a wonderful gift from our neighbours to the south. On June 21, in celebration of our National Aboriginal Day, the Law Library of Congress opened the Canadian portion of their Indigenous Law Portal, expanding the…
  • Jun 22

    Recent Acquisitions, June 15 – June 22, 2015

    Recent Acquisitions, June 15 – June 22, 2015
    100 new acquisitions in Osgoode Hall Law School Library, including 20 from 2015: K 230 U56 C755 2015 The critical legal studies movement : another time, a greater task Verso 2015 vii, 216 pages ; 21 cm K 5015.4 C66 … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4719

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Jul 6

    #MotivationalMonday: Just Do It!

    #MotivationalMonday: Just Do It!
    Ah Mondays. Aren’t they just the worst? Yes, yes, the answer is always yes. In acknowledgement of the sheer awfulness of Mondays and that there is many a SUNY Buffalo Law alum mere weeks away from the bar exam, we thought it’d be…
  • Jun 30

    Passport Services Closed Week of July 5th

    Passport Services Closed Week of July 5th
    The Law Library’s Passport Services Office will be closed from Monday July 6th through Friday July 10th. We will reopen on Monday July 13th at 10:00 AM. http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/services/passport.asp Should you need immediate…
  • Jun 15

    Terry McCormack, Rock Solid

    Terry McCormack, Rock Solid
    Last Friday, at the University Libraries Staff Appreciation luncheon, our very own Terry McCormack received the 2015 Rock Solid Award. Also known as “the Harvey,” the Rock Solid Award recognizes the efforts and dedication of a…
Rank this Week: 4023

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    June 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    June 2015 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The June 2015 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts.In this month's issue:Law clerk in trouble over Facebook comments about trooper's deathAdvice: don’t Google…
  • Jul 3

    English Law Commission Consultation on New Sentencing Code

    English Law Commission Consultation on New Sentencing Code
    This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of January 26, 2015 entitled English Law Commission Launches Project to Codify Sentencing Procedure.On July 1, 2015, the law Commission of England launched its first consultation in its project to…
  • Jul 3

    July 2015 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter

    July 2015 Issue of In Session: Canadian Association of Law Libraries' e-Newsletter
    The July 2015 issue of In Session is available online.It is the monthly e-newsletter of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and contains news from CALL committees and special interest groups, member updates and events.
Rank this Week: 474

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

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

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Free Webinars from the Government Printing Office

    Free Webinars from the Government Printing Office
    The GPO has announced free webinars that will be available during July. These sessions are presented virtually through GPO's FDLP Academy. Presenters from GPO, other Federal Government agencies, and from Federal depository libraries will…
  • Jul 2

    Important FOIA decision for TRAC

    Important FOIA decision for TRAC
    the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University reports that in an important FOIA decision, Judge Christopher R. Cooper of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia has ruled that the purpose of TRAC is…
  • Jul 2

    2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    ABA Journal reports that Deborah Johnson has been awarded the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for The Secret of Magic. The prize is intended for the best novel-length work of fiction published that year to illuminate the role of…
Rank this Week: 1473

Legal Research is EASY

Legal Research is EASY

Covers basic legal research. By Bret Christensen.

http://legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Word of the Month for July 2015: Expert

    Word of the Month for July 2015: Expert
    You ever noticed that some people just know more than others?  Of course there are those who think they know more (i.e. politicians) but there are people who have put in the hours to learn a whole lot about their trade of choice such as…
  • Jul 2

    I saw THIS one coming

    I saw THIS one coming
    I don't know what your religious affliation(s) might be but being a Christian, myself, I believe in Karma.  Yeah, yeah, it's a Buddist concept but it make sense to me (so there). As it relates to things, Karma is that force in the…
  • Jun 29

    The old bait and switch

    The old bait and switch
    Don't know if you know this but while working in a law library is not as physically taxing as, say, ditch digging in August or running a marathon or chasing after a two year old, I do come home exhausted most days.  Oh, we have our…
Rank this Week: 1090

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Jul 6

    Survey of Primary Materials and Format

    Survey of Primary Materials and Format
    I posted about three weeks ago about the discussion going on at my library concerning the maintenance of the National Reporter System as well as other bibliographic items.  This was in connection with ABA Standards for law school library…
  • Jul 1

    Copyright Office Issues New Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Project

    Copyright Office Issues New Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Project
    The U.S. Copyright Office has issued a new report, Orphan Works And Mass Digitization, which identifies legislative proposals and other considerations to create mechanisms that allow for legal use of orphan works and mass digitization.…
  • Jun 30

    Apple Loses Appeal In Ebook Case

    Apple Loses Appeal In Ebook Case
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Apple’s arguments on appeal and upheld Judge Denise Cote’s finding that Apple violated the antitrust laws: Defendants Apple, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster appeal from…
Rank this Week: 2090

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Jul 6

    20th Edition of the Bluebook

    20th Edition of the Bluebook
    We have just gotten our copies of the new edition of the Bluebook on our desks.  Most of the changes look to be tinkering with the existing rules.  Changes we hoped might be coming, like more flexibility in citing to online versions…
  • Jul 2

    American FactFinder

    American FactFinder
    Looking for data to incorporate into your class paper or research memo?  You may want to check out American FactFinder, a free site created by the United States Census Bureau.  American FactFinder allows you to search for a…
  • Jun 18

    SCOTUS

    SCOTUS
    Busy day at the Supreme Court. 6 opinions issued! The opinion in Ohio v. Clark is here.  The opinion in Brumfield v. Cain is here.  The opinion in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans is here. …
Rank this Week: 3055

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/
  • Jul 6

    Judicial Committee of the Privy Council - finding judgments and case paper

    Judicial Committee of the Privy Council - finding judgments and case paper
    A number of Privy Council decisions are already available via BAILII (the British and Irish Legal Information Institute). Included are all decisions from 1996 as well as selected historical decisions from the early 19th century onwards. The…
  • Jun 16

    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies library - Summer opening hour

    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies library - Summer opening hour
    From Saturday 13 June to Friday 11 September 2015 IALS Library will operate the following summer vacation hours:     Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 20:00 (Last admission to Library at 19:45)       …
  • Jun 1

    New Criminology ejournal - Probation Journal

    New Criminology ejournal - Probation Journal
    Attention all criminologists, we have a new online subscription to Probation Journal, which covers issues from 1929 to present.
Rank this Week: 4021

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

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

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Jul 6

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 7/6/2015

    Family Law Appellate Court Opinions - 7/6/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Family Opinions Body: AC36389 - Keller v. Keller ("In this marital dissolution action, the plaintiff...appeals from an order of contempt entered against her by the trial court in the course of the proceedings…
  • Jul 6

    Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/6/2015

    Employment Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/6/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Employment Opinions Body: AC36826 - Varley v. First Student, Inc. ("The plaintiff...appeals from the summary judgment rendered by the trial court in favor of the defendant.... The plaintiff claims that the court…
  • Jul 6

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinion - 7/6/2015

    Habeas Appellate Court Opinion - 7/6/2015
    Category: Recent Decisions;Habeas Opinions Body: AC35897 - Slater v. Commissioner of Correction (Habeas; kidnapping in first degree; sexual assault in first degree; "On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court improperly (1)…
Rank this Week: 255

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    NASA Science

    NASA Science
    Summer is a great time to star watch.  One can lay on the beach, searching the sky at night and not get frostbitten.  NASA Science will keep you up-to-date on celestial events as well as a source for scientific information regarding…
  • Jul 2

    Did Benjamin Franklin Really Say That?

    Did Benjamin Franklin Really Say That?
    As Independence Day approaches, we can reliably expect to see quotations throughout the various media from that most quotable of the Founders, Benjamin Franklin. But did Benjamin Franklin really say that?Click here to find out.Ernster, the…
  • Jun 30

    New York Freedom Trail

    New York Freedom Trail
    Fourth of July weekend is almost here.  Many of us will be heading into Manhattan, Brooklyn, or elsewhere in New York City to take advantage of the fun and festivities. While you're taking a much needed break from work or bar exam…
Rank this Week: 1442

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Jul 6

    BYU Law Paper Series now on SSRN

    BYU Law Paper Series now on SSRN
    Take a look at the exciting things BYU law faculty members are working on by subscribing to the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School Research Paper Series on SSRN.
  • Jun 19

    SCOTUSblog

    SCOTUSblog
    It’s that time again when hotly anticipated orders are being issued by the U.S.’ top court. This session the Court is addressing everything from religious rights in the workplace (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v.…
  • May 29

    Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. Reboot

    Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. Reboot
    ProQuest’s Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. is getting a makeover! The cleaner, more intuitive interface will go live June 1st ProQuest has based the upgrade on extensive user testing and feedback. Their goal is to make the interface…
Rank this Week: 4031

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

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

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • Jul 6

    South Carolina Signer

    South Carolina Signer
    On July 4, 1776, a delegation of men called the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence.  We all know some of the more famous signees.  These include names like John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and…
  • Jun 29

    Check Out Our New Home!

    Check Out Our New Home!
    As you may or may not know, The University of South Carolina School of Law is getting a new home.  We will be moving from our current location on Main St. to a brand spankin’ new building on Gervais St sometime next year.…
  • Jun 26

    What Not To Do Department

    What Not To Do Department
    There are many things that one can do to invite trouble in any profession, and the legal profession is no different.  Here are some tips for avoiding various sorts of difficulties: 1.  Don’t alter court records. 2. …
Rank this Week: 2608

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 6

    Timmins Public Library reverses decision on boys-only robotics event after girl’s petition

    Timmins Public Library reverses decision on boys-only robotics event after girl’s petition
    “When nine-year-old Cash Cayen tried to sign up for a summer robotics session at the Timmins Public Library, she was told it was for boys only. So, with the help of her mom, she started a Change.org petition asking the library to let…
  • Jul 5

    Colorado College plans $45 million expansion, renovation of library

    Colorado College plans $45 million expansion, renovation of library
    “The “brain” of the Colorado College campus is on its way to becoming a lot smarter. Plans are advancing for a proposed $45 million expansion and renovation of Tutt Library at 1021 N. Cascade Ave. “It will become an…
  • Jul 5

    Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt’s central library to get first major renovation

    Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt’s central library to get first major renovation
    “When Baltimore’s grand library opened on Cathedral Street in 1933, the building’s ornate appointments and display windows were evocative of those in the department stores that lined nearby Howard Street. It also featured a…
Rank this Week: 204

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Jul 6

    Anticipating New Regulation

    Anticipating New Regulation
    As an attorney, you need to be aware of newly implemented regulations, but you also need to know what’s been proposed and when it’s likely to be implemented. Regulations.gov is designed to make the comment process easier, but you…
  • Jul 2

    Legal Research Tutorial

    Legal Research Tutorial
    There are lots of excellent legal research videos and tutorials freely available on the web. One of the easiest ways to find them is to search You Tube for your research task (statutory, regulatory etc.), plus the words “legal…
  • Jun 29

    Why do we eat hot dogs and watch fireworks?

    Why do we eat hot dogs and watch fireworks?
    Everyone knows the 4th of July is Independence Day. Most everyone knows that it is Independence Day because that’s when the Declaration of Independence was signed. But how much do you really know about the Declaration itself? The…
Rank this Week: 4056

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    BIALL Conference Bursary Winner #BIALL2015

    BIALL Conference Bursary Winner #BIALL2015
    I was quite lucky that my first proper day back at work after the BIALL Conference (we were quite busy with a Teaching and Learning conference when I got back!) coincided with my job-share partner also being in on the same day, a very rare…
  • Jul 6

    Report from the seaside #BIALL2015

    Report from the seaside #BIALL2015
    Wednesday arrivalI arrived on Brighton’s sunny seafront as a BIALL first-timer on a wave of anticipation. I had been looking forward to this for a long time, having been a law librarian for years but for various reasons never having…
  • Jun 25

    It's nearly time ...

    It's nearly time ...
    .. for the BIALL Salary Survey to close.The survey is available until Tuesday 30th June. If you haven’t been able to fill it out yet, you still have a few days remaining to complete your entry. You can find the survey directly on the…
Rank this Week: 4125

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 19

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

Vancouver Law Librarian Blog

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

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

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for June 2015
    Here's a look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In June, the following experts added annotations to various pieces of legislation:Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson – Local Government Act, Oil & Gas Activities Act, Environmental…
  • Jun 26

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America

    A Fun Friday Find: Digital Public Library of America
    Have you heard of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? It's an ambitious project that aims to give free access to online collections in more than a thousand American libraries, archives and museums, and today it came one step closer…
  • Jun 3

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015

    Quickscribe Annotations Update for May 2015
    Here's a quick look at what's new on Quickscribe 2.0. In the month of May, annotations were added to the:Local Government Act by Bill Buholzer, Young Anderson Employment Standards Act by Daniel Sorensen, Sorensen Smith…
Rank this Week: 983

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/
  • Jul 2

    Happy 4th of July!

    Happy 4th of July!
    The members of the Fred Parks Law Library would like to wish everyone a happy, fun and safe 4th of July! Happy 4th of July from Fred Parks!
  • Jun 29

    The Other Important Things Supreme Court Ruled

    The Other Important Things Supreme Court Ruled
    Although gay rights and healthcare are of critical importance to many Americans, there were a number of decisions passed by the Supreme Court this term.  Because they generally haven't gotten attention, here is a list of them, with…
  • Jun 18

    Supreme Court Rules 5-4 on Texas Ban on Confederate License Plate

    Supreme Court Rules 5-4 on Texas Ban on Confederate License Plate
    The Sons of Confederate Veterans plate design that started the issue.The Supreme Court ruled today that license plate designs represent state speech and not personal speech, and consequentially that the Texas DMV has the right to…
Rank this Week: 4072

University of New Hampshire School…

University of New Hampshire School of Law Library Blog

Provides law library news.

http://library.law.unh.edu/blog
  • Jul 2

    Law Library Closed Friday, July 3

    Law Library Closed Friday, July 3
    The UNH Law Library is closed on Friday, July 3. Full details on summer hours are available here: http://library.law.unh.edu/CalendarAccess. 
  • Jul 2

    New Flag in Keycite

    New Flag in Keycite
    WestlawNext recently improved their Keycite citator product by introducing a new signal flag. According to West, this lovely striped friend: "will warn that a case has been appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court.…
  • Jun 22

    Hundreds of Journals Now Available Online via WileyOnline

    Hundreds of Journals Now Available Online via WileyOnline
    UNH Law now has electronic access to hundreds of journals from publisher John Wiley & Sons via the Wiley Online Library platform. These titles include dozens of legal titles as well as titles from many other fields.
Rank this Week: 761

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/
  • Jul 2

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 7/02
    U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was granted on June 30, 2015 for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. (Self-determination Contract) U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Jun 26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/26
    United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.htmlBorrichio v. Casino (Employment Discrimination, Casinos)In re Curtis Vale Womelsdorf and Lavonne Mae Womelsdorf, Debtors (Bankruptcy)United…
  • Jun 19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/19

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 6/19
    United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2015dct.htmlNational Labor Relations Board Chickasaw Nation D/B/A Winstar World Casino and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 886, Affiliated with…
Rank this Week: 1444

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

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

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 1280

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

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

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Jul 2

    Marijuana vs. Voodoo Donuts: A Visual Aid

    Marijuana vs. Voodoo Donuts: A Visual Aid
    What does an ounce, 8 ounces, or a pound of marijuana look like – relative to a Voodoo (Doll) Donut? Portland Police Encouraging Community Members to be Responsible and Considerate with Recreational Marijuana (Photo) (link directly to…
  • Jun 23

    What if Readers Turned Pages for the Sake of Turning Pages?: Amazon, Taylor Swift, and Big Brother

    What if Readers Turned Pages for the Sake of Turning Pages?: Amazon, Taylor Swift, and Big Brother
    Do writers need their own “Taylor Swift” to protect their right to be paid for their labor? (See NPR’s story about Swift, Apple, and right to be paid.) The latest Amazon plan to pay authors based on pages turned (and…
  • Jun 18

    Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide

    Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide
    We try to update this Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide at least twice a year (you can also find the guide from the WCLL Legal Research Resources website), but additions, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome. You can…
Rank this Week: 2734

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Jul 2

    Marijuana vs. Voodoo Donuts: A Visual Aid

    Marijuana vs. Voodoo Donuts: A Visual Aid
    What does an ounce, 8 ounces, or a pound of marijuana look like – relative to a Voodoo (Doll) Donut? Portland Police Encouraging Community Members to be Responsible and Considerate with Recreational Marijuana (Photo) (link directly to…
  • Jun 23

    What if Readers Turned Pages for the Sake of Turning Pages?: Amazon, Taylor Swift, and Big Brother

    What if Readers Turned Pages for the Sake of Turning Pages?: Amazon, Taylor Swift, and Big Brother
    Do writers need their own “Taylor Swift” to protect their right to be paid for their labor? (See NPR’s story about Swift, Apple, and right to be paid.) The latest Amazon plan to pay authors based on pages turned (and…
  • Jun 18

    Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide

    Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide
    We try to update this Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide at least twice a year (you can also find the guide from the WCLL Legal Research Resources website), but additions, corrections, and suggestions are always welcome. You can…
Rank this Week: 143

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • Jul 2

    July 4th weekend hour

    July 4th weekend hour
    This weekend the library will be open our usual summer hours. On Monday July 6th we will be open 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Summer Hours Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Jun 17

    Summer at the law library

    Summer at the law library
    The law library is now on summer hours. From Tuesday, May 26 Through Sunday, July 26 we are open: Monday-Thursday                     8 a.m.…
  • May 21

    Law library closed Memorial Day weekend

    Law library closed Memorial Day weekend
    The Widener Law Delaware Law Library will be closed this weekend for Memorial Day. We’ll reopen Tuesday May 26th. See our website for more information about library hours.
Rank this Week: 1183

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

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

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jul 2

    The United States Law Week

    The United States Law Week
    There have been many major legal developments in the United States over the past several weeks. The Supreme Court has issued several landmark opinions in regards to healthcare, marriage, housing, and congressional redistricting. In addition,…
  • Jun 30

    Views From the New Library

    Views From the New Library
    The new Law Library is a hopping place these days, as librarians, staff, and the building/move team are working to get the space ready for you. It’s a far stretch from our old home in the Urban Life building, and we thought…
  • Jun 25

    Updated library hours and access to database

    Updated library hours and access to database
    Because of continuing construction in the library as well as the move of the College of Law servers this weekend, the Law Library will have temporarily shortened hours. The library will be open: Thursday, June 25, 2015 7am-6pm Friday, June…
Rank this Week: 3294

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

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

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Fashion Law - Classes to Consider and Ohio Ties*

    Fashion Law - Classes to Consider and Ohio Ties*
    Fashion is huge business, and if you are remotely interested in it and still looking for a practice area to focus on, consider fashion law. Loyola Law School in Los Angeles has a fashion law center, and Fordham has just launched an LL.M. in…
  • Jun 30

    Judicious Close Reading

    Judicious Close Reading
    Last week brought us an example of close reading from the United States Supreme Court.  In King v. Burwell, the Affordable Care Act case, the justices explicated one key phrase:  "an Exchange established by the State." Close…
  • Jun 29

    A Victory for Thorough Research

    A Victory for Thorough Research
    An NPR librarian, Barbara Van Woerkom, did a little digging and located 1,200 more veterans exposed to mustard gas than the Veterans Administration located . . . and it took her a mere two months! Two months may seem like an eternity to…
Rank this Week: 859

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

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

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Jul 2

    Tech Thursday: Locking Down Your Phone

    Tech Thursday: Locking Down Your Phone
    In this day and age, it's now more important than ever to make sure your Smartphone is safe from hacks and cyberattacks. ZDNet's article "Need to lock down your phone? These security apps are some of the best" lists six...
  • Jun 25

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe On Public Wi-Fi
    Have you ever taken advantage of one of the thousands of free public Wi-Fi hotspots? They're very convenient, but be careful, security can be an issue. CNET's Lexy Savvides writes: "Stuck without a data connection on the road? Free public...
  • Jun 18

    Tech Thursday: Windows 10 Is Almost Here

    Tech Thursday: Windows 10 Is Almost Here
    Microsoft has finally announced a launch date for Windows 10, July 29, 2015. This is a free update for users running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. What does this mean for us? Techlicious' Fox Van Allen has compiled a list...
Rank this Week: 931

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jul 2

    Independence Day Reading

    Independence Day Reading
    Officially, the Continental Congress declared its freedom from Great Britain 239 years ago today on July 2, 1776, when it passed Lee’s Resolutions (“that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and…
  • Jun 26

    July 4th Weekend Hour

    July 4th Weekend Hour
    The Library will be open the following hours during the Independence Day weekend: Friday, July 3rd:  9am – 10pm Saturday, July 4th:  9am – 5pm Sunday, July 5th:  10am – 10pm Enjoy the holiday!
  • Jun 26

    Two Landmark Supreme Court Decisions in Two Day

    Two Landmark Supreme Court Decisions in Two Day
    The United States Supreme Court on Thursday, June 25, 2015 upheld federal health insurance subsidies for moderate and low income Americans as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The vote was 6-3, with the majority…
Rank this Week: 767

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Jul 2

    An international perspective on statutory damage

    An international perspective on statutory damage
    It has been a long time since we discussed statutory damages in this space.  Statutory damages are, of course, the high monetary damages that rights holders can elect when they sue someone for infringement.  Instead of having…
  • Jun 11

    This is a solution?

    This is a solution?
    Ever since it appeared, I knew I should write about this new report concerning  orphan works that the Copyright Office issued earlier this month.  But, to be honest, I have been on vacation, and have not had a chance to read…
  • Jun 4

    Who pays, and what are we paying for?

    Who pays, and what are we paying for?
    [ guest post by Paolo Mangiafico ] I wasn’t at the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s annual meeting in Virginia last week, but was able to follow some of the presentations and discussions via the #SSP2015 hashtag on Twitter and…
Rank this Week: 1819

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    OPINION: Masters Group v. Comerica

    OPINION: Masters Group v. Comerica
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DEBT DA 14-0113, 2015 MT 192, MASTERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC., Third-Party Plaintiff and Appellee, v. COMERICA BANK, Third-Party Defendant and Appellant.
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Keruti

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Keruti
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 14-0549, 2015 MT 191N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: MONICA KITZMILLER-KERUTIS, Petitioner and Appellee, and BRIAN DAVID…
  • Jul 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Helvey v. MEA-MFT

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Helvey v. MEA-MFT
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 14-0612, 2015 MT 190N, ANGELA E. HELVEY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. MONTANA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, MONTANA FEDERATION OF…
Rank this Week: 21

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • Jul 1

    July Washington E-Bulletin

    July Washington E-Bulletin
    The July issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. Special Annual Meeting Edition IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 07 A LOOK AHEAD Policy Program Highlights ACT NOW Law Librarians Unite! Help Support Higher…
  • Jun 23

    Copyright Office’s New Orphan Works Report Contains Flawed Legislative Proposal

    Copyright Office’s New Orphan Works Report Contains Flawed Legislative Proposal
    By Emily Feltren On June 4, the Copyright Office released its new Orphan Works and Mass Digitization report, updating its 2006 and 2011 reports on the same topic. The new report analyzes past orphan works legislation, recent legal…
  • Jun 11

    Amid Appropriations Challenge, Net Neutrality Rules To Go Into Effect Friday

    Amid Appropriations Challenge, Net Neutrality Rules To Go Into Effect Friday
    Update 4:30pm: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied the stay of FCC Title II reclassification. By Elizabeth Holland The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new Open Internet Order will go into…
Rank this Week: 4014