Monthly archives: May, 1998

Extras – Cataloging Internet Resources: “Don’t Worry. It’s Easier than Rocket Science.”

Cataloging Internet Resources: “Don’t Worry. It’s Easier than Rocket Science.” By Joni Lynn Cassidy President, Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc.

Joni Lynn Cassidy is President/Co-owner/Founder of Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc., a small quality-driven company providing contract cataloguing and technical services to law firm, bar association, corporate and special libraries throughout the U.S. and Europe. She founded Cassidy Cataloguing in 1985 and was joined full-time by her “computer wiz” husband, Michael, in 1988. A professional and support staff of 12 serves 75 libraries. Recent projects include the reclassification of the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School to Library of Congress classification. Cassidy Cataloging Services, Inc. is proud to be unveiling a new service: MOLEhill ’98. MOLEhill ’98 will provide libraries with reasonably-priced desktop access to their online public access catalog (OPAC) via the Internet. Contact Joni Cassidy at [email protected] or 973-481-0900, for more information.

Subjects: Cataloging, Extras

Notes from the Technology Trenches – May, 1998

Notes from the Technology Trenches By Elizabeth H. Klampert

Elizabeth H. Klampert is the Director of Library Services for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Ms. Klampert was formerly a litigator for five years, specializing in professional liability litigation. Before attending law school, she was a corporate librarian for twelve years, holding management positions in libraries in a number of large organizations, including Rainier National Bank in Seattle, Deloitte & Touche, and Merrill Lynch, both in New York. She received both her BA in English and MLS from the University of Washington in Seattle. She received her JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Subjects: Notes from the Technology Trenches

CongressLine – Combating Online Piracy

Hearings

Hard on the heels of the introduction of the bill, the Courts and Intellectual Property subcommittee held its first hearing on H.R. 2652, prompting industry to suspect that the

Subjects: CongressLine, Cyberlaw Legislation

Latest Links – Symbols, etc….

(Posted May 15, 1998; Archived June 1, 1998)

mb.gifSymbols.com http://www.symbols.com/

Symbols.Com is the online version of Carl G. Liungman’s Thought Signs. It claims to be the world’s largest online encyclopedia of graphic symbols containing more than 2,500 Western signs arranged in 54 groups by their graphic characteristics. There are two indices by which you can search. Use the Graphic index to search for the meaning or history of a sign. To use this index, you must enter the symbol’s characteristics. There is a good help section to assist you with describing the characteristics. Use the Word index to search for a symbol by its meaning. The meanings are arranged alphabetically.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Latest Links

Features – A New Choice for Public Records: DBT’s AutoTrak Plus

A New Choice for Public Records: DBT’s AutoTrack Plus By Sue Taylor Reference Librarian Katten Muchin & Zavis, Los Angeles

(Posted May 15, 1998; Archived June 15, 1998)

Subjects: Features, Product Reviews, Public Records

Newstand – May 1998

May 1998

newstand.gifSearcher, April 1998

The Sidebar – Frauds Hoaxes Myths and Chain Letters or What’s This Doing in My E-Mail Box, p. 50. Don’t be taken in by Internet hoaxes. This article will tell you how to tell fact from fiction.

Subjects: News (Newstand), Newstand

Guide on the Side – Getting Proposals Accepted Within Your Organization

Guide on the Side Getting Proposals Accepted Within Your Organization By Marie Wallace

Marie Wallace has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a librarian, beginning in 1951 in academia with the University of California and transitioning in 1971 into the private law library world until her 1995 retirement from O’Melveny & Myers. She is the 1997 recipient of the American Association of Law Libraries’ highest honor, the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. Throughout her professional life, Marie has been a guiding force in the Southern California Association of Law Libraries, Practising Law Institute’s programs for law librarians and Teaching Legal Research in Private Law Libraries (TRIPLL).

Subjects: Guide on the Side, Writing Skills

ResearchWire – Searching on the Web: Adventure an Abyss

ResearchWire Searching on the Web: Adventure an Abyss By Genie Tyburski

Genie Tyburski is the Research Librarian for Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the editor of The Virtual Chase:TM A Research Site for Legal Professionals .

Subjects: ResearchWire, Search Engines

Latest Links – Agency FOIA Sites, etc….

(Posted May 1, 1998; Archived May 15, 1998)

mb.gifAgency FOIA Sites http://www.citizen.org/public_citizen/litigation/foic/foiasite.html

This site offers links to several U.S. government agency FOIA web pages some agency FOIA reports.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Latest Links

Features – Thinking About Linking, Part II: Can Law Accommodate the

Thinking About Linking Part II Can Law Accommodate the Power of the Internet to Share Information? By Bradley J. Hillis

Bradley J. Hillis is a member of the Washington state bar, and the author of “Internet Experiments in Electronic CourtFiling,” “Considerations When Placing Court Opinions on the Internet,” and “Legal Research on the Internet: A Simple, How To Guide.” He lives in Bellevue, Washington, and is a legal analyst for the Office of the Administrator for the Courts.

Subjects: Cyberlaw, Features, Web Management
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