LaJean Humphries identifies the wide range of social networking sites with which researchers should be knowlegeable, and addresses legal, privacy and ethical concerns associated with their use. She also provides a bibliography of books, articles and reports that focus on the impact of social networking applications.
Janet Peros provides an overview of how law librarians have integrated blogs and RSS into current awarness services for practice groups and client related research.
Burney’s Gadgets for Legal Pros: Reviews: Doing Double Time With Dual Monitors and Video Chatting Via Your Laptop
Brett Burney reviews the Village Tronic VTBook PCMIA card that facilitates dual-monitor functionality with your laptop, as well as the ability to add an external projector for presentations. He also takes tests the Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks, for video chatting on your laptop.
Peggy Garvin runs the THOMAS beta test site through its paces, evaluating the new search engine and enhanced navigations features, accompanied by screen shots.
Paul Jenks explains the process of key Congressional activitiy: before money can be spent, Congress must authorize the expenditure first, and then must appropriate the money to do so.
Faulkner’s Practical Web Strategies for Attorneys: How the Web Will Continue to Change How We Do Business in 2007
Frederick L. Faulkner IV discusses key technology applications and services that will drive continued growth and innovation in the legal arena, including the social web, the mobile web, and the convergence of web applications with desktop client applications.
Kara Phillips’ chart documents practical references and resources for licensing negotiations that appear in the library literature covers: researching vendors, seeking input from patrons and usesrs, negotiating pricing, setting contract goals, and establishing effective communications strategies.
Connie Crosby recommends wikis for a group of people working toward a consensus, whether it be creating an final project plan or a proposed working list for a department, office or practice group program, or coming to jointly agreed-upon wording in a document.
In this month’s column, Conrad J. Jacoby covers e-discovery and the way that it will impact the practice of law in 2007. He suggests three stratgegies for attorneys that will help them be more effective advocates and practitioners in the coming year.
Beth Wellington puts the recently announced troop surge surge into context by reviewing the response of members of Congress, the public, columnists and think tanks.