Day archives: September 29th, 2007 Do Not Call it up With Firefox

Roger V. Skalbeck examines and illustrates usability issues on the FTC’s Do Not Call Registry, a very popular e-gov site that has design errors impeding complete content accessibility when users choose non-Microsoft browsers.

Subjects: Features, Internet Resources, Legal Technology, Web Accessibility, Web Management, Web Site Evaluation

FOIA Facts: Points to Remember

Scott A. Hodes suggests making your requests as broad as possible at the outset, and provide as much information about the topic as possible. This will assist in expediting the processing of your request.

Subjects: FOIA Facts, Legal Research

E-Discovery Update: Direct Inspection Of Opposing Party Source Documents

Conrad J. Jacoby explains how the perceived importance of evidence that could be unearthed through extreme discovery will be an important guide to whether courts will permit inspection of ESI over the objection of the producing party.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update

Commentary on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

Beth Wellington examines the contentious battle currently underway, on the state and federal level, over increasing health care coverage for non-insured children throughout our country.

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Healthcare, Legal Research

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Eye for an Eye

Heather A. Phillips reviews William Ian Miller’s, Eye for an Eye, in which he closely examines the ties between the literal realism of “an eye for an eye”, and notions of honor and redemption.

Subjects: Law Librarians, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, LLRX Book Review

After Hours: Best of the Fancy Food Show

During Kathy Biehl’s foray to the Summer Fancy Food Show this summer in New York City she was introduced to a showcase of unusual new products and trends in specialty foods. The natural and organic foods pavilion yielded interesting finds about which she also shares details.

Subjects: After Hours, E-Commerce, Food

Burney’s Legal Tech Reviews: Elegantly Designed USB and Firewire Hub; Software Offers Users Self-Paced Program for Learning 30 Languages

Brett Burney reviews the beautifully designed LaCie Hub and the “dynamic immersion” language learning programs available from the Rosetta Stone software.

Subjects: Gadgets, Product Reviews

Reference from Coast to Coast: The Hunt for Historical Annual Reports

Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen’s pathfinder encompasses a range reliable, content rich sources, including free sites, subscription databases, and several academic library sites that refer to both print and online data.

Subjects: Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Legal Research, Reference from Coast to Coast

CongressLine by The Earmark Reality

Paul Jenks offers insights into the procedures by which Congressional earmarks are used to inject opinions and priorities, great and small, into the governing process.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, E-Government, Legal Research