Monthly archives: December, 2007

Burney’s Legal Tech Reviews: Legal Gadget Wish-List for the New Year

Instead of reviewing just one or two gadgets, this month Brett Burney talks about a wide selection that have been receiving alot of recent buzz, from Macbooks and the Eee PC, to the iPhone and Kindle, which he will explore further in 2008.

Subjects: Burney's Legal Tech Reviews, Gadgets

E-Discovery Update: A Contrarian Retrospective On E-Discovery In 2007

Conrad Jacoby’s commentary focuses on the tangible and implied impact to the litigation landscape in 2007 in the wake of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Subjects: E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Legal Research

Mis-Information at the Heart of the University: Why Administrators Should Take Libraries More Seriously

Major university research library systems are complex organizations comprises of the central library, the department/school library, and the professional school library. The voices of all three types of libraries should be heard for their perspectives when determining the future of the university library system with respect to whether they are cost centers or value centers, according to Stuart Basefsky/>.

Subjects: Uncategorized

What’s New in Cordless Mice?

Looking for a good new travel mouse that will meet your exacting specifications? Jeffrey J. Beard’s reviews the pros and cons in terms of features offered by the top brands, in both overall design and function.

Subjects: Features, Gadgets

Who Said, “Go West, Young Man” – Quote Detective Debunks Myths

Fred R. Shapiro, author of the The Yale Book of Quotations, discusses his professional background, his fascination with quotations, and the research that is an essential component of his expertise.

Subjects: Features, Legal Profession, Legal Research

Carpe Diem: Establish an Institutional Repository for Your Organization

Carol A. Watson’s article addresses how most communications and scholarship are born digital and often scattered across various servers and hard drives. She proposes that librarians have a unique opportunity to take a leadership role in organizing and preserving digital information, and details how colleagues can collect the intellectual output of their respective institutions.

Subjects: Law Library Management

LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland

Heather A. Phillips recommends this book focusing on parallels between the 1940s Red Scare and current fears about terrorism. In this detailed account, the Weigands tell a cautionary tale of innocent people caught up in the madness of their times.

Subjects: LLRX Book Review

CongressLine: The Committee Markup

Paul Jenks describes how the committee markup is where the real work of Congress takes place. According to Paul, in the House, where floor amendments can be strictly regulated, they are the only place a member can propose a change. In some cases, the actual bill is written completely in a markup. This usually happens for appropriations bills, but is done increasingly for other really big bills.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, Legal Research, Legislative

Analysis of the Energy Bill, the EPA’s Refusal to Grant Waivers and State Laws With Respect to Climate Change

Beth Wellington reviews the contentious debate underway on the state, national and international level, concerning efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Legislative