Roger V. Skalbeck and Iva M. Futrell address issues raised with acquiring digital collections, including a discussion of two legal-specific digitization projects available to any sector that wants to acquire them, including firms, courts and universities.
Sabrina I. Pacifici has revised and updated her guide to a core group of reliable, content rich resources for researchers. Highlighted topics include: a new search engine for legal blogs, one for free federal district court filings, and one for Wikipedia; an updated legal research guide from M.G. Gallagher Law Library, government sponsored e-waste and recycling services, a filmology of librarians in the movies, the 10 best corporate intranets of 2007, the launch of the Anglo-American Legal Tradition Project Website, and much more.
Terri Wilson offers quick suggestions, easily implemented, for making time to fulfill a resolution or two during the course of our increasingly demanding work week.
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.
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.
Connie Crosby addresses the evolving professional roles and expectations, goals and perspectives of librarians between Baby Boom and Generation X.
The State of the Law Library Blogosphere
by Bonnie Shucha
Bonnie Shucha is Head of Reference, University of Wisconsin Law Library
Connie Crosby is Library Manager at WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto, Canada. She is a regular contributor to Slaw, a co-operative weblog about Canadian legal research and information technology, writes her own self-titled blogs for law librarians. and is the Canadian correspondent on Jim Milles’ law library podcast Check This Out! She is Co-Chair of the Northeast Regional Law Libraries Meeting to be held in Toronto – October 17-21, 2007, and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.
Connie Crosby is Library Manager at WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto, Canada. She is a regular contributor to Slaw, a co-operative weblog about Canadian legal research and information technology, and writes her own self-titled blogs for law librarians. She is Co-Chair of the Northeast Regional Law Libraries Meeting to be held in Toronto – October 17-21, 2007, is Past President of the Toronto Association of Law Libraries and currently serves as Member at Large for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries.
Macromedia’s Contribute 3.0 — Sophisticated Web Editing Made Simple
By Roger V. Skalbeck
Roger V. Skalbeck i s the Technology Systems Librarian at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington Virginia. He has worked in law libraries for over a decade, and he is currently pursuing a law degree. He is a not yet a lawyer, and he doesn’t even play one on television.
Published November 28, 2004