Tag Archives: law libraries

Opening the Book on the Storied Brooklyn Law Library

Brooklyn Daily Eagle – “Supreme Court Librarian Jacqueline Cantwell Speaks About Preserving Traditions in the Digital Age.”

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Library Lemonade

Connie Crosby – “I love the new Library Lemonade blog. It is about “the positive power of libraries and the good work of librarians” and meant to highlight and celebrate our successes. Terrific!”

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Free Legal Research Sites!

JD Supra gets some love on the WSJ Law Blog.

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The Firm Law Library as a Business

Nina Platt – “Today law firm library directors are finding their roles changing yet again as they, like the other administers in law firms, begin operating their departments as a business.”

IMO, this is a no-brainer. How could a corporate library NOT be run as a business?

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LegalPubs.ca

Take a look at what Steve Matthews did. Very cool!

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Closing The Law Libraries

Calvin Godfrey – “The county is closing law libraries faster than whorehouses.”

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How To Read A Case

Orin Kerr – “The purpose of the essay is to help entering law students understand how to read a legal opinion. It covers what’s in a legal opinion, common terms, what to look for, and the role of the case method.”

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Law library still in limbo

Florida Today – “Patrons say the three women who run the law library on the Viera courthouse’s first floor are lawyers, counselors, teachers and librarians all rolled into one. Between helping in-house customers, the librarians do research for judges and attorneys who are in trial or field thousands of calls — and some of the requests are unusual.”

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Law Libraries Still Exist

William P. Atkins, writing in the Legal Times – “Climbing atop a soapbox, I would like to suggest that the alluring attraction of online research is diminishing the application of comprehensive research in our field. Somewhere along the way, “finding” information became synonymous with “citing” and — even more dangerous — “understanding” information.” (via)

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Future of Law Libraries

From Law Technology News via Law.com – “What does tomorrow hold? Increasingly, we will see more remote access and use of employees from around the world. We will have professional library functions performed off-site and centralized. These functions will encompass all areas of librarianship including research, cataloging/technical services, purchasing and the use of consortia. The services will be available 24/7/365. They will use and depend on the collaborative technology of the Internet, including blogs and wikis.” (via)

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