Author Archives: ehibbler

Ooh Shiny

Why should libraries have iPads? Sure, law librarians are awesome, and iPads are awesome. It seems like a natural fit! But sometimes individually awesome things, when combined, do more harm than good, so we need to think about this more … Continue reading

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Why RECOP is a “failure” *

* Carl Malamud’s, Founder and President of Public.Resource.Org, word choice on Twitter, not mine. Let me start off by saying that I don’t entirely agree with Malamud. As a proof of concept, the Report of Current Opinions, also known as … Continue reading

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Calling All Libraries

More and more Americans are buying smart phones. And librarians are taking steps to utilize these new technologies to deliver services. But I want to spend a minute contemplating the other side of smartphones – the phone. People still make phone … Continue reading

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Isn’t interlibrary loan great?

Yes, interlibrary loan (ILL) is great. I’m in an ILL state of mind – NELLCO’s ILL group got together for the first time in a while on Friday. I’ll leave it to the house organ to detail what was discussed, … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Book

I wanted to talk about a book I recently read, Search Patterns, by Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender. I found that the book made me think about how users search, and how different types of search designs affect the process. … Continue reading

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Serving Undergraduates

Recently, I have had the opportunity to do a couple of legal research / law library introduction sessions for some undergraduate classes. Undergraduates are an interesting user group. They don’t have the Wexis access of law students, and they don’t … Continue reading

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Flying for Peanuts

I did a lot of holiday flying. Let me tell you a brief story on flying and expectations. On one flight, there were no free peanuts. (For this post, I’ll use “peanuts” as representative of any small package of snack … Continue reading

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