Author Archives: Sarah Gotschall

LibGuides for Legal Research Course Websites

For many years, I used a free wiki for my administrative law research course website. It has worked perfectly fine over the years, but the site format hasn’t really changed in forever. It looked a bit dated, or maybe … Continue reading

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Stand in the Place Where You Work?

Run for the hills! Modern life is killing us (and turning us into nearsighted mouth breathers)! Recently I read that our mushy non-fibrous western diet has led to the underdevelopment of children’s jaws, resulting in crowded teeth and jaw muscles too week to hold their … Continue reading

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Buying Stuff from the Deep Dark Web So You Don’t Have To

by Sarah Gotschall As I mentioned in my CALI conference wrap-up, my favorite presentation was Deborah Ginsberg’s Blocked! What is Blockchain and What Will It Mean for the Future of Law? While explaining blockchains and cryptocurrencies, Ms. Ginsberg mentioned using … Continue reading

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An Exploration of WikiLeaks: What has Taken Me So Long!

by Sarah Gotschall Recently a friend from my school’s career services office was trying to find contact information for a recent graduate, a common activity for her since her department is in charge of reporting graduate employment data to the … Continue reading

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In the Long Run We Will Still Be Dead, But Presidential End of Term Web Archive Will Go On

by Sarah Gotschall In 2008, the International Internet Preservation Consortium and National Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Program joined together to archive the web at the end of presidential administrations, starting with George W. Bush. The purpose of the End of Term Web … Continue reading

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The Year 2027: The Future of Academic Law Libraries/Librarians

by Sarah Gotschall I recently watched a June 2017 conference presentation by Tony Seba, a Stanford professor who studies technological disruption. To illustrate the shockingly quick disruption of horses, he compared a photo of 5th Avenue from 1900 with one from … Continue reading

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Ravel Law Visualization Tools First Coming to Shepard’s Results

by Sarah Gotschall Last week when the librarians at my school met with our Lexis representatives, we asked when the recently purchased Ravel Law visualization technology would be incorporated into Lexis Advance. They didn’t make any promises on the time … Continue reading

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