Category Archives: Open Access

Access to Legal Information: A Look at the Legal Information Preservation Alliance

by Brandon Wright Adler Access to legal information is something that law librarians, scholars, and even the general public fight for every day. Preserving historical print legal information was once the primary focus among law librarians, i.e. preserving a books … Continue reading

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No…Nope…Still No…

By Christine Anne George Not that long ago I participated in a workshop that brought together historians and archivists. While it was a very interesting exchange, there was one thing that was abundantly clear—the historians had a bit of resentment … Continue reading

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Open Access Initiatives: Law Reviews, SSRN, & IRs

by Jamie Baker Open access initiatives have permanently taken hold as librarians continue to promote widespread access to information. Many law reviews have jumped on the open-access bandwagon and are seeing higher scholarly impact as a result. A study by … Continue reading

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What is this thing called “Public”?

by Erik Y. Adams Recently at my library, we were asked to provide case citation hyperlinks to a “public” web site. The citations were in a brief being filed for an arbitration, in Microsoft Word, and we were told that the … Continue reading

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It’s time to get into the law review game

by Margaret Jane Ambrose Bear with me; I know it’s an old wound. It was back in 2011 that Chief Justice Roberts lobbed a bomb at the academic community by deriding law reviews for being esoteric to the point of having … Continue reading

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AALL Hackathon – July 2014

A guest contribution from Jenny Wondracek, RIPS-SIS Chair At the AALL Annual Meeting this past July, RIPS-SIS joined together with GD-SIS, CS-SIS, and SR-SIS to sponsor the AALL Hackathon. The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) also provided much time, … Continue reading

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New law review article on open acces

If you stay on top of open access and the law, you will want to read Ian Gallacher’s article: “Aux armes, citoyens!:” time for law schools to lead the movement for free and open access to the law. The citation … Continue reading

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