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- AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers October 18, 2017
- Adventures on the WestPac Local Arrangements Committee October 16, 2017
- The Industrialization of Library Service October 12, 2017
- New App Friday – A Weekly Exploration of Apps October 10, 2017
- Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 2: Varieties of Relevance October 5, 2017
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Category Archives: Technology
by Lora Johns In recent years, websites have sprung up that allow the anxious professional to input her job title and find out when she will be replaced by automation. Based on the calculations of an Oxford University report, Will … Continue reading
by Brandon Wright Adler Last week I gave a lecture to the Advanced Legal Research course about the economics of legal research. Most of the students in this class are 3L’s and nearly ready to take on the legal world. … Continue reading
by Paul Gatz Most readers of this blog are likely already aware that law librarians are awesome, but it’s nice to see some folks outside of the profession come to the same conclusion. The two examples I have in mind … Continue reading
by Magaret Ambrose You may have already heard that the Cornell Law Library, LIPA, MALLCO, and NELLCO have embarked on a mission to empower the legal scholarly community and to champion open access principles by ensuring community ownership of legal scholarship … Continue reading
by Dean Duane Strojny Let’s face it. The cost of the current big three legal research databases is staggering. Over the years, both Lexis and Westlaw tend to have multi-year price increases followed by multi-year price holds. This lulls directors … Continue reading