Category Archives: Technology

Why LawArXiv?

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

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Is Access to Lexis, Westlaw, and BloombergLaw Feasible?

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

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Staying Organized in a Disorganized World

by Ashley Ahlbrand There are myriad organization systems and tools out there today, even entire books and classes dedicated to the topic. From project management sites to list-making apps to the tried-and-true pencil-to-paper to-do lists, there are any number of … Continue reading

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A New Way of Law Library Management is HERE!

by Dean Duane Strojny The shift has been going on for years, but it seems to finally be here. We have moved the majority of research to an online format and with that comes significant changes for the management of … Continue reading

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Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition

by Ashley Ahlbrand At the beginning of the spring semester, our school transitioned to a new website with a more modern look but a much more rigid architecture. As often happens with new website launches, there were obstacles to overcome throughout … 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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Presenting….five alternatives to PowerPoint

by Kris Turner Ah, PowerPoint. The old standby, always there when you are in dire need of a professional and (relatively) simple-to-create presentation. Everyone knows it, everyone feel comfortable with it. Well, almost everyone. If you’re like me, you may … Continue reading

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