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This blog covers topics related to finding legal information on the Internet, especially North American, and the technology lawyers use to find and organize information.
- Amplify Your Legal Research Reach
There are many ways to informally expand the reach of a law library. We can sometimes become fixated on our organizational borders, doling out to the haves, blocking the have-nots. This story out of Oregon is a great example where stepping back and rethinking legal information delivery can create ne … Read more »
- Inaccess to Legal Information
One challenge with delivering legal information from a courthouse is that the building is not always designed for access. The ornamental gates in front of our library’s building (above) are a perfect metaphor for making justice inaccessible. Sometimes mistakenly called cow gates, these kissing gat … Read more »
- The Axis of Eval
A law library director manages a team on a vertical axis. This may involve another layer of managers – for reference or technical services or IT, for example – or be directly to librarians. But we serve people who are on a horizontal axis with us. A recent discussion I had with one of my librarians … Read more »
- What Will Your Researcher Do?
My kid and I recently visited a bunch of university campuses. 6000 kilometers and 4 music auditions later, it enabled me to visit a lot of libraries. I tried to visit the law library on each campus as well as other libraries: undergrad, music, geology, and so on. A busman’s holiday. Lots of good thi … Read more »
- A Duty to Harden Your Web Site
As a long time web site operator, I dread having my site hacked. Any law firm or law library that runs a web site should take care to limit the opportunities to lose control of their site. This usually involves hardening your web site. If you run a site using a content management system like WordPre … Read more »
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