Monthly archives: March, 1999

ResearchWire – Discoveries in Elder Law

ResearchWire Discoveries in Elder Law By Genie Tyburski

Genie Tyburski is the Research Librarian for Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP and the Web Manager of The Virtual Chase: A Research Site for Legal Professionals .

Subjects: Elder Law, ResearchWire

Latest Links – Burwell World Directory of Information Brokers, etc…

(Posted March 15, 1999; Archived April 1, 1999)

Margaret's BioBurwell World Directory of Information Brokers http://www.andornot.com/ibdb/quick.html

This site includes nearly 1,000 listings of information retrieval experts in thirty-eight countries in its database. Listings include company name, address, contact, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, website url, subjects covered, services, company description, databases searched, hours of operation, fees, memberships, and publications, language expertise, country experience, foreign database experience, and telephone experience.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Latest Links

Extras – CD-ROMs: Friends or Foes

CD-ROMs: Friends or Foes? By Mariann Storck

Mariann Storck is the Law Library Manager at Godfrey & Kahn SC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Godfrey & Kahn is a medium sized firm with four satellite offices, all located in Wisconsin. Previously, Mariann was Assistant Librarian and Cataloger at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee, and a teacher in Milwaukee area schools.

Subjects: CD ROM, Extras

Notes from the Technology Trenches – March, 1999

Notes from the Technology Trenches By Elizabeth H. Klampert

Published March 15, 1999

Elizabeth H. Klampert is the Director of Library Services for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Ms. Klampert was formerly a litigator for five years, specializing in professional liability litigation. Before attending law school, she was a corporate librarian for twelve years, holding management positions in libraries in a number of large organizations, including Rainier National Bank in Seattle, Deloitte & Touche, and Merrill Lynch, both in New York. She received both her BA in English and MLS from the University of Washington in Seattle. She received her JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Subjects: Notes from the Technology Trenches, Technology Trends

Features – VersusLaw’s V.: A View through the Southern California Online Users Group Rating Scale Lenses

VersusLaw’s V.: A View through the Southern California Online Users Group Rating Scale Lenses By T.R. Halvorson

T. R. Halvorson is a lawyer in sole practice in Sidney, MT, President of Pastel Programming Co. , and author of How to Avoid Liability: The Information Professional’s Guide to Negligence and Warranty Risks and Legal Liability Problems in Cyberspace: Craters in the Information Highway.

Subjects: Features, Online Legal Research Services

Reference from Coast to Coast – Working Part-Time

Reference from Coast to Coast: Searches and Strategies By Annette J. Cade, Reference Librarian Katten Muchin & Zavis, Chicago Working Part -Time Welcome to Reference From Coast to Coast: Sources and Strategies, a new monthly column written by the KMZ librarians. Headquartered in Chicago, Katten Muchin & Zavis has reference librarians in Washington DC, Chicago and Los Angeles. There are eight professional librarians who are assisted by a great support staff. The KMZ librarians field questions and participate in research in a myriad of subject areas. This column will highlight some of our favorite reference sources and research techniques in the hope that sharing information will help you in your day to day jobs. We welcome all of your comments and questions, and would particularly like feedback on sources and strategies that YOU use for research on our column topics.

Please send comments to the author. For the past four years I have been one-half of a librarian. More accurately, I job share a reference position and work part-time. Working part-time has been a successful experience, and has in some ways made me a better librarian. It has challenged me to be more efficient so that I make the most of the two days I am at the work place each week. Things which I took for granted when I worked full-time for 17+ years at another law firm I no longer take for granted. I don’t have my own office any more where I can create piles of stuff that only I know about. Instead, I have to be flexible with my work surroundings. I am now required to to handle research requests from one of three reference librarian offices, as well as occasionally from home. I have to be what I call a portable librarian.

Below are some practical tips that help me work effectively as a part-time reference librarian.

Subjects: Law Librarians, Reference from Coast to Coast

Features – A Review of West’s Intranet ToolKit

A Review of West’s Intranet Toolkit By Susan Charkes

Susan Charkes is the Systems Librarian for Dechert Price & Rhoads in Philadelphia. Ms. Charkes practiced law in New York City for 7 years before becoming involved in the information professions. She has held positions in technology consulting and electronic publishing, as well as in corporate information services for Warner-Lambert Co. and other organizations. She received a BA in English from The University of Chicago, a JD from Columbia University and an MLS from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Ms. Charkes is Director/Web Manager of the Philadelphia Chapter of Special Libraries Association.

Subjects: Features, Intranets, Product Reviews, Westlaw

Features – The LOIS Law Library: A View through the Southern California Online Users Group Rating Scale Lenses

The LOIS Law Library: A View through the Southern California Online Users Group Rating Scale Lenses By T.R. Halvorson

T. R. Halvorson is a lawyer in sole practice in Sidney, MT, President of Pastel Programming Co. , and author of How to Avoid Liability: The Information Professional’s Guide to Negligence and Warranty Risks and Legal Liability Problems in Cyberspace: Craters in the Information Highway.

Subjects: Features, Online Legal Research Services

ResearchWire – Discoveries in Taxation

ResearchWire Discoveries in Taxation By Genie Tyburski

Genie Tyburski is the Research Librarian for Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP and the Web Manager of The Virtual Chase: A Research Site for Legal Professionals .

Subjects: ResearchWire, Tax

Extras – Product Review: Hotsend by Jetfax

Product Review Hotsend by Jetfax By Karl Kasca Kasca & Associates, Online Information Research

KASCA & ASSOCIATES provides top-level online information research results to business and legal decision-makers in a timely manner. Specialties include business research and competitive intelligence, as well as market trends, product trends, fraud, and information useful in legal case strategy development. Karl Kasca was formerly with a Fortune 500 company with 16½ years experience performing operational and financial internal audits as well as vendor and conflict-of-interest/fraud examinations in diverse business situations.

Subjects: Extras, Product Reviews
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