Day archives: April 19th, 1999

Features – Ground Zero: Will You Survive the Internet Explosion? One Firm’s Story

Ground Zero: Will You Survive the Internet Explosion? One Firms’ Story By John Hokkanen

John Hokkanen , Chief Knowledge Counsel, heads the Knowledge Services Department at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia, and has acted as chief architect of the firms intranet and extranet applications. You may obtain a copy of his informational CD-ROM “Law Offices and the Internet” (which has a full copy of Pure Oxygen) by using the on-line form at .

Subjects: Features, Legal Technology

CongressLine – Freedom of Information: the Newest Nemesis of the Scientific Community

The Scientific Community

Scientists are concerned that the new guidelines will allow the public access to everything from handwritten lab notes to specimens and that it will also jeopardize the

Subjects: CongressLine, Government Resources

Extras – Using Folio to Create Legislative Histories

Using Folio Views to Create Electronic Legislative Histories By Lillian H. Fry

(Posted May 1, 1999; Archived June 1, 1999)

Subjects: Extras, Legal Research

Latest Links – American Factfinder, etc…

(Posted April 19, 1999; Archived April 30, 1999)

Margaret's BioAmerican FactFinder

American FactFinder “is a new data access and dissemination system” that allows the user to find and retrieve information for the largest data sets at the U.S. Census Bureau. The site is arranged in five sections: Facts about My Community; Population and Housing Facts; Census Bureau Products; Maps; Industry and Business Facts; and Search FactFinder. The user can access data by Quick items, Detailed tables, or Build a query. A full explanation of these methods of access is contained on the “About American FactFinder” page. In mid-1999, the user will be able to customize tabulations from microdata files.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Latest Links

Extras – Book Review: The Complete Internet Handbook for Lawyers by Jerry Lawson

Book Review: The Complete Internet Handbook for Lawyers by Jerry Lawson By Dennis M. Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy is Director of Legal Technology at NetTech, Inc., a St. Louis-based technology consulting company that specializes in law firms and legal technology. Dennis writes the legal technology column for Lawyers Weekly USA and writes and speaks frequently on legal technology and Internet topics. He also edits and publishes ” Legal Technology Strategies ,” a free monthly legal technology e-mail newsletter.

Subjects: Book Reviews, Extras

Reference from Coast to Coast – One-Stop Shopping for Patent Information

Reference from Coast to Coast: Searches and Strategies By Chris Klobucar, Reference Librarian Katten Muchin & Zavis, Chicago

Published April 19, 1999

Subjects: Intellectual Property, Reference from Coast to Coast

Features – Internet Reality Check at the ABATech Show99

Internet Reality Check at the ABA TechShow 99 By Hazel Johnson

(Posted April 19, 1999; Archived May 17, 1999)

Subjects: Evaluation of Internet Resources, Features

Extras – Lexis Library Update: An Overview of Two New Sources

Lexis Library Update: An Overview of Two New Sources By Robyn Rebollo

Robyn Rebollo is the Law Librarian for McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe LLP in McLean, VA.

Subjects: Extras, LEXIS

Notes from the Technology Trenches – April, 1999

Notes from the Technology Trenches By Roger Skalbeck

Published April 19, 1999

Roger Skalbeck is the Electronic Initiatives Librarian at Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C., and is the Web Master of the Law Librarian’s Society of Washington, D.C. Current work activities cover myriad aspects of electronic research resource evaluation, intranet content development, as well as research and technology training, all from a librarian’s point of view. This column reflects the personal views of the author, which are not necessarily those of his employer or any other organization. This column, of course, is 100% free of any legal advice.

Subjects: Notes from the Technology Trenches, Technology Trends