Monthly archives: March, 2007

A Cup of Creativi-tea: Resources

Terri Wilson focuses on workshops, websites, and other sources to assist in your exploration into the creative world, both professionally and personally. This is Terri’s last column, and I thank her for a year of wonderful contributions.

Subjects: KM, Library Marketing

Criminal Justice Resources: Criminal Justice Library Internships

As Ken Strutin states, a library internship is one of the first opportunities for students to experience professional life and learn practical lessons in librarianship. His collection of resources will be useful to library students and aid their host libraries in answering questions, assembling training materials, and offering guidance in professional development.

Subjects: Criminal Law, Law Librarians, Legal Research Training, Librarian Resources

A Legal Analysis of the Impacts of Administrative Court Decisions on the Validity of Private Law Contracts In Turkish Law

This guide by Assoc. Prof. Vedat Buz and Cagdas Evrim Ergün examines and documents doctrine and case law on the authority of the administrative court in rendering decisions on the validity of private law contracts.

Subjects: International Legal Research

Deal or No Deal Licensing and Acquiring Digital Resources – Deal Breaking License Clauses

Kara Phillips reviews the top ten deal breaking components in license agreements, including: authorized users, damages, indemnification, perpetual access, pricing, privacy, multi-site licensing, and remote access.

Subjects: Deal or No Deal, Law Library Management, Library Software & Technology, Licensing

CongressLine by GalleryWatch.com: The Capitol of Newspapers

Paul Jenks provides background, perspective and insight into the audience, content and role of a trio of newspapers of record for what he calls the “most inherently partisan institution in the country.” These papers, available in print and online versions, are significant resources for anyone tracking the Hill and Congress.

Subjects: Congress, CongressLine, Legal Research, Legislative

The Goverment Domain: GovTrack and OpenCongress Go Beyond THOMAS

Peggy Garvin explores the evolution in the features and services provided by GovTrack, the free, public, independent web service with information on federal legislation, congressional documents, legislators, and votes. She also profiles a site with complementary content on lobbying activity and campaign contributions.

Subjects: Congress, E-Government, Legal Research, Legislative, The Government Domain

E-Discovery Update: Separating E-Discovery Myths from Realities

Conrad J. Jacoby highlights five “rules of thumb” about e-discovery that are commonly held in the community, and draws clear and exact distinctions between the myths and the reality behind the advice.

Subjects: Case Management, E-Discovery, E-Discovery Update, Email, Litigation Support

Burney’s Gadgets for Legal Pros: Reviews: Bluetooth Internet Phone and Taskbar Shuffle

Brett Burney reviews a innovative product for those using Bluetooth-enabled laptops as well as the VoIP service, Skype. He also lauds the capabilites of a free tiny download allowing users to customisze the programs and buttons on the Windows taskbar.

Subjects: Burney's Legal Tech Reviews, Gadgets, Gadgets/Gizmos, Legal Technology

Commentary: Labor Protections and the Role of Card-Check Agreements

Beth Wellington reviews the background and legislation associated with card check-off campaigns to establish union representation, as well as the current political and corporate positions.

Subjects: Congress, Legal Research, Legislative

FOIA Facts: Suggestions for FOIA Amendments

Scott A. Hodes recommends four substantive ways in which agency accountability will lead to more effective and efficient processing of FOIA requests.

Subjects: Congress, FOIA Facts, Government Resources, Legal Research, Legislative
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