Roger V. Skalbeck and Meg Kribble describe how the majority of social media activity during the 2009 AALL conference took place on Twitter, and how this technology impacts the profession and the free exchange of information, moving forward.
Peggy Garvin’s thorough and concise guide to free online presidential transition trackers allows you to stay current with all the latest news, rumors and commentary about the incoming administration, via reliable websites, blogs and RSS feeds.
LLRX Book Review by Heather A. Phillips – We’re All Journalists Now: The Transformation of the Press and Reshaping of the Law in the Internet Age
Heather A. Phillips highlights attorney John Gant’s contention that one’s title, income, and employer are at best side issues in determining who is a journalist in the day-to-day realities of issuing press passes as well as in larger policies such as the extension of shield laws.
Staying current on the latest cases and news in the area of class actions can be challenging, but Scott Russell’s guide to reliable subscription based publications, free legal sites and blogs that offer timely news, analysis and selected copies of court filings, is a valuable resource.
Connie Crosby’s column returns with an insightful clarion call about the work in which we must engage now, collectively, to clarify, market and invigorate our profession.
Beverly Butula’s primer focuses on demonstrating the value and potential of professional blogs, as well as tools and techniques to monitor them.
Sabrina I. Pacifici has revised and updated her guide to a core group of reliable, content rich resources for researchers. Highlighted topics include: a new search engine for legal blogs, one for free federal district court filings, and one for Wikipedia; an updated legal research guide from M.G. Gallagher Law Library, government sponsored e-waste and recycling services, a filmology of librarians in the movies, the 10 best corporate intranets of 2007, the launch of the Anglo-American Legal Tradition Project Website, and much more.
Faulkner’s Practical Web Strategies for Attorneys: How the Web Will Continue to Change How We Do Business in 2007
Frederick L. Faulkner IV discusses key technology applications and services that will drive continued growth and innovation in the legal arena, including the social web, the mobile web, and the convergence of web applications with desktop client applications.
Janet Peros provides an overview of how law librarians have integrated blogs and RSS into current awarness services for practice groups and client related research.
Ken Strutin’s guide includes blogs that provide news and analysis of current developments in criminal justice. The blogs are authored by lawyers, law professors, law librarians, public defenders, criminal justice professionals and observers and commentators on the justice system.