Stanford Law School deputy library director Erika Wayne describes an open source document access project focused on improving PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), sponsored by a small group of research savvy and customer service oriented law librarians.
Heather Colman provides an overview of Hicks Morley’s implementation of ThoughtFarmer, an Enterprise 2.0/wiki style intranet platform, one year ago. Despite a few growing pains, she describes how the application was successful at meeting the primary objectives to decentralize content updates and increase knowledge sharing and collaboration within the firm.
Bette Dengel reviews the increasingly popular and sturdy lightweight laptop that boasts a range of preloaded open source applications sufficient to support the needs of frequent travelers.
Roger V. Skalbeck examines and illustrates usability issues on the FTC’s Do Not Call Registry, a very popular e-gov site that has design errors impeding complete content accessibility when users choose non-Microsoft browsers.
Jason Eiseman provides context to and perspective on the many possibilities for service and resource specific customized knowledge solutions for the enterpise hosted by an intranet.
Marcus P. Zillman’s extensive guide to knowledge discovery technologies, programs, resources and sites includes links to groups, organizations and applications specific to know-how discovery, harvesting and management, data and text mining, as well as vendors/suppliers of related services.
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.
Burney’s Gadgets for Legal Pros: Reviews: Doing Double Time With Dual Monitors and Video Chatting Via Your Laptop
Brett Burney reviews the Village Tronic VTBook PCMIA card that facilitates dual-monitor functionality with your laptop, as well as the ability to add an external projector for presentations. He also takes tests the Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks, for video chatting on your laptop.
Frederick L. Faulkner IV highlights and outlines the essential components of a strategic website plan that can be integrated into your overall firm or practice goals in the coming year.