How many times have you wondered how to do a task or work with software? You feel wonderful once you have found a colleague who could share their “know-how” about how to complete that task more efficiently or how to implement an applications that does not have a manual that makes sense to you. Lorette S.J. Weldon focuses on four factors to consider when you want to share your knowledge on your own: cost; timing; equipment and global presentation.
Sarah Rhodes discusses the monumental challenge of preserving our digital heritage. She argues that law libraries specifically have a critically important role to play in this undertaking as access to legal and law-related information is a core underpinning of our democratic society. Our current digital preservation strategies and systems are imperfect but tremendous strides have been made over the past decade to stave off the dreaded digital dark age, and libraries today have a number of viable tools, services, and best practices at our disposal for the preservation of digital content.
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.
According to R. Scott Russell, future studies linking nanotechnology to a range of adverse issues could lead to litigation for law firm clients. How to learn about nanotechnology, and reliable law and technology sources for research on this and related topics, are highlighted.
Burney’s Legal Tech Reviews – Gadgets for Legal Pros: Tom Bihn Brain Cell Laptop Accessories and Compact Power Strips for Travel
Brett Burney reviews a laptop sleeve that is stylishly smart and practical from top to bottom, and suggests a solution for gadget laden travelers who are constantly confronted with insufficient outlets in hotel rooms.
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.
Peggy Garvin reviews the new searchable catalog of current and historical federal congressional, executive, and judicial publications that are in print, electronic, and other formats.
How Permanent Is That Storage?
Public Libraries and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Legal Sources*
By Mary Minow
Librarians and Technology: An Interview with Julie Bozzell
By Mark Schwartz