Category «Legal Technology»

Newstand – April 1998

April 1998

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Feds in a Web World: Public Domain v. Copyright, p. 35. Should government generated databases reside in the public domain? The pros and cons are discussed. Don’t miss the sidebar defining the “Can’s, Cannots’, Maybe’s, and Should’s” when it comes to copying government produced electronic information.

Subjects: News (Newstand), Newstand

Latest Links – Center for Latin American Capital Markets, etc….

(Posted April 16, 1998; Archived May 1, 1998)

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This site has five sections: Exchanges and quotes which provides links to all the stock exchanges in the region that have a Website; Research which provides access to original research and the site’s complete database of quotes on the major markets and links to other research tools; General Economic Data which provides links to original sources of relevant economic data; Country News which has the site’s weekly newsletter Latin.Net and other local sources of news; and What’s new which is a historical archive of changes to the site.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Latest Links

Features – Thinking About Linking, Part I: Can Law Accommodate the

Thinking About Linking Part I Can Law Accommodate the Power of the Internet to Share Information? By Bradley J. Hillis

Bradley J. Hillis is a member of the Washington state bar, and the author of “Internet Experiments in Electronic CourtFiling,” “Considerations When Placing Court Opinions on the Internet,” and “Legal Research on the Internet: A Simple, How To Guide.” He lives in Bellevue, Washington, and is a legal analyst for the Office of the Administrator for the Courts.

Subjects: Cyberlaw, Features, Web Management

ResearchWire – Update to Year 2000: Millenium Milestone or Mishap?

ResearchWire Update to Year 2000: Millenium Milestone or Mishap? By Genie Tyburski

Genie Tyburski is the Research Librarian for Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the editor of The Virtual Chase:TM A Research Site for Legal Professionals .

Subjects: ResearchWire, Year 2000

Extras – Versuslaw Review

Versuslaw Review By Bryan M. Carson

Bryan Carson is Bryan M. Carson is the Reference and Computer Services Librarian at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Bryan received his J.D. from the University of Toledo, and his Master’s in Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan. Bryan is the author of “Finding Resources in Philosophy and Ethics,” in Carson and Carson, Mindsearch (Big Rapids, MI: Ferris State University, 1993). An updated version is available at He is also the author of “Librarians need certification and licensing,” in AALL Spectrum, June 1997.

Subjects: Extras, Online Legal Research Services

Newstand – March 1998

March 1998 Archive

(Posted March 16, 1998; Archived April 15, 1998)

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CD-ROM to DVD-ROM: Moving Optical Storage Along a Bumpy Road into the New Century, p26. A review of CD-ROM, CD-Recordable and DVD systems, including Web sites for more information.

Subjects: News (Newstand), Newstand

Features – Navigating the Maze of Criminal Records Retrieval

Navigating the Maze of Criminal Records Retrieval By Lynn Peterson

Lynn Peterson is president of PFC Information Services, Inc. , a public records research firm located in Oakland, California. Lynn has been quoted on public records research in a variety of sources including The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, and The Information Broker’s Handbook. PFC Information Services provides public records research for law firms, corporations, lenders, venture capitalists, employers, the media, and other information research firms.

Subjects: Criminal Law, Features, Public Records

Extras – Cataloging Tips: Doin’ the Publisher Shuffle

Cataloging Tips: Doin’ the Publisher Shuffle By Joni Lynn Cassidy President, Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc.

Joni Lynn Cassidy is President/Co-owner/Founder of Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc., a small quality-driven company providing contract cataloguing and technical services to law firm, bar association, corporate and special libraries throughout the U.S. and Europe. She founded Cassidy Cataloguing in 1985 and was joined full-time by her “computer wiz” husband, Michael, in 1988. A professional and support staff of 12 serves 75 libraries. Recent projects include the reclassification of the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School to Library of Congress classification.

Subjects: Cataloging, Extras

Latest Links – Cataloging Internet Resources, etc….

(Posted March 16, 1998; Archived April 15, 1998)

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The manual, Cataloging Internet Resources: A Manual and Practical Guide, is located at this site. If you are considering joining the growing trend to catalog Internet resources, this manual can assist you in the process.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Latest Links

CongressLine – Is Filtering the Solution? The McCain-Franks Assault on Internet Smut

The backbone of the legislation is the universal service program, established by the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which subsidizes Internet hook-ups for schools, libraries and rural

Subjects: CongressLine, Internet Filtering, Pornography