Jonathan Band’s article outlines the settlement’s provisions, with special emphasis on the provisions that apply directly to libraries. The settlement is extremely complex (over 200 pages long, including attachments), so this paper of necessity simplifies many of its details.
Conrad J. Jacoby focuses on two recent cases that emphasize the credibility problems counsel can face in the context of e-discovery – and suggest that outside assistance may be the only way for some counsel to demonstrate that these materials are being managed in a competent and trustworthy way.
Susan Armstrong succinctly outlines key techniques and processes used by successful CI experts. Sabrina I. Pacifici’s quick guide focuses on a selected range of strategic CI information and services available from key sources that faciliate an effective CI research process, both in the U.S. and Canada.
Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen discuss a successful strategy for locating hard to find articles using a range of sources, including directories, online catalogs, specialized databases, commercial websites, and academic document delivery services.
Peggy Garvin runs the THOMAS beta test site through its paces, evaluating the new search engine and enhanced navigations features, accompanied by screen shots.
Marcus P. Zillman’s bibliographic guide highlights resources that focus on the history of deep web research, as well as dozens of topical sources that will contribute to your search and research efforts, through a range of respositories of valuable data, reports and scholarly literature.
Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen provide an overview of selected free and fee-based web resources, as well as pathfinders and guides authored by law librarians, that will faciliate the process of conducting effective SEC research.
Peggy Garvin’s column compares and contrasts the features of FirstGov Search, Google Government Search and GovMine.
Small Content, Long Tails, and Big Ideas in Law Libraries
by Jason Eiseman
Jason Eiseman (MLS) is the Computer Automation Librarian at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Oregon.
It’s Not Rocket Science: Making Sense of Scientific Evidence
By Paul Barron
Paul Barron is the Director of the Library and Archives at the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia. This is a revised version of an article published in the Virginia Lawyer in December 2005