Friday, February 13, 2009

Lincoln & the Law, from the Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/rare-books/lincoln.php

NYT & PACER: An Effort to Upgrade a Court Archive System to Free and Easy

I love PACER. Heck, I even had a dream about it this week. Yes, it could be improved, especially its search capabilities. But I use it in conjunction with CourtLink and Justia; I'll be using it all day today for a project.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/us/13records.html?_r=1&ref=technology

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

List of Law Library Blogs

http://library.law.wisc.edu/wisblawg/blogslistpublic.htm

Swapping Lexis for Loislaw for Non-Billable Research?

This post describes one firm's switch from Lexis to Loislaw for all non-billable online research. I'd wager many firms have similar policies, perhaps in existence for several years. I worked for a firm that required partner sign-off for all billable online legal research. Any one care to share his or her own experiences regarding this set-up? I know there have been many discussions on law-lib about using Lexis or Westlaw exclusively.


http://abovethelaw.com/2009/02/locke_lord_bissell_swapping_le.php

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Search engine tailored to human rights issues?

I have not used this site. Anyone care to give it a try and share your review here?

http://www.altsearchengines.com/2009/02/09/a-search-engine-for-human-rights-hurisearch/

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Librarian Rex Libris is a comic book superhero!

Warner Bros. Pictures has hired Mark Burton to pen the bigscreen adaptation of James Turner's comicbook "Rex Libris," about an everyday guy who becomes part of a secret sect of librarians who battle forces of darkness in chasing down overdue or stolen books.


http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117962384.html?categoryid=1238&cs=1

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

From LegalTech New York (I'm Not There)

If you can stand another post about Twitter, read on.

Kevin, from Thomson Reuters, is at the conference and blogs about this session: What is Twitter and How Can I Use It?”

http://tnalcorpcomm.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/twitter-and-lawyers/