Monday, October 31, 2011

I never thought I'd see the day! Bob Berring SAYS he's not giving up, but this post sounds mighty pessimistic.

http://www.slaw.ca/2011/10/31/legal-research-training%e2%80%99s-end/

NYT story on fracking in Cooperstown, N.Y.

For anyone who attending ALLUNY 2010 and heard about fracking, or for anyone who is interested this issue, I post the following story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/nyregion/in-cooperstowns-fight-over-gas-drilling-civility-is-fading.html

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

FLARE Index to Treaties Extended from Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

The FLARE Index to Treaties Extended

http://www.llrx.com/features/flareindexextended.htm

The FLARE Index to Treaties (FIT), launched in March 2009 on the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies web server has been extended to cover about a third more treaties and conventions. In the past two years the Index has established itself as a valuable finding tool for the international lawyer. It is a fully searchable database now indexing and listing over 2,000 of the most significant multilateral treaties concluded from 1353 onwards and a number of significant bilateral treaties signed between 1353 and 1815. This article, by Steven Whittle and Peter Clinch describes the background to the extension and technical aspects of the updated implementation employed to deliver new content and finding features.