February Trivia 2017

Company News Ben Boron

Following is the February 2017 Trivia Contest:

What is the exact number of periodicals that are currently available in the Law Journal Library?

Hint: The HeinOnline Welcome Page is loaded with useful database information!

Email your answer to marketing@wshein.com by February 28, 2017. If you submit a correct answer to the question asked above, you’ll be entered to win a “Where in the World is Hein” t-shirt! Be sure to include your name, organization or institution, and your mailing address. We’ll announce the winner in a follow-up blog post and in the monthly HeinOnline Newsletter, so stay tuned!

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An Oral History of Law Librarianship: Mary G. Persyn

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A new installment of video interviews are available each month in An Oral History of Law Librarianship in Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf in HeinOnline. The videos contain interviews of active and retired law librarians and others related to the profession. This series showcases individuals in the profession as they discuss and reflect on their experiences.

These videos are now being made available to you via our HeinOnline YouTube Channel. Each week, here on our blog, we will be featuring one video highlighting an active or retired law librarian. Be sure to check back each week for a new feature!

Today we’re featuring:

Mary G. Persyn

Mary G.

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The Invention of Legal Research

Company News, Legal Education, Librarianship Ben Boron

The past three decades have witnessed a revolution in legal research methodology. Legal databases have transformed research from an entirely print-based process to one dominated by online methods. This online revolution is not unprecedented, however, and it is not a stretch to think that law practice was transformed during the period from 1870 to 1890 as much as it has been the past thirty years. The Invention of Legal Research by Joseph L. Gerken is the story of those “golden decades”.

The late 1800s saw the development of U.S. case reporters, digests and citators from the early days of the republic to the emergence of the West National Reporter System, West Digests and Shepard’s Citations. This history also includes stories on the enterprising,

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Law School Institutional Repositories: A Survey

Company News, Law Libraries, Librarianship, Trends Interactive sjarrett

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The goal of Trends Interactive is to generate freewheeling discussion on a variety of subjects of interest to law librarians. This article on institutional repositories has been written by Kincaid C. Brown, Assistant Director & Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Introduction

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of law libraries managing institutional repositories for their law schools. In 2011, there were some 30 law schools with such repositories; now, 80 of the top 100 law schools have their own or participate in a university-wide repository wherein the law school has an identifiable, school-specific collection or community. This article discusses a survey of the of the top 101 law schools,

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An Oral History of Law Librarianship: Susan E. Tulis

Company News Kaylyn Zurawski

A new installment of video interviews are available each month in An Oral History of Law Librarianship in Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf in HeinOnline. The videos contain interviews of active and retired law librarians and others related to the profession. This series showcases individuals in the profession as they discuss and reflect on their experiences.

These videos are now being made available to you via our HeinOnline YouTube Channel. Each week, here on our blog, we will be featuring one video highlighting an active or retired law librarian. Be sure to check back each week for a new feature!

Today we’re featuring:

Susan E. Tulis

Susan E.

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January 2016 Winner

Company News Kaylyn Zurawski

Congratulations to our January 2016 Trivia Contest Winner:

Paula Doty
Assistant Law Librarian
Nevada Supreme Court Library

Paula correctly answered that two of the enhancements added to HeinOnline in 2015 were scrolling through PDFs and the reindexing of our Session Laws Library.

To learn more about the enhancements made in HeinOnline in 2015, click here.

Stay tuned for next month’s trivia for your chance to win!

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Building a Virtual Law Library on a Shoestring

Company News, Law Libraries, Librarianship, Trends Interactive sjarrett

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The goal of Trends Interactive is to generate freewheeling discussion of a variety of subjects of interest to law librarians. This article on collection resource strategies in the face of severe budgetary constraints has been written by Adeen Postar, Director of the Law Library, University of Baltimore School of Law.

Introduction

The University of Baltimore School of Law moved into a beautiful light-filled, platinum LEED certified, 12-floor ultramodern building in spring 2013. The Library is on floors 7 to 12, and is more than 34,000 square feet. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that we have 9,946 linear square feet of shelving, with all but 1,826 linear feet occupied.

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Reorganization in the Midst of Change

Company News, Law Libraries, Librarianship, Trends Interactive sjarrett

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The goal of Trends Interactive is to generate freewheeling discussion of a variety of subjects of interest to law librarians. This article on reorganization in the midst of major change has been written by Billie Jo Kauffman, Associate Dean for Library & Information Resources, American University Washington College of Law.

Introduction

The last 18 months have been a whirlwind of good change—necessary, real change.

The Pence Law Library is about to move to its new WCL Campus. The new 8-1/2 acre campus is about a block from the Red Line on the DC Metro.

The campus contains two amazing buildings that are on the DC Historic Register as well as two brand-new buildings,

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National Survey of State Laws 7th Edition and Database Now Available!

Company News, HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws, State Law ssabo

We are excited to announce the release of both a new edition and a database version of Richard Leiter’s award-winning publication, National Survey of State Laws.

The seventh edition of National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. The book and the database are presented in chart format, and both versions allow users to make state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. Use the database version of this title to search the content and metadata, or to browse laws either by category or by topic. Compare only certain states’ laws, or view laws as they appear in the current edition compared to the two previous editions.

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DIGITAL PAPER UPDATE

Company News, SONY Digital Paper Ben Boron

A system software update is now available for the Digital Paper DPT-S1. Including several improvements, this update will enhance user experience with ShareFile cloud storage and file sharing service from Citrix Systems.

SONY lists the improvements below:

  • ShareFile Support – It is now possible to enable direct connectivity to the ShareFile cloud storage and file sharing service. ShareFile’s cloud storage capabilities let users send, receive and share documents across multiple devices. Digital Paper users can now log in to the ShareFile service to upload/download documents directly from/to Digital Paper.
  • Stylus Support in PDF Forms – Form functions such as Check Boxes, Radio Buttons, Dropdown Lists,

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