Thursday, 01 August, 2002, Breaking news: law librarians as newscasters:

Here's something that will be helpful for my article on law library blogs.

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Unfortunately, I can't find the article on their w .... Unfortunately, I can't find the article on their website, but The Advocate, Stamford, CT's daily paper, printed an article on Sunday about the shortage of people entering the library profession vs. the number of librarians who are retiring. Nothing new there, but the "subtitle" of the article was "Shortage may mean long checkout lines, misfiled books". I was rendered momentarily speechless at seeing this simplistic (and unfortunately prevalent) image of our profession screaming at me in 50-point type. [LibraryNotes - News and Interesting Stuff from the World of Library and Information Science Contact Sandy      Wilton Weblog LibraryNotes Current]
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Links on Linking.

Links on Linking from Bag and Baggage:

Link Controversy Page Updated. Weblogs are great, but you knew that, right? Example: I have referred here before to Dr. Stephan Bechtold's Link Controversy Page as a valuable one-stop shopping point for global cases and scholarship about link related disputes. Trouble was it was starting to get a little out of date, but Dr. Bechtold has surfaced with a comprehensive update as of July 13 (Happy Fifth Anniversary to the Link Controversy Page as well). Bill Slawski of the Delaware Law Office spotted the update, and mentions . . . Linking Rights page by Brad Templeton, Chairman of the EFF.

Thanks Bill, thanks Dr. Bechtold. (And don't forget to check in with the dmoz Open Directory Project's Linking Law page if you are researching or interested in link controversy issues.)

Dr Bechtold's site is amazing, especially since it gets outside the "it only matters if it's US law" mindset.  I referred to an earlier version of Brad Templeton's page several years ago; it's good for a general overview.

[Leah's Law Library Weblog]
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Howard Bashman on Appellate Practice.

Online Resources for Lawyers

Check out Howard Bashman's recent articles on Technology & Appellate Litigation and Online Appellate Court Resources.  Howard points out how technology is transforming the practice of law for appellate lawyers, and discusses the online resources available through various court websites.  He also has a series of articles on various topics of interest to the appellate practitioner available here, among which is an article on how to write better appellate briefs.  I highly recommend these resources to law students, moot court students, and anyone who is interested in learning the craft of legal writing. [Via Ernie the Attorney]

It's taken me too long to post this, but the articles and links are good.  If I haven't said it before, every lawyer with any kind of appellate practice, all law librarians, and even law faculty should keep a close watch on Howard's How Appealing blog.  It's the best.  Howard recently posted this comment about appellate court websites:

Two federal appellate courts at the forefront of these developments are the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Both courts' Web sites make available for public online access the parties' appellate briefs and audio feeds of appellate oral arguments. Indeed, one of these two courts has even evaded the unfortunate requirement that supposedly forces federal appellate courts to charge for docket access. Bringing up the rear: At the other end of the spectrum is the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. While the Eleventh Circuit now has a quite lovely looking Web site, you need an advanced degree in computer science to figure out how to access that court's current rulings. And, unlike every other federal appellate court today, the Eleventh Circuit does not allow an Internet user easy access to that court's published opinions on the day of issuance. Indeed, I have found that the easiest way for me to access the Eleventh Circuit's rulings is not to visit the Eleventh Circuit's Web site, but rather to visit this page on FindLaw.

[Leah's Law Library Weblog]
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Another Good Article about Blogging.

For those of you who want to know more about blogging, you may want to check out this article & its related links by Steve Outing of  While the title, Weblogs: Put Them to Work in Your Newsroom:   A Beyond-the-Basics Look at a Powerful and Potentially Profitable Tool for Journalists, it's really geared for a more general audience.  [Thanks to Scripting News]

[Leah's Law Library Weblog]
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Fair Use Is Dying. This article highlights events that lead the author to conclude that the copyright concept of fair use is dying. [TVC Alert]
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Library Blogs. Just ran across a library blog yesterday called Bibliolatry, run by a Canadian librarian, Amanda Etches-Johnson.  Today, she had a link to a list of library blogs maintained by Peter Scott, the Internet Projects Manager in the University of Saskatchewan Library.  The list is part of Peter's Weblog Compendium site. Peter is also the editor and compiler of LibDex, "a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of the Library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links." Useful stuff.

[Leah's Law Library Weblog]
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On the Theory of Library Catalogs and Search Engines / Eversberg, Bernhard. On the Theory of Library Catalogs and Search Engines / Eversberg, Bernhard Catalogs and Search Engines. Apples and Pears are not the only fruit. Detailed comaprison table of Catalogs and Search Engines, with a paragraph on both for each aspect discusses, like "Expectations of users," and "Nature of data." 7/19/2002 [Library Techlog]
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Darien Library Teen Scene Weblog Class. Darien Library Teen Scene Weblog Class Good morning class, today's topic is weblogs- like potato(e) chips, you can't post just once. Looks like the Darien Library in CT is teaching blogging Cool. (FYI, my computer seems to have ceased its clicking- but I've backed up my data files just in case. Thank you Zip Disk.) 7/23/2002 [Library Techlog]
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Blurbs: Writing them for web pages. Blurbs: Writing them for web pages I'm not a weblogger, I'm an amateur blurb writer. Once you've found that cool link to add to your blog, here's some guidance on how to do the write-up. Then, go to check out Victor's Blurb Gallery for some ideas on blog layout. I confess to ignoring these blurb guidelines- when I went to get the link out there for you to see, but don't have much to add. 7/29/2002 [Library Techlog]

Now this is some useful information as I'm redeveloping my library's website. Definitely something to return to and take a closer look at.

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Amazon pulls $50 rebate on Jaguar [The Macintosh News Network]

I've already ordered it. I can't wait until it ships. :)

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