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Spring 2020 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Apr 2020

Spring 2020 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Spring 2020 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2020, Seaall Apr 2020

Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2020, Seaall

Newsletters

This newsletter is incorrectly labeled 'Winter 2020'.


Citation Databases For Legal Scholarship, John R. Beatty Mar 2020

Citation Databases For Legal Scholarship, John R. Beatty

Law Librarian Journal Articles

Traditional citation sources, such as Web of Science, index limited numbers of law journals. Consequently, although not designed for generating scholarship citation metrics, many law scholarship citation studies use law-specific databases like Westlaw or LexisNexis to gather citations. This article compares citation metrics derived from Web of Science and Westlaw to metrics derived from Google Scholar and HeinOnline’s citation tools. The study finds that HeinOnline and Westlaw generate higher metrics than Web of Science, and Google Scholar generates higher metrics than both. However, metrics from all four sources are highly correlated, so rankings generated from any may be very ...


Law Library Blog (March 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Mar 2020

Law Library Blog (March 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Avoiding Bandwidth Overload: Apps To Maxamize Time And Accomplish More, Geraldine R. Kalim, Rachel S. Evans Feb 2020

Avoiding Bandwidth Overload: Apps To Maxamize Time And Accomplish More, Geraldine R. Kalim, Rachel S. Evans

Presentations

Accomplishing goals and keeping to deadlines on both big and small projects can be challenging to balance with our recurring tasks. Making effective use of a few on-point tools can be the key to avoiding burnout and making sure your personal bandwidth doesn’t throttle. This session will use the two presenter’s preferred platforms to show specific examples of how to manage workflows using a selection of apps to tackle business as usual, short and long term work, and major special projects. You will learn which tool is best for generating documentation, collaborating with multiple individuals, syncing with other ...


On Being A New Voice, A New Everything, Geraldine R. Kalim Feb 2020

On Being A New Voice, A New Everything, Geraldine R. Kalim

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

In this thoughtful post, member Geraldine Kalim reflects on being a new librarian, a new University of Georgia employee, a new/returning resident of the state of Georgia, and a new mother.

AALL's New Voices is for members to share insights on any aspect of law librarianship. Pieces in this series also appear on the Members Open Forum in addition to being published as part of the AALL monthly eNewsletter. Topics in the series include: starting a new role, insights on professional development, recommending a favorite resource, providing an overview of an AALL webinar, or your take on an ...


Nothing Says "I Love You" Like A Correct Bluebook Citation & Formatting The 1l Brief, Jason Tubinis, Heather Simmons Feb 2020

Nothing Says "I Love You" Like A Correct Bluebook Citation & Formatting The 1l Brief, Jason Tubinis, Heather Simmons

Presentations

Law Librarians Heather Simmons and Jason Tubinis walked students through the necessary formatting for 1L brief success, as well as shared their top tips for Bluebook citations. Formatting topics included Table of Authorities, Table of Contents, page numbering, and styles. Students were encouraged to bring their laptops for hands on help with both Mac and PC versions of Microsoft Word.


Apps For Actionable Workflows: Tools To Stay In The Loop And On Top Of Tasks, Rachel S. Evans Feb 2020

Apps For Actionable Workflows: Tools To Stay In The Loop And On Top Of Tasks, Rachel S. Evans

Presentations

No matter what member of the team you are or what type of library you are in - be it electronic resources manager, cataloger, head of acquisitions, ILS or systems administrator, or even repository coordinator - getting things done and meeting goals depends largely on how you communicate with one another and how you handle your time. Meeting goals and deadlines on both big and small projects in addition to your personal tasks can be achieved less painfully by making effective use of a few on point tools. This session will use the presenter's preferred platforms to show specific examples of ...


Cool Tools For Time & Project Management, Rachel S. Evans, Geraldine R. Kalim Feb 2020

Cool Tools For Time & Project Management, Rachel S. Evans, Geraldine R. Kalim

Presentations

Student Services Librarian Geraldine Kalim and Metadata Services Librarian Rachel Evans shared their favorite web-based applications and smartphone apps. Tools included Kanbanflow, Google Suite, Trello, Slack, Moleskin Journey, and Voice Notes. Screen captures and specific examples of how each presenter uses the apps in their daily worklife in the law library as well as examples of special projects and best apps for team collaboration were given. There was also a short time for questions and discussion following the talk.


Does Ai Hold The Keys? Bloomberg Law’S Docket Key Unlocks Federal District Courts, Rachel S. Evans Feb 2020

Does Ai Hold The Keys? Bloomberg Law’S Docket Key Unlocks Federal District Courts, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Evans shares a review of Bloomberg Law's newly expanded docket search "Docket Key" by providing a brief intro to docket searching and explaining the type of AI-machine learning at work in the product.

The CS-SIS Blog Committee is charged with providing CS-SIS members with timely and useful information through an official yet informal medium about relevant subjects for the membership, including the activities of the members, committees, and Executive Board.


Copyright, Fair Use, And Creative Commons: An Active-Learning Exercise For Studio Art Students, Arthur J. Boston Jan 2020

Copyright, Fair Use, And Creative Commons: An Active-Learning Exercise For Studio Art Students, Arthur J. Boston

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

This article describes an active-learning exercise intended to help teach copyright, fair use, and Creative Commons licenses. In the exercise students use a worksheet to draw original pictures, create derivative pictures on tracing paper, select Creative Commons licenses, and explore commercial usage, fair use, and copyright infringement. Librarian-instructors may find the completed worksheets to be useful aids to supplement copyright lectures; student perspectives will be integral because they are generating the examples used in discussion. Although a scholarly communication librarian developed this exercise to help introduce some basic copyright information to an undergraduate studio art and design class, the exercise ...


Cleaning Up Messy Records: Uncovering Match-Points In Ils And Repository Data, Rachel S. Evans Jan 2020

Cleaning Up Messy Records: Uncovering Match-Points In Ils And Repository Data, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Evans shared the process and learning takeaways from a recent project, comparing and cleaning up the data in both a repository and library catalog for items from a single collection. This post discusses the need for knowing how to pull good lists and the benefits of solid control fields in the data from multiple different systems. It also shared candidly the challenges one faces when fixing errors and attempting to make fields more consistent for platforms with very different records and standards.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The ...


A Smarter Way To Make Early And Mid-Career Decisions, Franklin L. Runge, Alyson Drake, Austin Martin Williams Jan 2020

A Smarter Way To Make Early And Mid-Career Decisions, Franklin L. Runge, Alyson Drake, Austin Martin Williams

Library Scholarship

Libraries set themselves apart as safe spaces for people of all ages to learn, explore, and share new ideas. That being said, how comfortable are you talking to your colleagues about making a career move? Do you have reliable information to help you make decisions?


Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2020, Seaall Jan 2020

Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2020, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Revisiting The Open Access Citation Advantage For Legal Scholarship, John R. Beatty Dec 2019

Revisiting The Open Access Citation Advantage For Legal Scholarship, John R. Beatty

Law Librarian Journal Articles

Citation studies in law have shown a significant citation advantage for open access legal scholarship. A recent cross-disciplinary study, however, gave opposite results. This article shows how methodology, including the definition of open access and the source of the citation data, can affect the results of open access citation studies.


Law Library Blog (December 2019): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2019

Law Library Blog (December 2019): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Conference Roundup: Workshop Report On Digitization For Small Institutions, Rachel S. Evans Dec 2019

Conference Roundup: Workshop Report On Digitization For Small Institutions, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Evans reviews a recent Georgia Library Association (GLA) preconference workshop presented by the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG). Evans shares takeaways from the half-day experience including resources related to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the Digital Library Foundation (DLF). The report also presents learning objective in the context of the author's own work responsibilities and details how they will be useful and relate to current projects. Topics discussed include metadata, digitization, archiving digital-born photographs, repository standards, cataloging standards, and more.

Technical Services Law Librarian (ISSN 0195-4857) is an official publication of the Technical Services Special Interest ...


The Flavor Of Open Access Over Rice: Tech Transforms & Transmutes Ed, Rachel S. Evans Nov 2019

The Flavor Of Open Access Over Rice: Tech Transforms & Transmutes Ed, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Rachel Evans crafts a short history of Open Educational Resources and provides a list of tools and other sites for exploring and creating Open Access Textbooks and other materials. The post also recounts a recent Open Access event at UGA Law Library and compares the perils of generationally divided views on access to quality yet affordable education to the clash of tradition and modernity in a particular film The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice. To close the piece she encourages members to participate in the recently shared ALL-SIS (Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section) survey about Open Educational Resources ...


Gla Conference Review: Workshop On Digitization For Small Institutions, Rachel S. Evans Nov 2019

Gla Conference Review: Workshop On Digitization For Small Institutions, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Rachel Evans summarizes the recent Georgia Library Association (GLA) conference held in Macon, GA in October 2019. Specifically Evans reviews in detail a workshop on digitization for small institutions. The workshop and by extension the blog post review share valuable resources for project managers working on digitization in their libraries and within their digital repositories as well as information about metadata standards and best practices.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The official blog of the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS AALL groups.


Annual Report Of The Indiana Universiy Maurer School Of Law Digital Repository, 2018/19, Richard Vaughan Oct 2019

Annual Report Of The Indiana Universiy Maurer School Of Law Digital Repository, 2018/19, Richard Vaughan

Digital Repository Annual Reports

A brief annual report documenting the use and growth of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jerome Hall Law Library, Digital Repository. Includes lists of the most downloaded documents and attached Excel spreadsheets of data.


Legal Research Using Technological Tools: Librarians' View, Lauren M. Collins, Susan Silver, Whitney Curtis Oct 2019

Legal Research Using Technological Tools: Librarians' View, Lauren M. Collins, Susan Silver, Whitney Curtis

Lauren M Collins

The technology revolution has impacted every aspect of our daily lives. It is hard to imagine a world without smartphones and the Internet. Where and how we access information has changed dramatically over the last decade. Gone are the days of traveling to the library check out books and read printed journal articles. No longer simply storehouses of print information, libraries but now serve as starting points for searching online information that can be be accessed anywhere, any time and on any device. Library research that used to take hours or days can now be done in minutes. Online materials ...


W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration 2019, Brant J. Hellwig, Christopher B. Seaman Oct 2019

W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration 2019, Brant J. Hellwig, Christopher B. Seaman

Library Events

On October 15, 2019, the Washington and Lee Law Library hosted the third bi-annual W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration. The event was co-sponsored by the Frances Lewis Law Center and took place in the Law Library's main reading room from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

On display were dozens of scholarly articles, books, and chapters authored by the W&L Law faculty and student body during 2018 and 2019, with hundreds of additional works accessible online through the Scholarly Commons institutional repository.

Faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators mingled with law students over hors d'oeuvres and ...


Timelords & Timelines: Four Web Apps For Storytelling In Libraries, Rachel S. Evans, Sharon Bradley, David Rutland Oct 2019

Timelords & Timelines: Four Web Apps For Storytelling In Libraries, Rachel S. Evans, Sharon Bradley, David Rutland

Presentations

From online embeds to interactive displays, timelines can serve many purposes and tell powerful stories. In this panel librarians discuss collaboration and how to bring history to life through displays, events and online platforms for engaging students and preserving community milestones. Four of our favorite tools for creating digital timelines and gathering content will be shared including Prezi, TikiToki, TimeToast, and Piktochart. Comparisons will be given based on cost, technical limitations, and general ease of use. Specific examples will also be shared and discussed.


Comparison Usability Testing: Classic Online Catalog Vs. Ebsco Discovery Layer, Marie Mize, Rachel S. Evans, Jason Tubinis Oct 2019

Comparison Usability Testing: Classic Online Catalog Vs. Ebsco Discovery Layer, Marie Mize, Rachel S. Evans, Jason Tubinis

Presentations

For years we have offered our EBSCO discovery layer service (EDS) as a secondary search tool in addition to our traditional online catalog (GAVEL) linking to both from the library website. However, the traditional catalog search, also known as “Classic GAVEL”, is always listed first while EDS, also known as “GAVEL & Beyond”, is listed second. Although maintenance has continued for populating EDS with library records on a daily basis, customization for this interface and sharing it with our users has not been prioritized. Before making any decisions related to changing the primary location our users experience when searching the catalog ...


What The Japanese, The Swedes, And The Minimalists Can Teach Us About Library Instruction, Sharon Bradley Oct 2019

What The Japanese, The Swedes, And The Minimalists Can Teach Us About Library Instruction, Sharon Bradley

Presentations

The presenter summarizes the lessons to be learned and applied to instructional efforts from a number of popular organizing schemes. Participants will learn how these various productivity and lifestyle programs can help librarians:

  • Declutter and better organize our presentations.
  • Develop a syllabus or lesson plans filled with things we love.

And help our patrons or students:

  • Develop practices and procedures to get things done.
  • Find joy as well as relevant information.

There will be an online guide with tips and suggestions. Anyone doing any kind of instruction will be interested in this program and there is no advance knowledge needed.


How To Hack Outreach: An A To Z Guide Of Collaborative Ideas, Tips & Tools, Rachel S. Evans, Sharon Bradley, Marie Mize, Szilvia Somodi, David Rutland Oct 2019

How To Hack Outreach: An A To Z Guide Of Collaborative Ideas, Tips & Tools, Rachel S. Evans, Sharon Bradley, Marie Mize, Szilvia Somodi, David Rutland

Presentations

In an increasingly digital word, how do we communicate to library users? How can librarians and staff collaborate effectively on a variety of outreach efforts? In this session, panelists from UGA Law Library take turns sharing an alphabetically organized catalog of favorite tools, tips and general ideas including library displays, social media, and face-to-face offerings. At the close of the presentation attendees will have a chance to ask questions, participate in an open discussion about what has worked or not for them and why, and take a handout of our complete A to Z guide with resource links and examples.


Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2019, Seaall Oct 2019

Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2019, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Fall 2019 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Oct 2019

Fall 2019 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2019 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Telling Our Stories At Ifla’S 2019 Meeting In Athens, Greece, Anne Burnett Sep 2019

Telling Our Stories At Ifla’S 2019 Meeting In Athens, Greece, Anne Burnett

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Anne Burnett summarizes the 85th World Legal Information Congress (WLIC) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) annual meeting held at the Megaron Convention Center, located in the Kolonaki neighborhood of Athens, Greece. Specially Burnett reviews two IFLA sponsored programs held August 26 - 27, 2019.

DipLawMatic Dialogues is the official blog of the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Group of the American Association of Law Libraries. The FCIL-SIS serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on foreign, comparative and international law and legal research. This blog is intended to be ...


The Corpus Juris Civilis: A Guide To Its History And Use, Frederick W. Dingledy Sep 2019

The Corpus Juris Civilis: A Guide To Its History And Use, Frederick W. Dingledy

Frederick W. Dingledy

The Corpus Juris Civilis is indispensable for Roman law research. It is a vital pillar of modern law in many European nations, and influential in other countries. Scholars and lawyers still refer to it today. This valuable publication, however, may seem impenetrable at first, and references to it can be hard to decipher or detect. This guide provides a history of the Corpus Juris Civilis and the forms it has taken, states why it is still an important resource today, and offers some tips and tools for research using it.