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Alexander Hamilton Papers Now Available Online

According to the Hofstra Law Library blog, the Library of Congress has recently made approximately 12,000 items concentrated from 1777 until Hamilton’s death in 1804 available on their website.

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By |April 4th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Alexander Hamilton Papers Now Available Online

Embed at Your Own Risk, Says a New York Federal Court: Embedding Copyrighted Images on Your Website and Social Media May Lead to Charges of Copyright Infringement

Maria R. Sinatra and Marcella Ballard of Venable LLP write for Lexology about possible copyright infringement on social media.
“Does your business or publication link or embed copyrighted content on your website or social media? If you routinely do the latter, a recent decision in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New […]

By |March 26th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Embed at Your Own Risk, Says a New York Federal Court: Embedding Copyrighted Images on Your Website and Social Media May Lead to Charges of Copyright Infringement

The “2018 State of Corporate Law Departments” Report: Modern Law Departments Taking More Proactive Stance

The On Firmer Ground blog features and article which discusses the 2018 State of Corporate Law Departments.
“Today’s modern corporate law department has taken a more proactive position within its organization, seeking not to be seen (as it too often was in the past) as a cost-center or — worse yet — the department of […]

By |March 21st, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on The “2018 State of Corporate Law Departments” Report: Modern Law Departments Taking More Proactive Stance

Lawyers, Developers Team Up in Hackathon to Revamp Legal Industry

The winning team of the recent “Global Legal Hackathon” hosted by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco seeks to provide a platform to fund and expedite class action suits using blockchain technology.

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By |March 7th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Lawyers, Developers Team Up in Hackathon to Revamp Legal Industry

Results may vary in legal research databases

Susan Nevelow Mart writes for the ABA Journal about the varying nature of results from legal research databases:
“At first glance, the various legal research databases seem similar. For instance, they all promote their natural language searching, so when the keywords go into the search box, researchers expect relevant results. The lawyer would also expect […]

By |March 5th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Results may vary in legal research databases

What Innovation Is Needed For Law Students?

Mary E. Juetten writes for Above the Law about needed innovation in law school education.
“The Law School Innovation Index was recently launched and I checked it out for research on access to justice and law school reform. Over the past couple of years, while traveling and speaking for Evolve Law, I often referred to […]

By |March 1st, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on What Innovation Is Needed For Law Students?

AALL Joining National Campaign for Net Neutrality

This just in from the AALL:
“Today, February 27, 2018, AALL is joining companies, websites, and organizations around the country in a massive effort to recruit one more Senator to support the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution restoring net neutrality. The day of action is called Operation: #OneMoreVote. We’ll be posting to social media and urging […]

By |February 27th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on AALL Joining National Campaign for Net Neutrality

KM, AI & Client Engagement: The Changing Role of Law Firm Librarians, Part 2

Gregg Wirth, a financial journalist and the Content Manager of the Legal Executive Institute’s LEI Blog writes for On Firmer Ground about KM and AI and how it’s changing law firm libraries.
“The role of the law firm librarian has undergone dramatic change as technology, artificial intelligence and other innovations have allowed some information service […]

By |February 26th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on KM, AI & Client Engagement: The Changing Role of Law Firm Librarians, Part 2

Legalweek New York 2018: What’s hot and what’s not

Caroline Hill, Editor in chief of Legal IT Insider provides a roundup of the best tech at Legalweek New York 2018 in the areas of:

Document management
Document comparison
Records management/information governance
eDiscovery
AI

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By |February 5th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Legalweek New York 2018: What’s hot and what’s not

13 Wonderfully Specific Libraries Reveal Their Oldest Treasures

 

Poeticon Astronomicon. U.S. NAVAL OBSERVATORY JAMES M. GILLISS LIBRARY

Sarah Laskow writes for Atlas Obscura about 13 Wonderfully Specific Libraries Reveal Their Oldest Treasures.
“We love libraries like these, and we wanted to know more about the secrets they hold. So we contacted 13 of the world’s wondrously specific libraries and asked: What’s the oldest item in […]

By |January 31st, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on 13 Wonderfully Specific Libraries Reveal Their Oldest Treasures