Law Librarian Conversations http://lawlibcon.net A blog for Law Librarian Conversations Podcast. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:51:05 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.3 Copyright © Law Librarian Conversations 2011 weblawlib@gmail.com (Law Librarian Conversations) weblawlib@gmail.com (Law Librarian Conversations) 1440 http://lawlibcon.classcaster.net/files/2010/10/LawLibCon-Profile-Picsmall.jpg Law Librarian Conversations http://lawlibcon.net 144 144 A blog for Law Librarian Conversations Podcast. Law Librarian Conversations Law Librarian Conversations weblawlib@gmail.com no no Episode 22: Sept 16, 2011 – Legal Research Instruction – By the Book or Off the Cuff? http://lawlibcon.net/2011/09/19/lawlibcon022/ http://lawlibcon.net/2011/09/19/lawlibcon022/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:51:05 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=413 When teaching a legal research course, instructors have to decide whether to use a formal textbook, a reference book on finding the law, or some combination of other materials. For this episode of Law Librarian Conversations, we explore the question of how to decide choosing a textbook for a legal research course, including thoughts on choosing a research text for research components of a legal research and writing course.

The starting point for the discussion is Nancy P. Johnson’s article: “Should You Use a Textbook to Teach Legal Research?“, which was published in the Summer 2011 issue of Law Library Journal. Nancy discusses the article with Christopher Knott, co-author of the research textbook Where the Law Is: an Introduction to Advanced Legal Research. Karen Storin Linitz joins the conversation, together with co-hosts Roger Skalbeck and Rich Leiter.

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http://lawlibcon.net/2011/09/19/lawlibcon022/feed/ 0 1:24:59 When teaching a legal research course, instructors have to decide whether to use a formal textbook, a reference book on finding the law, or some combination of other materials. For this episode of Law Librarian Conversations, we explore the questio[...] When teaching a legal research course, instructors have to decide whether to use a formal textbook, a reference book on finding the law, or some combination of other materials. For this episode of Law Librarian Conversations, we explore the question of how to decide choosing a textbook for a legal research course, including thoughts on choosing a research text for research components of a legal research and writing course. The starting point for the discussion is Nancy P. Johnson’s article: “Should You Use a Textbook to Teach Legal Research?“, which was published in the Summer 2011 issue of Law Library Journal. Nancy discusses the article with Christopher Knott, co-author of the research textbook Where the Law Is: an Introduction to Advanced Legal Research. Karen Storin Linitz joins the conversation, together with co-hosts Roger Skalbeck and Rich Leiter. Share/Bookmark LawLibCon, Podcast weblawlib@gmail.com no no
Episode 21: July 23-26, 2011 – Live from AALL 2011 in Philadelphia, PA http://lawlibcon.net/2011/08/09/lawlibcon021/ http://lawlibcon.net/2011/08/09/lawlibcon021/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 12:55:45 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=405 In this episode of Law Librarian Conversations, we hear live reactions from people who attended the 2011 annual conference of the American Association of Law Librarians between July 23-26. In this episode, we hear from nearly twenty people who attended the conference, providing their insights into opportunities and threats to law librarians, and as well as reactions and highlights of the conference.

Contributions come from Allen Moye, Debbie Ginsburg, Ed Walters, Femi Cadmus, Carl Malamud, Dennis Kim-Prieto, Jason Wilson, Francis Norton, Greg Lambert, Kate Irwin-Smiler, Merle Slyhoff, John Nann, Melanie Oberlin, Kumar Jayasuriya, and others.

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http://lawlibcon.net/2011/08/09/lawlibcon021/feed/ 0 0:16:14 In this episode of Law Librarian Conversations, we hear live reactions from people who attended the 2011 annual conference of the American Association of Law Librarians between July 23-26. In this episode, we hear from nearly twenty people who atte[...] In this episode of Law Librarian Conversations, we hear live reactions from people who attended the 2011 annual conference of the American Association of Law Librarians between July 23-26. In this episode, we hear from nearly twenty people who attended the conference, providing their insights into opportunities and threats to law librarians, and as well as reactions and highlights of the conference. Contributions come from Allen Moye, Debbie Ginsburg, Ed Walters, Femi Cadmus, Carl Malamud, Dennis Kim-Prieto, Jason Wilson, Francis Norton, Greg Lambert, Kate Irwin-Smiler, Merle Slyhoff, John Nann, Melanie Oberlin, Kumar Jayasuriya, and others. Share/Bookmark LawLibCon, Podcast weblawlib@gmail.com no no
Episode 20: April 15, 2011 – Future of Law Libraries http://lawlibcon.net/2011/05/09/lawlibcon020/ http://lawlibcon.net/2011/05/09/lawlibcon020/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 13:42:16 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=398 This week’s conversation was wide ranging on many topics related to the future of libraries. After some technical difficulties at the start, talk turned to Harvard’s upcoming conference, “The Future of Law Libraries: The Future is Now?”

Special guest on this week’s show was John Palfrey, Harvard Law School. The panel this week was comprised of Ken Hirsh, University of Cincinnati, Sarah Glassmeyer, Valpariso Law School, Elzabeth Farrel, Florida State University and Tracy Thompson-Pryzlucki, NELLCO.

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http://lawlibcon.net/2011/05/09/lawlibcon020/feed/ 0 1:27:34 This week’s conversation was wide ranging on many topics related to the future of libraries. After some technical difficulties at the start, talk turned to Harvard’s upcoming conference, “The Future of Law Libraries: Th[...] This week’s conversation was wide ranging on many topics related to the future of libraries. After some technical difficulties at the start, talk turned to Harvard’s upcoming conference, “The Future of Law Libraries: The Future is Now?” Special guest on this week’s show was John Palfrey, Harvard Law School. The panel this week was comprised of Ken Hirsh, University of Cincinnati, Sarah Glassmeyer, Valpariso Law School, Elzabeth Farrel, Florida State University and Tracy Thompson-Pryzlucki, NELLCO. Chat Transcript of April 15 – Future of Law Libraries Podcast Share/Bookmark BTR, LawLibCon, Podcast weblawlib@gmail.com no no
Episode 19: March 11, 2011 – AALL Vendor Colloquium http://lawlibcon.net/2011/03/14/lawlibcon019/ http://lawlibcon.net/2011/03/14/lawlibcon019/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:07:21 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=392 Panelists AALL President Joyce Janto, AALL Vendor Liaison Margi Maes, law librarian blogger extraordinaire Greg Lambert, and Cincinnati/Hamilton County Law Library Director and CRIV member Mary Jenkins discuss AALL’s Vendor Colloquium held recently in Chicago.

Collection of links relating to AALL Vendor Colloquium – Found in our Delicious bookmark collection.

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http://lawlibcon.net/2011/03/14/lawlibcon019/feed/ 0 1:27:35 Panelists AALL President Joyce Janto, AALL Vendor Liaison Margi Maes, law librarian blogger extraordinaire Greg Lambert, and Cincinnati/Hamilton County Law Library Director and CRIV member Mary Jenkins discuss AALL’s Vendor Colloquium held[...] Panelists AALL President Joyce Janto, AALL Vendor Liaison Margi Maes, law librarian blogger extraordinaire Greg Lambert, and Cincinnati/Hamilton County Law Library Director and CRIV member Mary Jenkins discuss AALL’s Vendor Colloquium held recently in Chicago. Collection of links relating to AALL Vendor Colloquium – Found in our Delicious bookmark collection. Share/Bookmark BTR, LawLibCon, Podcast weblawlib@gmail.com no no
Episode 18: February 11, 2011 – Mobile Tech Show http://lawlibcon.net/2011/02/11/lawlibcon018/ http://lawlibcon.net/2011/02/11/lawlibcon018/#comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 02:11:56 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=346 For this show, we explore mobile devices, applications and services for law librarians, coming at the end of a very busy week in February 2011. The show is hosted by Rich Leiter and Roger Skalbeck, talking with regular guests Connie Crosby, Meg Kribble, Jason Eiseman, and Greg Lambert.

On the show, guests talk about devices and apps relevant to law librarians, including the following apps:

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http://lawlibcon.net/2011/02/11/lawlibcon018/feed/ 0 1:20:06 For this show, we explore mobile devices, applications and services for law librarians, coming at the end of a very busy week in February 2011. The show is hosted by Rich Leiter and Roger Skalbeck, talking with regular guests Connie Crosby, Meg Kri[...] For this show, we explore mobile devices, applications and services for law librarians, coming at the end of a very busy week in February 2011. The show is hosted by Rich Leiter and Roger Skalbeck, talking with regular guests Connie Crosby, Meg Kribble, Jason Eiseman, and Greg Lambert. On the show, guests talk about devices and apps relevant to law librarians, including the following apps: VGA Expedition: adds additional VGA output for your iPad SlideJockey: a non-lineair way of giving your presentations iAnnotate DropBox: a way to store files online to access on mobile devices infoNGen Publisher HD: app for the iPad, which enables anyone to easily create, edit and publish personalized newsletters Curator HD: Curate Content and Create Professional, Customized Newsletters With Your iPad Podcaster: “Over the Air” podcast management for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Google Goggles: image-based search app Mobile Apps for Law Mobile Mouse: Advanecd remote / trackpad for your iPhone IphoneJD: website with mobile iPhone news for lawyers & law students Team Viewer Kobo Word Lens: on the go translations Evernote Angry Birds!: apparently traced to the ‘Dawn of Man‘ Angry Birds is one of the most popular mobile games, soon to be a board game and TV show Share/Bookmark LawLibCon, Podcast weblawlib@gmail.com no no
Episode 17: January 28, 2010 Legal News http://lawlibcon.net/2011/01/28/lawlibcon017/ http://lawlibcon.net/2011/01/28/lawlibcon017/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:43:49 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=339 In our first show for the year two thousand eleven, during Episode 17 we briefly look back at some trends and big topics for 2010, while looking ahead to forthcoming news and announcements. In the show, Richard Leiter leads a discussion with guest Tom Boone and panelists Tracy Thompson-Przylucki, Marcia Dority Baker, and Roger Skalbeck.

Following are some stories mentioned during the show, with a full list of show notes available in the Episode 17 tag collection on Delicious.com.

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http://lawlibcon.net/2011/01/28/lawlibcon017/feed/ 0 1:13:54 In our first show for the year two thousand eleven, during Episode 17 we briefly look back at some trends and big topics for 2010, while looking ahead to forthcoming news and announcements. In the show, Richard Leiter leads a discussion with guest [...] In our first show for the year two thousand eleven, during Episode 17 we briefly look back at some trends and big topics for 2010, while looking ahead to forthcoming news and announcements. In the show, Richard Leiter leads a discussion with guest Tom Boone and panelists Tracy Thompson-Przylucki, Marcia Dority Baker, and Roger Skalbeck. Following are some stories mentioned during the show, with a full list of show notes available in the Episode 17 tag collection on Delicious.com. Search opinions from specific courts: story about new search options for legal opinions on Google Scholar WestlawNext Pricing Guide for Commercial Plans February 2010 WestlawNext Preview: Product and Pricing – from 2010 Law school Web sites judged; some found wanting, National Law Journal, Jan. 26, 2011 Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010 – By Jason Eiseman and Roger Skalbeck SSRN-The Dipping Point: Law Review Circulation 2010 by Ross Davies Share/Bookmark LawLibCon, Podcast weblawlib@gmail.com no no
Episode 16: December 10, 2010 – Future of Interface Design http://lawlibcon.net/2010/12/20/lawlibcon-016/ http://lawlibcon.net/2010/12/20/lawlibcon-016/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:19:42 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=324 The topic for Episode 16 of Law Librarian Conversations was the Future of Interface Design for legal research applications and services. Show hosts Richard Leiter and Roger Skalbeck held a discussion with: Jason Wilson, Vice President Jones McClure Publishing; Ed Walters, CEO, Fastcase; and Tom Boone, Reference Librarian, Loyola Law School.

You can read the chat room transcript from Episode 16 (December 20, 2010) and listen to the audio online or through iTunes.

Preparing for the show, each participant wrote some thoughts on interface design and legal research platforms, which you can read here:

During the live discussion, co-hosts Richard Leiter and Roger Skalbeck will consider three broad topics relating to interface for legal research tools:

  • Native App vs. Browser-based tools
  • What interface innovations can we borrow from other applications?
  • Modularity & Interoperability: Will we ever have modular legal research tools? (I’m thinking APIs, a plug-in architecture or
    interoperable products)

Several additional stories and related links on this topic are tagged as Episode16 on the LawLibCon Delicious account.

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http://lawlibcon.net/2010/12/20/lawlibcon-016/feed/ 0 0:00:01 The topic for Episode 16 of Law Librarian Conversations was the Future of Interface Design for legal research applications and services. Show hosts Richard Leiter and Roger Skalbeck held a discussion with: Jason Wilson, Vice President Jones McClure [...] The topic for Episode 16 of Law Librarian Conversations was the Future of Interface Design for legal research applications and services. Show hosts Richard Leiter and Roger Skalbeck held a discussion with: Jason Wilson, Vice President Jones McClure Publishing; Ed Walters, CEO, Fastcase; and Tom Boone, Reference Librarian, Loyola Law School. You can read the chat room transcript from Episode 16 (December 20, 2010) and listen to the audio online or through iTunes. Preparing for the show, each participant wrote some thoughts on interface design and legal research platforms, which you can read here: Ed Walters: Discovery Without Search: Law Librarian Conversations Backgrounder Jason Wilson: Law Librarian Conversations: The Future of Interface Design Tom Boone: From interface to extinction: law school librarians beyond Thunderdome Rich Leiter: Reflections on the End of the World Wide Web and the Future of the Internet as an Information/Service Resource Roger Skalbeck: Mobile Legal Research: Do we NEED an app for that? During the live discussion, co-hosts Richard Leiter and Roger Skalbeck will consider three broad topics relating to interface for legal research tools: Native App vs. Browser-based tools What interface innovations can we borrow from other applications? Modularity & Interoperability: Will we ever have modular legal research tools? (I’m thinking APIs, a plug-in architecture or interoperable products) Several additional stories and related links on this topic are tagged as Episode16 on the LawLibCon Delicious account. Share/Bookmark LawLibCon weblawlib@gmail.com no no
Talking Points for the Future of Interface Design (12/10/2010) [updated] http://lawlibcon.net/2010/12/07/interface-design/ http://lawlibcon.net/2010/12/07/interface-design/#comments Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:36:51 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=308 On December 10, 2010, Law Librarian Conversations episode 16 will focus on the topic of the Future of Interface Design for legal research applications and services. [Register here]

This will be a discussion with: Jason Wilson, Vice President Jones McClure Publishing; Ed Walters, CEO, Fastcase; and Tom Boone, Reference Librarian, Loyola Law School.

Here are posts from the participants:

During the live discussion, co-hosts Richard Leiter and Roger Skalbeck will consider three broad topics relating to interface for legal research tools:

  • Native App vs. Browser-based tools
  • What interface innovations can we borrow from other applications?
  • Modularity & Interoperability: Will we ever have modular legal research tools? (I’m thinking APIs, a plug-in architecture or
    interoperable products)

Here are some things to read relating to this topic: (all updates will be tagged as Episode16 on the LawLibCon Delicious account)

Add your comments with ideas about the future of interface design for legal information tools.

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Episode 15: November 5, 2010 – Richard Dooling http://lawlibcon.net/2010/11/05/lawlibcon-015/ http://lawlibcon.net/2010/11/05/lawlibcon-015/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 15:47:13 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=303 For this episode, show host Richard Leiter and guests Greg Lambert, Ken Hirsch and Marcia Baker talk with Professor Richard Dooling who describes himself as a “Novelist, Screenwriter, Fugitive Lawyer, Code Monkey . . .”.

Richard Dooling’s Wikipedia Entry shows highlights of his accomplishments, including several novels and nonfiction work.

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http://lawlibcon.net/2010/11/05/lawlibcon-015/feed/ 0 0:00:01 For this episode, show host Richard Leiter and guests Greg Lambert, Ken Hirsch and Marcia Baker talk with Professor Richard Dooling who describes himself as a “Novelist, Screenwriter, Fugitive Lawyer, Code Monkey . . .”. Richard [...] For this episode, show host Richard Leiter and guests Greg Lambert, Ken Hirsch and Marcia Baker talk with Professor Richard Dooling who describes himself as a “Novelist, Screenwriter, Fugitive Lawyer, Code Monkey . . .”. Richard Dooling’s Wikipedia Entry shows highlights of his accomplishments, including several novels and nonfiction work. Share/Bookmark LawLibCon, Podcast weblawlib@gmail.com no no
Episode 14: October 8, 2010 – Latest Legal News http://lawlibcon.net/2010/10/08/lawlibcon-014/ http://lawlibcon.net/2010/10/08/lawlibcon-014/#comments Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:08:56 +0000 roger http://lawlibcon.net/?p=300 This time around, we discuss the latest news about legal research and library developments, including a national digital library, legal profit margins, free law casebooks, a grant for Law.Gov and the AALL Conference Twitter hashtag. Host Richard Leiter leads the discussion with panelists Tracy Thompson-Przylucki, Marcia Baker, Sarah Glassmeyer, Margie Maes and Roger Skalbeck. Here’s a quick rundown of the stories discussed:

All links discussed in this episode are found in our Delicious bookmark account for tags filed as Episode 14.

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http://lawlibcon.net/2010/10/08/lawlibcon-014/feed/ 0 0:00:01 This time around, we discuss the latest news about legal research and library developments, including a national digital library, legal profit margins, free law casebooks, a grant for Law.Gov and the AALL Conference Twitter hashtag. Host Richard Le[...] This time around, we discuss the latest news about legal research and library developments, including a national digital library, legal profit margins, free law casebooks, a grant for Law.Gov and the AALL Conference Twitter hashtag. Host Richard Leiter leads the discussion with panelists Tracy Thompson-Przylucki, Marcia Baker, Sarah Glassmeyer, Margie Maes and Roger Skalbeck. Here’s a quick rundown of the stories discussed: Two Observations About the State of Modern Law Book Publishing A Library Without Walls by Robert Darnton // with commentary: One Step Closer to a National Digital Library Two Million Dollar Gift for Law.Gov Nebraska State Government Social Bookmarking Free PDF Casebooks from SSRN Going forward with Georgia State lawsuit Anatomy of a Conference Twitter Hashtag: #AALL2010 All links discussed in this episode are found in our Delicious bookmark account for tags filed as Episode 14. Share/Bookmark LawLibCon, Podcast weblawlib@gmail.com no no