About gwilson

Reference (including Circulation/Access Services) Librarian, Robert Crown Law Library Stanford Law School - providing legal and other reference/research services and circulation/access services (since 2005); Lecturer in Law (2007-2010), teaching legal research and writing, advanced legal research, and foreign and international legal research.

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Cost of Government Day -- 2010 Report

by on August 26, 2010 1:28 pm
The Center for Fiscal Accountability, a special project of the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, has calculated and posted its annual Cost of Government Day, which is stated to be: …the day on which the average American has earned enough gross income to pay off his or her share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed… Read more Cost of Government Day -- 2010 Report

Trust Online: Young Adults' Evaluation of Web Content

by on July 29, 2010 4:03 pm
A recent study published in the International Journal of Communication (IJOC) would appear to indicate that digital natives do not have much, if any, understanding of Web searching — placing their trust unquestioningly, it seems, in Google or other brand-name search engines or websites: Trust Online: Young Adults’ Evaluation of Web Content — Abstract: Little… Read more Trust Online: Young Adults' Evaluation of Web Content

British Library Warning as to Potential for Loss of United Kingdom's Online/Web Heritage

by on February 25, 2010 2:12 pm
The British Library is warning of the potential for the United Kingdom to lose its online/Web heritage. See the BBC News article: “British Library warns UK’s web heritage ‘could be lost'” For information on the British Library’s web archive efforts see: Web Archiving Programme Cross-posted on Legal Research Plus.