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.

Posts by gwilson

The 2012 Web Index

by on September 11, 2012 3:25 pm
The Web Index is an interesting new measurement of “the Web’s utility and impact on people and nations.” Coverage is of “61 developed and developing countries, incorporating indicators that assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as indicators of Web connectivity infrastructure and use.” Please see the “snapshot” here and… Read more The 2012 Web Index

New Article of Interest: "The Inevitability of Open Access"

by on September 2, 2012 9:53 pm
David W. Lewis, Dean of the IUPUI [Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis] University Library, has written an article offering up a valuable overview of open access (OA), including its history and arguments pro and con — “The Inevitability of Open Access”  73(5) College & Research Libraries 493-506  (September 2012) — asserting that the movement toward OA,… Read more New Article of Interest: "The Inevitability of Open Access"

New Sunlight Foundation report on improving public access to legislative information

by on August 24, 2012 12:32 pm
The admirable Sunlight Foundation has today issued a new report On Public Access to Legislative Information: Recommendation to the Bulk Data Task Force Please see: How to #FreeTHOMAS: A report on implementing bulk access By Daniel Schuman August 24, 2012 Cross-posted a Legal Research Plus.