Category: open access

A Thoughtful Post Re: Using Wikipedia (and Google) as a Starting Point -- Only! -- for Legal Research: "Students Always Find the Wikipedia Shortcuts"

by on October 7, 2017 2:57 pm
Please see here. From the post, by Nicole Downing at UNC Chapel Hill (with emphasis added here): … Wikipedia. It continues to offer shortcuts to the various legal research processes … [and it has] … encroached on legislative history research. … …[S]tudents [should use] Google or Wikipedia…. In fact, [they should] include their Google searches… Read more A Thoughtful Post Re: Using Wikipedia (and Google) as a Starting Point -- Only! -- for Legal Research: "Students Always Find the Wikipedia Shortcuts"

Homage to the Legal Information Institute (LII): Post "25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening"

by on October 7, 2017 1:03 pm
Please see here. From the post, by Sarah Glassmeyer (with emphasis added here): … Access to information is access to justice.  That’s always been the case, but now more than ever.  People often conflate access to legal services with access to justice, but access to justice is much larger than just access to legal services.… Read more Homage to the Legal Information Institute (LII): Post "25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening"

Open Access in Academe May Fail as a Strategy When It Does Not Address Perceived Needs

by on September 1, 2017 5:03 pm
Please see: Julia A. Lovett, Andrée J. Rathemacher, Divana Boukari & Corey Lang , Institutional Repositories and Academic Social Networks: Competition or Complement? A Study of Open Access Policy Compliance vs. ResearchGate Participation, 5(1) Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (2017). DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2183