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Let’s Hear it for BNA Law Reports

[Originally Posted here on  by ]

An extra hour of sleep from the end of DST prompts a bounty of mirth…as do BNA Law Reports! We recently were asked for electronic copies of filings from an L.A. County Superior Court civil matter. Ah, the oft-elusive electronic state court records…Various e-access options exist for L.A. County civil court records. For instance, they can be searched electronically for a fee through the court’s website. Finding them on Westlaw or Lexis’ Courtlink can be hit-or-miss, though Bloomberg Law is a great resource because BLAW uploads and make available those filings previously requested by other interested customers. In this particular instance, while the memoranda of points of authorities from a motion to strike were already uploaded within the BLAW system, a quite recent court order was not. Before leaving the BLAW interface to search blogs and news more broadly, I quickly checked BNA Law Reports. Hooray! Though only a superior court case, it was newsworthy enough to have been covered by BNA’s Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal, which also provided a copy of the court’s order. We heart BNA Law Reports! (Now, if only the filing content from the BNA law reports could be linked directly to BLAW dockets!)

Cross-posted Legal Research Plus.

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Pew Internet & American Life Project on Younger American’s Library Habits and Expectations

The Pew Internet & American Life Project late last month issued a new report on the library habits and expectations of younger Americans, i.e., those aged 16-29.

Please see here for a summary of the report’s findings as well as related information and links.

And the full report is here.

Bottom line:

Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and Internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.