Carl Malamud, Legal Information Liberator, Takes on PACER

by on February 13, 2009 2:29 pm
Today’s New York Times features an article on Carl Malamud’s latest fight to keep the ‘operating system of democracy’ freely available.  The article, “An Effort to Upgrade a Court Archive System to Free and Easy,” by John Schwartz explains: “So, using $600,000 in contributions in 2008, he bought a 50-year archive of papers from the… Read more Carl Malamud, Legal Information Liberator, Takes on PACER

Wonderful Development in Law Librarianship

by on February 13, 2009 2:27 pm
From a SSRN announcement: We are pleased to announce a new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal — Legal Information & Technology, sponsored by the Mid-America Law Library Consortium. LEGAL INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Legal-Information-Technology.html Preview the First Issue: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/sample_issues/1334262_CMBO.html Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Legal-Information-Technology Editors: Randy J. Diamond, University of Missouri School of Law,… Read more Wonderful Development in Law Librarianship

Pronunciation Guide for Foreign Names

by on February 5, 2009 9:47 am
Voice of America provides a pronunciation guide for names of foreign leaders and dignitaries. Type  in a name or choose from an alphabetical list. Example of Sergio Viera de Mello from the VOA site. In addition to the written phonetic spelling, the site also provides an audio file of name being spoken in translation. DE… Read more Pronunciation Guide for Foreign Names