Thursday, April 28, 2011

Twitter feed from Thomas website

If you are a frequent user of Thomas, the Library of Congress website devoted to Congressional activity, you'll want to follow their new Twitter feed: @THOMASdotgov. The new Twitter feed will highlight bills before Congress, provide access to news on the latest Thomas features and more.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Trove of Historic Jazz Recordings has Found a Home in Harlem, But You Can’t Hear Them - Magazine - ABA Journal

An historic collection of live jazz recordings faces an unusual array of copyright challenges. Read about it in this article from the ABA Journal.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Countering Myths about the Information Age

How do books and libraries picture in the digital age and how will it impact the research skills you will need to effectively research in the future? Do we need to give up on the printed word and concentrate on electronic media only? Harvard University Librarian, Robert Darnton, challenges five common myths about the information age in a recent opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Darton suggests that while books and libraries are changing, the change is much less drastic than some would have us believe. He concludes that new technology is reinforcing old modes of communication rather than undermining them. Read his article.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Real World Research: Tackling a Research Problem

As a law student, you know the basics of legal research. But do you know the most efficient way to approach, analyze and complete a real-world research problem? BC law librarians Joan Shear and Alex Berrio Matamoros will provide hands-on instruction in tackling real research problems on Tuesday, April 5, from 12:15 - 12:55 in Law Library Room 253. Feel free to drop by and sharpen your legal research skills for real-world practice.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A taste of spring on a snowy April 1st


Just in time to brighten up a snowy (yes, snowy!) April 1st, the lovely sculpture Fantasy Garden #51: Pungo River Grass has been installed in the BC Law Library. This beautiful piece was created by Sarah Westlake in collaboration with Harry Jones. Merle Westlake made a gift of the sculpture to the McMullen Museum of Art here at BC. We are fortunate to have this sculpture on loan from the McMullen Museum; we hope our law students will enjoy viewing it here in the Law Library. The link above leads to a brief description of Sarah Westlake's work. Please stop by and admire the sculpture in its location near the Information Desk on the main floor of the Law Library.