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Emerging Technologies in Law Libraries: It's Everyone's Business

Emerging Technologies in Law Libraries: It's Everyone's Business



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Published by Bonnie Shucha
This handout accompanies my presentation at the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Annual Spring Conference, May 29, 2009 in St. Paul, MN.
This handout accompanies my presentation at the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Annual Spring Conference, May 29, 2009 in St. Paul, MN.

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Published by: Bonnie Shucha on May 22, 2009
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MALL Spring Conference - May 29, 2009Compiled by Bonnie Shucha, University of Wisconsin Law Library
Content Creation Tools
- Web page that has short, frequent posts made to it; Short for web log;
- law related blog
- Google Blog Search
) - blog search engine
- Blawg
) and
Blawg Search
)- law blogs
- Law Library Blogs
- WisBlawg
) – UW Law Library blog
- Audio blog; combination of “iPod” + “broadcast”;
- law related podcast;
- Video podcast
- Podscope
) - search engine
- Blawgs.fm
) - law podcast directory
- Law Librarian Podcasts
- A website which allows users to add and edit content collectively
- Wex
) - from Cornell; only selected authors may contribute
- AALL Conference Wiki
) – created by individual librarian
- Wikis at the Rosen Law Firm
) – blog post about law firm wikis
- Web 2.0 Challenge-Wikis Links & Examples
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- Del.icio.us
)- A social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, anddiscovering bookmarks
- Univ. of Baltimore Law Library’s Bookmarks
- Web 2.0 Challenge-Social Bookmarking Links & Examples
- Flickr 
) - A digital photo sharing website in which photos are tagged to allowsearchers to easily find images
- Web 2.0 Challenge-Flickr Links & Examples
- Scribd 
) - A site for sharing documents (& presentations)
- SlideShare
) - A site for sharing presentations (& documents)
- Bonnie Shucha’s Scribd documents
- JD Supra
) – A site for legal professionals to share documents andsocial network 
- YouTube
(http://www.youtube.com/) - A popular free video sharing website which lets usersupload, view, and share video clips
- Harvard Law School Library Research Tutorials
See “Twenty Reasons Why Learning Emerging Technologies is Part of Every Librarian’s Job”at http://tinyurl.com/24hlm8
Emerging Technologies in Law Libraries:It’s Everone’s Business
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- Current Law Journal Content 
) - from Washington and Lee Law School;search and subscribe to current law journal tables of contents
RSS Reader -
Application that collects syndicated content from one or more RSS feeds and consolidates into asingle view. Also known as an RSS aggregator, feed reader, news reader, or news aggregator.
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tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup RSS content
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podcast from
 Legal Talk Network 
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Library Catalog / Resource Discovery Tool –
An interactive OPAC or OPAC add-on which allows users to tag,rate and review the data. Many are open source.
- Blacklight 
  Blacklight catalog – Univ. of VA Library
- SOPAC (http://www.thesocialopac.net/about )SOPAC catalog – Darien Library
- VuFind 
VuFind catalog – demo
- LibraryThing for Libraries
 LibraryThing enabled catalogs
- Catalogablog
) – blog about library catalogs
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