Faculty Newsletter Fall 2009

Inside this Issue
 •New! CCH Intelliconnect
 •Rare Book Room - New Exhibit
 •Learn the Law with CALI
 •Notable Web 2.0 Technologies

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Here at the Law Library, the academic year is happily humming along. Please take a moment to look at this Law Library Newsletter, which includes reviews of several library databases and introduces several Web 2.0 technologies you might find useful. Those of you working in a clinic, or teaching evidence, may find the AudioCaseFiles services especially valuable for your students. Those of you who sometimes have a hard time keeping up with the flood of today’s news may like Goggle’s fast flip, a tool to help you "read news fast." This online application was recently mentioned in the Law Library’s Legal Eagle blog. Please keep an eye on the blog for brief reviews of law resources and more.

And please visit the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room for the new “Recent Additions to the Collection” exhibit, or kill two birds with one stone and come to the next Faculty Sherry Hour on Thursday, November 12 at 4 pm in the Rare Book Room. We wish you a happy and productive fall semester, and welcome your visits to the Law Library - in person or online.

Peace, Filippa

Filippa Marullo Anzalone
Professor and Associate Dean for Information and Technology Services,
Law School

CCH is Now Online! Introducing CCH Intelliconnect...

CCH Intelliconnect

The Library recently replaced a number of little-used CCH looseleaf services with their more comprehensive electronic counterpart, CCH Intelliconnect. Intelliconnect's legal databases cover labor and employment, securities, tax, environmental law, banking, and more. With CCH Intelliconnect you can limit your search to a subject-specific database, or search across databases. For a list of databases in the system, click on the "Practice Areas" link at the top of the homepage.

You can access CCH Intelliconnect from your home or office through the library’s A-Z List or via Quest - first-time users must create a username and password. Please note: CCH recommends using Internet Explorer with Intelliconnect.

On Thursday, November 12 from noon to 1 pm, the Library will host a lunchtime introduction to CCH Intelliconnect for faculty and library staff. Watch for more information, and plan to join us. If you plan to join us, please email Karen Beck by Friday, November 6, so we will know how many lunches to order. Meanwhile, if you have questions about Intelliconnect, contact your librarian liaison or the Information Desk.

TheCorporateCounsel.net: A Research Source

Tracking recent developments in the financial crisis? Searching for detailed analysis of executive compensation disclosure requirements? The Law Library has anticipated your research needs with "TheCorporateCounsel.net", a database devoted to corporate and securities regulation and corporate governance topics. The service also offers sample documents from major law firms and audio recordings from selected conferences. Sample documents cover topics such as the recent proposed rule banning flash orders, model D&O questionnaires, and reporting up policies. The service is geared toward educating practitioners, and features a Q&A forum as well as a forum devoted to Rule 144.

Access TheCorporateCounsel.net by going to the Law Library’s A-Z List under "T" for "TheCorporateCounsel.net". You will need the Library’s username and password – ask at the Information Desk, or contact your Law Library Liaison.

AudioCaseFiles for your students

Audio Case Files

Do you worry that your students don't understand the hearsay rules as well as you'd like? Do your students worry about when to approach the bench during their first court appearances? Consider AudioCaseFiles. This Law Library subscription service includes 1) audio downloads of legal opinions featured in casebooks, 2) videos of trials and, 3) a video training library, with highlights of trials by respected litigators, accompanied by commentary. Access is restricted to members of the BC Law School community. Self-registration instructions are posted on the Law Library's A-Z List. Learn more here.

Rare Book Room Exhibit: Recent Additions to the Collection

Click on image to see larger view "Recent Additions to the Collection," on view until December 2009, features books, manuscripts and art donated by Dan Coquillette, Buzzy Baron, Morris Cohen, Mike Hoeflich, and Robert Brooker, as well as recent purchases. Highlights include two handwritten property deeds on vellum, a comical lithograph of French lawyers by the satirist Honoré Daumier, elegant engravings of London law buildings, and a piece of 1890s sheet music advertising a legal encyclopedia. View selected highlights here.

George Bishop (Composer), Pleading and Practice Grand March, 2 Step. New York, 1896.

Help Your Students Learn the Law with CALI

Did you know that CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction offers over 720 interactive, computer-based lessons and tutorials? If your 1L property law students seem a bit confused about future interests, consider guiding them towards the 10 CALI lessons in this area. If your 2L and 3L students could use help placing federal agencies into the greater constitutional scheme, or understanding how regulations are promulgated, consider a CALI administrative law research lesson. Click here for more information.

Web 2.0 - Notable Technologies

Zotero is a research tool built as a Firefox extension, so it works seamlessly in your browser. Use it to organize, gather, share, and annotate your findings on the web, and to add and search files from other sources. Zotero offers Word plugins, citation options, and a group option that lets you collaborate with other Zotero users.

At the law school, the Law Review is looking at Zotero as a possible aid in citation management and resource sharing. Go here for a BCLAW guide to Zotero. Zotero is constantly changing and becoming more robust; it may be a power tool for your research needs. Faculty interested in Zotero should contact Chester Kozikowski.

"Shareaholic is the better, quicker, easier way to share, e-mail, tweet, and bookmark stuff you care about online..." Share links, videos, blogs and images with services you may already use like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo, and more. Shareaholic works in these browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Songbird, and Flock. For more information, contact Chester Kozikowski.

Attention News Junkies! Google Fast Flip lets you "read news fast." With this Google application you can browse an online selection of newspaper headlines and magazine covers. You can check out headlines in the New York Times and the Washington Post, or maybe the BBC News online—then click on an article and "flip' through the pages almost as though you’re turning pages in a newspaper or magazine. Talk about speed reading online!

Try Fast Flip—you're sure to find titles you like among its news sites and online magazines.