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Admissibility Of Computer-Generated Evidence In Nigerian Court Of Law: Implications For Law Libraries, Wisdom Okereke Anyim Sep 2020

Admissibility Of Computer-Generated Evidence In Nigerian Court Of Law: Implications For Law Libraries, Wisdom Okereke Anyim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper reviewed the inclusion of computer generated evidence in Nigerian court of law with respect to its implication for law libraries. Attention was given more to the e-library system which generates and disseminates legal information via electronic format. It was revealed that the new Evidence Act 2011 having incorporated Admissibility of Statements in Documents Produced by Computers which was not specifically provided for in the earlier Evidence Act 2004, presents opportunities to the law library leading to expansion of its scope and integration of e-system, platform for online Alternative Dispute Resolution, face to face and virtual services, Ask-a-Librarian and ...


Spring 2020 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Apr 2020

Spring 2020 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Spring 2020 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Fall 2020 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Jan 2020

Fall 2020 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2020 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


The “Step-Child Of Scholarly Investigation”: Preliminary Observations About The Origins Of Academic Jewish Law Scholarship, David Hollander Jan 2020

The “Step-Child Of Scholarly Investigation”: Preliminary Observations About The Origins Of Academic Jewish Law Scholarship, David Hollander

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Fall 2019 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Oct 2019

Fall 2019 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2019 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Journals Of The Century In Law, Christopher Byrne Sep 2019

Journals Of The Century In Law, Christopher Byrne

Christopher Byrne

In this essay I will humbly add my contribution to this vast literature by ranking the twentieth century's best law journals. I am not treading upon virgin ground. Over the past twenty years a number of scholars have ranked law reviews and journals using a variety of methodologies.


Spring 2019 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Apr 2019

Spring 2019 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Spring 2019 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Food Waste Legislation Scholarship: A Mapping Study, Angela Hackstadt Mar 2019

Food Waste Legislation Scholarship: A Mapping Study, Angela Hackstadt

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

The purpose of this study is to examine research activity on food waste legislation published in law journals to identify top sources and experts cited by recent scholarship. Searches for "food loss" and "food waste" were conducted in three legal research databases for law journal articles published between January 2013 and January 2018. The core list of selected articles consists of 13 law journal articles. The citations from each of the core articles were collected to form a database, which was analyzed to determine what kinds of resources legal scholars rely on when conducting research in food waste legislation. Government ...


Peacebuilding Through Food Recovery, Angela Hackstadt Nov 2018

Peacebuilding Through Food Recovery, Angela Hackstadt

University Libraries Faculty Scholarship

The United States wastes approximately 133 billion pounds of food annually while 15 million American households are food insecure. Current and proposed U.S. legislation attempts to encourage food recovery efforts to address both of these problems by incentivizing donation of surplus foods by businesses to charitable organizations, yet legislation has failed to deliver. Food insecure individuals who use food banks or other safety net programs are often required to provide personal information and are subject to scrutiny in the process of acquiring food. Information can be leveraged in different ways to stigmatize or marginalize those in need. This presentation ...


Fall 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Oct 2018

Fall 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2018 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Spring 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma Wood Jan 2018

Spring 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Spring 2018 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Spring 2017 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma Wood Apr 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Spring 2017 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Using Course-Subject Co-Occurrence (Csco) To Reveal The Structure Of An Academic Discipline: A Framework To Evaluate Different Inputs Of A Domain Map, Peter A. Hook Jan 2017

Using Course-Subject Co-Occurrence (Csco) To Reveal The Structure Of An Academic Discipline: A Framework To Evaluate Different Inputs Of A Domain Map, Peter A. Hook

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

This article proposes, exemplifies, and validates the use of course-subject co-occurrence (CSCO) data to generate topic maps of an academic discipline. A CSCO event is when two course-subjects are taught in the same academic year by the same teacher. 61,856 CSCO events were extracted from the 2010-11 directory of the American Association of Law Schools and used to visualize the structure of law school education in the United States. Different normalization, ordination (layout), and clustering algorithms were compared and the best performing algorithm of each type was used to generate the final map. Validation studies demonstrate that CSCO produces ...


Fall 2017 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood Jan 2017

Fall 2017 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma M. Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2017 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


A Duty To Document, Marc Kosciejew Dec 2016

A Duty To Document, Marc Kosciejew

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Access to information is a bedrock principle of contemporary democratic governments and their public agencies and entities. Access to information depends upon these public institutions to document their activities and decisions. When public institutions do not document their activities and decisions, citizens’ right of access is ultimately denied. Public accountability and trust, in addition to institutional memory and the historical record, are undermined without the creation of appropriate records. Establishing and enforcing a duty to document helps promote accountability, openness, transparency, good governance, and public trust in public institutions. A duty to document should therefore be a fundamental component of ...


Fall 2016 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma Wood Oct 2016

Fall 2016 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Fall 2016 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Authenticity Key To Success In Life And In Legal Information, Susan Drisko Zago Jun 2016

Authenticity Key To Success In Life And In Legal Information, Susan Drisko Zago

Law Faculty Scholarship

[Excerpt] "Authenticity is defined as something that is not false or an imitation. Savvy consumers pay a premium for an authentic product and treat with suspicion a product that does not ring true.

We have a system of trademark and copyright protections that protect a company’s intellectual property rights and brands and consumer protections to protect the consumer from counterfeit and unsafe products. Now, there is model legislation that will provide a systematic way to protect, preserve and provide better electronic access to the bread and butter of our legal profession: our official state legal documents."


Spring 2016 Newsletter, Emma Wood Apr 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter, Emma Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Spring 2016 UMass Law Library Newsletter.


Unh School Of Law Ip Library: 20th Anniversary Reflection On The Only Academic Ip Library In The United States, Jon R. Cavicchi Jan 2016

Unh School Of Law Ip Library: 20th Anniversary Reflection On The Only Academic Ip Library In The United States, Jon R. Cavicchi

Law Faculty Scholarship

[Excerpt] The UNH School of Law Intellectual Property Library celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. It is a fortuitous time for this look back and for strategic considerations for the future. This anniversary comes at a time in the history of legal education when conditions over the past few years have intensified the analysis of mission and resources for law school libraries. This article is a retrospective review of the history and dynamics surrounding the founding and first twenty years of growth. It is also an analysis of the future growth and mission of the IP Library during times that ...


The Case Of The Stanly Will, Ryan Speer Jan 2016

The Case Of The Stanly Will, Ryan Speer

Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

This article presents a historical account of the state of Georgia's 1926 suit to recover a colonial will which had been an item of commerce for some 50 years at the time of the court proceedings. Ultimately, Georgia was unable to prove that the will was a state record. The state’s result can been seen as part of a larger pattern indicating that replevin is not consistently effective in recovering documents lacking conclusive evidence of long-standing public custody.


The Nigeria Freedom Of Information Law: Progress, Implementation Challenges And Prospects, Funmilola Olubunmi Omotayo Jan 2015

The Nigeria Freedom Of Information Law: Progress, Implementation Challenges And Prospects, Funmilola Olubunmi Omotayo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Freedom of Information (FoI) refers to the right which citizens in a society are expected to have to access information held by government institutions and officials. This paper reviews the Nigeria Freedom of Information Act, 2011 and discusses the progress that has been made so far with the enactment of the law. Challenges that are confronting the implementation of the Act are highlighted while solutions are proffered to the overcome these challenges. The paper also looks at the practicability of the law in relation to the current Nigerian context in terms of the understandings and attitudes of citizens and ...


Lc Subject Headings, Fast Headings, And Apps: Diversity Can Be Problematic In The 21st Century, Karen A. Nuckolls Jan 2015

Lc Subject Headings, Fast Headings, And Apps: Diversity Can Be Problematic In The 21st Century, Karen A. Nuckolls

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In this chapter, the author discusses and evaluates the effort to study and update relevant ethnic, racial, and other diverse subject headings. This discussion includes the work of the Library of Congress and software vendors. The author encourages for the technical services community to develop, use, and change subject headings to accurately reflect society.


The Structure And Evolution Of The Academic Discipline Of Law In The United States: Generation And Validation Of Course-Subject Co-Occurrence (Csco) Maps, Peter A. Hook Jul 2014

The Structure And Evolution Of The Academic Discipline Of Law In The United States: Generation And Validation Of Course-Subject Co-Occurrence (Csco) Maps, Peter A. Hook

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

This dissertation proposes, exemplifies, and validates the usage of course-subject co-occurrence (CSCO) data to generate topic maps of an academic discipline. CSCO is defined as course-subjects taught in the same academic year by the same teacher. This work is premised on the assumption that in the aggregate and for reasons of efficiency, faculty members teach course-subjects that are topically similar to one another. To exemplify and validate CSCO, more than 112,000 CSCO events were extracted from the annual directories of the American Association of Law Schools covering nearly eighty years of law school teaching in the United States. The ...


The End Of The Pipeline: A Journey Of Recognition For African Americans Entering The Legal Profession [Review Of The Book], La Loria Konata Jan 2014

The End Of The Pipeline: A Journey Of Recognition For African Americans Entering The Legal Profession [Review Of The Book], La Loria Konata

University Library Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Case Law Research Using Westlaw Campus, Robert Berry Jul 2013

Case Law Research Using Westlaw Campus, Robert Berry

Library Staff Publications

Presentation by Robert Berry on the basics of Case law research.


The Georgia State University Copyright Case (Cambridge University Press V. Becker) And What It Means For Librarians, Judson L. Strain Jun 2013

The Georgia State University Copyright Case (Cambridge University Press V. Becker) And What It Means For Librarians, Judson L. Strain

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

The Federal District Court in the Georgia State University copyright case (Cambridge University Press v Becker) constructed a carefully defined, but expansive Fair Use “safe harbor”. Academic libraries and not-for-profit educational institutions can use this “safe harbor” to make copies of copyright-protected materials and distribute them to students in a carefully controlled manner. The decision requires safeguards to help ensure that copies do not get disseminated beyond their intended audience. It also gives more flexibility in cases where publishers do not make smaller excerpts readily available.

The Georgia State decision has been reported as allowing up to 10%,or a ...


Research Skills Boot Camp: Preparing Law Students For Internships, Charlotte Gill, Priyanka Sharma, Yuyun W. Ishak Jan 2013

Research Skills Boot Camp: Preparing Law Students For Internships, Charlotte Gill, Priyanka Sharma, Yuyun W. Ishak

Research Collection Library

Legal Internship is an integral part of legal education and is the first brush that a law student has with the legal profession outside the comfortable environs of law school. Since the inception of the law school at Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2007, law students are required to complete a 10 week compulsory internship as an essential part of their legal training pedagogy. The internship is intended to acquaint students with the practical workings of the legal system and the realities of law practice in the private and public sectors. The consistent message that we have received from practitioners ...


Ethical Implications Of Intellectual Property In Africa, Dick Kawooya Jan 2013

Ethical Implications Of Intellectual Property In Africa, Dick Kawooya

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Deciding Factor: The U.S. Supreme Court, Minnesota State University - Mankato Jan 2013

The Deciding Factor: The U.S. Supreme Court, Minnesota State University - Mankato

Democracy/Government

Bibliography and photographs of a display of government documents from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Who's In Charge Here? Information Privacy In A Social Networking World, Lisa Di Valentino Oct 2012

Who's In Charge Here? Information Privacy In A Social Networking World, Lisa Di Valentino

FIMS Presentations

No abstract provided.