Friday, April 30, 2010

New Study Area in the Periodicals Wing

Have you noticed that there is a new Add Imagestudy area in the Periodicals Wing in the Law Library?

Law Day - May 1, 2001

At the 2010 Law Day Luncheon, OCU Law's Assistant Dean for Admissions, Bernard M. Jones, received recognition as a 2010 Leadership in Law Honoree. The Journal Record's Leadership in Law 2010 publication as well as other resources about Law Day are on display in the Law Library.

This Day In Legal History

On this day in 1789 George Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. President. Besides being the first U.S. President, Washington served in the military and played an important role in the U.S. Constitutional Convention.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Video Feeds From the U.S. House Floor

Watch what goes on in the U.S. House of Representatives with video feeds. You can also search the archives with keywords or dates.

Thanks to beSpacific.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Law Library Subscribes to Early English Books Online

The Law Library is pleased to announce that we have purchased access to Early English Books Online (EEBO). A description of this database is included below. You can access it from on or off campus using this link from our page of databases.

Digitized directly from the UMI Early English Books collection in microform, Early English Books Online™ (EEBO) presents classic early English works as they appeared in their original format. Users can see exactly what the first printed edition of the Canterbury Tales looked like or compare Shakespeare's quartos, page by page. Now in electronic format, this vast body of retrospective material can be searched quickly and efficiently by a broad base of users, from undergraduates to scholars. EEBO opens new avenues for research in a variety of academic disciplines. The collection currently has nearly 127,000 texts beginning with the earliest printed works in the English language.

Works are drawn from these exhaustive bibliographies and collections of the period:
The Short-Title Catalogue I (Pollard & Redgrave, 1475 - 1640)
The Short-Title Catalogue II (Wing, 1641 - 1700)
The Thomason Tracts, a compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661
The Early English Books Tract Supplements

Oklahoma's New Abortion Laws

The Oklahoma House and Senate overrode Governor Henry's vetoes to enact two new abortion laws. One requires that a woman view the fetus before an abortion while the other gives doctors protection from malpractice lawsuits. Read more about the new laws in The New York Times.


"This is a good day for the cause of life. Today a bipartisan Senate majority made a bold statement in support of the sanctity of life. Those who rallied behind this cause reflected the core values of Oklahoma citizens, and I applaud my colleagues in providing more safeguards for the life of the unborn.

“I would remind the Governor and those who would seek to overturn this action that the Governor has already signed four pro-life bills (SB 1890, SB 1891, SB 1902 & HB 3075) into law this session that had been previously overturned by the courts on a technicality, not merit.

“That same technicality applies to the two vetoes that were overturned today. The argument that these bills will be challenged in the courts is speculative.

“The voice of the people has spoken twice now this session in the Senate and twice in the House, and I sincerely hope those who would reverse the people’s voice would think twice before acting.” From the Oklahoma State Senate.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Picking Up Groceries At The Library?

In a neighborhood without many grocery stores customers can now pick up groceries at the public library. Read and listen about this innovative new program in Baltimore.

Thanks to NPR and the Library Journal.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Law School Transparency

In the spirit of greater openness, Law School Transparency hopes to provide comprehensive employment statistics from ABA-accredited law schools. To reach this goal, the Web site will be asking all law schools for employment numbers.

Thanks to Barco 2.0.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Study Rooms Now Available for Reservation!

Finals week room reservations will now be made exclusively online using the link above.

On that site you can also find a step-by-step directional video in addition to a link to the rules regarding placing reservations.

Please stop by the Circulation Desk if you need any assistance.

Resources For Exam Preparation

As you prepare for exams remember that you can access old exams online and test your mettle by taking a CALI lesson. You can also use AudioCaseFiles to review. As always, if you have questions about these or other resources please ask.

Friday, April 23, 2010

StreetApps Challenge

Thomson Reuters a.k.a. West is sponsoring a contest to see who can come up with the best mobile app for financial professionals. The three judging criteria are: 1. usefulness to a financial professional, 2. implementation quality, and 3. ease of use.

Thanks to 3 Geeks and Law Blog.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Montana Indian Law Portal

The State Law Library of Montana has developed a new Montana Indian Law portal. Included on the site are tribal codes, treaties, and constitutions.

Thanks to KCLL Klues.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Text Message Case

In City of Ontario v. Quon, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if employees have an expectation of privacy when it comes to text messages on the company's/city's pagers. The Court heard arguments on Monday, April 19, 2010.

Read more about the case in USAToday, LTN, or SCOTUSblog.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary

We remember today the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Bombing, those people who were lost, the bravery of the people who volunteered, and the resilient spirit of the survivors.

During the morning hours, we will have the annual ceremony showing on the television in the foyer near the circulation desk. For the rest of the week, we will also be featuring books and information concerning the bombing and terrorism on the book display by the circulation desk.

Volcanic Ash Continues To Disrupt Travel

Who knew that a volcano in Iceland could wreck such havoc? Travel to, from, and within Europe has been thrown into a tailspin by the recent eruption. Economists also predict major effects to the European economy.

NASA offers a global view of the ash clouds and you can track airport cancellations here.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Twitter Archive From Google

Google is a gift that keeps on giving. For instance, now you can use Google to search Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and Buzz. Here is a sample search.

In other Twitter news, the LOC (Library of Congress) will now archive every public tweet.

Thanks to Slaw.