The University of Baltimore Law Library Weblog
News and links of interest to the law school community
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
UB Adopts New Course Management System -- WebTycho
Beginning with the 2005 Summer Term, UB is implementing a new course management system (CMS), WebTycho in place of the Prometheus system that has been in use for the past four years. Prometheus is no longer commercially available, and all Prometheus accounts will be closed by the end of June 2005.
WebTycho, UB's new course management system, will provide all the features that UB users have come to depend upon as well as some new features that will be of great benefit to students. These features include a student portfolio and an area where students can post draft material for feedback from their instructor.
Within the next two weeks, login instructions will be sent to students registered in summer online courses and classroom courses supplemented by WebTycho. After logging in, students who have not used WebTycho before will be directed to an orientation/tutorial on the features of this CMS. Most of these features will be intuitive for students who have taken courses in Prometheus or another CMS.
For students who would like a preview of WebTycho, go to this address --
-- and click again on the “About WebTycho” link at the bottom of the page. This will take you to a site with comprehensive coverage of WebTycho. Of particular interest will be sections on Setting Up, the User Guide, and Using Text.
General questions about the implementation of WebTycho and the phasing out of Prometheus should be directed to Terry Ross in the MBNA e-Learning Center (410.837.5078 or email@example.com). Registered users of WebTycho will have access to a 24 X 7 Help Desk.
Program Manager for e-Learning
(410) 837-5078 BC 002C
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
LEXIS ID CHANGES:
Effective June 28th, ALL law school customers (students and faculty) will be required to register their 7-digit LexisNexis.com ID and create a custom ID and password (currently customers can use their 7-digit ID without creating a custom ID and password). The majority of customers have already created a custom ID and password and WILL NOT be affected by these changes. Those who have not created a custom ID and password will be forced to do so when signing-on to LexisNexis.com. Below are details of how this new policy will affect specific customers:
1L’s will receive a 7-digit activation code (it looks just like the 7-digit ID number). It is printed on a literature card that is about 4x6 inches in size. The student will visit the homepage, enter the activation code, and then create a custom ID and password. Creating a custom ID and password is required, not optional as it was last year. The seven digit access code will then cease to exist.
Any of these customers who have already registered their ID and created a custom ID and password will not be affected by this change (assuming that they sign-on with their custom ID and password and not their 7-digit ID number). Those who have not created a custom ID and password will be prompted to do so when they first sign-on to LexisNexis.com on or after June 28th.
Monday, June 27, 2005
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Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Monday, June 20, 2005
The Open Access Law Program: a part of the Science Commons publishing project, supports "open access" to legal scholarship.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Monday, June 13, 2005
Friday, June 10, 2005
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Slashdot: Extending Pop Music Copyrights. Wonder who the Sonny Bono equivalent is in the UK?
Monday, June 06, 2005
beSpacific: Law Libraries and Law Librarians Who Are Blogging. And UB was one of the earliest ones.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
PrawfsBlawg: The New Bluebook (18th Ed): Rush to Get Your Copy. My favorite line from this story:
Apparently, The Bluebook really consists of two citation guides for the price of one – a Bluebook for the law journals and one for the rest of the world which is assumed to be too stupid to operate at the “level of complexity commensurate with the needs of the law journal publication process.”