Friday, September 30, 2005

Disturbing news for civil libertarians: FBI to get veto power over PC software?

Slashdot | USPTO Reexam Finds $521M Eolas Patent Valid

Out of the Jungle: The Future of Law Librarians

After Hurricane,
Tulane University Struggles to Survive

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Prof. Oppenheimer, this one's for you. beSpacific: Committee Hearing On Protecting Copyrights/Innovation

beSpacific: Bill Introduced to Allow Televising Supreme Court Proceedings

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - Free and Fee Based Appellate Court Briefs Online

Wired News: Booths Silence Cell-Phone Boors. Hey, if UM Law has one in its library, why don't we?

beSpacific: Google Launches Enhanced Video Features, Celebrates 7th Birthday

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

beSpacific: Article on Offshore Legal Services

beSpacific: New on
# Identity Theft: Outline of Federal Statutes and Bibliography of Select Resources, by Sara R. Paul

# Free and Fee Based Appellate Court Briefs Online, by Michael Whiteman

Wireless issues
There seems to be a problem with wireless in the law school building as signal strength goes from strong to weak to nonexistent and back again. OTS has been notified of the problem and they're working on it.

Monday, September 26, 2005

beSpacific: TSA Finally Drops Plan to Use Passenger Data From Commercial Aggregators

beSpacific: Federal E-Gov Portal Will Benefit From New Search Feature Enhancements

Friday, September 23, 2005

Friday's think piece: Out of the Jungle: What is next\text?

beSpacific: New on

beSpacific: CRS Report on Chief Justice of the United States

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Wired News: A Sci-Fi Future Awaits the Court

A non-legal blog item that caught my eye:Slashdot | Dell Launches Flash Music Player.

Out of the Jungle: Abolish the Third Year of Law School?

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Authors Guild sues Google over library project

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

University of Baltimore Newsroom - UB Celebrates Constitution Day with Two Public Events Sept. 20

Monday, September 19, 2005

Slashdot | Opening the Potential of For those of you who don't know, OpenOffice can handle Word and Word Perfect documents with ease. Best of all, it's free!

beSpacific: Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Act of 2005

Friday, September 16, 2005

Which states are leading the pack in e-government? Find out by heading to: beSpacific: Sixth Annual State and Federal e-Government Study

Something practical for you: beSpacific: Bypass Interactive Voice Response to Obtain Human Customer Support.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The John Roberts Confirmation Hearings are being webcast at: KCET Online. FWIW.

Wired News: Yahoo Overhauling Free E-Mail

Those of you doing any hiring for the upcoming semester might be interested in this: Social Security Number Verification

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Slashdot | Is the iPod Generation Going Deaf?

Out of the Jungle: Shepards, Leopards

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Out of the Jungle: LexisNexis on Shepards Headnotes

FindLaw's Modern Practice: Why the "Real ID" Act, Which Requires National Identity Cards, is a Real Mess

beSpacific: Journalists' Report Documents Challenges To Obtaining Government Data

Monday, September 12, 2005

American Civil Liberties Union : Federal Judge Orders FBI to Lift Patriot Act Gag on Librarian

The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

Out of the Jungle: Open Access to Law Articles

beSpacific: Hearings For Judge Roberts Begin September 12

Friday, September 09, 2005

Law Librarian Blog: HeinOnline's Retrospective Conversion of Federal Register Completed

Out of the Jungle: Practical Skills

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Wired: The Ravens Go Digital

Family Law Research Guides from The Virtual Chase.

Out of the Jungle: Legal Information for Everyone

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Out of the Jungle: Teaching Students to Use the Books

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

beSpacific: List of Resources to Assist in the Recovery and Vetting Charities

beSpacific: Announcement on Global Study of Law Firm Knowledge Management

Monday, September 05, 2005

beSpacific: President Nominates Roberts For Chief Justice

Sunday, September 04, 2005

beSpacific: Links to Online Research Resources Available Onsite At LC Law Library

beSpacific: Chief Justice Renquist Dies

Friday, September 02, 2005

The Office of Technology Services, Langsdale, and UBOnline has joined forces to offer information sessions to help you navigate the labyrinth of available technology services. Whether you're new to UB or a veteran, this is a great opportunity to get answers to your technology questions, learn about the technology resources available to you and win great prizes!

Topics Covered: Computer Accounts, E-Mail, Network File Storage, Web Storage, Wireless Access, FTP Drop Box, Subscription Mailing List, Hardware/Software for personal use, Portable Equipment, Electronic Classrooms, New Electronic Classrooms, Wireless Mice, Camcorders, Duplication/Transfers, Satellite Downlink and Training, Library Resources, and UBOnline/WebTycho

Date/Time/Location (Faculty/Staff):
Wednesday September 7, 2005 10:15AM-10:45AM BC223
Thursday September 8, 2005 4:30 PM-5:00PM BC223
Monday September 12, 2005 10:15AM- 10:45AM BC223
Tuesday September 13, 2005 4:30 PM-5:00PM BC223

There will also be several student orientation meetings.
Topics Covered: Computer Accounts, E-Mail, Network File Storage, Web Storage, Wireless Access, Lab/Wireless Printing, Plug-n-go Jacks, Subscription Mailing Lists, Hardware/Software Academic Discounts, Langsdale Library Resources and UBOnline

Date/Time/Location (Students):
Tuesday September 6, 2005 4:30PM- 5:00PM BC307
Wednesday September 7, 2005 2:00PM-2:30PM BC307
Thursday September 8, 2005 10:30AM-11:00AM BC307
Monday September 12, 2005 4:30PM-5:00PM BC307
Tuesday September 13, 2005 10:30AM-11:00AM BC307
Wednesday September 14, 2005 2:00PM-2:30PM BC307

We hope to see you there!

OTS Call Center

Out of the Jungle: Finding homes for displaced law students

Out of the Jungle: Bench and Bar: Up close and personal

beSpacific: ACLU Questions Roberts Record on Civil Rights

beSpacific: Lawsuit on Blog's Comments Targets Decency Act and Trade Secrets