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Fielders may have heard me complain about my perception that not enough cases on the new Alberta Rules were making it in to the Fradsham's Alberta Rules of Court Annotated text/search template on Westlaw Canada's Litigator service.Content is extremely important from the perspective of the Field...
My colleague in law librarianship, Patrick Fawcett, Librarian with Taylor McCaffery LLP in Winnipeg, wrote an excellent article for the Canadian Law Library Review (v.36, no. 2, p. 71) on the Statutes Repeal Act, 2008.I also wrote about this act in a 2008 post. This old post links to a list of 57...
Don't just be a googler. The wonderful 3 Geeks and a Law Blog has a great post today about 10 things you can do with the Wolfram-Alpha search engine.I have written about Wolfram Alpha and time sheets, others at Slaw.ca have written about using the site for generating passwords, and one Slawyer was...
There is an article in the Vancouver Sun about the Government of Canada's Social Media Policy.The new policy was released Tuesday by @TonyclementPC - better known as the President of the Treasury Board, or perhaps you know him as the former Industry Minister.The document is titled "Guideline for...
One of my favourite "To Read" sites is 3 Geeks and a Law Blog. Today they shareElephant Post: What Is The Most Important Trait To Have In Your Profession?. I would highly recommend you read this whole post which has contributions by a wide variety of legal folk who chose to comment on one of a list...
Alberta is celebrating Arts Days, and as part of the festivities, my community - Onoway has some events planned on Saturday October 1. I am participating by giving a blogging workshop at the Onoway Public Library from 10 to 11:15 a.m.I have been thinking about reasons to blog this week. What is it...
There is an interesting post on the Socialite Librarian blog about her loss of writing mojo.What is your inspriation for relevant, frequent writing?From the frequency of posts at this blog, I am suffering from the Socialite's syndrome, though I do meet my community obligations at Slaw.ca and Slaw...
John Papadopoulos, a new contributor to Slaw.ca recently wrote a great reminder about the ability to find Canadian Law Journals on Commercial Databases. In speaking about the unique collections that each of the commercial publishers offer and the dearth of crossover, John reminds us: if you are...
Oh poor blog, I have neglected you.It has been a very busy and exciting time at the Field Law Libraries this spring and summer. Research projects, summer and articling student arrival, a OneLog research tracking software rollout, email software upgrades, preparing for more software upgrades, new...
Look out Calgary, the law librarians are descending. The Canadian Association of Law Libraries conference and annual general meeting is being held May 15-18. Because the conference is in our backyard, all of the Field Library Staff will be attending, and thus we will not be in the office.The...