Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Newsletter

Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Newsletter:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Library Newsletter for Faculty

Collection Enhancements:

 

Wolters Kluwer E-Books : The library is finalizing a subscription to a variety of Wolters Kluwer International Treatises covering foreign laws relating to Torts, Criminal Law, and other subjects. Once available, these titles will be accessible directly from the library catalog.

Hein Online: Recently, Hein Online and Fastcase formed a partnership where content from Fastcase would now be integrated into Hein Online. This means more primary law than ever is available directly in Hein Online.  

Other Database Updates:

 

Retirement of Lexis.com on the LexisAdvance platform: On December 31, 2016 Lexis.com will be removed and no longer accessible from Lexis Advance. We are told that at this time 100% of Lexis.com content will be accessible via Lexis Advance. If you need training or additional information about the new Lexis platform, please let your library liaison know, and we can schedule a training session for you.

 

Bloomberg Law: The Bloomberg Law School Engagement leadership team will be in town on March 2nd through March 4th. Librarian faculty liaisons can meet with the leadership team at this time. If you have any feedback or would like to give any input on the role of Bloomberg Law in classrooms and clinical settings, please let your library liaison know. If you are interested in learning more about Bloomberg Law, contact the law library to setup a training session.

Update on the Carolina Law Digital Repository:

The law library’s digital repository team is making great progress in filling our digital home for scholarship with interesting content. We have incorporated our William Aycock collection into the repository. We are well on our way to making law journal articles from all five publications housed at Carolina Law available as well. The entire run (through Volume 18) of the North Carolina Banking Institute is already available, and Volumes 1 – 44 of the North Carolina Law Review are live as well. You can view both at http://scholarship.law.unc.edu/peer_review_list.html, though we are not yet publicizing our repository overtly until this spring or summer. Finally, plans are taking shape to make faculty scholarship available in the repository. Aaron Kirschenfeld, Reference & Digital Initiatives Librarian (kirschen@email.unc.edu), is coordinating this part of our project, and you will likely be hearing from him in the next several months. You can also address any questions you may have at this early stage to him. The other members of the repository team are Assistant Director for Collections and Access Julie Kimbrough (the repository project’s manager) and Stacey Rowland, Reference and Digital Communications Librarian (the repository’s technical director).

Service Reminders

LibRA: Reference Librarian Dave Hansen oversees the pool of library research assistants who are available to do research projects for faculty on an ad hoc basis (projects generally limited to those taking 20 hours or less of research time).  Please contact him if you need assistance with a research project (drhansen@email.unc.edu).

Empirical Research Support: The library shares an empirical research specialist with Duke’s Law Library who is available to assist faculty with any research projects involving the use of data.  Guangya Liu (Ya) is usually on UNC campus in her office in the law library at least one day a week. She can be contacted at her email: guangya.liu@law.duke.edu.

Research Training for your Classes: Librarians are always happy to prepare short presentations related to research in a substantive area of law for any faculty interested in working research training into their classes. Please let Leslie Street (lastreet@email.unc.edu) know if you are interested.

Summer RA Training: Stay tuned for information on research training for your summer RA’s.  Every spring, the library hosts training for new RAs to familiarize them with policies, procedures, and resources at the library so they will be equipped to best assist you in your research during the summer.  When the dates are scheduled, we will let you know.


Leslie A. Street

Assistant Director for Research and Instruction

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law

Kathrine R. Everett Law Library

School of Law

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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