Wednesday, June 27, 2007

AALL Meeting - Must See Presentation!

Need A Short But Informative Program to Wind Down The AALL Conference?

Consider “Casting A Wider Net.” This program will explore online catalog applications beyond traditional library uses.

Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., EMCC- Room 224

by David M. Turkalo, Assistant Director For Technical Services, Suffolk University Law Library, Boston, and Program Coordinator

The Technical Services SIS-sponsored program, “Casting A Wider Net: The Challenges And Rewards Of Making Your Online Catalog A Useful Tool Beyond The Law Library” will offer an informative look at the processes and procedures that the Suffolk University Law School’s Moakley Law Library used in making the School’s Career Development Office’s separately housed and maintained collection of materials part of the University catalog. And, going that “one step beyond” where many librarians have great trepidation about going, allowing the personnel of that office to circulate the materials themselves. Two featured speakers from the frontlines of the project, Suffolk Systems Services Librarian (and incoming Chair of the Innovative Law Users Group (ILUG)), Sarah Boling, will speak on the technical services aspects of the project, while Circulation Services Librarian Sabrina Holley-Williams will provide the public services perspective, followed by a Q & A and Discussion period as time allows.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Trial Court LoisLaw Remote Access Ending

The Massachusetts Trial Court Libraries announced that, as of July 1st, they can no longer offer remote access to LoisLaw to trial court members. Wolters Kluwer has declined to renew the remote access agreement. There is a brief survey up at the trial court website. If you, or someone in your firm, used this service, fill it out. The trial courts are going to be using the responses to help them decide on a replacement service.