There is still a lot of interest in the Titanic one hundred years later as Kelly’s post topped In Custodia Legis by a wide margin this month. It was great to see many of the Library of Congress blogs post on a similar topic. It demonstrated the breadth of knowledge throughout our wonderful institution. In addition to Failure to Update the Law a Titanic Mistake, the Library of Congress Blog, Inside Adams (science, technology, and business), In The Muse (performing arts), Picture This (prints and photographs), From the Catbird Seat (poetry and literature), and Teaching with the Library of Congress all posted about the Titanic.
The top three posts from a year ago in the April 2011 Retrospective were:
The ten most viewed posts for April 2012 are:
1. Failure to Update the Law a Titanic Mistake
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
3. A Matter of Size: Israel’s New Legislation against Too-Skinny Models
4. The Loch Ness Monster, Zombies and the Law
5. Citizen Activist Richard Dreyfuss to Speak at the 2012 Law Day Program
6. The History of the Mexican Constitution
7. W3C Government Linked Data Working Group Drafts Open for Comment
8. Slavery in the French Colonies: Le Code Noir (the Black Code) of 1685
9. THOMAS House Committee Hearing Video Update
10. Law Library of Congress Hosts Event, Releases Guide on Legal Translation
The Career Development Program Graduation post had the most comments with words of congratulations for Barbara and Agata.
On our Facebook page (which now has more than 8,000 likes), the most liked blog post was on our Law Day event. The most clicked through post from Facebook was Failure to Update the Law a Titanic Mistake. On Twitter, it was The Loch Ness Monster, Zombies and the Law.
There were 24 posts altogether in April:
- Myra Bradwell
- Bebe Mom vs. Brit Mum: Manners and Junk Food
- March Retrospective
- W3C Government Linked Data Working Group Drafts Open for Comment
- Career Development Program Graduation – Pic of the Week
- Law Library of Congress Hosts Event, Releases Guide on Legal Translation
- Global Legal Monitor: March Highlights
- A Matter of Size: Israel’s New Legislation against Too-Skinny Models
- First 100 Days as Law Librarian
- The Trial of Seif al Islam al Gaddafi
- Recap of Presentation – Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638
- Failure to Update the Law a Titanic Mistake
- Visit to the University of Costa Rica’s Law School Library
- The District of Columbia 1862 Emancipation Law
- Citizen Activist Richard Dreyfuss to Speak at the 2012 Law Day Program
- An Interview with Tariq Ahmad, Legal Analyst at the Law Library of Congress
- The Loch Ness Monster, Zombies and the Law
- American Bar Association in the Library – Pic of the Week
- OASIS Puts Akoma Ntoso on the Standards Track
- Updated New Zealand Legislation Website – It’s Pretty (and Useful)!
- Happy Birthday William: Shakespeare, Henry V and Salic Law
- A New Volume of U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs at the Law Library of Congress
- Happy Birthday, @THOMASdotgov! – Pic of the Week
- Sonnets at the End of the Reign of H.I.M. Don Agustín I of Mexico
Which one was your favorite?