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Tools for My Trade?

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend Summer School LEX 2011. As background, [t]he school aims at providing knowledge of the most significant ICT standards emerging for legislation, judiciary, parliamentary and administrative documents. The course provides understanding of their impact in the different phases of the legislative and administrative process, awareness of the tools based […]

Twitter on THOMAS

Today we launched another update to THOMAS: our @THOMASdotgov Twitter feed is now dynamically updating on the homepage in the right column.  It is just below the Weekly Top Five.  Did you know if you hover over any item in the top five you can see the title?  One of our goals with the Twitter […]

New United States Code Website from House Law Revision Counsel

There are multiple ways to view the United States Code online, including the Cornell Legal Information Institute, FDsys, and the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives. In fact, you can find a link in THOMAS to the Office of the Law Revision Counsel site for the U.S. Code (on […]

@THOMASdotgov

Twitter is a fun, effective tool for communicating.  There’s a reason why I use it both professionally and personally.  I’ve been tweeting away for the Law Library’s @LawLibCongress account for about a year and a half now. In one of my previous blog posts, I discussed “Tweeting THOMAS and Connecting with Congress.”  And now, the […]

New and Improved Access to Australian Legislation

Last year Clare wrote about changes to the UK government’s legislation website, and we’ve written a lot about enhancements to THOMAS, so when I got an email last week about the Australian government’s legislation website being upgraded I thought it definitely warranted some attention. The ComLaw website provides open access to Commonwealth (i.e., federal) legislation.  […]

THOMAS off of THOMAS

While I love it when people use THOMAS, I also like the idea of other good sources enabling the public to learn about legislation that will affect us.  THOMAS is an incredibly valuable tool, but there are areas of information that other sites use and enhance.  I’ve mentioned two examples before, where video is added […]

Tweeting Away

My how time flies.  I can’t believe it was almost a year ago that we here at the Law Library of Congress entered into the twitterverse. Last October, Matt announced our @LawLibCongress account: The purpose of the Twitter feed, according to the Law Library, is “to engage Members of Congress, their staff, other law libraries, […]