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Happy Third Birthday to In Custodia Legis

It was three years ago that I added blogger to my professional credentials when I posted, What exactly is In Custodia Legis?  In the last three years we have expanded from a team of five bloggers (Kelly, Kurt, Clare, Christine, and me) to a team of fourteen (Barbara, Robert, Kelly, Jeanine, Kurt, Nathan, Clare, Tina, […]

Law Library Summer Interns – 2013 Edition

  The Law Library was fortunate this summer to have a large group of interns working with the Global Legal Research team, Collection Services Division, and Public Services Division.  The individuals hailed from around the globe, including France, Ireland, South Africa, Afghanistan, and the United States and helped with projects that directly impacted the Library’s research, collections, […]

A Referendum on a Declaration of War?

We receive many interesting questions through the Law Library’s Ask A Librarian service, and if a patron gives us permission, we are occasionally able to share some of the highlights with you. A patron recently reported that a popular internet site claimed a Joint Resolution had been introduced in the 64th Congress that would have […]

Lessons Learned from AALL in Seattle

This year I attended my third American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting.  Two years ago in Philadelphia I did a presentation with Christine, Tammie, and Bob on THOMAS.  Last year in Boston, I presented with David, Tina, and Emily Feltren on Law.gov. This year, Tammie, Jeanine, and I went to Seattle to talk […]

European Union Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Theresa Papademetriou who is the Law Library of Congress Senior Foreign Law Specialist for the European Union, Greece, and Cyprus. Theresa has previously blogged on “European Union: Where is the Beef?“, on “New Greek Regulation Designed to Fight Tax Evasion Problem: Will it Work?” and on “The Cyprus Banking Crisis and […]

Library of Congress Announces First Legislative Data Challenge

Andrew and I have both mentioned the Akoma Ntoso schema for representing law and legislation in XML and enabling easier exchange of this information on In Custodia Legis in the past. Today we have more exciting news for you. To help advance the development of international exchange standards for legislative data, the Library of Congress is […]