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April Retrospective

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In Custodia Legis surpassed 14,000 email subscribers in April.  We also celebrated our 200th post!

During the month, Roberta wrote a guest post on the release of our strategic plan.  The strategic plan has been mentioned a few times since the post was published including by INFOdocket, Federal Computer Week, Library Research, and Slaw.

And now on to our top ten most viewed posts for April:

1. An Irishman’s “Gust of Passion” in the American Trial Collection
2. Not All Research is Online – Pic of the Week
3. The Conspirators of the Lincoln Assassination – Pic of the Week
4. The Law Library of Congress Strategic Plan Released
5. A View of the World from China – Pic of the Week
6. William and Kate Plus a Pre-nup?
7. Sorcery and the Law in PNG
8. March Retrospective
9. Slavery in the French Colonies: Le Code Noir (the Black Code) of 1685
10. An Interview with Megan Lulofs, Library Technician

A surprising number of our comments this month were not in English.  Our top commented on posts were:

1. The Conspirators of the Lincoln Assassination – Pic of the Week

2. Trains and Corruption in China

3. Lessons Learned from Computers in Libraries

4. Dog Law! – Pic of the Week

On our Facebook page, the most commented post was William and Kate Plus a Pre-nup?, and the most liked was The Conspirators of the Lincoln Assassination – Pic of the Week.

The interviews just kept coming this month here at the Law Library of Congress.  Are there any requests on who we interview next?  In April we interviewed Nathan Dorn, Kimberly Allen, Sharon Pia Hickey, and Megan Lulofs.  Did you know one of my co-workers was offered a job driving a Zamboni?

We ended the month announcing the launch of our second Twitter account: @THOMASdotgov.  Our first account, @LawLibCongress, is still going strong with about 10,000 followers.


  1. I, for one, enjoy reading your articles and interviews. Not only interesting but informative.

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