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February Retrospective

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There was a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about In Custodia Legis posts. Francisco’s History of the Mexican Constitution was mentioned and linked to in View From Casita Colibrí.  I also noticed that this same posting was tweeted about a couple of times and that it is cited on Wikipedia’s article on the Constitution of Mexico, under the External Links section.  Also, Francisco’s pic post, Banner Proclaiming the Spanish Constitution of 1812,  was blogged about in Spanish on InVito.

The Speaker of the House’s blog linked to the In Custodia Legis Congressional Record app post and mentioned the House Committee Live Streams page on THOMAS.

There were two government document blogs, Samford University Library and MPL Gov Info, that linked to the President’s Budget post by Margaret. There was a nice mention of Kimberly Ferguson’s guest post, “Bills To Be Considered on the House Floor” Repository, at Virtual Library Cat’s Eye View with a very flattering quote:  “I often find wonderful and helpful information on the In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress blog.

Kelly’s Australian Parliament’s New Website post was cross posted on Slaw and Library Boy. It also includes a nice quote about the Law Library:

And then there is the Law Library of Congress in Washington. I don’t even know where to start describing its online resources. Just glance down the listings in the central column on the home page and you get an idea of the breadth and depth of coverage, of both US and foreign law.

Looking back at blog posts from a year ago, the top three from February 2011 were:
1. The Legal Ramifications of the Current Political Crisis in Egypt
2. The Library of Congress and GPO Working Together
3. Databases and eResources

And for February 2012, the top ten posts are:
1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
2. Watch House Committee Hearings on THOMAS
3. The Law Behind the Magic of Harry Potter
4. Now There’s a Congressional Record App for That
5. The History of the Mexican Constitution
6. Super Bowl, Indy, and Blackouts – Pic of the Week
7. The Supreme Court and the Library – Pic of the Week
8. Orphan Works and Fair Use in a Digital Age
9. Watch Senate Floor Video on
10. The Australian Parliament’s New Website

Our top commented on blog post was From the Desk of the Law Librarian of Congress about “Mr. Kenyon’s Keys.” Two of Mr. Kenyon’s relatives took the time to comment.

On our Facebook page, the most liked post was Watch Senate Floor Video on  The most clicked through post from Facebook was an Interview with Judith Gaskell.  On Twitter, it was The President’s Budget.

This month, we interviewed RongJudith, Jeanine, and Colin.  My favorite February photos are:

Indy Super Bowl
Spanish Constitution of 1812
Library of Parliament


Clare suggested a new addition to the monthly retrospective post: a list of all the previous month’s posts.  Here is a list of all nineteen posts that we published in February:

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