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March Retrospective

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This month we welcomed both Tina and Jeanine to what we affectionately refer to as our blog team.  Tina wasted little time in claiming the top spot with her post A Law Classification Scheme as Linked Data?. Her post was also mentioned on the Legal Informatics BlogInfodocket, and the Law Librarian Blog.  Jeanine’s first post as an official blogger was on the 2012 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.  She had previously snuck in a few posts as a guest blogger.

Kelly’s Cherry Blossoms post was mentioned on The Common Curator while the Congressional Record iPad app post was mentioned in this post on Charlotte Law Library News.  They also posted a review of In Custodia Legis geared towards law students that said we “can be entertaining should you find a few minutes to spare from your own legal studies.”

The Legal History Blog mentioned us in a post on legal history on the web:

This week on the Facebook page we’re highlighting web resources, blogs, and online archives for legal historians.  To start things off, you might want to check out In Custodia Legis, the blog of the law librarians of Congress, which as Karen noted here, is archiving the blawgosphere.

The top three posts from a year ago in the March Retrospective of 2011 were:

1. Top Law Library of Congress Web Pages
2. Maps, Parliaments, and Trials: An Irish Sampler
3. Looking Up the Old Law Library – Pic of the Week

The top ten posts for March 2012 are: 
1. A Law Classification Scheme as Linked Data?
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
3. THOMAS House Committee Hearing Video Update
4. Jolande Goldberg on Tree Figures, Memorization and the Law of Blood Relations
5. Shreddy: From the Office of the Law Librarian – Pic of the Week
6. February Retrospective
7. Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in England
8. Bicentennial of the Promulgation of the Spanish Constitution of 1812
9. Global Legal Monitor: February Highlights
10. Cherry Blossoms, Insects, and Inspections

The most commented on were Presentation – Jews on Trial and the John Hessler posts.

On our Facebook page, the most liked post was Cherry Blossoms, Insects, and Inspections.  The most clicked through post from Facebook was, by a large margin, Patrick’s interview.  On Twitter, it was Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day.  I have noticed an uptick in people checking into the Law Library of Congress via Facebook or Foursquare.

This month, we interviewed PatrickDanna, and Julie.  My favorite pics from March are:

Since the February Retrospective made the top ten again, there must have been something to Clare‘s suggestion of listing all the previous month’s posts.  Here is a list of all 22 posts published in March:

How many did you read?

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