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Lessons Learned from Computers in Libraries

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Jacinda Gill, Supervisory Information Technology Specialist in our Information Technology Office. There was something for everyone at the 2011 Computers in Libraries Conference. As a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist at the Law Library of Congress, I would highly recommend that my peers attend this conference. I gained a …

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The Second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence Featuring Professor Joseph Raz

Posted by: Andrew Weber

The following is a guest post by Robert Newlen, the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services in the Law Library of Congress. On October 5, 2011, Professor Joseph Raz will deliver the second Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence at the Library of Congress.  Professor Raz teaches at Columbia University Law School and is …

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The Jewish Law Collection

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

The following is a guest post by Nathan Dorn, Rare Book Technician at the Law Library of Congress. In a previous post on this blog, a colleague of mine points out that the Law Library possesses significant collections in the area of religious law. An outstanding example of these, which he describes in his post, …

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Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

The following is a guest post by George Sadek, Senior Legal Information Analyst. Last month I wrote about the constitutional dilemma in Egypt and some of the possibilities for moving forward.  Since then a number of important events have happened, which eventually led to Egyptians voting in favor of constitutional amendments to the 1971 Constitution …

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Trains and Corruption in China

Posted by: Laney Zhang

The corruption of government officials in China, as in a number of other countries, is a major concern and attempts to investigate and prosecute instances of corruption can generate a lot of public attention – particularly if a senior official or significant project is the subject of the investigation.  This has been the case with …

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Classes Offered by the Law Library of Congress

Posted by: Christine Sellers

The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division. Do you know the Law Library offers two classes to the public: Orientation to Legal Research and THOMAS Orientation? Orientation to Legal Research and the Use of Law Library Collections is a basic introduction to legal sources and …

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Maps, Parliaments, and Trials: An Irish Sampler

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

March 17th marks Saint Patrick’s Day, a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church that has also become a secular celebration around the world.  It celebrates Saint Patrick (ca. 387-461 AD), probably the most recognized of the patron saints of Ireland.  The origins of the holiday can be traced to the early 17th century.  The …