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December Retrospective

Posted by: Andrew Weber

December was another enjoyable month for In Custodia Legis.  We introduced two new guest bloggers, Nicole and Steve.  Nicole posted a couple of times:  first on Social Networks and French Labor Law and, in response to a comment on the blog, on The Role of the “Doctrine” as a Source of Law in France.  Steve …

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An Interview with Henry Rossman, Director of Information Technology

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

This week’s interview is with Henry Rossman, Director of Information Technology for the Law Library. What is your academic/professional history? I have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Miami, FL.  My Master’s Degree and Doctorate are both from Temple University (Philadelphia).  The graduate degrees are in Sociology, with sub-specializations in Social Psychology, Minority …

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There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by: Andrew Weber

Our most recent “Power Lunch” was a discussion by our Foreign Law Specialist, Hanibal Goitom.  He presented “Citizenship Issues Affecting Certain Ethiopians of Eritrean Origin.”  His talk focused mainly on an international arbitration case that Eritrea and Ethiopia litigated regarding the citizenship of a group of Ethiopians of Eritrean origin who were denationalized by Ethiopia. …

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Blogging into 2011

Posted by: Kelly Buchanan

Happy New Year! At this time of year it’s great to look forward to what the year might bring, but it’s also a great time to look back on the previous year and what has been achieved.  With that in mind, here’s a recap of some of the events and achievements related to In Custodia …

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An Interview With Betty Lupinacci, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

This week’s interview is with Betty Lupinacci, Lead Technician for Legal Processing Workflow Resolution in our Collection Services Division (CSD). Describe your background I was born and raised in and around Pittsburgh, PA at a time when they still had functioning steel mills in the downtown area.  I am the third of six siblings (two …

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Acid in Books — Preserving the Law Collection

Posted by: Kurt Carroll

If you have visited our Reading Room you may have noticed some of the books have a white dot on the spine.  This does not mean the books were bought on clearance or as factory seconds.  The white dots indicate the books have gone through a process of deacidification or have been printed on acid …