Making archives more discoverable through SNAC

Post by Mike Muehe, Carolina Quiroa and Irene Gates Since March, several Historical & Special Collections (HSC) staff members have been working on a new, remote project: editing records related to the Harvard Law School Library’s (HLSL) archival collections in SNAC. SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) is a free, online resource that compiles reliable biographical and historical …

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HLSL Anti-Racist Resource Guide

Post by Maya Bergamasco, Gail Harris, Theresa Knapp, and Marco Severino, HLSL DIB Team The Harvard Law School Library Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (HLSL DIB) team would like to share our Anti-Racist Resource Guide. We have included books, films, podcasts, and reading lists to educate ourselves and our communities. We have also included ways to donate to, and …

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Help Uncover History!

The Harvard Library has launched an exciting new crowdsourcing project, Transcribing Harvard Library, which aims to make more than 650,000 manuscript pages in its Colonial North America digital collection fully searchable. Sixteen Harvard libraries, including the Harvard Law School Library’s Historical & Special Collections, contributed their materials to the Colonial North America digital collection, creating a rich interdisciplinary …

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Update on new grad database access: Bloomberg Law

Good news for 3Ls: As a follow up to my April 24 post on summer/new grad database access, Bloomberg Law is now extending access for graduating students through June 1, 2021. This is a change from its previous offer of six months post-graduation. If you have questions, please reach out to our Bloomberg Law representative, Warda Khan. And, …

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Caselaw Access Project Nominated in 24th Annual Webby Awards

A version of this post was originally shared on the Library Innovation Lab Blog on April 29th, 2020.  The Caselaw Access Project has been nominated for one of the 24th Annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards are a celebration of the internet from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). We’re honored to be named alongside …

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Legal research databases: Summer 2020 and new grad access policies

Whether you’re about to graduate from HLS or you’re preparing for a summer job, you’ve got legal research options. Read on for information about the big three databases and beyond. BLOOMBERG LAW RETURNING STUDENTS’ SUMMER USE: You may use your HLS Bloomberg Law account for any purpose, including research for employers. NEW GRADUATES:  You may continue to use your …

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Virtual Book Talk: Richard Susskind’s Online Courts and the Future of Justice with David B. Wilkins & SJC Chief Justice Ralph Gants, Thursday April 23, at noon

Please join the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession for a Virtual Book Launch of Professor Richard Susskind’s latest work, Online Courts and the Future of Justice (Oxford Univ. Press, 2019). Professor Susskind will present key ideas from the book, and we will hear comments from the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the …

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Virtual Faculty Book Talk: Disability, Health, Law, and Bioethics, April 14, 2020, at noon

The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a virtual book talk and discussion in celebration of Disability, Health, Law, and Bioethics, edited by I. Glenn Cohen, Carmel Shachar, Anita Silvers & Michael Ashley Stein (Cambridge Univ. Press, April 2020). Disability, Health, Law, and Bioethics seeks to understand how our framing of disability influences medical and …

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