George Taoultsides

Kindle 2 Just Announced, as the Slow March to All-Digital Libraries Continues

Yesterday, Amazon announced the second version of their popular Kindle e-book reader. Along with a slimmer and lighter design, the Kindle 2 also provides better battery life and a 20% increase in screen refresh rate. The price tag? Still a ghastly $359, which is the same as the original version. With the current state of the economy and …

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A Teacher, Four Students, and a Law Librarian Walk Into a Workshop

Photograph by Flickr user lumaxart. In another example of what can be accomplished when faculty, students, and librarians work together, four HLS clinical students have just completed a semester-long project with Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master of the 9/11 Fund, that attempts to “staunch the widespread mortgage foreclosure crisis by bringing banks and homeowners together to refashion mortgage …

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The World Rejoices: Google and Life Join Forces

Google and Life are collaborating to bring to the world ten-million photographs and etchings from the Life photo archives. You can view the millions of high-resolution images from your web browser, and search the archives for such iconic figures as Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali, and Harvard Law School’s formerly favorite son, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. From the jaws …

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Rehnquist Materials from 1947 to 1974 Now Available; or, You Might be a Law School Professor if…

“Honey, take the kids out of school, and call our travel agent to cancel our trip to Hawaii, because we’re heading to the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. The papers of the late Justice William H. Rehnquist from 1947 to 1974 are now available to researchers.” If this thought entered your mind at any time while hearing the …

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Law Students Interested in Legal History, Lend Me Your Ears

Photograph by Gauis Caecilius/Flickr.com Law students with an interest in legal history are encouraged to enter the first annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Contest sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries. Currently enrolled students attending graduate programs in library science, law, history, or related subjects are eligible to enter the competition. Papers may be on any …

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More Change

Photograph by Dawn Perry/Flickr.com Complementing our November 4th posting on the presidential transition, here are three more websites for people who just can’t get enough of the presidential transition. http://change.gov/ – Office of the President-Elect’s website with news, information on the transition, and a blog. http://www.gao.gov/transition_2009/ Following each presidential election, GAO serves as a resource to assist with …

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