Check out IBM’s new application sMash. Allows you to catalog your private collection in a way that makes sense to you.
Search in vain for the John Grisham you borrowed from your neighbor and never returned no longer!
(Warning: A bit complicated to get started; to get things to work you’ll either need WebSphere sMash or Project Zero– links are provided to download both, but the tutorial assumes you already have these on your computer and therefore a basic knowledge of one or the other.)
HeinOnline will now let researchers see the citation frequency of law review articles on their database. Search from the topic screen in the law library, and your results will list how often the article has been cited in others.
HeinOnline is here.
In an attempt to provide information from a source that’s not in some way related to Google, a group of academic libraries who have been participating in the Google pooling of resources has created a back-up.
The libraries seek to “create a stable backup of the digital books should Google go bankrupt or lose interest in the book-searching business.”
An interesting article in Wired magazine gives us a look inside Jay Walker’s private library.
Which is very pretty.