Whether its 1Y library introduction or advanced database instruction, getting your law students to sign and show up to an event can be challenging.
Now Google Docs and Calendar is here to make your life just a little bit easier. Allie Jordan has a guest post on the LibraryTech blog where she goes through how to create a form and sign-up process through Google Docs and calendars, allowing your students to register for an event with the click of a button.
Google Scholar has recently started to include case law searches, allowing for free and easy searching of case law, journals, and legal opinions.
Early reviews stress that while a useful tool for learning more about a case or a decision, Google Scholar is by no means a current replacement for pay sites, it has the potential to grow into something great.
Just found this helpful new search engine aggregator, LeapFish. Searches the span of Google, Yahoo, MSN, with separate search results for websites, blogs, videos, etc.
Very cool, very easy to use, and nicely designed.
The ABA has an interesting article about using Google Alerts to help out lawyers.
Watching the Digital Radar with Google News Alerts
By Sharon Nelson and John Simek
This suggestion was especially interesting:
▪ Gauge your return on investment for marketing activities—for example, if you send out a press release or host a national seminar, enter identifying terms for it and see how often it appears in blogs and on the Internet generally.
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.”
Google announced yesterday that they’re going to start providing old newspaper articles, complete with pictures, headlines, and full content through a Google News Archive search (http://news.google.com/archivesearch).
Bringing History Online, One Newspaper At a Time
Is this making life easier for everyone? Or just one more argument in the case for Google becoming the world’s most powerful, and thereby dangerous, information trader?