If you have member news or would like to contribute an article to the next edition of the LLNE News, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2005.
The Rhode Island Secretary of State has launched RSSonate which will use RSS to give individuals and agencies easy access to constantly updated data. See the recent press release.
(For an example, see its Public Information Division’s page on Open Meetings: Upcoming Meetings As Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State. Notice the orange RSS button!)
A nine month staffing study by the National Center for State Courts points to disparities in court staffing throughout the Commonwealth. The Staffing Model Report can be found online at http://www.mass.gov/courts/staffingmodelreport.html. The Boston Globe has more.
The Boston Globe has an article on some new tools designed to turn the web into online collaboration space. It looks at JotSpot.com. JotSpot’s new web service is designed on a wiki platform to give users space online to collaborate. One cool feature is that all changes are archived so nothing can be lost. Another platform it touches on briefly is Bubbler. Bubbler allows many users to set up a blog-style page.
Source: The Boston Globe
The new and improved SCOTUSblog is now hosted at www.scotusblog.com. SCOTUS brings us news and information about the cases before the supreme court.
Westlaw has added a database 50 States Surveys (STSURVEYS) derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws.