Some Congressmen are jumping on the blogging bandwagon, including Vermont’s Sen. Leahy.
In volume 24, number 2, of the LLNE News, Michelle Pierce introduced you to FURL, a social bookmarking tool. Mary Ellen Bates has more on this tool including some interesting ideas on how she uses FURL.
Source: TVC Alert
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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!)
Former LLNE News editor Diane Murley and her colleagues at Southern Illinois University Law Library have received quite a bit of attention in the blogosphere for their fantastic Law Dawg Blawg. Diane often posts very useful research tips, for which there is also an archive.
Future Tense reports, “Next month, the Seattle Public Library will offer feeds that will help patrons stay on top of their accounts, and track favorite authors or subjects from the library catalog.” Cool idea! Source: Future Tense via LawLibTech
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 SJC just released a decision that upheld a default judgment against the Boston Globe for failing to reveal confidential sources after order by the trial judge. See Robert J. Ambrogi’s account of this decision on Media Law for more.
Joe Barker has updated his Best Search Tools Chart. This chart breaks down features of some of the top search engines, such as Google, AskJeeves, and Yahoo. He also breaks down the features of other online search tools such as Librarians Index to the Internet and Infomine.