Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
September 2008
 
In This Issue new scanner   
 David Rutland Uses the New and
Improved Microform Reader
New Microform Scanner

The American Heritage Dictionary defines microforms as “an arrangement of images reduced in size, as on microfilm or microfiche.” Like many large libraries we have a significant number of titles on rolls of film and fiche cards. Back in the 20th century these were the preferred methods for long term retention of print materials. What any researcher knows is that using them is a pain. The quality of the images are poor, you can never get a whole page on the screen, printing is slow, and there is no opportunity to digitize and email documents.

Your Law Library has changed that. We recently installed a ScanPro microform scanner. The software allows users to scan and save documents in multiple formats including PDF. The documents can then be saved to a thumb drive, attached to an email message, or sent to the networked printer. We have also purchased a larger monitor that allows viewing of full newspaper pages. The scanner station is located in the copy room. Using microforms will never be fun but our new equipment will make it more convenient and more 21st century.

Printing Price Increase
On September 19, photocopy prices will increase to 10 cents per page. Printing prices will  increase to 6 cents per page. We regret this price increase, but unfortunately Bulldog Bucks is substantially increasing their fees for administering our photocopy and printing services.

Lunch-n-Learns


Believe it or not, we are already half way through the Fall Semester Lunch and Learn Series. Our first two offerings, "Law Library 101" and "Using RSS Feeds to Become the Center of the Information Universe", were each a rousing success with SRO crowds and high enthusiasm. Don't despair if you missed those presentations. You still have two opportunities to enjoy lunch on the library and learn about a research topic that will aid your study and improve your prospects.

Join us Friday, September 26, at 12:30, as Associate Director for Information Technology Carol Watson presents "Better Know a Resource: An Overview of Law Library Electronic Resources (with apologies to the Colbert Report)".  She will share details on some of our lesser known databases. You'll never again have to give up in despair after discovering that neither Lexis nor Westlaw have the article or commentary that you need, because you will know exactly where to look for the precise information you need.

Later in the semester, Special Collections Librarian Sharon Bradley will present our last offering of 2008. 

 
New Feature: Law Dawgs
All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the Law Dawg of the Month in upcoming issues of Amicus Briefs. The featured entry for each issue will be selected at random from all entries received by the issue's deadline. Please note that honorary Law Dawgs (i.e. those of the feline, equine, porcine, etc. persuasion) are eligible as well.

The newsletter editor, Anne Burnett, will send out an email well in advance of the deadline for each issue to solicit entries. Please feel free to submit your photo at any time, however, to aburnett@uga.edu. Make sure to let me know your pet's name as well.

To kick off this new feature, the Law Library staff share their photos below:

Augie Carson Adrian, Tico, Miss Marple and Obie
Augie
Professor Ann Puckett
Carson
Professor Ann Puckett
Adrian, Tico, Miss Marple, and Obie  Maureen Cahill
Louis
Traveller and Annie
Number One
Louis
Carol Watson
Traveller and Annie
Marie Mize
Number One
James Donovan
Sadie, Bodie, Molly
Emma
Ginger
Sadie, Bodie and Molly
Anne Burnett
Emma
John Mize
Ginger
Myrtle Miller
Elise
Emma

Elise
Wendy Moore
Emma
Wendy Moore




September's Interactive Puzzle
by James Donovan

 

Law School Trivia

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