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Open Access + Open Scholarship = Maximum Impact

 

Celebrate Open Access Week, October 19-25, 2015      

Open Access is supporting public access to published academic writing that is free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. In making scholarship available to the world, it encourages the exchange of ideas between scholars.

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past: Progress

As of October 15, 2015, we are making good progress setting up the new University of New Hampshire School of Law Archives, housed on the lower floor of the Library in what was  formerly the OTC Room (Online Training Center).  We now have ideal storage conditions meteorologically, and with time we will catalogue our growing collection online.  For now, the goal is to keep a catalog of records on our new PC (see photo) and possibly on the Shared Drive so patrons can view the offerings available.  We expect the Archives to be available to patro

Halloween Headnotes from Westlaw

Some spooktacular headnotes from Westlaw below. Halloween jokes aside, headnotes are a great way to find cases on similar legal issues using a simple clicking interface to access a robust indexing system. Typically West headnotes don't have cartoons either but the West "headnote of the day" email update includes some humorous sketches to go with unlikely points of law. Thanks to Sue Zago for the great finds. 

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past: Beginnings (Update)

In the previous posting the infamous First Graduating Class of 1974 photo disappeared off the blog post at some point! (it was there the first few days).  Here is a reposting of the Blog Entry Plus Photo.  Enjoy!

"Here are a few photos of the new "digs", as well as a photo of another sort of beginning - the first graduating class at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Class of '74! This is going back a ways, folks. See anyone you recognize?"

 

 

Marking Passages, Preserving the Past : a New Archive for UNH Law

The University of New Hampshire School of Law Institutional Archive "began" on 9/9/2015 with the idea of preserving our school’s past and documenting the history of the school (both as UNH Law and as Franklin Pierce Law Center) in a centralized location.  The project is still in its infancy, relatively speaking, and not yet "open for business", but we are moving forward steadily.  Below is a draft for the proposal which states in clear terms the ultimate purpose(s) of the UNH Law Archive:

Hundreds of Legal eBooks now Available on Lexis Overdrive

Hundreds of eBooks are now available at UNH Law's new overdrive platform. You can virtually check out these books using your UNH ID barcode. This resources is available to all current students, staff, faculty and all alumni. 

Titles include:

Study guides (Q & A Series, Understanding and more)*

Practice Books

Treatises

Statutes

 

*Study guides not available for alumni.