Hi all - the first issue of the new Legal Information and Technology eJournal has been published. Kudos to Randy Diamond, Lee Peoples, all the authors, and everyone else who made it possible! Now we have to bring the scholarship...:- ) FYI, Lyo. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/sample_issues/1334262_CMBO.html Here is the Table of Contents (interesting article topics!): Legal Information and the Search for Cognitive Authority Robert C. Berring, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law Not Just Key Numbers and Keywords Anymore: How User Interface Design Affects Legal Research Julie M. Jones, Cornell Law Library Authority and Authorities Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law Citing Fiction M. Todd Henderson, University of Chicago - Law School Discovering William Cook: Ten Sources for Reconstructing the Life of a Lawyer Margaret A. Leary, University of Michigan Law School Innovations in Providing Access to Research and Knowledge: Directions for Systems Improvement in the Law Library Stephanie Davidson, University of Illinois College of Law Library Scott Matheson, Yale University Library From the Reference Desk to River City: A Bibliography of the Writings of Robert C. Berring Frank G. Houdek, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - School of Law This new eJournal is part of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) series of electronic journals abstracting and containing full texts of new scholarship. http://www.ssrn.com/link/Legal-Information-Technology.html Here's a description of the LIJ's intended content (includes foreign, comparative, and international): "This eJournal includes working papers, forthcoming articles, and recently published articles in all areas of legal information scholarship. Topics include (but are not limited to): 1) the impact of legal information on domestic, comparative, and international legal systems; 2) the treatment of legal information authorities and precedents (e.g., citation studies); 3) the examination of rules, practices, and commentary limiting or expanding applications of legal information (e.g., citation to unpublished opinions and to foreign law); 4) the study of economic, legal, political and social conditions limiting or extending access to legal information (e.g., trends in the legal publishing industry, intellectual property regimes, and open access initiatives); 5) the finding and use of legal information by academics to produce legal scholarship, by law students to learn the law, by attorneys in practice, and by judges and others decisionmakers to determine legal outcomes; 6) the history of legal information systems and technological advancements; 7) legal information system design and assessment; and 8) the relationship of substantive areas of law (such as information law, intellectual freedom, intellectual property, and national security law) and other academic disciplines (e.g., information science) to legal information. This includes the scholarship of law librarians, other legal scholars, and other academic disciplines. The eJournal also includes working papers, forthcoming articles, recently published articles, and selected documents (such as White Papers, briefings, reports, course materials) on the practice of law librarianship. Submissions are welcome in all areas of law librarianship including: 1) administration, management, and leadership; 2) facility design and construction; 3) evaluating and marketing law library services; 4) all aspects of public, technical, and technology services; 5) collection development, including sample collection development policies and procedures; 6) electronic resource management and development including licensing, digitization, and institutional repositories; 7) research and reference services; and 8) legal research instruction teaching methods and substantial or innovative course materials." --- ---------------------- Lyonette Louis-Jacques Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law D'Angelo Law Library University of Chicago Law School 1121 East 60th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 Phone: 773-702-9612 Fax: 773-702-2889 [log in to unmask] http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/~llou/ http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/ [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors.