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Month November 2021

Amazon Linux 2022 Launched, Completely Re-based with Fedora

Amazon Linux 2022 is to be based upon Fedora Linux and available via AWS AMIs. Read on as we wrap up the announcement and express our views about this change in terms of the FOSS ecosystem. The post Amazon Linux… Continue Reading →

Welcome to My Desk! What I’ve Done to Stay Grounded During COVID-19

Getting Started on my Desk On March 12, the local schools closed.  On March 13, I went to the office for a meeting, packed some things, and went home. I’ve been WFH ever since. The first thing I did when… Continue Reading →

Lexis+ Review: Initial Impressions

Lexis recently upgraded its Lexis Advance legal research platform by tweaking the visual interface and by adding a few substantive tools to its platform. Lexis+ acts more like a quality of life update rather than a revolutionary overhaul, which is… Continue Reading →

Welcome to My 6 Desks! Roving Home Offices and Returning to Work in COVID-19

Misty staring intensely at cataloging statistics (which we actually label “CatStats”). In the second installment of our “Welcome to My Desk” posts (major thanks to Deborah Ginsburg for diving in with the first!) I wanted to share the variety of… Continue Reading →

Welcome to my Desk! Small Apartment Edition

This third installment of “Welcome to my Desk” (thanks to Rachel and Deborah for the first two!) doesn’t have any cats in it (I’m sad about it too), but it does have yet another Yeti microphone. Here’s where I’ve been… Continue Reading →

You Are Part Of The Biggest #WFH Experiment EVER: Thoughts On Maintaining Meaningful Remote Connections

“The COVID-19 pandemic is, among other things, a massive experiment in telecommuting.” – Brookings As articles have been telling us non-stop since March, COVID-19 pressed fast-forward on film that is our lives, and we’ve been watching it all like a… Continue Reading →


Guest post by Amanda Watson, president of LIT-SIS, Director of the O’Quinn Law Library, and Assistant Professor of Law the University of Houston Law Center.  It’s official! CS-SIS is now LIT-SIS: Legal Innovation & Technology SIS. Two years ago, our… Continue Reading →

CLIO 2020: Oh, hey, yet another virtual conference!

So last month CLIO held its annual conference — wait… I’m pretty sure it was last month  — *checks CLIO site* Yes, last month, from Oct. 13-16, CLIO held its annual conference, this year virtually.  Academics could get a $99… Continue Reading →

Can You Pass the Electric Kool-Aid Zoom Test? (Or 5 Zoom Horror Stories To Tell In the Dark)

I had used Zoom several times before 2020, but not nearly as often and certainly not in all the ways I have used it since the pandemic. Prior to 2020 my major experiences in Zoom were testing our law school… Continue Reading →

LIT-SIS Executive Board Meeting Recap

The LIT-SIS Executive Committee met last Tuesday, December 1. Here’s what we talked about: DET-SIS Merger The biggest agenda item was our proposed merger with the Digitization and Educational Technology Special Interest Section (DET-SIS). Some quick background: because of the… Continue Reading →

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