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Top Tech for Holiday Gift Giving, 2022 Edition

Do you have a tech lover in your life? Not sure what to add to your own wishlist this holiday season? Here’s a link roundup of gift guides for tech lovers. And here are some of our favorites that didn’t… Continue Reading →

Data Cartels: The Companies that Control and Monopolize Our Information

Sarah Lamden’s new book, Data Cartels: The Companies that Control and Monopolize Our Information, came out earlier this month, and Sarah is currently making the webinar and podcast rounds to discuss it. In her book, Sarah discusses the unregulated underworld… Continue Reading →

The battle for the Internet Archive and the future of Controlled Digital Lending.

Over the past fifty years college tuition has increased to four hundred percent. In that same period textbook prices have increased by over one thousand percent. The textbook/case law sales industry is considered a racket in certain circles. Some sympathetic… Continue Reading →

Be Thankful for LIT-SIS: Seeking Nominations for the LIT-SIS Executive Board

The LIT-SIS Nominations Committee is still seeking nominations for two positions: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer. Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect is a three-year commitment, with the successful candidate serving as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair over three consecutive years. Secretary/Treasurer is a two-year commitment.  You… Continue Reading →

Book Recommendations for Thanksgiving Break

Here at the LIT-SIS blog, we’re always looking for a good read, especially around an upcoming break. In no particular order, here are some non-fiction books we recommend you read during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday – many of them will… Continue Reading →

Short Videos to Help Students Learn Microsoft Word Styles

Guest post by Rebecca Fordon, Reference Librarian & Adjunct Professor, at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Contact Rebecca at fordon.4@osu.edu or on Twitter @thefordon. My first-year legal research and writing students are currently working on their first memo… Continue Reading →

Cool Tools 2022 Spotlight: Airtable

In this post, Sarah Woloschuk talks about the features of the Cool Tool she demoed at the 2022 AALL Annual Meeting. Sarah is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at the University of Michigan Law School. Questions about this Cool Tool? Contact… Continue Reading →

Balancing productivity privacy and management in remote and hybrid law library work.

In the post Pandemic world forward thinking Law Libraries have developed ways to continue remote based work, or thoroughly integrate it into the new hybrid environment. What remains new and exciting times for knowledge workers, poses a challenge for those… Continue Reading →

Achieving Technological Competence: On overcoming our nostalgic preference for unmerging technologies.

While working the reference desk at a mid-sized research institution, I came across a student who was searching for a particular article. I positioned my monitor to demonstrate to her how to navigate the university’s databases and find the article…. Continue Reading →

LIT-SIS Recruitment & Involvement Committee – Contest

The LIT-SIS Recruitment & Involvement Committee is in need of a NEW BANNER with our new name. We are hoping to get a design to the printer in time for it to be printed for AALL in Denver. To the… Continue Reading →

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