Research & Analysis

Think about:  Knowledge of Law & Legal Systems  Subject Matter Expertise  Knowledge & Navigation of Information Sources  Critical Evaluation & Synthesis of Information  Ethical Use of Information

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Navigating Copyright Ownership, CCC, and Permissions Depts.

Copyright has exceptions that let you make some uses without permission, but what if those exceptions don't help? This session will discuss finding copyright owners and how to work with authors, the Copyright Clearance Center, performing rights organizations, and publisher permissions departments to effectively obtain necessary clearances.

Submitted by (@bkeele)

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#memorialize activism.#conceptualize action. #catalyze change

#memorialize activism.#conceptualize action. #catalyze change: how annotated bibliographies are making an LGBT impact. The two editors-in-chief of the Annotated Bibliography: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities. (Hein, forthcoming) would like to moderate a 3-member panel on the role of library scholarship. One speaker, a well-esteemed member of the community who has witnessed the history of LGBT activism and scholarship ...more »

Submitted by (@edn130)

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Locked Up: DA Data and Mass Incarceration

It's not private prisons, mandatory minimums, or marijuana possession that drives mass incarceration. It's DAs charging felonies for things they used to consider misdemeanors. And there's virtually no data coming from their offices about these charging decisions. How can librarians and government information professionals address this lack of public knowledge and use the information to keep moire people out of prison? ...more »

Submitted by (@labraham)

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How to find almost anyone almost anywhere

A session on different tips and techniques for researching people. The session could cover everything from free online sources, to reports from sources like Accurint, to how to use social media platforms and geo tagging.

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An Open Conversation About Algortihmic Accouontabiity

A program with representatives of legal database vendors to discuss what they have done and what they can do to improve algorithmic accountability. All of the vendors now know the law librarians are demanding more openness about how to search their databases: what factors are at play when we keyword search? Let librarians know what they need to know to teach search strategy and to make informed collection development ...more »

Submitted by (@susan.mart)

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Regulating Cyberspace

The program will provide an overview of the international legal framework governing cyberspace operations and cybersecurity, with a discussion of current issues relating to national security, cybercrimes and risks, internet governance as well as data privacy laws. It will survey relevant print and electronic resources.

Submitted by (@evelyn.ma)

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing a University Press Book

This session would bring together law librarians who have (or a law librarian who has) written or are in the process of writing a university press book in order to demystify the process, share ideas on the important book proposal process, and discuss how law librarians can use their expertise to assist patrons in developing proposal and marketing plans. A speaker or panelists will outline the process and share their personal ...more »

Submitted by (@kurt.metzmeier)

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Crabs and the Law

There is a reason why they say that Maryland is for crabs--the history of the Chesapeake Bay is intertwined with that of blue crab. Maryland is a national leader in supplying blue crabs, with the Chesapeake Bay providing 50 percent of the total blue crab harvest in the United States. However, the overall population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has declined significantly in recent years. This program will examine ...more »

Submitted by (@mwpodvia)

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Uses for Predictive Analytics

Panel (likely vendors or consultants -if law librarians cannot share) of how firms are using predictive analytics in their firms for things like case assessment, business development, competitive intelligence, drafting and litigation.

Submitted by (@gebauerm)

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How to trial analytics toos

We all know how to trial a research database, but what are the best practices/ checklists for testing legal analytics tools.

Submitted by (@lucycg)

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Trump's Tweets: Can 140 characters be Presidential Records?

The passage of the Presidential Records Act sought to preserve the records of the President rather than let them be destroyed or lost. President Trump communicates with the American People more via his tweets than he does through any other means of communication. Can these be considered part of his Presidential Records? Media have discussed this issue, but a deep dive into the actual legislation, amendments, and subsequent ...more »

Submitted by (@dlheller)

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Brexit & the European Union

The latest updates on the Brexit process of Britain leaving the EU, with a discussion of impact on the legal sector, including likely impact on law firms and others with branches or business interests in the region. Provides information about resources to keep up to date with the latest changes & negotiations.

Submitted by (@erin.gow)

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