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Submitted by (@marcelorodriguez)

Are Tweets Government Documents?

There is a sharp increase of official communications from our elected officials which happens first and primarily (solely?) in social media platforms. Should these sources be considered primary sources of government documents? For a panel, we could invite a government librarian or archivist (perhaps from the National Archives or GPO?) to tell us about the government's official policy on social media collection and also ...more »

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Submitted by (@kurt.m)

Unearthing the Early State Records Collection

In 1941 the Library of Congress and the University of North Carolina launched a compilation project named the State Records Project (also known as 'Early State Records'). Originally meant to include legislative records of U.S. colonies, states, and territories the project grew to include various types of records including executive materials, constitutional documents, court records, broadsides, and even news. The complete ...more »

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Submitted by (@sfrey1)

Legal Scholarship Repositories, Present and Future

SSRN (Social Science Research Network) and bepress (Digital Commons Network, Legal Repository, Law Review Commons) have well-established pre- and post-print scholarship repositories. They are both owned by Elsevier, a large for-profit information provider. SSRN and bepress recently conducted an "integration pilot." By the 2019 Meeting, will these two companies have additional integrations? What will be the benefits ...more »

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The International Aspects of Tax Reform

The world's most profitable companies derive most of their income from intellectual property and other intangible assets, which can easily be transferred to foreign subsidiaries in low-tax jurisdictions. International tax rules, premised on outdated concepts like "physical presence" and "permanent establishment," are increasingly unable to cope with the disruption caused by the rise of digital corporate titans. This ...more »

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Submitted by (@christineciambella)

Legislating Jazz

Discussion of the U.S. government's involvement with jazz including the federally funded Jazz Ambassadors program, efforts to preserve jazz as a symbol of American identity, and the impact of jazz on the Civil Rights Movement.

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Just How Uniform is UELMA?

Since the promulgation of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, seventeen states and the District of Columbia have enacted UELMA in their jurisdictions to some degree. But uniform acts are often not enacted uniformly, so this program will introduce the actual texts as enacted by the states and learn how uniform the states are truly being, at least from the viewpoint of end users, in the implementation of online ...more »

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Submitted by (@dkoppang)

Evaluating New Products - Start to Finish

With all the products, platforms, new modules thrown at us it can be difficult to slow down and carry out a careful and thorough evaluation. Learn what you need to communicate with the vendor at different stages of the product evaluation such as vetting processes at your organization, who is involved in the decision-making, who they are allowed to contact. We would primarily cover how to conduct a product evaluation - ...more »

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Submitted by (@abbywalters)

Technology Competence in Legal Practice - duty to use technology

Following up on the 2018 program Technology Competence in Legal Practice: Where Do Libraries Fit In? This could be a panel discussion on if the ABA guidance addresses only a duty to understand the technology available or a duty to USE technology in legal practice. What would be the minimum technological understanding that would meet client's needs? Are firms/universities/government addressing this in a meaningful way? ...more »

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Submitted by (@christineciambella)

Taxation Without Representation

The District of Columbia is a city like no other. It's home to the U.S. government yet the nearly 660,000 residents living here have no formal representation in that government. DC residents pay local and federal taxes, yet must get Congressional approval for their laws and budget. This program will briefly describe the evolution of the D.C. government system and its current structure, and will feature a discussion ...more »

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Submitted by (@leejootaek)

Land, Water and Education

The program will review current international human rights principles which can be applied the contemporary land and water issues in the developing world. Also dealt with are human right to education as a solution to the third world land, water and development issues. Ultimately suggested are the research strategies and recommendations for researching human rights to water, land and education.

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Submitted by (@erin.gow)

Working with Non-English materials for the English Speaker

So many legal materials are in languages other than English worldwide, that it is inevitable that most of us will need to find or access one of these documents at some point. FCIL librarians often work with materials in languages in which they are not fluent, and can provide useful ideas and insight for the non-FCIL specialist faced with this type of research. A panel of FCIL librarians will provide practical guidance ...more »

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