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ProQuest Databases: Critical Service Alert Saturday Evening, February 13, 2016

  ProQuest Research Databases will be down Saturday, February 13, 2016, starting at 10:00 P.M., EDT, and will last until 4:00 A.M. This will affect many ProQuest Databases that are available campus-wide, including: ProQuest Congressional Hearings ProQuest Congressional, including the U.S. Serial Set ProQuest Legislative Insight ProQuest Regulatory Insight ProQuest Statistical Insight ProQuest Platform (search.proquest.com) …Read the Rest

Lex Machina & Lexis Machinations

On November 23, 2015, Lexis announced that it had acquired Lex Machina (and its entire staff), which had been marketing itself for $30-$35 million. The sale price was not disclosed. The Law Library recently added the free resources available from Lex Machina to our CWRU Law Library Research Databases list. Law schools can access the …Read the Rest

Kanopy: New Streaming Service Available on Campus

Kelvin Smith Library recently added Kanopy Streaming Service to the campus wide access databases. Kanopy provides many documentary films that CWRU faculty use frequently in classes. What is special about Kanopy is that faculty can embed films into their Blackboard courses, show them in class, and opt to create playlists of clips. We can all watch …Read the Rest

Zeitgeist: Protecting Cultural Heritage

In the past month, a number of efforts to preserve the remains of damaged cultural heritage sites have been in the news and in a program in the Law School. Professor Dale Nance hosted a showing of, The Rape of Europa (2006), a documentary showing how the Nazis systematically took or destroyed the art of …Read the Rest

Ravel Law & Ravel Judge Analytics

Ravel Law uses data visualization to help legal researchers decide which cases to choose more effectively than consulting a traditional list of cases. The service does not take the place of Shepards, Keycite or other citation systems, but it enhances the users ability to see the relationships between cases and the development of trends over time. …Read the Rest

Stare Decisis in Action: Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment

In case you missed it, SCOTUS provides a solid example of the doctrine of stare decisis in action in its decision announced this week, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 576 U.S. ____ (2015). Justice Kagan added some popular entertainment to her majority opinion by interspersing throughout metaphors to “super powers” and a couple of footnotes …Read the Rest