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50th Anniversary of FOIA Celebrated with Reform

On July 4, 2016 America celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the United States Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Today, President Obama celebrated early by signing Freedom of Information Improvement Act of 2016 (S.337, passed on June 13, 2016) into law. President Lyndon Johnson signed the original FOIA on July 4, 1966. It was intended to …Read the Rest

OhioLINK Service Alert

OhioLINK has let us know that OH-TECH will be performing maintenance on Tuesday evening, 6/21, 6pm-8:30pm. Specifically, OH-TECH and OARnet are doing connectivity failover testing to ensure that traffic to OhioLINK services is being routed correctly in the event of an unexpected failure. OhioLINK generally tries to avoid any maintenance during evening hours when students …Read the Rest

Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet on Scholarly Commons

The Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet is online again. In 2009, what began as the born-digital, online-only Case Western Reserve Internet Law Journal became a print publication: Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet (JOLTI). Now that print publication is available in digital format on the School of …Read the Rest

Westlaw Summer Access 2016

For returning students (rising 2Ls and 3Ls), it’s the same policy as last year: Students must extend their passwords for the following academic uses: Summer law school classes and study abroad programs Law Review and Journal, including write-on competitions Research assistant Moot Court Unpaid internship/externship (including judicial externship) Students with summer employment in law firms, …Read the Rest

Plan Ahead for Your ProQuest Research Database Use– Service Alert for Sat., March 12, 2016

If you are planning to do all night research this Saturday-Sunday, you may want to re-think that idea, if you plan on using ProQuest databases. Beginning Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 p.m. (ET) and ending by Sunday, March 13, 2016, 7:00 a.m. (ET), the following ProQuest research databases will be down for required service: The …Read the Rest

Loislaw Treatise Libraries Now on Fastcase

The majority of Loislaw’s Treatises Libraries are now on Fastcase! Wolters Kluwer (WK) coordinated the transfer with Fastcase to move Loislaw’s important treatise collection. Fastcase’s smarter legal research tools will be an enhancement to these titles because Loislaw’s interface and search was rather primitive. Access was added automatically to the Case Western Reserve Law Library’s …Read the Rest