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Link Roundup – June

 

Copyright Office Releases Updated Draft of Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

 

First proposed updates to the Compendium since it was released in 2014
Give Philly libraries the resources they deserve

 

Philadelphia libraries need a larger operating budget
OCLC and Wikipedia Library link citations to millions of library materials

 

OCLC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are working together to make it easy for editors to link citations in Wikipedia to millions of library materials represented in WorldCat
LexisNexis Legal & Professional Acquires Research Company Ravel Law LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced that it has acquired Ravel Law, the legal research, analytics and visualization platform
Harvard Obtains Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project LexisNexis affirmed its commitment to continuing Ravel Law’s support for and fulfillment of the objectives of the Caselaw Access Project
AALL Funding Research Opportunities Grant

 

On this date, Cindy Cicco emailed the article “TS/OBS FROF (Funding Research Opportunities Grant” Awarded” to the WPLLA Distribution List
New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017 2017 annual update to the Competitive Intelligence guide now available
New on LLRX – New ABA Email Guidelines: How Can Lawyers Comply?

 

Advice for lawyers on a range of applications and technology from which they can choose to establish standardized secure, encrypted email communications

 

UN Digital Library On this date, Joel Fishman emailed the article “Virtual Meeting: Learn more about the UN Digital Library and Meet the New Chief Librarian of the Dag Hammarksjold Library” to the WPLLA Distribution List
CRS – Special Counsels, Independent Counsels, and Special Prosecutors: Options for Independent Executive Investigations CRS report on special investigative independent inquiries into executive branch actions
Availability of Legislative Measures in House of Representatives (The “Three-Day Rule”)

 

Legislative measures reported from House committees must be available for three calendar days, excluding weekends and legal holidays unless the House is in session on such days
Harnessing the Power of Google New book detailing tips and tricks to get better results from Internet search engines
How To Write A Work Email When You’re Really Pissed Off

 

Two general rules to help you write business emails
PA Election Archive

 

“Pennsylvania Perspectives on the 2016 U.S. Election”, a web and social media archive documenting diverse viewpoints from Pennsylvania on the 2016 elections.
TEN SITES THAT GIVE FREE ACCESS TO QUALITY EBOOKS LIBRARIANS AND PUBLISHERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT [READERS, TOO]

 

Ten sites noted by NSR for free ebooks and econtent
ABA’s Free Legal Answers Site

 

A virtual legal advice clinic funded in aprt by the ABA
GPO Issues Digital Release of Historical Congressional Record for the 1950s

 

Newly released digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1951-1960
Appropriations Bill May Finally Make Congressional Research Reports Public

 

EveryCRSReport

The House Appropriates Committee requested the Congressional Research Service make all non-confidential reports public in its proposed appropriations; other websites attempt to archive every CRS report