Blog Archive: 2007

Wireless Printing with Vista

CCI has released the wireless client for Windows Vista!! Students can print to the printers in the ITS Lab in room 3045 using their Vista laptops. See the instructions at:

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Thu. December 20, 2007 12:06 PM
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New E-Research Tools


Google Book Search
Google Book Search is a tool that searches the full text of books that Google scans and stores in its digital database. It provides online access to full text of public domain and out-of-copyright books, reproduced either from text provided by publishers or by the libraries.

Internet Archive Texts
Internet Archive Texts searches the full text of books digitized by Project Gutenberg and by various libraries around the world. It provides online access to the full text of public domain and out-of-copyright books reproduced either from the texts produced by libraries, other organizations, or individuals.

University Libraries' E-Research Tools provides access to indexes and databases that UNC-Chapel Hill holds, subscribes to, or supports. To use any of the resources in the collection, go to

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Wed. December 5, 2007 1:09 PM
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Interested in Empirical Research?

The Department of Statistics and Operations Research offers free statistical consulting services, in the context of a course on statistical consulting, STOR 765 (formerly Stat 190). This graduate level course aims to both serve the university community, and to instruct students in the art of consulting. See

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Wed. December 5, 2007 12:45 PM
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New Library Display

AALSA Display

Look to the past, present and future of Asian Americans in the library's newest display. This display combines striking cultural beauty with literary works that will inform you about Asian American history, culture and legal challenges.

This library display was mounted by Kristan Cheng, Sumeet Chugani, Daniel Chun, Taiyyaba Qureshi and Kuhe Queen on behalf of the Asian American Law Students Association (AALSA).

Please take time to look, admire and learn.

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Tue. December 4, 2007 10:39 AM
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CALI Tutorials


With finals fast approaching, don't forget that CALI lessons are a free way to help you prepare. If you're unfamiliar, CALI lessons are interactive, computer-based tutorials provided by the non-profit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.

There are over 675 CALI lessons available in 32 different legal subject areas. The lessons, written by law faculty/librarians, are free to all law students at our school.

If you are registering at CALI for the first time, note that you must use our school's authorization code to create a new account on You can get the authorization code by stopping by the reference desk or contacting Nichelle Perry at

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Thu. November 29, 2007 4:10 PM
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Amazon's eBook Reader

Amazon has released its new eBook reader, Kindle. This device weighs 10 ounces and can store up to 200 books. It uses the EVDO cellular network, so the user does not need to connect to a PC or find a wireless network to download. There are no monthly charges for the cellular network, it is included in the cost of the books. Kindle will be competing with the Sony Reader.

For more information see

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Tue. November 20, 2007 11:22 AM
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American Indian Heritage Month

NALSA Display

Enjoy fall colors in abundance in the recently mounted library display as you take time to welcome American Indian Heritage Month. Honor, integrity and distinction are reflected in this display which features the civil rights, legal analysis and recognition of Native Americans and their role in North Carolina's history.

This library display was mounted by Candace Harke, David Elliot, Erika Dean, Andrea Lammonds, and Danielle McLeanon behalf of the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA).

Please be sure to take time to look, enjoy and learn.

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Mon. November 19, 2007 4:35 PM
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Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have been changed effective December 1, 2007. The new rules can be seen on the U.S. Court's website (PDF).

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Mon. November 19, 2007 3:33 PM
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No Smoking Policy at UNC

UNC Smoke Free

While the University has banned smoking inside its buildings and facilities for years, starting in January the no-smoking boundary will be extended to all outdoor areas controlled by the University up to 100 feet from University facilities, both on and off campus. Smoking in state-owned vehicles also will be prohibited. See the balance of the UNC News Release for more information.

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Fri. November 9, 2007 10:04 AM
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A Classroom Copyright Crisis

There is a brief article in The Wired Campus from the Chronicle of Higher Education about a report released by American University's Center for Social Media entitled "The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy."

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Mon. October 29, 2007 9:39 AM
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