Blog Archive: 2014

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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Mon. December 22, 2014 2:56 PM
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Bloomberg Law's State Law Chart Builder

Three subjects in Bloomberg Law’s Practice Centers—Banking & Finance, Labor & Employment, and Tax—now offer users a way to quickly construct a chart that makes it easy to compare similar laws in all 50 states. The State Law Chart Builder is available in the Practice Tools section when users click on any of these three subjects under the Practice Centers tab.

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Posted by Nick Sexton on Thu. December 18, 2014 10:16 AM
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New Bloomberg Law Additions - Bankruptcy Treatise with Real-time Updates

Recently we received an update from Bloomberg on some noteworthy new and innovative additions to the database. One is Bloomberg’s new online-only Bankruptcy Treatise, available on Bloomberg Law through the main tabs under Practice Centers >> Bankruptcy. Long in the making, the new treatise is designed to compete with more established works; Bloomberg advertises it as having over 600 chapters and 13,000 pages of analysis—similar in size to West’s mainstay, Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 3d. But what's most notable and innovative about Bloomberg’s new Bankruptcy Treatise is the way the treatise is created and updated: according to Bloomberg, this is done “in real time,” with a team of editors constantly updating the treatise to reflect recent changes in law.

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Posted by David R. Hansen (Dave) on Thu. December 18, 2014 10:01 AM
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World Treaty Library from HeinOnline

The Law Library has just purchased the HeinOnline World Treaty Library, a new collection of treaties and treaty-related materials. In addition to current treaties, this set offers access to hundreds of historical treaties, as well as a wide selection of commentary and scholarly articles.

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Posted by Jim Sherwood on Mon. November 10, 2014 3:32 PM
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Congratulations StairWellness Challenge Winners

Thanks to all who participated in the StairWellness Challenge. Using a random-drawing app, we drew 5 names from those who completed the challenge, then notified the winners.

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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Mon. November 10, 2014 10:45 AM
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Win at Wellness - StairWellness Challenge

The law library will award $25 prizes to 5 law students who meet the goal of 400 stair steps taken during Wellness Week.

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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Fri. October 24, 2014 2:02 PM
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Open Access Law - Historical US Materials Through HeinOnline

The Law Library of Congress recently made an important announcement about a partnership that they have struck with legal publisher and database provider HeinOnline to provide free public access to historical U.S. primary legal materials, including the U.S. Code, U.S. Reports, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Federal Register.

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Posted by David R. Hansen (Dave) on Tue. October 21, 2014 10:39 AM
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Open Access Week at UNC

October 20-26 marks the seventh annual celebration of Open Access Week, observed by organizations around the world who have as their mission to make information more available--especially scholarly research and data that can have important impacts on the real world. This week UNC Libraries is sponsoring three events, on scholarly communications and copyright, open access for graduate students, and open data.

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Posted by David R. Hansen (Dave) on Tue. October 21, 2014 10:20 AM
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Oct. 17 - Library Service Desk Temporarily Moved To Re-carpet

We're taking the opportunity to repair some damaged carpet at the main (Circulation) desk of the library. So on Friday morning, Oct. 17 we will conduct all library services from the reference desk, including check-out of books. If you need any assistance that morning, please visit us there or call 919-962-1194.

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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Thu. October 16, 2014 4:33 PM
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Duces Techum: Presidential Docs

Duces Techum is a Blawg feature that provides tips for using mobile apps, tablets, smartphones, e-readers and other tech products to meet your legal research and productivity needs.

Today's Tip - Finding presidential materials via the GPO

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Posted by Timothy J. Gallina (Tim) on Fri. September 19, 2014 12:42 PM
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