Open Access: Getting More Reach for Your Research
Program with Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
2 – 4 p.m.
Wilson Special Collections Library,
Pleasants Family Assembly Room
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public
How can researchers increase the distribution and use of their work, well before its publication? Heather Joseph, of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, shares strategies to increase reach and impact through open access.
Sponsored by the UNC Libraries Scholarly Communication Committee
Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Wed. October 16, 2013 10:06 AM
So you’ve decided to do some legal research….
First off, you should know that this guide won’t make legal research fun or fast or easy. Legal research is boring and tedious and nothing can change that. The best you can hope for is to plug along long enough that you eventually can get an unfortunate law student such as yourself to do your research for you.
What this guide can do is make legal research cheap. Free, as a matter of fact.
Take a look at: http://freelaw.classcaster.net/
Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Wed. October 2, 2013 10:41 AM
In early August, campus networking will be removing the wireless network (SSID) UNC-1 from the law school. If you are using it with your smartphone, laptop, or tablet you will need to change to UNC-PSK or UNC-Secure.
For information on how to connect to the UNC Wi-Fi networks please see Connecting to the UNC Network at http://help.unc.edu/help/connecting-to-the-unc-network-getting-started/.
Here is a brief description of the Wi-Fi Networks (SSIDs) that are seen in the law school.
- UNC-Setup: This network is the first network new devices connect to in order to be setup/configured for the main network “UNC-Secure”.
- UNC-Secure: This is the main Wi-Fi network for official campus users.
- UNC-PSK: This network is setup for devices that are unable to configure UNC-Secure or are not used by a specific individual (i.e. printers, lab computers).
- UNC-Guest: This a limited access network that’s available upon departmental request to allow non-UNC folks (i.e. those without active Onyens) to access the Internet.
Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Fri. July 26, 2013 2:57 PM
There is an interesting article on the National Archive's Blog about how search engines filter out the results that do not fit your profile. As a result, your search may not reveal links to sites that don't match your interests or politics. It is hard to learn if you never escape your comfort zone. Read the Blog entry.
Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Thu. May 9, 2013 9:47 AM
Kathrine R. Everett Law Library
at the University of North Carolina is in the midst of a digitization project of its collection of North Carolina Supreme Court Briefs. More than 2,400 volumes will be made freely available on the Internet. The library will be making the PDF files available on its website with a custom search index. Original TIFF files will be archived. W.S. Hein & Co. is scanning the volumes for this project. The library will be using BitCurator, a forensic tool created by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, to locate and remove sensitive personal information such as social security numbers. Because many steps in this process are a first-time experiment, the completion date is unknown. However, the library will begin posting the briefs in searchable form by the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Thu. April 25, 2013 5:46 PM