In this Issue:
- Law Library Hours and Services During the Holidays
- Setting Up New Smart Devices
- New Database: HeinOnline World Treaties Library
- Google Docs Add-On from ProQuest
- New Additions to the Digital Commons
- Library and Technology Staff Accomplishments
Law Library Hours and Services During the HolidaysThe Thurgood Marshall Law Library is transitioning into its holiday hours. The library will be closed this weekend, but will be open Monday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 23rd from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The last day to receive ILL books will be this Friday, December 26th.
The Library will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015 with reduced evening hours. You may view the schedule for 2015 here. Happy holidays, everyone!
Setting Up New Smart DevicesFor all of those holiday smart devices which are about to be unwrapped…….
To setup School of Law email on the device, you will first need your School of Law login id and password. Next, you should know your home Wi-Fi name and password before beginning. Using Wi-Fi during smart phone setup is typically faster and does not waste your cellular plan data.
The campus email server is an “Exchange” server. This may sometimes be referred to as “Corporate” but it is NOT imap or pop3. The campus mail server name is “umail.umaryland.edu” NOT law.umaryland.edu. The School of Law domain is “LAW”. It may ask for the domain on a separate line or you may need to use it as part of your username as in “law\gsmith”.
Apple (iPhone, iPad, etc.)
- You will need to know your Apple ID & password or create a new one.
- You can test your Apple ID login at: https://www.icloud.com/
- You can reset you Apple ID password at: https://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid
- Now that Apple has family sharing of purchases, it is much less confusing if everyone in the family has their own, unique Apple ID. http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/family-sharing/
- It is generally best to enable “Find My iPhone”. If you lose your iPhone, you must go online to find its location before the battery dies. Do not wait if you suspect your phone is lost because it does not report back the location once the battery dies.
- You will need to have your Gmail account and password for setup.
- You will need a Microsoft ID and Password https://login.live.com/
- Windows 8 PRO tablets can run full Microsoft Office. The best deal going right now is Office 365 University Edition for $80.
- Please put your device in a case and install a screen protector. Devices are not cheap to repair/replace.
- Installing Screen Protectors: If there is room to work on the bathroom vanity, run the shower for several minutes to steam up the bathroom before installing an adhesive screen protector. The steam knocks much of the dust out of the air and helps to keep it from getting under the screen protector. This is no guartee of a dust-free installation but it does tend to help.
Associate Director of Information Technology
New Database: HeinOnline World Treaties LibraryThe Law Library now has a subscription to HeinOnline's new World Treaty Library. This collection brings together works from Rohn, Dumont, Wiktor, and Martens to create an incredibly rich collection of treaties. Click here for a sampling of titles.
Search across all the treaties, or narrow the search by selecting keyword, title, countries, full text, source, treaty number, treaty type, party, description, sign place, sign date, date, subject, or citation with Hein's treaty index search. The index search includes:
- Hein’s U.S. Treaty Index (1776-present) - This comprehensive collection from Kavass covers U.S. Treaties from 1776 to the present, whether ratified or not.
- United Nations Treaty Series (1948-present) - Publication of treaties and international agreements registered or filed with the Secretariat of the United Nations.
- League of Nations Treaty Series (1920-1946) - Contains all treaties registered with the Secretariat between members of the League or between members and non-members, with English and French translations accompanying reprints of the official texts.
- Rohn’s World Treaty Index (1900-2000) - Indexes all of the worldwide treaties from 1900-2000.
- Historical Treaty Index (1648-1919) - Contains all early treaties included in Clive Parry’s Consolidated Treaty Series. The index from the series was used to identify the full text and CTS original cite for each bilateral and multilateral treaty.
- Multilateral Treaty Calendar (1648-1995) - Lists all multilateral treaties concluded during the 350 year period and provides information on the location of their printed text in various collections (with parallel citations), adds data on duration, depository arrangements, and status, and provides extensive notes on their amendment, modification, extension, termination, and other details (with related refere nces).
- Martens’ Treaties (1761-1944) - For the first time, the metadata for this massive 126 volume set has been indexed to search more than eight different works from Martens, including Recueil des traites.
Google Docs Add-On from ProQuestProQuest Flow, is a cloud-based research management tool. It allows researchers to annotate, organize, and cite research as well as collaborate with colleagues by sharing collections. Flow is available at our University. To register for a free account, go to the Flow homepage and click on the "sign up" button.
From there, create a new account using your UM email address.
And create your own password:
Flow will then send you a confirmation email, and will allow you to import your references directly from Mendeley, EndNote, and RefWorks. In Zotero and other reference managers, just create an RIS file, save it to your desktop, and then upload it to Flow.
ProQuest Flow recently added a Google Docs plugin, which is available for free from the Google Add-on Store. Once registered for a Flow account, click here to activate the add-on and connect to your Flow account.
If you write in Word, a plugin is available to download ProQuest for Word; help guides for both Mac and PC are available online.
New Additions to the Digital CommonsPaula Monopoli published Contemporary Trusts and Estates: An Experiential Approach (2nd ed) (with Susan Gary, Jerome Borison, and Naomi Cahn) in May 2014. The abstract and link to the publisher’s page are available here.
William L. Reynolds and William M. Richman published the 4th edition of Understanding Conflict of Laws (Matthew Bender, 2013). An abstract is available here.
Rena Steinzor has published a book, Why Not Jail? Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction, with Cambridge University Press. A link to the publisher’s page for the book and an abstract are available here.
Amanda Pustilnik published a chapter, Rethinking Unreasonableness: A Comment on Nita Farahany's "Law and Behavioral Morality," in James E. Fleming and Sanford Levinson eds. Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII (NYU Press, 2012). A link to the book is posted here. (Note that this is a two-year old publication, but was only recently added to the Digital Commons).
Michael Millemann and Sheldon Krantz will be publishing Legal Education in Transition: Trends and Their Implications with the Nebraska Law Review in 2015. A draft of the article is available here.
Frank Pasquale has published Redescribing Health Privacy: The Importance of Health Policy in the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy. It is available in the Digital Commons here.
Dean Tobin has published The Internal Revenue Service and a Crisis of Confidence: A New Approach for a New Regulatory Era in the Florida Tax Review. It is available in the Digital Commons here.
The Center for Health and Homeland Security have published their semiannual newsletter. It is available in the Digital Commons here.
Library and Technology Staff Accomplishments
This week, Pamela Daniels, Senior Instructional Technology Specialist, received her M.S. in Education with a focus on Instructional Technology Design and Development from Towson University! Pamela also has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Technology from the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC).
C.J. Pipins and other members of the Library's Research Department recently completed a Law Library Managerial Leadership Online Course hosted by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).