In this issue:
- Change to ILL Logins
- The Future of the MPower Virtual Research Library
- New HeinOnline Interface and Features Coming Soon
- Color Printing Now Available in the Law Library
- New Additions to the Digital Commons
- Log in with old ILLiad credentials to access their existing ILLiad account; or
- Log in with campus UMID, and set up a fresh new profile.
Change to ILL LoginsAll users can now log into ILLiad using their campus UMID and password.
New users will need to log in using campus UMID and password, then set up an ILLiad profile as normal.
Login behavior for returning users will vary:
If the user's campus UMID was the same as their old ILLiad username, they must now log in using campus UMID and password, and they will have access to their existing ILLiad account (with history, etc.) Their old ILLiad password will not work.
If the user's campus UMID was different from their old ILLiad username, they have a choice:
The Future of the MPower Virtual Research LibraryMPowering the State was established a few years ago by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents to promote innovation and impact through collaboration between the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park. MPowering the State provided one-time funds, to be reviewed and renewed annually, for shared library collections supporting this collaboration. The University Libraries at College Park and the Health Sciences and Human Services Library and the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at UM Baltimore employed these funds to establish the MPower Virtual Research Library, an interdisciplinary collection supporting advanced biosciences research and education between our campuses.
The State of Maryland has recently faced significant financial challenges, which have affected every state entity, including the University System of Maryland. Funding for the MPower Virtual Research Library is one of the casualties. Fiscal year 2016 brings a 55% reduction in support, and is the last year in which these libraries will receive MPower funding. The three library directors informed their Provosts and the System that they will not be able to fund these resources on their own due to flat or reduced collections budgets.
The MPower Virtual Research Library substantially benefited the research and teaching of many faculty, students and librarians at the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland - Baltimore. It was an opportunity to develop a biosciences knowledge infrastructure supportive of collaboration across these major USM research institutions and increased collection development in support of the MLaw Program. Loss of access to these resources may have considerable negative impact. Faculty, students and other researchers at the law school should consult with librarians at the User Services Desk to determine alternative resources to meet their needs.
New HeinOnline Interface and Features Coming SoonIn the upcoming weeks, HeinOnline will be unveiling an enhanced interface to enhance your legal research experience. To check it out, click here, or see below a preview of some of the pages:
In addition to the new interface, HeinOnline has added a new metric to its ScholarCheck author rankings. ScholarCheck compiles the number of times an author has been cited by other articles in HeinOnline, by cases, and the number of times accessed in the past 12 months. Now, HeinOnline will also count the number of times an author has been cited only by articles published in the past 10 years. Each metric will account for one quarter of the author's overall ScholarRank. This new scoring metric was influenced by Washington and Lee University's law journal ranking methodology, which is explained in detail here, as well as Dr. Ronen Perry's article in Connecticut Law Review, The Relative Value of American Law Reviews: Refinement and Implementation.
Color Printing Now Available in the Law LibraryColor printing is now available on the main floor of the Law Library via the GoPrint Pay-Per-Print system. Printing costs $.10 per page for black and white (B&W) printer, $.50 per page for the color printer. To print using Go Print:
- If you want to print in color, open the document you wish to print on the library’s designated computer for COLOR printing.
- Go to the “B&W Go Print” printer station to print in B&W or “Go Print Color” printer station to print in color and use the touch-screen button for your workstation
- Remember which computer you were using, if you used a law school or a library computer the computer will either be labeled (e.g. "LIB-2C”) or have the name listed as the desktop wallpaper
- Go to either a B&W or the designated color Go-Print workstation, and use the touch-screen button for your workstation.
- Select your computer from the list,
- Your corresponding print job(s) will then display as a list.
- Touch the print job or jobs you want to print. Information for each print job will display, such as number of pages and the cost for each job.
- Touch "Continue."
- Swipe your ID card.
- The print job will disappear from the list, and the job will print at an adjacent printer after a short delay.
Students may configure their Windows or Mac laptop to print B&W copies to GoPrint. Contact infotech @ law.umaryland.edu for technical assistance.
New Additions to the Digital CommonsLast month, DigitalCommons@UM Carey Law had 42,961 full-text downloads and 17 new submissions were posted. The most popular papers were:
Commentary on the New Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure, 43 Md. L. Rev. 669 (1984)
Kevin G. Welner, Silver Linings Casebook: How Vergara’s Backers May Lose by Winning, 15 U. Md. L.J. Race Relig. Gender & Class 121 (2015).
Peter A. Holland, Defending Junk-Debt-Buyer Lawsuits, 46 Clearinghouse Review 12 (2012).
New articles posted to the Digital Commons this month include Michael Pinard’s article, Poor, Black and "Wanted": Criminal Justice in Ferguson and Baltimore, which will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Howard Law Journal. The Howard Law Journal will also be publishing Sherri Lee Keene's article, Victim or Thug? Examining the Relevance of Stories in Cases Involving Shootings of Unarmed Black Males, in volume 58, issue 3. A draft version is available in the Digital Commons.
Martha Ertman published Marital Contracting in a Post-Windsor World in the Florida State University Law Review.
Richard C. Boldt published The “Voluntary” Inpatient Treatment of Adults Under Guardianship, 60 Villanova Law Review 1 (2015).
Danielle Keats Citron,Spying Inc., 72 Washington & Lee Law Review (forthcoming 2015).
Martha M. Ertman published Marital Contracting in a Post-Windsor World, 42 FSU Law Review 479 (2015).
Leigh S. Goodmark published Hands Up at Home: Militarized Masculinity and Police Officers Who Commit Intimate Partner Abuse, University of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-4.
James Grimmelmann published Anarchy, Status Updates, and Utopia, 35 Pace Law Review 135 (2015) and The Virtues of Moderation, 17 Yale Journal of Law & Technology 42 (2015).
/ Michelle M. Harner published The Value of Soft Variables in Corporate Reorganizations,2015 University of Illinois Law Review 509.
And Virginia Rowthorn, among others published Identifying Interprofessional Global Health Competencies for 21st-Century Health Professionals, Kristen Jogerst, Brian Callender, Virginia Adams, Jessica Evert, Elise Fields, Thomas Hall, Jody Olsen, Sharon Rudy, Jiabin Shen, Lisa Simon, Herica Torres, Anvar Velji, and Lynda L. Wilson.