Tag Archives: access to information

Banned Books Week 2017: Documentaries

To continue with Banned Books Week, below we’ve compiled a list of documentaries that, while not about banned books specifically, tackle different instances in history where freedom of expression and access to information were fought on a national scale. For more about … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2017: Titles from the Collection

As a follow up to our first blog post for Banned Books Week, Acquisitions Law Librarian Wendy Moore has shared a list of book titles from our collection which relate to freedom of expression and access to information. For more about each book, … Continue reading

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New Book: #SCOTUS

Covering the United States Supreme Court in the Digital Age is a collection of new essays concerning the relationship of the Supreme Court with journalism and new media. Articles include “How and Why the Supreme Court Remains Undercovered” by Tyler … Continue reading

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Free Law!

Created by Fastcase, the Public Library of Law – PLoL is a resource for searching law freely available on the Internet.  It provides a searchable interface to a large collection of primary law at both the state and federal levels.  … Continue reading

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New Book: Search Engine Freedom!

Search engines play a pivotal role in connecting people to the information and resources they desire. But what rules or laws govern how these search engines work and can we trust our search results?  Author Joris van Hoboken explores the … Continue reading

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Crime Data Going Online – City of Philadelphia Releases New Search Tool

The City of Philadelphia has joined cities like Baltimore and Chicago in putting its crime data online with the release of its new search tool, this week.  Part of the city’s open data initiative, the database of raw crime data … Continue reading

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Nixon Watergate-related Records Unsealed by National Archives

By court order, the National Archives has released 36 folders of documents (about 960 pages) of material related to the 1970s trial of seven men involved in the Watergate burglary, U.S. v. Liddy, et al. The sealed proceedings include “evidentiary … Continue reading

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