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From the Library: Fall Semester Updates

In Read This on August 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Welcome back! We are happy to see everyone back in the building, here’s a few updates for our law students.

  • Student WiFi Snafu Returning students: it is likely that you will not have access to the Law College’s wifi network. The university’s wifi administrators unexpectedly deleted many student registrations for the network. If you try to get access and get an error message, you will need to re-register your computer. If you need assistance, please visit the IT office (Room 170).
  • New Student Printer Lab Software Student network printing and printers have changed! The new server software, PaperCut, allows for printing of Google Docs and from ChromeBooks. All students (new and returning) must set up the new printing system to print via the law school printers. If you need assistance, please visit the IT office (Room 170).
  • Where Did That Book Go? The first floor library collection was shifted over summer break, please ask a librarian or library staff if you need help locating a book.
  • Need Technology in Classrooms? Students, if you need technology in a classroom for a special speaker or your own presentation, please complete the AV Request form. We appreciate your request sooner than later! http://law.unl.edu/library/info/avreq/
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Student Printing Upgrade

In Check This Out on August 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm

New Student Printer Lab Software
Good news for the 2014-2015 academic year – we’ve upgraded the library printers and print system! Student network printing will be easier and cheaper. Please drop by the IT Suite, room 170 on the library first floor to get set up on the new system. The new server software, PaperCut, will also allow for printing of Google Docs and printing from ChromeBooks.

library printers, fall 2014

 

Legal Tech Books or Learn Something New This Summer

In Check This Out on May 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Are you interested in updating your technology skills this summer? Want to learn something new?

We have a number of technology books that can help, including the “In One Hour for Lawyer” series. See a librarian to check out any of these books on display or let us know if we can assist with your legal technology question.

legal tech display

Odds and Ends…and a Chess Set

In Check This Out on December 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

The end of the semester is near! Congrats on a successful Fall semester, we have a few reminders before the semester is over.

Upgrading to Mavericks!
Extegrity has given the green light and will now support Exam4 on Mavericks. It’s still a good idea to wait until after finals to upgrade, just to avoid the disorientation, but if you just can’t wait, upgrade away!

Laptop Checkout
Library laptops will not be available for check out until after finals because they will be used for finals.

Quiet, Please, in the Library
It’s easy to get carried away while you’re studying for finals, but for those people studying and prefer quiet, please keep your voices down.

Chess Set
We are pleased to announce that the library now has a chess set for check out. The competition quality set includes a board, weighted pieces and a timer. It may be checked out any time from the Circulation Desk for friendly competition and relaxation. Let the games begin! Enjoy!

Chess

Tech Tips for November 4th…

In Check This Out on November 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Tech Tips of the Week:
The Constitute Project. If you are interested in seeing how constitutions of the world compare, check out Constitute.org, a project seeded by Google Ideas and built by faculty members from the University of Texas, University of Chicago and University College London. https://www.constituteproject.org/

CopyClip. If you do substantial amounts of writing in which you “cut and paste” from one document to multiple documents, CopyClip is an ingenious and clever new utility that will change your life. And it’s free! CopyClip stores the last 50 (by default, but can be changed to store many more) “copy” commands that ordinarily are stored one at a time on your clipboard so that you can easily go back and use those same clipboard items for later use. Find the application here, or visit the developer’s website at http://FlipLab.com/

PREZI is a very popular and catchy presentation platform that can literally make your presentations zip! There is an excellent iPad App that allows you to create and present PREZIs from your iPad! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prezi-for-ipad/id407759942?mt=8

Law College IT has Moved…

In Read This on August 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

The University of Nebraska College of Law IT department has moved! If you’re looking for Bob or Chris, the new location is Room 170 (IT Suite) in Schmid Law Library – the former North Computer lab space.

All the technology details for incoming Law students or returning law students can be found on the Law College IT webpage. This includes information on:

  • MyRed
  • Wireless Network
  • Student Printing
  • Huskers Email
  • Law School Listervs

Room 170, IT

Need a New Reader for Your News?

In News & Notes on July 2, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Technology changes. Some platforms continue to grow, others are shut down (Google Reader).

Schmid Law Library is using Paper.li to organize and share the content that appears in our Twitter feed. This platform allows for customization of social software posts, video, feeds and content specific to the user’s audience.

Check out our Schmid Law Library News & Info paper; a new edition arrives at 3PM Central everyday – it may surprise you how nice reading a digital newspaper can be.

paper.li

Law Faculty using Tumblr

In Check This Out on June 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Tumblr, is a micro-blogging social software platform that allows users to share information in any format including text, photos, and video. Being able to collect and post content on current events or a particular topic is a great use for this type of social software.

At the University of Nebraska College of Law, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Richard Moberly is using Tumblr as a blog to organize and discuss the Law of Secrecy. Professor Moberly is a researcher and  expert on whistleblower protections and the law of secrecy; his recent article Whistleblowers and the Obama Presidency: The National Security Dilemma appeared in the Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal (2012).

A number of law schools are using Tumblr as a platform to share content with users or even as a digital yearbook like Georgetown University did this year for graduation.

Digital Tip for March 27th…

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Tip of the Week: for Tablet Users
Those of you with tablets may either complain about attached keyboards, or using the on-screen virtual keyboard. If you are the sort of person who prefers to handwrite notes at meetings or outlines of articles, etc., take a look at 7Notes HD Premium. It costs $7, and it takes a few minutes to get the hang of nuances of formatting, etc., but the cost and effort are well worth it. The handwriting recognition is uncannily accurate. If you pay the extra $2 to get the Evernote Add-on, you’ll be further rewarded with very easy integration with Evernote. 7Notes is available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire and Android devices.

 

 

Digital Tip for February 11th…

In Check This Out on February 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Tip(s) of the Week for February 11th:
Mac users, if you’ve been annoyed that there is no “forward-delete” function on your keyboard, then you simply aren’t aware of a very simple trick: fn-delete, will do the trick.