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October 2008 Archives

October 31, 2008
Coming into this project, I had assumed that all the materials I would be working with would be documents in nature.  The first couple of boxes I cracked open and accessioned seemed to agree with this.  However, during the... read more!
October 28, 2008
In addition to teaching and serving as a reference librarian for the law school, my outside interests include ethics and religion. So, when Experiments in Ethics (Harvard University Press, 2008) appeared on the library's "New Book Truck," it lept into... read more!
October 28, 2008
Ron Day is Head of Reference Services at the Biddle Law Library.  A graduate of Penn Law School, he coordinates research services for faculty and instructional services for students.  He has taught for many years an advanced course in legal... read more!
October 21, 2008
Did you know that October 14 was Open Access Day?  No?  That's ok, because Ed Greenlee and I didn't either until we were asked by Shawn Martin, Head of Scholarly Communication at Van Pelt library, to commemorate the event by... read more!
October 17, 2008
Stepping into the processing area of the Biddle Law Library Archives, one can easily be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of great collections stored there--especially when one's previous archival experience amounts to two cartons processed over the period of... read more!
October 17, 2008
Doris Wang is a graduate student at the School of Library and Information Studies, Rutgers University concentrating on archives and information management.  When not processing the Richard V. Wellman Papers or attending school, she works on designing her website, finding... read more!
October 17, 2008
I was excited to finish processing recently a small but very interesting collection: 12 notebooks filled with the research and lectures of former Penn Law Professor John Dickinson.Born in Maryland in 1894, Dickinson was born into a legal history pedigree:... read more!
October 16, 2008
Law librarians are regularly called upon to provide information with regards to how individual members of Congress have voted on certain topics.  As both a lawyer and a librarian, I am constantly amazed by the availability of U.S. Government information,... read more!
October 16, 2008
Mike Barton is a Reference Librarian at the Biddle Law Library.  Mike teaches legal research to both first year and our International LLM students.  Additionally, Mike actively engages in faculty research in a variety of topic areas.  Having worked as... read more!
October 8, 2008
In light of the fact that a number of courses at the law school focus on the relationship between law and religion, I offer a review of Martha Nussbaum's most recent contribution to the Church-State debate.  In her most... read more!
October 6, 2008
Our cataloging librarian, Judith Vaughan-Sterling, has compiled a list of recent acquisitions for September 2008.... read more!