Monthly Archives: September 2007

Law Library of Congress is Digitizing Hearings

Published on: Author: Teresa L

The Law Library of Congress has about 75,000 volumes of Congressional hearings. The library has partnered with Google, Inc. to digitize the hearings and make them freely available to Congress and the public. The first sets of digitized hearings have been released, at http://www.loc.gov/law/find/hearings.html. The topics covered are Freedom of Infomration/Privacy, Immigration, and the U.S.… Continue reading

Power outlets on the 4th Floor

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Additional power outlets have been installed in the 4th Floor Reading Room by the McAllister St window in response to student requests (thanks for the suggestion). There are now plenty of outlets available for the window seats. However, they are not so easy to find (see photo below). So look between the window and the… Continue reading

Library Access

Published on: Author: Teresa L

We are 99% finished in the renovation and have now re-opened. Who can use the library? • Current Hastings students can of course use the library during regular library hours. • Members of the California Bar, Hastings alumni, and law students from other law schools may use the library whenever it is open (including evening… Continue reading

Research in Historic Newspapers

Published on: Author: Teresa L

A partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities called the National Digital Newspaper Program has released a new web site called Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers at http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/. You can read from 226,000 digitized pages from newspapers in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kenturcky, Utah and Virginia. The… Continue reading

One Stop Recall Information

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Six federal agencies – the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency – have teamed up to bring you recalls.gov. Billed as a “one stop shop” for U.S. Government recalls, you… Continue reading