Category Archives: IT and computing

Legal databases and how to get at them

By Katherine Steiner Kat here – Information Resources trainee at the Law Bod. Since starting work here last September, I have had lots of chances to delve into some of the weird and wonderful resources the Bodleian Law Library and the Bodleian Libraries generally have to offer. Despite doing my undergraduate degree here in Oxford,… Read More »

Mobile Apps for Mobile Lawyers

By Beth Paton Mobile technology is becoming ever more ubiquitous, so it seemed the right time to take a look at apps for law students and lawyers. For the purposes of this blog post I selected three apps to road test. I was ably assisted with these reviews by my husband, Alec, who obtained a… Read More »

54 Law Bod D.Phil. theses to be digitised

By Francesca Marsden As a result of the generosity and ambition of Dr Leonard Polonsky, the Bodleian Libraries are beginning to digitise a number of Oxford theses, pushing the drive for Open Access and aiding the development and progression of the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). ORA is in the process of being built, and… Read More »

Mystery object explained

Newly installed, and cunningly disguised by OU’s ICT Support Team to look like a rather cool standard lamp, is a new relay point, designed to improve wireless coverage in a constantly inhabited (well at least during Full Term!) corner of the Library. Mark Round is the innovator behind the lamp/wifi point, and Rob Jones the… Read More »

An ounce of prevention

By Penny Schenk Unfortunately we’ve had reason to think about the security of laptops and mobile devices in the Law Library recently. While the best way to avoid theft is to secure your laptop with a cable lock when it’s unattended and keep portable devices with you, there are a few steps you can take… Read More »

Mac/Lion wifi issues with Safari

By Penny Schenk Recently, some Mac users in the library who’ve upgraded to the latest system software, Lion, are finding that they can’t log in to Bodleian Libraries wireless using the Safari browser. The symptom is that Safari attempts to connect to, but it never loads and the window remains blank. One workaround has… Read More »

CALI Conference 2011 on the web

By Penny Schenk The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is currently holding their summer conference in Milwaukee, and is putting conference presentations online (you will need the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in to view them). The conference theme is “Unbound” and there are presentations on topics like mobile apps for law schools, iPads for everyone and… Read More »