January 22, 2021

New Research Guide From The Law Library of Congress: Translation of National Legislation into English

Direct to Guide (48 pages; PDF) Title Translation of National Legislation into English Date March 2012 Source The Law Library of Congress, Global Legal Research Center Prepared for American Society of International Law 106th Annual Meeting Pre-Conference: “Conveying Meaning: Legal Interpretation, Translation, and Publishing” Description via In Custodia Legis by Constance Johnson In connection with […]

Meet the New Law Librarian of Congress, David Mao

UPDATE (January 4, 2012): Here’s the Official LC News Release (w/ Bio) Announcing David Mao’s Appointment From an In Custodia Legis Blog Post by Andrew Weber: Today is a big day for the Law Library of Congress. David Mao is taking over as the Law Librarian of Congress from Roberta Shaffer. It wasn’t that long […]

Rare 15th-Century Reference Work Acquired by Law Library

From the Law Library of Congress: The Law Library of Congress has acquired two volumes of an extraordinarily rare 1478 edition of the “Casus breves” of Johannes de Turnhout (c. 1446-1492), printed by the Brotherhood of the Common Life at their Brussels press, Te Nazareth Gheprint. Only 13 copies of the 1478 edition of “Casus […]

A Look at Recent Tweaks to THOMAS Including the Addition of More Dublin Core Metadata

Andrew Weber from the Law Library of Congress has posted a review of recent enhancements to THOMAS in a blog post titled, “Tweaking THOMAS.” One of the tweaks Weber writes about is the addition of more Dublin Core metadata to THOMAS records. One thing this will help with is the new Library of Congress search […]

The Law Library of Congress Releases Its Strategic Plan (2011-2016)

From a Guest Blog Post by Roberta Shaffer, Law Librarian of Congress: (via In Custodia Legis) The Law Library is proud to present its 2011–2016 Strategic Plan.  We have taken the overall goals set out in the Library of Congress Strategic Plan as our inspiration and guide.  Through our strategies, we seek to leverage and […]