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-Spencer L. Simons, former Director, O'Quinn Law Library and Associate Professor of Law

Friday, August 6, 2010

In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress

This week, the Library of Congress released its fourth blog. (Can you believe it?! They have four blogs!) Entitled In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress (http://blogs.loc.gov/law/), the blog will cover current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, developments and enhancements in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law. It will also include a British perspective and a perspective from New Zealand! This new blog can be subscribed to by RSS (http://blogs.loc.gov/law/feed/) and email (http://service.govdelivery.com/service/subscribe.html?code=USLOC_90).

In Custodia Legis is Latin for "in the custody of the law". One role of the Law Library of Congress is to be a custodian of law and legislation, hence the name. In addition, blogs are among the born-digital content that is being saved and preserved under the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (http://www.digitalpreservation.gov). The Law Library has been working since 2007 to save more than one hundred legal blogs (http://www.loc.gov/law/find/web-archive/legal-blawgs.php). Besides In Custodia Legis, the Library of Congress also maintains a blog for the LOC as well as a Science, Technology, & Business blog and a Performing Arts blog.

So, if you want to keep up to date on what's happening at the Law Library of Congress, they've now got a blog to satisfy your LLOC needs!

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