A Medley: Wikipedia, Federal Courts App, & Free Images for Your Blog

socialcommerceAs I was browsing, several articles caught my eye this morning:

Wikipedia in Academia

Federal Courts App for iPhone & iPad

Two New Sources of Free Images for Your Blog

According to the Legal Skills Prof Blog, the University of California at Berkeley is the first academic institution in the country to hire a Wikipedian-in-ResidenceKevin Gorman was hired to advise faculty and students about editing Wikipedia articles.  His job is also to  enhance the presence of faculty scholarship on Wikipedia.  Does this mean Wikipedia has gone mainstream and become a scholarly resource?    Harvard still says “no.”

The iTunes Store has just released version 6.1 of the Federal Courts app for both the iPhone and the iPad.  Federal rules of appellate, bankruptcy, civil and criminal procedure, and evidence were updated.  Access to PACER and local rules for every federal court in the United States can be found on this app.  Cost is $2.99.

Robert Ambrogi mentions three sites on his blog, Robert Ambrogi’s Law Sites,  where it is possible to locate free photos or images for your blog.  Wikimedia Commons, Getty Free Images, and Google Images License Search all provide a blogger with access to millions of photos or images that are “free to copy and use according to the author’s specified license terms….”

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Lisa is the Associate Dean for Information Services at the Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. She teaches Advanced Legal Research & Children & the Law.
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