Law Library announcements, legal research updates from around the world, new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest to the faculty at the Syracuse University College of Law. Note: For easy navigation, right click on hyperlinks to open links in a new window.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

"Is the Future of Legal Scholarship in the Blogosphere?"

In an article in the 8/31/2007 Legal Times,
Margaret Schilt (Faculty Services Librarian
at the University of Chicago's D'Angelo Law Library)
posits that the future of legal scholarship may lie, not
in traditional treatises or law reviews, but in the
legal blogosphere. Schilt argues that, "even if blogging
will never replace traditional legal scholarship, blogs
are where the scholarly dialogue increasingly takes place."

With the increasing importance of blogs and other
electronic sources of legal scholarship, she foresees an
increasing role for law librarians in preserving these
'born digital' materials.