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UBbox

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

The University is offering a new file storage and collaboration service called UBbox for faculty, staff, and students.  The service includes unlimited storage, relatively easy uploading and viewing of files, a collaborator invite tool and a management tool for collaborator permissions. Additionally, the service may be used on or off campus through the UBbox web browser and with non-UB users.

UB CIT has already setup your UBbox account and you may access it using your UBIT name and password.  For more information concerning access and use of UB Box please see the following link: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/file-storage-and-sharing/box.html

The site will provide you with step by step instruction on using the service, including how UBbox works with other apps, collaborating with UBbox, and using UBbox with smartphones and tablets.

Because UBbox is provided (under contract) to UB by Box.com you may want to review the UBbox terms of service section regarding the storage of private and confidential data.

If you have additional questions about UBbox, please contact Law IT.

Koren AV & Law IT Equipment for Spring 2016

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

The Koren AV Center and Law IT are currently booking equipment/technology requests for the upcoming Spring 2016 Semester.

Due to budget restructuring, we are requesting at least 48 hours (or more) notice for equipment requests. Same day requests run the risk of not being provided due to not enough notice and/or equipment.

When submitting your request, please provide the following information:

  • Day(s) of the week and/or date (if only select days)
  • Time (start and end)
  • Room Number
  • What equipment you will need

Also please keep in mind, if you are requesting a semester long order – please only request equipment that you know you will be using regularly.  We will be happy to add additional equipment on a day to day basis per your curricular needs.  We are becoming limited on what is available and want to make sure that everyone’s needs are met.

If you are in a technology equipped room (706, 406, 104, 106, 108, 12, 10) and would like to use the equipment in the room for your class, please notify us so that we may help you with the setup, by unlocking the cabinet and having the equipment waiting for you to go.

Concerning videoconferencing setups in classrooms, please provide us with at least 10 days notice for any setup that includes a conferencing platform such as  Skype, Lync, Zoom, WebEx or any similar third party application. Koren AV and Law IT also request your participants’ connection information in order for us to test with them in advance of the session.

Please send your requests to Law-IT-AVServices@buffalo.edu or contact us at 645-2045.

Now Available: ProQuest British Parliamentary Papers Collection

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

The Law Library now has access to the British Parliamentary Papers Collection. From ProQuest:

 

The Parliamentary Papers empowers researchers to explore the British perspective on historical and contemporary events through a vast and authoritative archive of official government documents spanning three centuries.

Parliamentary Papers is the only resource to collate these documents in full. Researchers can seamlessly access the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century papers, and the Hansard parliamentary debates, via a single interface, cross-searching across topics to see how issues were explored and legislation formed.

For libraries, the Parliamentary Papers ensures provision of the essential primary sources students need to develop their critical acumen and it supports topics of interest to departments as varied as Engineering, English, and Social Policy. For faculty and students, it creates new opportunities for teaching and learning.

The tailored research environment drives historical research forward with powerful tools for discovering information.

 

The database also includes access to:

  • Bills and Acts 1695-2015
  • Command Papers 1833-2015
  • House of Commons Papers 1715-2015
  • House of Lords Papers 1715-1910
  • Hansard Parliamentary Debates 1803-2005
  • Journals 1688-1834
  • Debates 1774-1805
  • Histories and Proceedings 1660-1743

Koren AV & Law IT Equipment for Bridge/Spring 2016

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

The Koren AV Center and Law IT are currently booking equipment/technology requests for the upcoming Bridge and Spring 2016 Semesters.

Due to budget restructuring, we are requesting at least 48 hours (or more) notice for equipment requests. Same day requests, run the risk of not being provided due to not enough notice and/or equipment.

When submitting your request, please provide the following information:

  • Day(s) of the week and/or date (if only select days)
  • Time (start and end)
  • Room Number
  • What equipment you will need

Also please keep in mind, if you are requesting a semester long order – please only request equipment that you know you will be using regularly.  We will be happy to add additional equipment on a day to day basis per your curricular needs.  We are becoming limited on what is available and want to make sure that everyone’s needs are met.

If you are in a technology equipped room (706, 406, 104, 106, 108, 12, 10) and would like to use the equipment in the room for your class, please notify us so that we may help you with the setup, by unlocking the cabinet and having the equipment waiting for you to go.

Concerning videoconferencing setups in classrooms, please provide us with at least 10 days notice for any setup that includes a conferencing platform such as  Skype, Lync, Zoom, WebEx or any similar third party application. Koren AV and Law IT also request your participants’ connection information in order for us to test with them in advance of the session.

Please send your requests to Law-IT-AVServices@buffalo.edu or contact us at 645-2045.  Thank you to everyone that has already submitted their requests!

The NYCRR Digital Archive is Here

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

NYCRR

The SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Charles B. Sears Law Library, the Appellate Division Fourth Department Law Library in Rochester, and the New York State Supreme Court Library in Buffalo, is pleased to announce the availability of an open access database, the NYCRR Digital Archive. The Archive contains replaced pages or “takeouts” from the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York since its inception in 1945 through 2001. The dates covered in this database represent the online debut of New York’s regulatory history material covering this time period. This free resource will allow researchers, librarians, and practitioners to more easily determine previous versions of New York’s codes, rules, and regulations, a task performed in print that is currently quite difficult and time-consuming. Work on the project began in late 2012, and approximately one million pages have been scanned and converted to searchable PDFs. As a service to the New York legal community and the legal community at large, this project was collaboratively funded and staffed by all three institutions. Portions of the scanned pages contain New York State’s copyrighted material and are included with the permission of the Secretary of State.

Click here to begin researching.

October Trial Databases

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

UB Libraries has a number of trial databases that might be of interest, including:

  • Digital National Security Archive: From the award-winning, nongovernmental National Security Archive, this resource consists of expertly curated, and meticulously indexed, declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present. Each collection is assembled by foreign policy experts and features chronologies, glossaries, bibliographies, and scholarly overviews to provide unparalleled access to the defining international issues of our time. (Trial runs through October 31)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Trial runs through October 31)
    • Atlanta Daily World
    • Cleveland Call and Post
    • Los Angeles Sentinel
    • New York Amsterdam News
    • Norfolk Journal and Guide
    • Philadelphia Tribune
    • Pittsburgh Courier
    • The Baltimore Afro-American
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery: This database contains 5.4 million cross-searchable pages: 12049 books, 170 serials, 71 manuscript collections, 377 supreme court records and briefs and 194 reference articles from Macmillan, Charles Scribner’s Sons and Gale encyclopedias. It also contains links to websites, biographies, chronology, bibliographies, and information on key collections, to give users background and context for further research. (Trial runs through October 22)

These databases can be accessed here. Please note that trial databases are only available on campus.

UB Wi-Fi Boost @ O’Brian Hall

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

UB WiFi Boost

The good news—O’Brian Hall is getting a wi-fi boost which means better connectivity.

The slightly bad news—beginning today through October 30, you may experience some connectivity issues with UB_Secure while the work is being done.

UB is building a better Wi-Fi network across all three campuses. As UB makes a major investment in wi-fi infrastructure, the Boost Project will double access points and upgrade UB’s networks to the latest and fastest standard. UB_Wireless, UB_Guest, and UB_Gaming will be replaced with a new service, UB_Connect that will perform all three service functions. The Boost Project is making its way across the campus. If you’re curious about which buildings have been boosted, check out the Boost Deployment Schedule.

So for the rest of October, we ask for your patience while UBIT works hard on the upgrade. If you have questions about the Boost Project, check out the UB Wi-Fi Boost website.

Trial Database: Crime, Punishment and Popular Culture, 1790-1920

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

We have a trial to the Gale Database Crime, Punishment and Popular Culture, 1790-1920.

The archive presents a broad history of crime in the 19th Century:

  • Trial transcripts, court proceedings and the development of the police and forensic techniques
  • Popular fiction and detective novels
  • Newspaper accounts, true crime literature and related ephemera

The trial runs until October 6th. You must be within the building’s IP range to access the trial.

Koren AV & Law IT Equipment for Fall 2015 Semester

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

The Koren AV Center and Law IT are currently booking equipment/technology requests for the upcoming Fall 2015 Semester.

Due to budget restructuring, we are requesting at least 48 hours (or more) notice for equipment requests. Same day requests, run the risk of not being provided due to not enough notice and/or equipment.

When submitting your request, please provide the following information:

  • Day(s) of the week and/or date (if only select days)
  • Time (start and end)
  • Room Number
  • What equipment you will need

Also please keep in mind, if you are requesting a semester long order – please only request equipment that you know you will be using regularly.  We will be happy to add additional equipment on a day to day basis per your curricular needs.  We are becoming limited on what is available and want to make sure that everyone’s needs are met.

If you are in a technology equipped room (706, 406, 104, 106, 108, 12, 10) and would like to use the equipment in the room for your class, please notify us so that we may help you with the setup, by unlocking the cabinet and having the equipment waiting for you to go.

Concerning videoconferencing setups in classrooms, please provide us with at least 10 days notice for any setup that includes a conferencing platform such as  Skype, Lync, Zoom, WebEx or any similar third party application. Koren AV and Law IT also request your participants’ connection information in order for us to test with them in advance of the session.

Please send your requests to Law-IT-AVServices@buffalo.edu or contact us at 645-2045.  Thank you to everyone that has already submitted their requests!

Law360 Content and Newsletters

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Faculty and students at SUNY Buffalo School of Law now have access to the Law360 website and newsletter service under the law school’s LexisNexis subscription. Follow the instructions below to access Law360.com and set up daily newsletters on topics of your choice.

Law360 is used by hundreds of thousands of legal professionals at top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and key government agencies to stay current on what’s happening across the legal industry. Every business day, Law360 publishes more than 175 articles across 40+ practice, industry, and state sections. It’s a one-stop source for the legal news and analysis you need.

How to Access the Law360 website on the Law School’s Network:

• Go to www.law360.com (no password necessary if on the Law School network)

• Read the latest legal developments or view recent articles by practice area

How to Sign up for Daily Newsletters:

• Go  to www.law360.com while on the Law School network

  • the SUNY Buffalo school name appears on the top right

• In the drop down menu from the school name, select Newsletter Sign-up

  • Enter your email and select Practice Areas, Industries, and Regions of interest.

Your email newsletter will arrive hours before the start of business each day providing you with updates on the latest legal developments in your areas of interest.