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Spring 2015 Newsletter

From the Director

Law Library Director Michelle Wu Michelle M. Wu

Celebrate Spring!

We have successfully reached the end of another academic year, and as we wish our soon-to-be graduates well, we also wanted to take the chance to update you on the library’s activities in the past few months.

The Link Rot Symposium was a rousing success, with well over 200 attendees (in person or online), and we invite those interested to visit the library’s website where all of the slides and recordings from the event can be found.  We hope that the event helped participants to create new partnerships and develop useful strategies in the ongoing challenge of preserving digital legal resources.

We are also delighted to announce that we have acquired the papers of one of the law school’s earliest graduates: Alexander Porter Morse (Class of ‘1872).  The new Morse collection in the library contains close to 250 items including letters, documents, books, pamphlets, and a scrapbook. To access the collection, or to explore donating a similar collection, please contact our Special Collections department. 

While we are on the topic of history, it should be noted that in honor of Women’s History Month, we found in our archives documents relating to the Law Dames Club, founded at Georgetown Law in 1935. Take a peek inside this issue for a picture of this august group.

Last but not least, you will find in this issue coverage of useful scanning apps and a free research website on indigenous law.

As always, I would like to close with a heartfelt thank you to all of you for your continued support.  The library’s services, collections, and facilities would not be what they are without you.  We hope that you will remain involved in the library’s activities over the next year. 

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