Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Tips on Canadian legal research from the Library at Field LLP.
Postings are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the firm.

May 26, 2008

Web 2.0 Plenary session by Darlene Fitcher at CALL 2008

This morning, I was absolutely inspired by listening to Darlene Fitcher talk about web 2.0 and law libraries. Darlene was speaking at the first plenary session of the 2008 CALL/ACBD Conference in Saskatoon.

The session inspired me to blog today, and to make a firmer plan for managing the integration of emerging technology into my life, most importantly my work life.

Step 1 - share!
Did you know that there is a set of tagged Field Libraries bookmarks on

May 15, 2008

Just in case you don't monitor SLAW or Library Boy...

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has launched a new website called A Nation's Chronicle: The Canada Gazette:
"Often referred to as 'the official newspaper of the Government of Canada,' the Canada Gazette has been an important instrument in the Canadian democratic process for more than 160 years. It has served to inform Canadians of the operations of government and to involve them actively in the legislative process. With this site, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in co-operation with the Canada Gazette Directorate, Public Works and Government of Services Canada, will make the Gazette available online, in its entirety, for the first time (...)" Approximately 30% (almost 300,000 pages) of the total Canada Gazette content is now online. This includes:

Part I - 1983-1997
Part II - 1950-1976, 1983-1997
Part III - 1985-1997

And, of course, everything from 1998 onwards has been available online for some time now.By the fall of 2008, LAC will be adding the earliest issues of the Gazette, from 1841 to 1950. By spring 2009, all issues of the Canada Gazette will be available online.

The database will allow keyword searching of all issues dating back to the very first one.

Huge thanks to Michel-Adrien Sheppard who posted the above.