The ALL-SIS CALI Committee continues to work closely with the Center
for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), serving as the advisory panel
for the CALI Legal Research Community Authoring Project—and it has been a
great year for the committee! The CALI library of legal research
lessons hit a major milestone this past summer—100 lessons. Of course,
if you’re interested in contributing to the next 100 lessons, the
ALL-SIS Committee and CALI welcome new authors.
With that milestone achieved, the CALI Committee is undertaking a new
project: The CALI Reviser Project. CALI Committee Chair Kristina L.
Niedringhaus explained in the winter 2011 ALL-SIS newsletter that the
project “allows a law librarian to adopt an ‘orphaned’ CALI lesson.”
For those who are interested in participating as a CALI author,
Niedringhuas noted, “this is a nice way to learn the CALI Author
software and gets you a shared authoring credit.” Those who are
interested in participating in the CALI Reviser Project should check out
http://www.cali.org/Revisers for more information about the project, including a list of lessons needing adoption.
The last major project the CALI Committee has undertaken is called the
LibTour project. It is offered via CALI’s Classcaster. The LibTour
project will allow smartphone users to use QR codes to take an audio
“tour” of resources typically found in academic law libraries. The first
tour was written by Beth DeFelice on American Law Reports and can be
heard at ttp://libtour.classcaster.net.
The site also includes additional information about the project and a
list of additional available tours. If you are interested in
participating in this exciting project as an author, please contact
Austin Groothuis at 312/906-5303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.