Meetings and Programs
2010 AALL Annual Meeting, Denver, Co.
LHRB-SIS Lunch Roundtable: "Digging" Colorado Legal History: Alfred
Packer - The Man, The Myths, The Cannibal.
Sunday, July 11, 2010. 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Professor James E. Starrs of The George
Washington University Law School, forensics expert and
internationally-known authority on exhumation, returns to AALL to
discuss the case of Colorado cannibal Alfred (Alferd) Packer, a
member of a February, 1874, gold prospecting party who returned in
the spring, well-fed and without his five companions. Packer was
charged at his first trial with murder, not cannibalism, which was
not a crime in Colorado, then or now. He was convicted in 1883.
When his conviction was reversed on a technicality, his retrial
resulted in conviction for five crimes of homicide. Professor Starrs
led a team of experts in the exhumation of the Packer party members,
and will discuss his analysis of the scientific data gleaned from
the victims’ bones. This data undermined Packer’s trial testimony,
confirming that Packer had cannibalized all five of his companions,
when he had contended that he had cannibalized only two under duress
when food ran out.
Lunch will be provided for the first 40
attendees. After the food runs out ...
Program: B2: Mapping Uncharted Terrains: Introducing Archival Best
Practices to the Management of Law School, Court and Law Firm
Kurt Metzmeier and Denise Anthony
Sunday, July 11, 2009: 3-4 pm
Librarians in small and mid-sized law libraries are forced to wear
many hats, and one is that of the parent institution's "archivist."
Many librarians thrust into this role are not trained as archivists
and have a hard time discerning the accepted standards for
accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to these
collections. Often these supposed archives are actually a mixture of
documents, print ephemera, photographs, digital media and even works
of art. This program will introduce the rudiments of archival best
practices-giving practical advice on what is an archival collection,
what to keep, and how to describe and provide access to archival
materials. It will also provide concrete solutions for managing the
non-archival materials often lumped into these institutional
LHRB-SIS Reception / Morris L. Cohen
Student Essay Contest Award Ceremony
Sunday, July 11 2010: 7:30-9:30 pm
After our Business Meeting, please join your
LHRB-SIS colleagues as we adjourn to a reception at the Hyatt, Room
"Agate B". We will sample hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and celebrate
this year's first- and second-place winners of our SIS’s Morris L.
Cohen Student Essay Contest, co-sponsored by LHRB and Gale
Publishing. Please join us, even if you did not sign up for an
advance "registration count" ticket - it is free and open to all who
are interested in the LHRB-SIS or the Morris Cohen Contest. Many
thanks to Gale for their support of our award and reception. We hope
to see you there!
Contact: Stacy Etheredge at
LHRB-SIS Co-Sponsored Educational
Program: F4: Beyond
Wayback: Preserving Born-Digital Ephemera.
12, 2010, 10:45AM - 11:45AM.
Jason Eiseman, Richard A. Leiter. Jean-Gabriel
Bankier, William LeFurgy
The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine provides a great service
preserving web sites that many librarians have used for research.
Some libraries have even implemented their own versions for
archiving digital materials, but new types of internet content have
changed the game. Tweets disappear from Twitter's search within a
week and a half after posting. YouTube videos can be taken down as
quickly as they are posted. These new forms of digital content are
often transient, with no permanent home, promise of preservation, or
even plan for long-term data storage. Richard Leiter, host of the
Law Librarian Blog Talk Radio Show, will lead a panel discussion on
preserving digital ephemera. Preservation experts will discuss the
challenges and opportunities associated with archiving data. They
will explain preservation efforts already underway, describe tools
for preservation, and offer considerations when building collections
of digital ephemera.
LHRB-SIS Roundtable and Luncheon: Morris
Cohen Student Essay Contest Paper Presentation
Monday, July 12, 2010. 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Join us for lunch and a chance to hear Justin
Simard, the winner of the Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Contest,
deliver his paper, "'The Citadel Must Open Its Gates to the People:
Judicial Reform at the 1821 New York Constitutional Convention."
Contact: Stacy Etheredge at
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