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Benchmarks: Journal of the New York State Unified Court System

Fall 2006


UCS Launches Virtual Library Services

This fall, UCS law libraries will make it easier for court attorneys and judges to do research without leaving their desks.

Researchers will be able to visit a law library, submit reference questions and receive research training on LexisNexis, Lexis Template, Loislaw, Westlaw and LION (the UCS Library & Information Network) - all online.

The Virtual Reference Desk allows researchers to request copies of library materials or reference information and have material delivered digitally by research librarians within 48 hours. The Question Point Pilot Project enables researchers to e-mail reference questions and receive an e-mail response from library personnel the next business day. A new feature of Computer-Assisted Legal Research (CALR) allows individuals to make an appointment for on-line training in on-line research. A librarian logs on and either takes control of the individual’s computer, guiding him/her through the search process, or the individual works directly with the librarian. Hours are 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, or by appointment. The librarians providing these services are in eight locations across the state.

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Contents bullet point Second “Mega-Courthouse” Opens bullet point Justice Court Reforms bullet point Street Corners Renamed for Court Officers bullet point School in New Court Complex bullet point Mental Health Courts bullet point Domestic Violence Awareness Month bullet point Judge Smith Retires bullet point Judge Rosenblatt Retires bullet point Virtual Library Services bullet point Court Programs Broadcast Online bullet point Wi-Fi in the Courts bullet point Deputy Chief Support Magistrate bullet point Court Construction Update bullet point Marian Wright Edelman Addresses Conference bullet point Historic Courthouses and Trials bullet point Did You Know? bullet point Judicial Institute (JI) Program Highlights bullet point JI Legal Updates


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