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Log In to LLMC Digital - Carol Hassler

For the first time, you can now log in to LLMC Digital from outside the library with a Wisconsin State Law Library card. LLMC Digital is a searchable archive of historical primary legal sources for Wisconsin, the United States, and other jurisdictions. The Wisconsin State Law Library has been an LLMC preservation partner for years, and access to their searchable database has been available to library visitors since 2003.

LLMC Digital collections include historical Wisconsin reports, session laws and statutes, and Wisconsin Attorney General Opinions. Researchers can access a number of sources from other jurisdictions, including Federal law and Native American laws, legislation, and treaties. Secondary sources, such as Federal government periodicals and a large number of treatises are also searchable.

Getting started

Once you have logged in with your library card, use the links to the right of the page to search or browse the collections. Similar to our own library catalog, you can search the catalog for a title, an author, or a subject to locate a particular title in LLMC Digital.

LLMC Digital Home page

Selecting “Search Collections” will allow you to do a broad keyword search of LLMC Digital’s catalog. If you have a citation - for example, to a Wisconsin Session Law - you can also enter it on this search screen.

Advanced search page

Once in the document, you can print or download pages. Researchers can also run keyword searches within the volume. Watch the tutorial on their website for an overview of basic search features and strategies.

LLMC Digital is a great source for access to historical laws and documents, and a valuable tool for legal history researchers. While there is overlap between LLMC Digital and HeinOnline, LLMC Digital is not subject to the same licensing restrictions. If you can not access HeinOnline with your library card, you will be able to use LLMC Digital to meet your Wisconsin historical law research needs.

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New Books - Kari Zelinka

New Title! Drones across America : unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) regulation and state laws, Sarah Nilsson
ABA, Air & Space Law Forum, 2017
Call Number: KF 2406 .N55 2017

Drones are becoming popular, but the laws keep changing, as with any new technology. Commercial, government and recreational drones in different airspaces have differing policies, which are also covered in this book. The bulk of the book provides information on state laws with regards to unmanned aircraft systems and drone regulation.

Other topics include:

  • Privacy issues
  • FAA Flight standards Information Management Systems for UAS
  • Civil penalties
  • Recreational or hobby regulations

New Title! Commercial drone law : digest of U.S. and global UAS rules, policies, and procedures, Timothy M. Ravich
ABA, 2017
Call Number: KF 2406 .R39 2017

This book also covers state law as well as drone law outside of the United States. The author speaks to practitioners, industry, students, and academics. Whether you are interested in drone law as an attorney, academic or hobbyist, this book will have useful information for you.

Chapters include:

  • Terminology and stakeholders
  • Airspace
  • Authority to fly
  • Airworthiness
  • Registration

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New Titles RSS Feed See our latest New Titles list for a list of new books and other resources.

For assistance in accessing these or other resources, please contact our Reference Desk.

 

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Tech Tip - Heidi Yelk

Tracking Apps for Attorneys

September is Library Card Sign-up Month and it might be said that library cards are the original “membership rewards card.” You probably had a library card long before you had a Blockbuster Video card or Sam’s Club card or a Fresh Perks card. And now, you’re probably thinking about all those pesky cards in your wallet. This month’s tech tip suggests a way to rid yourself of carrying those cards without losing all the benefits.

Library Card

Loyalty card apps for smart phones store barcodes so you don’t have carry all those cards. Even your library card barcode can be stored so you only have to remember your phone next time you check out books from the library.

Popular apps include CardStar, Key Ring, and Stocard for Android and iOS.

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Library News - Kristina Martinez

CLE classes

CLE Classes

The schedule for CLE classes is available online on our classes page. CLE classes take place at both the Milwaukee County Law Library and the David T. Prosser Jr. State Law Library. There is a variety of classes offered, ranging from Wisconsin Briefs Online and Books Unbound to using Westlaw.


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September Snapshot

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Eclipse through a colander, August 2017
Photo by Mary Gordon

Accepting snapshots! Do you have a photo highlighting libraries, attractions or points of historical interest? Send your photo the editor at Kristina.martinez@wicourts.gov to be included in a future issue.

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