Thursday, November 13, 2008

Georgetown conference on blogging and legal scholarship

Last Thursday would have been Bob Oakley’s 63rd birthday. Bob, the director of the law library at Georgetown, was a dynamic and scholarly leader who is much missed. Today, the Georgetown Law Library announced a symposium dedicated to his memory.

Immediately preceding the 2009 AALL Annual Meeting, on Saturday, July 25, the Georgetown Law Library will be holding The Future of Today’s Legal Scholarship (FTLS), a Symposium in Honor of Bob Oakley, which will build upon the fundamental assumption that blogs are an integral part of today’s legal scholarship.

This symposium will bring together academic bloggers, librarians, and experts in preservation to brainstorm and debate the great challenges presented for future researchers of materials currently populating the blogosphere. These challenges include unreliable materials, disappearing scholarship and documents, and the proliferation of online legal scholarship. Symposium participants will collectively develop innovative practices to ensure that valuable scholarship is not easily lost.

Join the conversation now by tagging items you think are relevant to this symposium with the tag FTLS2009.

Details about the symposium and a complete list of all FTLS2009 tagged items can be found at


  1. Rebecca, I'm getting a 404 Error when I click on the link.

    Hope you are well!

    p.s. my Trademark Law students love your blog! They may start writing fan fiction about it! :>)

  2. Fixing now--it was a problem with the referrer, not the link itself. I'm glad they like it!