Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Digital Casebooks at Harvard

Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain and his team at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society have been working to create an online casebook that is “free, remixable and that can be used not just for a specific class, but for instructors anywhere.” They created a tool called Collage that allows professors to edit and annotate cases to create digital casebooks. The casebook creation tool is part of a new suite of educational tools called H20, which also includes a syllabus (called a “playlist”), a question tool, and a discussion tool. In additional to the The Atlantic blog post (linked above), more information about the project can be found at the Berkman Center, Best Practices for Legal Education blog, and the Ethan Zuckerman blog.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Piracy Trials

The Law Library of Congress has recently announced the digitization of its collection of pre-1923 piracy trials.

From Barco 2.0.