WordPress and Law Libraries

I recently attended a fantastic conference: WordCamp San Francisco.

I came away feeling very inspired by the event and the community.  As a ‘frugal’ person, I was also super impressed at how they managed to pull off such a polished affair for only $50/person for full registration — that included lunch and caffeinated drinks for 3 days!

I thought that the name tags were pure genius.   Instead of getting a bulky brochure with all the program details (many more than I’d ever want), the name tag

was actually a small booklet attached to a lanyard.  And, everything you *really* needed to know was inside.  It had the mini-schedule, conference hash tags, maps, etc.  Very nifty.

I was also wowed by the numbers shared (and artistic, jazz inspired slides) during Matt Mullenweg‘s State of the Word address on Sunday.  Two statistics that were really impressive:

This made me wonder: how do these numbers relate to the .edu domain slice?  And, in particular, the law school environment?
So, although highly unscientific, if you do work in the law school/law library world, would you take a moment to answer the following question.  I’ll be happy to share results.
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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

One thought on “WordPress and Law Libraries

  1. Erika,
    CALI (www.cali.org) uses WordPress to power Classcaster (www.classcaster.net), a blogging and podcasting network with a focus on legal education and law libraries. Librarians and faculty from CALI member schools are free to use Classcaster to create blogs for courses, research projects, libraries, and more. Currently we host over 100 blogs.
    Classcaster includes a number of advanced features including the ability to have custom domains, telephone to podcast recording, and no ads, ever. It is even possible to import existing wordpress.com blogs into Classcaster.

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