New look Westlaw launched

Exciting news! Westlaw has been updated to include some brand new and improved features, with the new platform going live from today. City students and staff will still be able to log-in directly using your username and password.

Screenshot of the Westlaw website.

Some of the changes include:

  • Folders:  the new platform will provide improved folder capabilities, annotation and sharing options, plus a new favourites feature. Your existing folders won’t be transferred automatically though, so you’ll have to recreate them on the new platform.
  • Alerts: the new platform has improved search and alerts functionality – just like Folders you’ll need to recreate any existing alerts on the new platform.

Our Law Librarian Rob will be running introductory workshops to help you get to know the new layout:

Tuesday 13th August      1-2pm AG24a Register Online
Thursday 15th August    2-3pm Princeton Street, Computer Room Register Online
Wednesday 2nd October 3-4pm Northampton Square Library, Level 3 Teaching Room Register Online
Thursday 3rd October    2-3pm Princeton Street, Computer Room Register Online

Westlaw are also running online introductory training sessions on using the new platform – see below for dates and links where you can sign up for the training:

Westlaw is a key resource which covers cases, legislation, journal articles and abstracts, full-text practitioner books and commentary: it also contains the Legal Journals Index of UK legal periodicals dating back to 1986.

Please contact lawlibrary@city.ac.uk  for more information about Westlaw or if you have any questions about using the new platform.

Copyright training with a difference!

This session, on 2 November, 12-1.30pm, in AG08 (College Building) provides guidance in an innovative, interactive and fun way, to becoming more confident about copyright, and copying and re-using resources in the context of teaching. It is a team game which has been widely played at universities all over the world (including recently in Uruguay), and it has been known to get very competitive!

The game will cover what sort of material is covered by copyright law, what copyright protects and what use can be made of copyright material, copyright exceptions (what the law allows to be copied for specific purposes), and the role of licences (such as the CLA licence) in making content available to students.

It will be presented by Stephen Penton, who is responsible for copyright at City, and copyright expert and one of the developers of the game, Jane Secker.Copyright Card Game cards

 

If you would like to experience copyright in a totally new light, please come along! We need enough people for at least two teams.

  • Presented by: Stephen Penton (Copyright Librarian, Library Services), Jane Secker (Senior Lecturer, LEaD)
  • Time: 12-1.30pm, 2 November. Please bring your own lunch!
  • Room: AG08, College Building
  • Booking: https://libcal.city.ac.uk/event/3353358

If you are unable to come to this session, please do let Stephen Penton know (Stephen.penton@city.ac.uk) – he is the Copyright Librarian at City and will be happy to arrange further sessions and maintain a waiting list.