This is our last week of posting on Robeside Assistance for 2017, so we wanted to kick things off with our year end review! This year has gone by in a blur, especially these last few weeks as we get the library ready for renovations in the new year. (To answer a question we’re asked a lot: Nope, we didn’t get the month of December off! We’ve been super busy organizing the book collection, furniture, and assorted belongings of the Association. It’s like packing up your house, when you’ve been living in it for 30 years!)
We expect things to be a bit hectic around here for much of the next year, but we’re delighted that we’ll still be able to blog and bring you the latest news in online research, new books, cool throwbacks, and of course, Ottawa blogs and decisions. Tomorrow, we’ll be publishing our Clawbie picks for 2017, so stay tuned for those.
Much like last year, our most-read posts are always the Ottawa decision and blog post round-ups. In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of our other most popular blog posts from 2017:
- Fighting the Good Link Rot Fight (January): In the beginning of the year, the Supreme Court released a new project to fight link rot in judicial decisions. Not sure what link rot even is? Check out that post!
- Research Tip: New CanLII Highlighting Feature (February): We know you all love CanLII, so this was a great new feature released this year.
- Judicial Decisions with Missing Graphics (May): This post stemmed from a reference question we received in the library. Bonus: it featured Mayor McCheese.
- #ThrowbackThursday: Pre-Place Bell (June): Ottawa’a favourite construction site featured in this post from June. I think we might actually be close to the front entrance being opened!
- vLex Canada now available at the CCLA Library (August): The CCLA was the first county courthouse library in the province to team up with vLex to offer take away service for this database. Check out the news release in this post.
- New on CanLII: Browne v. Dunn (October): Christmas came early for legal research fans, as the elusive Browne v. Dunn was added to CanLII.