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December 2, 2009

WisBlawg Available on Kindle

I learned yesterday that WisBlawg subscriptions are available for the Kindle.
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To view blogs on the Kindle, apparently you have to pay for the convenience. WisBlawg is listed at $1.99 / month. Personally, I'd rather get my blogs for free on the web - with as many as I subscribe to, I'd go broke if I had to pay $1.99 per month for each. But, hey, if someone wants to pay for the convenience of accessing WisBlawg on their Kindle, more power to 'em.

April 21, 2009

Email Subscription Problems

I've been informed that some subscribers received the following error message this morning informing them that " 'University of Wisconsin Law School' has changed."

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We believe that this error was the result of some web server maintenance that the Law School IT staff performed last night. Everything should now be fixed. If you continue to receive any error messages, please comment to this message or email me directly. Sorry for the inconvenience.

May 29, 2008

WisBlawg Turns Four

I'm pleased to share that WisBlawg recently celebrated its fourth birthday.

Thanks to all of you loyal readers for sticking with me!

May 22, 2006

Happy 2nd, WisBlawg!

On Saturday, WisBlawg celebrated its second birthday.

No one brought in a birthday cake, but - hey - there was some coffee cake in the staff lounge this morning. I'll take it.

February 4, 2006

Welcome to WisBlawg's New Home

Welcome to WisBlawg's new home on the Movable Type platform. Please note that the URL has changed to http://www.law.wisc.edu/blogs/wisblawg/

I made the change for several reasons and chief among them, the desire to move off of Blogger. Besides not being very customizable, the credibility of many Blogger blogs is questionable. Because it's a free service, Blogger is ripe with spam blogs. Many legitimate blogs are, therefore, tainted by association. My desire to move coincided well with the UW Law School's decision to offer a blogging platform for its personnel.

Among other changes you will see is the new banner featuring a photo of the UW Law Library Grand Reading Room. And notice the new tag line - "Searching Smarter... With a Little Help from a Law Librarian"? I felt that it summed up the dual purpose of WisBlawg: 1) To offer useful advice to make legal practitioners smarter researchers and 2) to emphasize the value that law librarians bring to the practice of law.

Since WisBlawg uses a feed generated by FeedBurner, I was able to change the source to reflect the URL change. Therefore, anyone that has subscribed to this feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/Wisblawg-FromTheUwLawLibrary) should continue to receive WisBlawg content. However, if you subscribe to WisBlawg using it's original ATOM feed (http://wisblawg.blogspot.com/atom.xml) you will need to resubscribe to the FeedBurner feed listed above.

Most email subscribers should also not be affected by the change since they are also directed through FeedBurner. If you have set up an email subscription through a service other than the one currently offered on the WisBlawg site (FeedBlitz), you will need to change it.

Thanks for your patience as WisBlawg makes the transition to its new home. If you experience any problems, please contact me (see my profile for the email address) or comment on this post.

Oh, and with a little help from our IT staff, I hope to move the archives from Blogger over to the new Movable Type platform. Watch for that in the near future.