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Finding beauty in law codes
Over at the Worlds of Law blog, Mark Weiner has posted another video interview with me, titled "The Beauty of the Code." Mark asked me to speak about some of the famous codes in our collection, such as the first edition of the French Code Civil (1804) shown below, better known as the Napoleonic Code.
Among other things, I owe Mark Weiner thanks for putting me on the same screen as Marlon Brando. Who knew that his character Stanley Kowalski, from the movie version of Streetcar Named Desire, was an expert on the Napoleonic Code?
-- MIKE WIDENER, Rare Book Librarian
Philosophizing on Bobbleheads
Mark Weiner has posted a video on his Worlds of Law blog, which features our Supreme Court Bobblhead Collection. In “A Philosophical Reflection on Judicial Bobbleheads”, Weiner uses the bobbleheads as a point of departure for a comparison between the judiciary in the U.S. and Germany. You can also view the video on YouTube.
The cataloging of our Bobblehead Doll Collection was completed just this week, and Mark Weiner's video is a direct result. You can browse the entire collection via the record for the Bobblehead Doll Collection in our online catalog, MORRIS. In addition, the records for the Supreme Court Bobbleheads feature thumbnail images (like the one shown here) derived from the "Annotated Bobbleheads" on the website of The Green Bag, the "journal of entertaining law" that issues the bobbleheads.
Thanks to Mark Weiner for the video, to our cataloger Susan Karpuk for her fine cataloging, to Mary Jane Kelsey (Associate Librarian for Technical Services) for linking the thumbnail images, and to Ross Davies, editor of The Green Bag, for designating the Lillian Goldman Law Library as the official Supreme Court Bobblehead archive.
-- MIKE WIDENER
Rare Book Librarian
Video tour of Rare Books
You can now take a video tour of the Lillian Goldman Law Library's Rare Book Collection, thanks to Yale Law School's Office of Public Affairs.
The 20-minute tour is available as Rare Books Library Tour - Part 1 and Rare Books Library Tour - Part 2, in the Yale Law School's YouTube channel. You can also view the entire video on Yale Law School's website.
Kaitlin Thomas, Office of Public Affairs, organized the project and conducted the interview. Dan Griffin of Information Technology Services was the videographer and editor, and provided the voice-over. Thank you Kaitlin and Dan!
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