Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Free PACER pilot in Federal Depository libraries

Cindy Etkin, Sr. Program Planning Specialist at the Government Printing Office, has posted the following info to the govdocs listserv:
The (GPO) and the FDLP have entered into a 2-year pilot project with the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts to provide access to its PACER service. As we know, users of PACER are able to access information about a case including the names of all the parties, judges and attorneys involved in the case, case history and status as well as many of the documents submitted by the parties to the court. Seventeen depository libraries, representing diverse types and sizes of libraries as well as different geographic locations, were selected to take part in the PACER pilot. GPO anticipages that the pilot will determine that FDL access to PACER expands usage to those who currently do not have it available to them or would be inhibited by going to a court house to use the service.
The Federal depository libraries participating in the PACER pilot are:
* Alaska State Court Law Library (Alaska)
* Sacramento County Public Law Library, (California)
* San Bernardino County Law Library (California)
* Library of Congress/Law Library of Congress (District of Columbia)
* Nova Southeastern University Law Library (Florida)
* 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Library (Illinois)
* Northern Kentucky University Steely Library/Chase Law Library(Kentucky)
* Portland Public Library (Maine)
* University of Michigan Law School Library (Michigan)
* Wayne State University Arthur Neef Law Library, (Michigan)
* Rutgers University, Newark Law Library (New Jersey)
* New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library (New Mexico)
* Fordham University School of Law Leo T. Kissam MemorialLibrary (New York)
* State Library of Ohio (Ohio)
* Rogers State University Stratton Taylor Library (Oklahoma)
* University of Tennessee College of Law Joel A. Katz LawLibrary (Tennessee)
* Lee College Library (Texas)

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