3L Epiphany's Taxonomy of Legal Blogs
March 30, 2006 at 1:30 PM
One of the most frustrating things about Internet resources -- at least for librarians -- is that they are not neatly cataloged like the items in a library. Sure, Google has the "similar pages" function on its search results page, but it’s never yielded anything that’s relevant to my research topic when I’ve used it. Most of the time, I focus on trying to find frequently-updated meta-pages about different legal research topics (for those of you wondering, a meta-page is a Web page that compiles links to lots of different Internet resources on a particular topic. See the library’s Internet Resources pages for examples of meta-pages). I’ve just found an excellent legal blog meta-page, compiled by Ian Best, the author of 3L Epiphany. Ian has created an extremely useful taxonomy of legal blogs, which categorizes blogs according to jurisdictional focus, author/publisher, legal specialty, and a bunch of other categories. There’s even a collection of other blawg meta-pages!