Enhancement to HeinOnline’s Infrastructure Affects Usage Statistics Metric

Access, Technical Support, Usage Statistics
Benjamin Boron

Effective April 1, 2019:  In order to improve HeinOnline and the overall user experience, enhancements have been made to HeinOnline’s infrastructure.   Other than increased performance, these changes will not be noticeable to the end user.  However, as a result of these enhancements, you will most likely notice a significant decrease in the number of ‘Hits‘ reported, beginning with your April 2019 usage statistics.  Other metrics (Articles, Page Views, Visits, and Searches) are not affected by the changes.

USAGE STATISTICS METRICS


Hit


Significant decrease is expected for the number of monthly ‘Hits’ reported…

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Game of Drones: The Battle for Flight

Current Events, Searching
Lauren Mattiuzzo

A drone, more formally known as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard. Drones operate with various degrees of autonomy, either under remote control by a human operator or autonomously by onboard computers. UAVs originated in military applications for missions that were dirty or dangerous. However, drones are used for more than just military needs, and because of that, regulation issues arise.

What Drones Are Used For

Although the origin of drones began with military use, drones are expanding to commercial, scientific…

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U.S. News Law School Scholarly Impact: An Update from HeinOnline

Author Profile Pages, Current Events, ScholarCheck, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

This past February, U.S. News announced that they were considering evaluating U.S. law school scholarly impact and would be using HeinOnline as the source for the citation data.

Since this announcement, we have received many questions and concerns from the library community, so we would like to take this opportunity to provide some background information and an update on our involvement with this project.

Last summer we were approached by a group of law school deans and professors who asked if we would consider collaborating with U.S. News in regards to scholarly impact analysis. Because HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library contains comprehensive coverage of more than 2,700 legal periodicals…

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The Mueller Report: Read It Now in HeinOnline

Current Events, U.S. Congressional Documents, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Today a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was released to the public. The report concluded that investigators did not find evidence of conspiracy between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Find the Mueller Report in HeinOnline

To read the report in HeinOnline, enter the U.S. Congressional Documents database. Next, click on Other Works Related to Congress.

Select the letter R in the A-Z list and scroll down until you find the title Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (Redacted)

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Call Us, Maybe? New Feature Now Available Thanks to a Customer Suggestion!

Author Profile Pages, Customer Suggestion, MyHein, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

The support team at HeinOnline is extremely receptive to feedback. Customers call us, chat us, and even tweet us with suggestions. Each suggestion is carefully looked at and evaluated. Raquel Gabriel, Professor & Director of the Law Library at CUNY School of Law, recently reached out to us on live chat and suggested that we add a direct link to an author’s profile page via their MyHein. We agreed that this would be a convenient shortcut, and within days this new feature was added! We’d like to thank Professor Gabriel for this constructive suggestion.

Author Profile Links

Authors who have enhanced their author profile page to include their email address and have also created a MyHein account using the same email address will now see a direct link to access their author profile page via the MyHein menu…

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NEW EDITION: National Survey of State Laws, 8th Edition!

National Survey of State Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We’re excited to announce the release of the new edition of National Survey of State Laws! The 8th edition includes an additional 200 pages and four years of updates for every chapter. It also has nine new chapters!

Print and Online Resource


A MUST-HAVE GUIDE FOR STATE-BY-STATE LAW COMPARISON

National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) is a print and online resource that provides an overall view of some of the most-asked about and controversial legal topics in the United States…

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HeinOnline’s World Constitutions Illustrated: April 2019 Update

Content News, What's New, World Constitutions Illustrated
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in January, we updated our users on the content that was released in the World Constitutions Illustrated database dating back to September 2018. Read below to find out what documents have been added to this ever-growing database.

Updates from January to Date

Since our last content news update, we have updated 18 countries and added more than 100 new titles to the World Constitutions Illustrated database.

We will continue to post constitutional content news right here in the HeinOnline blog. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when new posts are published…

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Millennials Are Changing the World: Don’t @ Me

Content News, Exploring HeinOnline, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Triggering Change

The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines millennials as those born roughly between the 1980s and 1990s. Also known as Generation Y, this demographic cohort is most known for their use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies. In relation to older generations, millennials tend to support political correctness and have drawn attention to implementing “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings,” bringing changes to higher education.

This generation has also been referred to as the “Peter Pan generation.” Research shows they tend to delay certain rites of passage into adulthood for longer periods than most generations before them. Although they sometimes get a bad rap…

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means in HeinOnline

Current Events, Searching, Women and the Law
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March every year in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to honor the vital role of women in history. To commemorate this celebration, let’s take a look at the women who have paved the way for today’s generation, inspiring us to fight for equality.

Heroes of HeinOnline

There is not enough space here to highlight all the great women who have sacrificed and impacted our world, but let’s take a look at a select few and how you can research these women in HeinOnline…

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Session Laws Library Indexing Project: March 2019 Update

Enhancements, Session Laws, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Back in June 2018, we blogged about the status of the Session Law indexing project. All 50 states in the Session Law Library are indexed to the chapter or act level from 2000 to current. We are currently expanding this indexing for all states back to inception. Since our last update, we have been diligently working and have indexed six more states back to inception. Let’s take a look at where this project currently stands.

Status of the Project

The following states have been indexed back to inception thus far:

  1. California (1849-2018)
  2. Florida (1822-2018)
  3. Georgia (1735-2017)
  4. Illinois (1809-2017)
  5. Indiana (1801-2018)
  6. Louisiana (1804-2016)
  7. Maryland (1692-2018)
  8. Massachusetts (1661-2016)
  9. Minnesota (1850-2018)
  10. Mississippi (1799-2017)
  11. New York (1691-2017)
  12. Ohio (1788-2016)
  13. Pennsylvania (1700-2015)
  14. Rhode Island (1636-2017)
  15. South Carolina (1694-2017)
  16. Texas (1836-2017)

Next up to be added to this list is the state of Tennessee…

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