Erika Wayne — the Deputy Director of the Robert Crown Law Library and a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School — has developed a helpful short video guide to using H2O. The video is a great jumping off point for students looking for useful information about how to navigate some of H2O’s basic functionalities.
The video is available online here.
The most recent H2O User Guide, for reference, is available online here.
We’re very excited indeed to note that Professor Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School has made the first installment of her Fall 2013 Torts class materials on H2O; those materials are available at < http://h2o.law.harvard.edu/playlists/1995 >. Professor Karlan has added and selected an array of edited cases (some adapted from edits by other H2O users, such as Professor Jonathan Zittrain, and others she edited from scratch). Professor Karlan has also added many new introductions, and has included numerous links to videos and other external sources (see, for instance, her collection of materials for “An Introduction to Torts“.)
We are very excited to note that Professor I. Glenn Cohen’s Fall 2013 Civil Procedure digital casebook is available on H2O at < http://h2o.law.harvard.edu/playlists/1374 >.
Students in Professor Cohen’s course may make their own version (“remix” in H2O’s parlance) of the edited cases, and then add their own highlights and annotations (after deciding whether to set their version to public or private), which will be maintained in the print version (if the students decide to print their versions).
Other professors may adopt and adapt some or all of Professor Cohen’s casebook on H2O under the site’s CC-BY-NC-SA license (per the Terms of Service). As Professor Cohen notes in his “Acknowledgements”:
“I undertook this project in the summer of 2013 with the hope of helping students avoid the high costs of textbooks, generating content that could be used and improved upon by others, and tailoring my materials to my own needs. I hope you will enjoy and disseminate it widely. …”
Associate Professor Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., of Boston College Law School, has developed a set of materials on H2O that are slated to be used for part of his fall 2013 “Church and State” Seminar. You can read — and create your own remix — of Professor Kalscheur’s materials here: < http://h2o.law.harvard.edu/playlists/132… >. The materials are arranged around topics such as “Introduction and History,” “Free Exercise of Religion in the Regulatory State,” and “Religious Displays and Religion in the Curriculum.”
We’re very excited to note that Brian JM Quinn, an Assistant Professor at Boston College Law School who is visiting at Boston University School of Law this fall, has created “Corporations – A Virtual Casebook” on H2O. You can read — as well as remix your own version of — the casebook here: http://h2o.law.harvard.edu/playlists/116….
**Updated July 8, 2013 with more specific logistical details**
On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 10th, Professor Zittrain and I will be presenting and demo-ing H2O at the George Washington University Law School Library. Interested faculty, law librarians, academic technologists, and others from around the area are welcome to join us, as we discuss the platform, its use to date at Harvard Law School, and the various faculty from around the country who are developing digital casebooks on H2O. The H2O team is grateful to Professor and Director of the Law Library Scott B. Pagel of George Washington University Law School for hosting us.
The 2:00 – 3:00 pm session will be primarily addressed to faculty, and the 3:00 – 4:00 pm session will be primarily addressed to librarians, academic technologists, and others. Both sessions will take place at:
The George Washington University
The Steven A. and Barbara Tasher Great Room
Jacob Burns Law Library
716 20th Street NW, Washington, DC
(Between G & H Streets)
Please e-mail us < h2o at cyber.law.harvard.edu > to RSVP.
Prof. Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert, and I are slated to present H2O at Northwestern University School of Law on the afternoon of Monday, May 6th. Professors, law librarians, academic technologists, and others from Chicago-area law schools will be joining us to learn more about the platform. While space is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to < h2o at cyber.law.harvard.edu >.
**Updated on 4/11 with more details re locations**
I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to discuss H2O at Yale University on Tuesday, April 16th. As part of the SCOPA Forum, I will be presenting H2O as an online platform for textbook development and distribution from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the International Room at the Sterling Memorial Library. And, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 40 Ashmun Street, Fourth Floor, at the Information Society Project at the Yale Law School, I will informally discuss some of the technological, policy, and community practice-related issues associated with H2O. I’m keen to hear — before and after the presentations — from faculty, students, librarians, technologists, and others who may be interested in the platform.
We are excited to demo H2O to faculty, law librarians, and education technologists at Boston University School of Law on Monday, April 8th, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Faculty Lounge.
Kim Dulin — a Co-Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and the Associate Director for Collection Development and Digitization at the Harvard Law School Library — and I plan to discuss the use of H2O in HLS courses and to showcase some of H2O’s innovative features, including the text-layering-and-annotating tool. We hope to also show professors how they can can build their own digital casebooks on H2O, whether by transforming an existing syllabus into an H2O playlist, building off a preexisting H2O playlist or set of playlists, or creating a brand-new playlist.