First Year with

I’ve been blogging informally on this site for a number of years, mostly odds and ends of my own technology and library activities. I’m coming up on the first year of blogging columns at the collaborative law and information blog at In light of that, I’ll be starting to mirror some of that content on this site.

Slaw has been interesting for a number of reasons.  First, it’s done to deadline so the technology columns from the past year have all typically been written on a magazine schedule – 4-8 weeks in advance of publication.  Second, I got started about the same time I was preparing my book and companion blog at Finding Legal Information (which now has over 75 posts!).  I have had to steer clear of some topics on Slaw because of my agreement with Canada Law Book, a Thomson Reuters company, and the content of my book.

The latest content by me on Slaw will be exclusively at that site.  I’ll copy it over here a few months later, for posterity!

David Whelan

I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.