“Just say No to Outsourcing” – Developing an in-house info system to take care of your daily needs

Audience: All
Technical Level: Low

At the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law we still use Westlaw, Lexis, Raiser’s Edge, Admit-M, examSoft and other major applications. But there are many other important needs and functions that are critical to the mission of our school that we simply cannot find anywhere to buy or, if available, they don’t quite meet our needs, too expensive or suffer from any other deficiency. We will explain our design concepts and development strategies and tools that allowed us to build easy to use applications that all have the same ‘look and feel’ to meet our daily needs such as:

Catalog Request (for prospective students)

Alumni Forum (browser interface to Raiser�s Edge)

Forums (our main class communications platform for posting class materials, class communications, etc.)

Class/Room scheduling/events calendar

Facebook/seating charts

Career Services � Job Postings/OCI

Evaluations/Exam numbers/Ranks/exam, paper e-filing

Faculty Directory/Publications/Scholarship/myEDM (Internet network storage access)

College Publications

Student email/info

Search engine

Library functions and highly dynamic websites

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Mohyeddin Abdulaziz
Director of Information Technology
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Erica DeFrain
Educational Technology Librarian
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Paul G Kealey
Internet Developer
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Garnette Knoll
Support Systems Analyst, Sr.
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Lisa Wagenheim
Electronic Services Librarian
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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