The American Asssociation of Law Libraries sent an email to members today asking the following question: What "extinct" book, research tool, database, etc., do you miss from an earlier time (include the year) and why?
They will publish the results in their Spectrum magazine and I will report back here on their results. Since I assume most of their responses will be based on American law-related resources, I thought I would throw the question out here specifically for any Canadian responses. What "extinct" book, research tool, database, etc., do you miss from an earlier time (include the year) and why?
For me, I still miss the convenience of the “organization by subject” of the extinct print version of Carswell’s Index to Federal and Ontario Statutes (Mary Maclean). Also – sort of related to Simon’s recent comment on the simplicity of using ascii text editors for word processing – there are times when I harken back to the command line interface for Quicklaw (e.g., type: db oj to get into the Ontario Judgments database) – it was so much quicker.