Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

This chapter reviews what types of social software are being used by law libraries, as well as how law libraries are incorporating social software in the real world, the ever-changing digital realm, and the evolving third place of life.

Author: Ellyssa Kroski

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810888074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 532

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It is absolutely essential that today’s law librarians are digitally literate and possess an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library field. Law Librarianship in the Digital Age offers a one-stop, comprehensive guide to achieving both of those goals.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Legal research and law library management

Legal research and law library management

We are now in the midst of the digital age and law libraries must become legal information specialists capable of performing in heretofore inconceivable functions . ” Carrick and her committee stress how quickly the digital revolution ...

Author: Julius J. Marke

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN: 1588520137

Category: Law libraries

Page: 1218

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Categories: Law libraries

Legal Education in the Digital Age

Legal Education in the Digital Age

Opportunities for Law Libraries and Digital Collections Outside threats to any enterprise often provide organizations with opportunities to create and implement better strategies for future success.63 What opportunities do we see for ...

Author: Edward Rubin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107012202

Category: Law

Page: 253

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This collection of essays by legal scholars explores the digital revolution that has transformed legal education. It discusses the way digital materials will be created and how they will change concepts of authorship as well as methods of production and distribution. The book also explores the impact of digital materials on law school classrooms and law libraries, and the potential transformation of the curriculum that these materials are likely to produce.
Categories: Law

Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age

Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age

It was the topic of much discussion in the law librarianship profession and Professor Hazelton was asked to speak at a number of conferences on the subject. The affect of digital publishing on legal research and law libraries has been ...

Author: Gordon Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317955825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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While the digital revolution has touched every aspect of law librarianship, perhaps nowhere has the effect been more profound than in the area of collection development. Many of the materials law libraries traditionally collected in print form are now available in electronic format. Digital technology has affected the way we select, order, and process legal materials. The World Wide Web has created an explosion of both commercial and private online publishing. The cost of electronic publishing has caused many traditional law book publishers to sell their companies rather than invest in the needed technologies to compete in the 21st century. Small publishers and book jobbers have been forced to reinvent themselves. The amount of legal information available and its costs continue to soar. Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age deals with these and other issues related to law library collection development. Chapters range from the theoretical to the practical. Inspired by Penny Hazleton’s seminal paper “How Much of Your Print Collection is Really on Lexis or Westlaw?” the editors and chapter authors of Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age endeavor to expand on professor Hazleton’s work, with examinations of: the role of law libraries in strategic planning for distance learning Web mirror sites trust vs. antitrust issues access vs. ownership issues how law libraries deal with electronic court records, dockets, and filings the growth of e-journals as they relate to legal publishing how the Hein Greenslips and Blackwell North America’s Bookservice cover legal materials past, present, and future roles of specialized book jobbers and more! Anyone interested in law librarianship or the information industry will find this book informative and useful. Make it a part of your professional collection today.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intellectual Property and Information Rights for Librarians

Intellectual Property and Information Rights for Librarians

G-856, Law Library 2006: Skills, Strategies, and Solutions (New York: Practising Law Institute, 2006), 136. 4. Ibid., 134. 5. Kyle K. Courtney, “Chapter 3: Copyright in the Digital Age,” in Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, ...

Author: John Schlipp

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440870712

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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Including real-world scenarios and best practices, this text presents the important topics of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in relation to intellectual property creators and consumers. • Includes ways to identify the basic types of intellectual property and related laws • Offers ways to recognize and distinguish the conceptual difference between intellectual property creators (authors, inventors, etc.) and consumers (users) in information-based situations • Includes examples of fair use and First Amendment rights • Explores legal and ethical issues involving intellectual freedom, internet regulations, privacy, cybercrime, and security • Showcases ways to comprehend and examine intellectual property job-related applications for multiple types of library customers, media creators, and business branding specialists
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Law Librarianship Objectives Challenges and Solutions

Public Law Librarianship  Objectives  Challenges  and Solutions

Circuitriders teach legal research skills to non-law librarians: A talk with Terrye Conroy: 2009 Spirit of Law Librarianship recipient. Legal Information Alert, 28(7) ... ARCHIVED: Future of law libraries in the digital age – Scenarios.

Author: Selwyn, Laurie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466621855

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

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While there are common misconceptions regarding the definition of a public law library, it can be defined as a government mandated library which provides the public with access to legal resources. Largely, public law libraries are instituted by state or federal law. Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions aims to introduce firsthand knowledge on the funding, organizational structures, and governance related to the public law library. This book includes comprehensive research for current and future public law librarians to provide administrative guidance and professional sources essential for running a public law library.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management

The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management

source for a community view of the future of law libraries and law librarians is a work which is dated but was drawn up ... Special Committee on the Future of Law Libraries in the Digital Age (2002), Beyond the Boundaries: Report of the ...

Author: Richard A. Danner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317028215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Around the world, legal information managers, law librarians and other legal information specialists work in many settings: law schools, private law firms, courts, government, and public law libraries of various types. They are characterized by their expertise in working with legal information in its many forms, and by their work supporting legal professionals, scholars, or students training to become lawyers. In an ever-shrinking world and a time of unprecedented technological change, the work of legal information managers is challenging and exciting, calling on specialized knowledge and skills, regardless of where in the world they practice their profession. Their role within legal systems contributes substantially to the administration of justice and the rule of law. This International Handbook addresses the policy and strategic issues with which legal information managers and law librarians need to engage in the context of the diverse legal environments in which they work. It provides resources, analysis, and considered studies on an international basis for seasoned professionals, those about to enter the field, and anyone interested in the evolution of legal information in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management

BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management

Adams, L. and Smith, R.L. (2006), 'The evolution of public law libraries'. ... American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), 'Special Committee on the Future of Law Libraries in the Digital Age (2002)', in Beyond the Boundaries: Report ...

Author: Loyita Worley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000151916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

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The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service. Each of the chapters is updated to reflect general changes in law libraries and their users in the past seven years. In particular, the handbook covers new information technologies, including social networking and communication. New chapters also focus on the key topics of outsourcing, and the impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act. The second edition of this valuable handbook continues to be an important professional reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information services, and will help them with the challenges they face in their work every day.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries

Within this context, librarians can imagine how academic librarians might fit into that environment.29 In 2001, the American Association of Law Libraries formed the Special Committee on the Future of Law Libraries in the Digital Age to ...

Author: Peter Hernon

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911877

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. And with even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store? In this systematic attempt to speak to academic and public librarians about the future of library services, Hernon and Matthews invite a raft of contributors to step back and envision the type of future library that will generate excitement and enthusiasm among users and stakeholders. Anyone interested in the future of libraries, especially library managers, will be engaged and stimulated as the contributors *Examinw the current state of the library, summarizing exsting literature on the topic to sketch in historical background *Project into the future, using SWOT analysis, environmental scans, and other techniques to posit how library infrastructure (such as staff, collections, technology, and facilities) can adapt in the decades ahead *Construct potential scenarios that library leaders can use to forge paths for their own institutions The collection of knowledge and practical wisdom in this book will help academic and public libraries find ways to honor their missions while planning for the broader institutional changes already underway.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Law Librarianship in the Twenty First Century

Law Librarianship in the Twenty First Century

THE NEW WORLD Since law librarians had always been wedded to legal information, they had to follow it into the digital world. The digital revolution came to law librarianship in the last two decades of the twentieth century.

Author: Roy Balleste

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 353

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Law Librarianship in the 21st Century, a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship, introduces students to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship. With no prior knowledge of the law required, students using this book will find practical answers to such questions as: What is law librarianship? How do you become a law librarian? How does law librarianship interrelate with the legal world? Individual chapters provide a concise treatment of such specialized topics as the history of law librarianship, international law, and government documents. Standard topics are dealt with as they apply to the law library, including collection development, public services, technical processing, administration, technology, and consortia. The textbook also includes an explanation of the common acronyms and special terminology needed to work in a law library. This new edition updates the text throughout and adds two new chapters.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines