Law Librarianship in the Digital Age

Author: Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810888076
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age

Author: Gordon Russell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131795582X
Format: PDF
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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.

Discovery L sungen f r ffentliche und Unternehmens Bibliotheken

Author: Linda Schünhof
Publisher: b.i.t. online Verlag
ISBN: 3934997880
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bereits seit einem Jahrzehnt ersetzen bzw. ergänzen Discovery-Systeme im Zuge stärkerer Nutzer- und Dienstleistungsorientierung herkömmliche On­line-Kataloge vor allem in Wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken. Dem verwunder­lichen Umstand, dass trotz ähnlicher Entwicklungslinien in Öffentlichen und Unternehmens-Bibliotheken Discovery-Systeme dort noch kaum verbreitet sind, begegnet diese Arbeit mit einer vergleichenden Gegenüberstellung der Bedarfs- und Angebotssituation für diese beiden Bibliothekstypen. Entschei­dungsträgern in Unternehmens-Bibliotheken sowie in Öffentlichen Bibliothe­ken soll somit nicht nur erste Orientierung bei der Entwicklung und Erstellung eigener Anforderungsprofile angeboten werden, sondern Anbietern von Dis­covery-Lösungen Anregungen zur Anpassung Ihrer Angebotspalette für einen bisher nur ungenügend berücksichtigten Marktbereich aufgezeigt werden.

Beyond the boundaries

Author: American Association of Law Libraries. Special Committee on the Future of Law Libraries in the Digital Age
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Legal Education in the Digital Age

Author: Edward Rubin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107012201
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Librarian s Guide to Intellectual Property in the Digital Age

Author: Timothy Lee Wherry
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908259
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume is a guide to intellectual property. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. This work includes an introduction to the basics of copyrights, patents, and trademarks and written especially to serve the needs and questions of librarians. The issue of what constitutes fair use, modern-day disputes over file swapping services such as Napster, common misconceptions about patent, among many other topics, is presented in easy-to-understand terms.

The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management

Author: Mr Jules Winterton
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409486729
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.