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The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management

  • Published: July 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 75 Pages
  • Ashgate Publishing

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 READ MORE >

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List of Contributors

1. Defining International Law Librarianship in an Age of Multiplicity, Knowledge, and Open Access to Law
Richard A. Danner

2. Globalisation and Legal Information Management
Jules Winterton

3. The Education and Training of Law Librarians
Penny A. Hazelton

4. Global Legal Education and its Implications for Legal Information Management
Michael Crommelin and Carole Hinchcliff

5. Global Legal Practice and Information Management
Tanya du Plessis

6. Ideology, Illusion and the Global Copyright Regime
Colin Darch

7. Legal Information Literacy
Ruth Bird

8. Law Librarianship Around the World
- Introduction
Jules Winterton
- Law Librarianship in India
Uma Narayan
- Law Librarianship in Moldova
Mariana Harjevschi
- Law Librarianship in Nigeria
Ufuoma Lamikanra
- Law Librarianship in the Philippines
Lilia F. Echiverri
- Law Librarianship in Turkey
Sami Cukadar
- Law Librarianship in Vietnam 1
Le Thi Hanh

9. Digitizing the World’s Laws
Claire M. Germain

10. Free Access to Legal Information, LIIs, and the Free Access to Law Movement
Graham Greenleaf

11. Globalisation and Commercial Legal Publishing
Kendall F. Svengalis

12. Collection Building: Foreign, Comparative and International Law in Print
Holger Knudsen

13. Shaping Electronic Collections in Foreign, Comparative and International Law
Marylin J. Raisch

14. International Organisations and Legal Information
Jeroen Vervliet

15. Comparative Law: Academic Perspectives
Teresa M. Miguel

16. A Research Agenda for International Law Librarianship
Barbara H. Garavaglia and the Board of the International Association of Law Libraries

17. The International Association of Law Libraries


Richard A. Danner is Rufty Research Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Information Services at Duke Law School in Durham, North Carolina. He is responsible for the J. Michael Goodson Law Library and the Academic Technologies department at Duke. Professor Danner has served as President of the American Association of Law Libraries, on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools, and as First Vice-President of the International Association of Law Libraries. From 1984-94 he served as editor of the Law Library Journal. Jules Winterton is Librarian and Associate Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London and Associate Professor at the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He was President of the International Association of Law Libraries from 2004 until 2010 and received the Wildy-BIALL Librarian of the Year award in June 2010.

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