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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.
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.
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.
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.

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