Law Librarianship in the Digital Age (Paperback)
  • Law Librarianship in the Digital Age (Paperback)

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age (Paperback)

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It is absolutely essential that today's law librarians are digitally literate in addition to possessing an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library field. Law Libraries in the Digital Age offers a one-stop, comprehensive guide to achieving both of those goals. This go-to resource covers the most cutting-edge developments that face today's modern law libraries, including e-Books, mobile device management, Web scale discovery, cloud computing, social software, and much more. These critical issues and concepts are approached from the perspective of tech-savvy library leaders who each discuss how forward-thinking libraries are tackling such traditional library practices as reference, collection development, technical services, and administration in this new "digital age." Each chapter explores the key concepts and issues that are currently being discussed at major law library conferences and events today and looks ahead to what's on the horizon for law libraries in the future. Chapters have been written by the field's top innovators from all areas of legal librarianship, including academic, government, and private law libraries, who have strived to provide inspiration and guidance to tomorrow's law library leaders.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810888067
Number of pages: 532
Weight: 785 g
Dimensions: 228 x 149 x 39 mm

This title is an invaluable addition to the literature on law librarianship. As a professor of library and information science, Law Librarianship in the Digital Age will be a timely resource for students studying the issues and field of law librarianship. This is a valuable textbook to introduce students to law libraries and legal information management issues. It gives a current analysis of the new information world and access to resources that users expect in their law library collections. The chapters provide an in-depth resource to the evolving challenges of the legal information profession including copyright, digital resources, databases, and the internet. -- Yvonne J. Chandler, Associate Professor and Director, Legal Information Program, University of North Texas College of Information
This book covers the broad sweep of a law librarian's role in the 21st century, addressing everything from the basics of legal research to high level decision-making by law library directors. Anyone working, or aspiring to work in a law library will find it a valuable resource. -- David A. Hollander, Law and Legal Studies Librarian, Princeton University Library
A must read for even the most experienced law librarians and a great addition to law librarianship literature. From open access to marketing, from tablets to competitive intelligence, there is something for everyone! Many of these chapters will make excellent reading for law librarianship courses and newly hired law librarians. Great job! -- Penny A. Hazelton, University of Washington
Law Librarianship in the Digital Age is the messiah of legal reference sources that has been long awaited. As the Executive Director of the New York Law Institute such a resource serves as a rubric of tools and techniques for managing a law library in the ever-expanding digital environment and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at St John's University Division of Library and Information Science it is a comprehensive manual for training students on how to manage a law library. "Law Libraries and the Cloud" to traditional "Technical Services 2.0", this resource encompasses the breath and depth of law library management. -- Ralph Monaco, executive director, The New York Law Institute
Every law librarian, from the newest to the most senior, should read this book. The future of the profession is mapped out. The right people are writing about the right subject. Ignore it at your peril. -- Robert C. Berring, Jr., Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
I unequivocally endorse Law Librarianship in the Digital Age as it is an exceptional book that can be used as a textbook or supplementary text for an introductory Law Librarianship course. I would highly encourage students to make this book a permanent addition to their personal library. -- Renate Chancellor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America, School of Library and Information Science
Law Librarianship in the Digital Age pulls into one place introductory information on almost every topic about which a law firm librarian might be curious. ... I read through many other chapters in this book and found that the quality of editing throughout was superb, the bibliographies were thoughtfully constructed, the book was extremely timely, and the writing and organization were clear and helpful. The table of contents is thorough and serves as a handy checklist of our issues. . . . Well-written and comprehensive in coverage, the book is engaging for both the merely curious and those in need of step-by-step instructions for implementing a change in their library's services or infrastructure. I highly recommend Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for any law librarian. * American Association of Law Libraries *
Written by the director of information technology for the New York Law Institute and the esteemed editor of Neal-Schuman's Tech Set series, this book explores the issues that are most relevant to law librarians and that are at the forefront at law library conferences and events. The work is arranged into eight sections: Major Introductory Concepts (e.g., copyright in the digital age, law library management), Technologies (e.g., e-books in law libraries, the cloud), Reference Services (e.g., online information sources, major legal databases), Instruction (e.g., educational technologies), Technical Services (e.g., collection development, electronic resources management), Knowledge Management (e.g., the law library intranet), Marketing (e.g., digital age marketing, competitive intelligence), and Professional Development and the Future (e.g., associations and conferences, the future of law librarianship). Articles have been contributed by well-known law librarians from academic, government, and private law libraries. This book is a great overall handbook for anyone in the area of law librarianship. Its combination of scholarship and practical application make it a must-read for those in this industry. * American Reference Books Annual *
This book would clearly serve as an excellent text for a law librarianship course at the graduate school level. . . .The "further reading" references at the end of each chapter also support the value of this text in a graduate-level course. Beyond its value as a textbook, this book is an extremely important resource for any law librarian or library, adding tremendously to the body of law librarianship literature. Almost every law library is grappling with the wide-ranging issues addressed in the book. This is particularly true of the "Technologies" part of the book. Because every librarian or law library has potential in these areas, the book will be an important source of information for years to come. * Law Library Journal *
Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, compiled in 2013 and published in 2014, is, at the time of this writing, profoundly informative and current. The book is broad in scope and deep in content. The editor wisely chose to draw upon the wisdom of a number of knowledgeable law librarians. The result is a well-organized and well-sourced collection of essays that address all law library sectors, and the full range of law librarianship functions. Each chapter is not only current but also specific in its treatment of its topic. . . .I expect to keep this book on my "currently reading" list for the foreseeable future. Any law librarian thoughtful about the field might consider doing the same. Likewise, any modern course on law librarianship ought to look closely at this book for course adoption. Even general courses on aspects of law librarianship...can look to individual chapters. Certainly, it will alternate between my desk and my office bookshelf for some time to come. * Canadian Law Library Review *

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