Flare Official Govenment Gazettes database
IALS is developing a web database version of the Flare Union List of Foreign Official Government gazettes which provides bibliographic and source information (including details of print holdings in UK libraries and links to online versions) for foreign official government gazettes publishing primary and secondary legislation - offering guidance to pinpoint the relevant portions and sources of gazettes which can be voluminous and complex publications.
The initiative continues collaborative efforts by FLARE, the Foreign Law Research group of libraries, to establish a national distributed collection of government gazettes. Development of the database has been supported by a modest grant from the School of Advanced Study.
Ongoing work on the database takes account of elements such as bibliographic record, holdings records, web record, and library location and access details. In particular, as well as providing ready access via country, the database complements established browsing lists by enabling researches to locate holdings by library and trace previous and continuing titles. Entries for online gazettes containing legislation from other jurisdictions beyond Europe are also being included in the database to assist in extending the scope of the original Union list.
For further information see the FLARE website at http://ials.sas.ac.uk/flare/flare_fog_unionlist_europe.htm
FLARE is a collaboration between the major libraries collecting law in the United kingdom: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London (Chair); Bodleian Law Library, University of Oxford; British Library, Squire Law Library, University of Cambridge; School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Please do try the database and let us know what you think. Email to: Steven.Whittle@sas.ac.uk
IALS librarians win prestigious professional awards
Jules Winterton, Associate Director and The Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, has been awarded the highly prestigious 'Librarian of the Year Award' during the annual dinner at the Conference of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) in Brighton on Friday 11th June 2010. Steve Whittle, IALS Information Systems Manager, was honoured to receive the Wallace Breem award on the previous evening at the BIALL conference.
New electronic resources at IALS Library
IALS Library now has online access to: World Constitutions Illustrated from HeinOnline, focusing on the study of both historic and current constitutions and governments. The service is available on our account to all IALS Library members onsite at the Institute and remote access via IALS Library card or SAScard is available to IALS and SAS staff, fellows and students and UoL Law staff and students. See catalogue record for access at: http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/record=b3142082~S6 Login from remote access links by entering your family name and barcode number.
Access is available to all IALS Library users onsite at IALS.
For more information on our electronic resources see IALS Electronic Law Library and New electronic resources page.
IALS Library has arranged trial access to a number of electronic resources so we can review their usefulness to our legal researchers and consider purchasing an ongoing subscription.
Please do try these services and let us know what you think via our E-resources feedback page.
IALS Library visitor training programme - Miss Akua Aforo
IALS Library was very pleased to welcome Miss Akua Aforo from the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies / Faculty of Law at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kamasi, Ghana for a four week placement in June 2010. During the visit Akua experienced and discussed the managing of legal collections, research facilitation services, legal research skills, staff and other resources with the library team at IALS. The programme included one-to-one training, research skills training, three research facilitation projects and visits to other law libraries for comparative purposes.
IALS Library News - electronic newsletter
IALS Library news for June 2010 is now available:
* updates on BAILII, Eagle-i and Current Legal Research Topics
* details of new books on constitutional law
* reports from some visiting law librarians during March this year
Read the June 2010 issue of Library News electronic newsletter (PDF) .
Find IALS on Facebook
The Institute and its Library have a Facebook page to provide a further means of keeping in touch with our users, locally, nationally and internationally and to establish new fans and friends. The page carries news and comment on IALS events, services and resources and welcomes suggestions on additional features to further legal research facilitation.
See also our contacts page on the IALS website for details.