Current Awareness for Legal Information Managers (caLIM)
Katherine Read and Laura Griffiths compile the Current Awareness column, which is published in Legal Information Management and made available through the free caLIM database on the IALS website. The column highlights recent publications of interest to law librarians, arranged by key theme. It was described as “terrifically useful” and has been praised for its “impressive number of pertinent articles”.
SLS / BIALL Academic Law Library Survey
The annual Academic Law Library Survey, conducted by David Gee and Laura Griffiths at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on behalf of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL), provides a snapshot of the staffing, expenditure on acquisitions, subscriptions to databases and range of services provided in the academic year by university and college libraries in the UK and Ireland.
Survey of Major Law Libraries around the World
A global survey about research support services in the major law libraries around the world, conducted by David Gee, IALS Deputy Librarian and Academic Services Manager. The global development of legal information needs and services has continued to stimulate much professional discussion in recent years. This detailed report, and the comparative assessments and analysis it aims to provide, follow from one of the first global surveys of major law libraries around the world to take account of the present period of challenges and change. The report analyses the results of a comprehensive survey of 124 major law libraries world wide undertaken from April to June 2012.
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