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Leaky Boundaries And The Decline Of The Autonomous Law School Library, James G. Milles Jan 2004

Leaky Boundaries And The Decline Of The Autonomous Law School Library, James G. Milles

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Academic law librarians have long insisted on the value of autonomy from the university library system, usually basing their arguments on strict adherence to ABA standards. However, law librarians have failed to construct an explicit and consistent definition of autonomy. Lacking such a definition, they have tended to rely on an outmoded Langdellian view of the law as a closed system. This view has long been discredited, as approaches such as law and economics and sociolegal research have become mainstream, and courts increasingly resort to nonlegal sources of information. Blind attachment to autonomy as a goal rather than a means ...


Cataloging Reform: An Overview For Academic Law Librarians, Joseph W. Thomas Jan 1993

Cataloging Reform: An Overview For Academic Law Librarians, Joseph W. Thomas

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Mr. Thomas explains the issues involved in cataloging reform and suggest methods for streamlining procedures without destroying quality, with particular reference to academic law libraries.