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The Gaps Model And Faculty Services: Quality Analysis Through A “New” Lens, Alex Zhang, Sherry Xin Chen Jan 2020

The Gaps Model And Faculty Services: Quality Analysis Through A “New” Lens, Alex Zhang, Sherry Xin Chen

Faculty Scholarship

Faculty service is an important function of U.S. academic law libraries. This article evaluates three types of faculty services programs using the Gaps Model to identify, analyze, and propose ways to fill four main gaps: knowledge, policy, delivery, and service quality.


Sustainable And Open Access To Valuable Legal Research Information: A New Framework, Alex Zhang, James Hart Jan 2019

Sustainable And Open Access To Valuable Legal Research Information: A New Framework, Alex Zhang, James Hart

Faculty Scholarship

This article evaluates the current status of access to foreign and international legal research information, analyzes the challenges that information providers have experienced in providing valuable and sustainable access, and proposes a model that would help create and facilitate effective and sustainable access to valuable foreign, comparative, and international legal information.


Discovering The Knowledge Monopoly Of Law Librarianship Under The Dikw Pyramid, Alex Xiaomeng Zhang Jan 2016

Discovering The Knowledge Monopoly Of Law Librarianship Under The Dikw Pyramid, Alex Xiaomeng Zhang

Faculty Scholarship

Historical debates demonstrated that knowledge monopoly is a key to a profession. This article explores the exclusive knowledge base of the law librarianship profession through the lens of the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom (DIKW) paradigm.


The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus Jan 2016

The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

Libraries, like most institutions and industries today, are faced with disruptive technologies that challenge their relevancy in a digital era. As a result, erstwhile notions and nostalgia associated with the quintessential library and librarian are changing rapidly. This is a compelling era to reimagine the library, retaining essential traditions alongside the new technologies, which facilitate the preservation, discoverability, accessibility, and delivery of information. It is also an opportunity for libraries to respond creatively and innovatively to change. The quintessential law library and librarian cannot only survive but can also thrive in the digital era by continuing to demonstrate value through …


Open Legal Educational Materials: The Frequently Asked Questions, James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins Jan 2015

Open Legal Educational Materials: The Frequently Asked Questions, James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins

Faculty Scholarship

There has been considerable discussion in academic circles about the possibility of moving toward open educational materials—those which may be shared, copied and altered freely, without permission or fee. Legal education is particularly ripe for such a transition, as many of the source materials—including federal statutes and cases—are in the public domain. In this article, we discuss our experience producing an open casebook and statutory supplement on Intellectual Property Law, and answer many of the frequently asked questions about the project. Obviously, open coursebooks are less expensive and more convenient for students. But we found that they also offer pedagogical …


Every Document Its Depository: Lessons Learned From An Intercampus Transfer, Jennifer L. Behrens Jan 2015

Every Document Its Depository: Lessons Learned From An Intercampus Transfer, Jennifer L. Behrens

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Digitizing And Preserving Law School Recordings: A Duke Law Case Study, Hollie White, Miguel Bordo, Sean Chen Jan 2015

Digitizing And Preserving Law School Recordings: A Duke Law Case Study, Hollie White, Miguel Bordo, Sean Chen

Faculty Scholarship

Written as a case study, this article outlines Duke Law School Information Services’ video digitization, preservation, and access initiative. Since the 1990s Duke Law School’s Media Department has been recording law school events, guest speakers, and creating promotional productions for news and information resulting in over 1000 recordings in various video formats. This article begins with a discussion of the case study environment and the collaborative, cross-departmental evaluation of in-house video asset production and processing workflows involving the Communications, Academic Technologies, and Library Departments. Believing that digital preservation is often best described as a set of practices and institutions that …


Library Director As Change Agent: Analysis Two, Implementing Change In Difficult Times, Femi Cadmus Jan 2015

Library Director As Change Agent: Analysis Two, Implementing Change In Difficult Times, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Meeting The Challenges Of Instructing International Law Graduate Students In Legal Research, Nina E. Scholtz, Femi Cadmus Jan 2014

Meeting The Challenges Of Instructing International Law Graduate Students In Legal Research, Nina E. Scholtz, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

Teaching international LL.M. students legal research offers its own peculiar challenges. The brevity of the LL.M. program and the limited time available for thoroughly introducing basic research concepts have made it particularly difficult, but the innovative and creative methods of instruction highlighted in this article have provided good solutions.


Issues And Trends In Collection Development For East Asia Legal Materials, Jootaek Lee, Xiaomeng Zhang, Keiko Okuhara, Evelyn Ma Jan 2013

Issues And Trends In Collection Development For East Asia Legal Materials, Jootaek Lee, Xiaomeng Zhang, Keiko Okuhara, Evelyn Ma

Faculty Scholarship

The authors delineate the general policy and guidelines for developing foreign and transnational law collections in U.S. law libraries, and they analyze factors that shape East Asian collections, such as law libraries’ preservation and digitization efforts and their related cost-efficiency, and the availability and quality of English translations. The authors then discuss the main sources for Korean, Japanese, and Chinese law.


A Temporary And Fond Farewell To The Edwin Dawson Rare Book Room, Femi Cadmus Jan 2013

A Temporary And Fond Farewell To The Edwin Dawson Rare Book Room, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Analysis And Synthesis Of Metadata Goals For Scientific Data, Craig Willis, Jane Greenberg, Hollie C. White Jan 2012

Analysis And Synthesis Of Metadata Goals For Scientific Data, Craig Willis, Jane Greenberg, Hollie C. White

Faculty Scholarship

The proliferation of discipline-specific metadata schemes contributes to artificial barriers that can impede interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The authors considered this problem by examining the domains, objectives, and architectures of nine metadata schemes used to document scientific data in the physical, life, and social sciences. They used a mixed-methods content analysis and Greenberg’s (2005) metadata objectives, principles, domains, and architectural layout (MODAL) framework, and derived 22 metadata-related goals from textual content describing each metadata scheme. Relationships are identified between the domains (e.g., scientific discipline and type of data) and the categories of scheme objectives. For each strong correlation …


Not Your Parents' Law Library: A Tale Of Two Academic Law Libraries, Julian Aiken, Femi Cadmus, Fred Shapiro Jan 2012

Not Your Parents' Law Library: A Tale Of Two Academic Law Libraries, Julian Aiken, Femi Cadmus, Fred Shapiro

Faculty Scholarship

As academic law libraries continue to face the inevitability of a rapidly changing landscape which includes a new breed of digital users with sophisticated technological needs, it remains to be seen what libraries will look like in years to come. It is certain that libraries as we know them today will have changed, but to what extent? An ability to remain adaptable and to anticipate the evolving needs of users in a dynamic environment will continue to be key for libraries to remain relevant, and even to survive, in the 21st century; vital to this endeavor will also be an …


Who Let The Dog Out? Implementing A Successful Therapy Dog Program In An Academic Law Library, Julian Aiken, Femi Cadmus Jan 2011

Who Let The Dog Out? Implementing A Successful Therapy Dog Program In An Academic Law Library, Julian Aiken, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Print Or Perish? Authors’ Attitudes Toward Electronic-Only Publication Of Law Journals, Richard A. Danner, Kiril Kolev, Marguerite Most Jan 2011

Print Or Perish? Authors’ Attitudes Toward Electronic-Only Publication Of Law Journals, Richard A. Danner, Kiril Kolev, Marguerite Most

Faculty Scholarship

An increasing number of U.S. law journals post at least current issues in freely accessible PDF and (in some cases) HTML formats on their web sites. Yet, perhaps without exception, the journals that make their articles freely available on their websites also continue to publish print issues in the face of declining subscription numbers, and law libraries' growing disinterest in collecting and preserving journals in print. As universities reduce staff, freeze open positions, eliminate salary increases, and cut library budgets, why have law schools continued to subsidize print publication of journals that are accessible in electronic formats? Among the reasons …


Things In Common: Challenges Of The 19th And 21st Century Librarians, Femi Cadmus Jan 2011

Things In Common: Challenges Of The 19th And 21st Century Librarians, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Bobbleheads In Yale's Rare Book Collection!, Femi Cadmus Jan 2010

Bobbleheads In Yale's Rare Book Collection!, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Leveraging A Library Collection Through Collaborative Digitization Ventures, Femi Cadmus, Fred Shapiro Jan 2010

Leveraging A Library Collection Through Collaborative Digitization Ventures, Femi Cadmus, Fred Shapiro

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Recession Mounts The Ivory Tower: How The Lillian Goldman Law Library At Yale Has Met The Challenges Posed By A Declining Economy, Femi Cadmus, Blair Kaufman Jan 2010

The Recession Mounts The Ivory Tower: How The Lillian Goldman Law Library At Yale Has Met The Challenges Posed By A Declining Economy, Femi Cadmus, Blair Kaufman

Faculty Scholarship

The global recession has wrought havoc on the budgets of libraries worldwide, forcing administrators to reassess priorities and change direction midcourse. Privately funded academic libraries which typically rely heavily on large endowments have not been exempt and in fact have probably been hit the hardest. The challenges encountered by this long drawn financial crisis have ultimately provided opportunities to reassess priorities and conduct business more efficiently.


Making The Leap To Management: Tips For The Aspiring And New Manager, Femi Cadmus Jan 2009

Making The Leap To Management: Tips For The Aspiring And New Manager, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

As the result of innate ability, a fortunate few are able to effortlessly transition from line positions. However, most of us need to plot the path to management astutely and with deliberation. Library professionals might also become "accidental" managers, finding themselves thrust into an unplanned and perhaps unwanted managerial position for which they were not prepared. This is particularly true in the current climate of constrained budgets characterized by restructuring, job freezes, and layoffs.


The Law Librarian’S Tool For Fair Compensation In The Best - And Worst - Of Times, Femi Cadmus, Loretta Orndoff Jan 2009

The Law Librarian’S Tool For Fair Compensation In The Best - And Worst - Of Times, Femi Cadmus, Loretta Orndoff

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The State Of Public Access To Federal Government Databases Detailed In Recommended New Book, Jennifer L. Behrens Jan 2008

The State Of Public Access To Federal Government Databases Detailed In Recommended New Book, Jennifer L. Behrens

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


An Overview Of Health Law Research And An Annotated Bibliography, Richard A. Danner, Claire M. Germain Jan 1986

An Overview Of Health Law Research And An Annotated Bibliography, Richard A. Danner, Claire M. Germain

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.