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Persistent Identifiers And The Next Generation Of Legal Scholarship, Aaron Retteen, Malikah Hall-Retteen May 2024

Persistent Identifiers And The Next Generation Of Legal Scholarship, Aaron Retteen, Malikah Hall-Retteen

Faculty Scholarship

This article discusses the importance of the most common persistent identifiers in scholarly communications—the digital object identifier and the ORCID identifier—to legal scholarship. Persistent identifiers help preserve and disseminate academic content and data-driven services that leverage this information standard are now integrated into the publication process. Because legal publishers have not widely adopted persistent identifiers, the legal discipline cannot enjoy the benefits offered by this system. This article looks at barriers to implementing persistent identifiers among legal publishers and provides an anecdotal example of creating a sustainable workflow between the law library and student-run law journals.


The Short And Troubled History Of The Printed State Administrative Codes And Why They Should Be Preserved, Kurt X. Metzmeier Jan 2024

The Short And Troubled History Of The Printed State Administrative Codes And Why They Should Be Preserved, Kurt X. Metzmeier

Faculty Scholarship

This article makes a case for the historical importance of early state administrative codes and urges that law libraries preserve them for future researchers of state administrative law and policy.


Creating Persistent Law Review Article Links With Digital Object Identifiers, Valeri Craigle, Benjamin J. Keele, Aaron Retteen May 2023

Creating Persistent Law Review Article Links With Digital Object Identifiers, Valeri Craigle, Benjamin J. Keele, Aaron Retteen

Faculty Scholarship

A case study for how to use digital object identifiers (DOIs) to make online journals more accessible and improve their site user reports.


Identifying Red Herrings In American Legal Research, Erin Gow Feb 2022

Identifying Red Herrings In American Legal Research, Erin Gow

Faculty Scholarship

This article presents useful clues for British law librarians and legal researchers conducting research on American laws and legal systems. It focuses on general guidelines and key sticking points the author found when transitioning between legal research in the American and British jurisdictions.

Key skills introduced include the ability to:

  • differentiate between federal and state legal jurisdictions in the U.S.,
  • recognize key differences in American legal terminology and construct searches using American terms,
  • analyze and select key American legal resources for different types of research questions,
  • and identify American standards of legal citation.


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.


Non-English Materials For The English Speaker : European Languages, Erin Gow Jun 2019

Non-English Materials For The English Speaker : European Languages, Erin Gow

Faculty Scholarship

So many legal materials are in languages other than English worldwide, that it is inevitable that most of us will need to find or access one of these documents at some point. Foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL) librarians often work with materials in languages in which they are not fluent, and can provide useful ideas and insight for the non-FCIL specialist faced with this type of research. This portion of a 2019 AALL webinar titled "Non-English Materials for the English Speaker" focuses on European languages, and provides practical guidance in finding English translations of European laws, tips and techniques …


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.


The History Of The University Of New Mexico School Of Law Librarians' Fight For Faculty Status And Equal Voting Rights, Ernesto A. Longa Jan 2018

The History Of The University Of New Mexico School Of Law Librarians' Fight For Faculty Status And Equal Voting Rights, Ernesto A. Longa

Faculty Scholarship

Based on research of over sixty years of archival records, this article presents a case study of the University of New Mexico School of Law librarians’ fight for respect, professional recognition, faculty status, and voting rights in the face of persistent opposition from law school administrators, faculty, and head librarians.


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 …


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.


Library Director As Opportunity Identifier, Ronald E. Wheeler Jan 2015

Library Director As Opportunity Identifier, Ronald E. Wheeler

Faculty Scholarship

A successful contemporary law library director should seek opportunities to insert the law library, wherever possible, into projects that benefit the law school and its mission and that draw on the talents and expertise of the law librarians. The goal of the modern law library director should be to make the law library an integral part of each and every undertaking within the law school community. Every facet of the law school and its various departments and offices can benefit from either law library research and instructional services or the creative thinking and analytical orientation that librarians bring to the …


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 …


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 …


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.


Research And The Professional : Navigating A Spectrum Of Legal Resources., Erin K Gow Jan 2014

Research And The Professional : Navigating A Spectrum Of Legal Resources., Erin K Gow

Faculty Scholarship

Legal research is complicated by the growing amount of information available, and there is evidence that legal practitioners require additional training in order to enhance their information literacy and legal research skills. Librarians have a key role to play in developing legal research training, and examples taken from Middle Temple's library are used to illustrate ways in which librarians can offer beneficial training to their library users. This involves assessing the skills, motivation, and needs of the average library user in order to design legal research training that is educationally sound and appealing to the target audience.


All The Missing Souls: A Personal History Of The War Crimes Tribunals By David Sheffer, Jennifer Laws Jan 2013

All The Missing Souls: A Personal History Of The War Crimes Tribunals By David Sheffer, Jennifer Laws

Faculty Scholarship

David Scheffer’s memoir records his firsthand experiences as the primary U.S. representative in the processes of building five war crimes tribunals between 1993 and 2006: the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia, and the International Criminal Court. This review analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of his work and makes recommendations to libraries regarding selection for their collections.


Library Services For The Self-Interested Law School: Enhancing The Visibility Of Faculty Scholarship, Simon Canick Jan 2013

Library Services For The Self-Interested Law School: Enhancing The Visibility Of Faculty Scholarship, Simon Canick

Faculty Scholarship

This article suggests a new set of filters through which to evaluate law library services, in particular those that support faculty scholarship. These filters include recent profound changes in legal education and the motivators of today’s law professors. By understanding the needs of self-interested deans and professors, libraries can fill new roles that are consistent with our core values. Libraries can also focus on dissemination and promotion of faculty work, especially through innovative open access projects.


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.


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 …


Tenure Advice For Law Librarians And Their Directors, Carol A. Parker Jan 2011

Tenure Advice For Law Librarians And Their Directors, Carol A. Parker

Faculty Scholarship

Successful tenure candidates will excel as librarians, master shared governance concepts and understand their institution’s culture. Candidates should engage in self-reflection and seek feedback throughout the tenure-track process. Supportive directors and supervisors will provide support to candidates and ensure well-developed promotion and tenure policies exist and are consistently applied.


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.