Law Librarianship in the Digital Age


Author: Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810888076
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 532
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It is absolutely essential that today’s law librarians are digitally literate and possess an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library field. Law Librarianship in the Digital Age offers a one-stop, comprehensive guide to achieving both of those goals.

Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age


Author: Gordon Russell,Michael Chiorazzi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131795582X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 340
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While the digital revolution has touched every aspect of law librarianship, perhaps nowhere has the effect been more profound than in the area of collection development. Many of the materials law libraries traditionally collected in print form are now available in electronic format. Digital technology has affected the way we select, order, and process legal materials. The World Wide Web has created an explosion of both commercial and private online publishing. The cost of electronic publishing has caused many traditional law book publishers to sell their companies rather than invest in the needed technologies to compete in the 21st century. Small publishers and book jobbers have been forced to reinvent themselves. The amount of legal information available and its costs continue to soar. Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age deals with these and other issues related to law library collection development. Chapters range from the theoretical to the practical. Inspired by Penny Hazleton’s seminal paper “How Much of Your Print Collection is Really on Lexis or Westlaw?” the editors and chapter authors of Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age endeavor to expand on professor Hazleton’s work, with examinations of: the role of law libraries in strategic planning for distance learning Web mirror sites trust vs. antitrust issues access vs. ownership issues how law libraries deal with electronic court records, dockets, and filings the growth of e-journals as they relate to legal publishing how the Hein Greenslips and Blackwell North America’s Bookservice cover legal materials past, present, and future roles of specialized book jobbers and more! Anyone interested in law librarianship or the information industry will find this book informative and useful. Make it a part of your professional collection today.

Toward a renaissance in law librarianship

the report, recommendations, and materials of the American Association of Law Libraries Special Committee on the Renaissance of Law Librarianship in the Information Age
Author: American Association of Law Libraries. Special Committee on the Renaissance of Law Librarianship in the Information Age
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 152
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Beyond the boundaries

report of the Special Committee on the Future of Law Libraries in the Digital Age
Author: American Association of Law Libraries. Special Committee on the Future of Law Libraries in the Digital Age,American Association of Law Libraries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 139
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American Association of Law Libraries Newsletter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law libraries
Page: N.A
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The Librarian's Guide to Intellectual Property in the Digital Age

Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks
Author: Timothy Lee Wherry
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908259
Category: Law
Page: 170
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This volume is a guide to intellectual property. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. This work includes an introduction to the basics of copyrights, patents, and trademarks and written especially to serve the needs and questions of librarians. The issue of what constitutes fair use, modern-day disputes over file swapping services such as Napster, common misconceptions about patent, among many other topics, is presented in easy-to-understand terms.

Law Librarianship in the Twenty-first Century


Author: Roy Balleste,Sonia Luna-Lamas,Lisa Smith-Butler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810858817
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 229
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"Law Librarianship in the Twenty-First Century, a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship, introduces readers to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship

The IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management


Author: Mr Jules Winterton,Professor Richard A Danner
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409486729
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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Around the world, legal information managers, law librarians and other legal information specialists work in many settings: law schools, private law firms, courts, government, and public law libraries of various types. They are characterized by their expertise in working with legal information in its many forms, and by their work supporting legal professionals, scholars, or students training to become lawyers. In an ever-shrinking world and a time of unprecedented technological change, the work of legal information managers is challenging and exciting, calling on specialized knowledge and skills, regardless of where in the world they practice their profession. Their role within legal systems contributes substantially to the administration of justice and the rule of law. This International Handbook addresses the policy and strategic issues with which legal information managers and law librarians need to engage in the context of the diverse legal environments in which they work. It provides resources, analysis, and considered studies on an international basis for seasoned professionals, those about to enter the field, and anyone interested in the evolution of legal information in the twenty-first century.

Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age


Author: Bhattacharyya, Swati,Patnaik, K Rama
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522528032
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 286
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The current digital age is impacting the contents and delivery of instructional service in many ways. Instructional sessions not only describe various features of a resource, but these sessions also bring issues like the ethical use of information, copyrights, and the value of open knowledge to light. Librarians are required to help users to learn use these tools. Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age provides emerging information on data visualization tools, creating effective instructions, and instructional design in library sciences. While highlighting the challenges of effectively training new and seasoned librarians in these various aspects of data technology and teaching methods, readers will learn the importance of giving librarians the tools they need to complete their new responsibilities. This book is an important resource for entry level and seasoned librarians, researchers, and instructional design specialists seeking current research on up to date library instruction in the modern technology age.

Law in the digital age

the challenge of research in legal information centers : an analytical justification for law libraries
Author: Dan F. Henke,Betty W. Taylor,Roy M. Mersky
Publisher: Glanville Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 251
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Cosplay in Libraries

How to Embrace Costume Play in Your Library
Author: Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442256494
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 168
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Cosplay, comics, anime, and geek culture have exploded into the mainstream over recent years and have resulted in a thriving community of costume enthusiasts and pop culture fans. Today’s cosplayers find inspiration on the pages of comics, classic literature, and even history, as well as film, television, and video games to inform their creative and oftentimes elaborate ensembles. They utilize all manner of materials and techniques including 3D printers, thermoplastics, craft foam, fabric and more to design their costumes and props. Libraries on the leading edge are already embracing this new worldwide sensation by integrating cosplay into their programming and events. Learn all about the world of cosplay and how you can host cosplay events, workshops, makerspaces, clubs, and more in your library! This one-stop guide includes quotes and interviews with librarians who are incorporating cosplay into their programming as well as with cosplayers. You’ll also find 32 full-color photographs of cosplay in action to give you both ideas and inspiration for getting started!

BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management


Author: Ms Loyita Worley,Ms Sarah Spells
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472400259
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 452
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The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service. Each of the chapters is updated to reflect general changes in law libraries and their users in the past seven years. In particular, the handbook covers new information technologies, including social networking and communication. New chapters also focus on the key topics of outsourcing, and the impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act. The second edition of this valuable handbook continues to be an important professional reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information services, and will help them with the challenges they face in their work every day.

Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library


Author: Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838917674
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 200
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By one count, there are more than 7,200 escape room environments in 1,445 cities in 105 countries. So why not in libraries? Sharpening participants’ problem solving and collaboration skills by mashing up real-time adventure, immersive theater, gaming, and old-fashioned entertainment, they’re a natural for libraries. And, as Kroski demonstrates in this fun guide, they’re feasible for a range of audiences and library budgets. Whether you’re already an escape room aficionado who’s eager to replicate the experience at your own institution, or an intrigued novice looking for ways to enliven your programing, Kroski has got you covered. This book discusses the differences between escape rooms, which are highly structured, and immersive experiences, which are more casual;shows how these unique experiences can be used to teach information literacy skills, add unique youth programming, bring adults into the library, and instruct patrons about library resources in the form of puzzles and challenges;profiles several successful library projects, from large scale programs like New York Public Libraries’ Find the Future: The Game to smaller ones like Search for Alexander Hamilton;offers dozens of programming ideas and examples that can be tailored to fit a variety of libraries and budgets; andprovides information on game kits available for purchase, tips for partnering with local Escape Room businesses, and links to additional resources. With the assistance of Kroski’s guide, libraries everywhere can offer their own take on these exciting forms of entertainment, engagement, and education.

Government Information Management in the 21st Century

International Perspectives
Author: Peggy Garvin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409402060
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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The authors in this timely book are practitioners, scholars, and government officials. Together they provide an informed look at how managing government information is being tested at a time of rapid change. Part I addresses key issues for public, academic, and government libraries in organizing and providing access to government information. Part II features chapters on the diverse information issues facing governments, such as managing Freedom of Information requirements, opening government data to the public, and deploying new online technologies.

Information Ethics in the Electronic Age

Current Issues in Africa and the World
Author: Tom Mendina,Johannes J. Britz
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481323
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 197
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This collection of essays explores the ethical issues that arise when information technology seems to exceed and even contradict the purpose of its creators. The studies focus upon the management of information technology, specifically the Internet, considering the most ethical ways of generating, using, and controlling information technology in our time. Section One includes essays pertaining to Africa’s place in the 21st century, including democracy, information flow, connections with the world through the Internet, telecommunications, Uganda and the digital divide, and an examination of a pilot study in South Africa for developing a universal tool to measure information poverty. The essays of Section Two cover topical library issues, such as professional information organizations and their ethic codes, communicating ethics when teaching electronic research to undergraduates, pay-for-placement search engines, consumer health information services, laws applying to confidentiality of library records, privacy control after September 11, cybercrime investigation, and the technologies protecting copyright. The essays were originally presented at the “Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century” symposium held at the University of Memphis on October 24-27, 2002. Each includes references and helpful Internet resources.

Library Ethics


Author: Jean L. Preer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591586364
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 255
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The evolution of ethical standards for librarians parallels the development of librarianship as a profession. Our most important professional values have been tested and debated in the course of formulating and adopting our codes of ethics. This book includes historical precedents and current examples of ethical issues facing the profession. It looks broadly at the many arenas in which librarians face ethical choices, helping practitioners identify an ethical dilemma and providing guidance on how to respond, how to separate personal belief from professional responsibility, and how to make exceptions in a principled way. Where appropriate references are included to the codes of ethics of other professions: journalists, booksellers, and lawyers.

Learning Right from Wrong in the Digital Age

An Ethics Guide for Parents, Teachers, Librarians, and Others who Care about Computer-using Young People
Author: Doug Johnson
Publisher: Linworth Publishing
ISBN: 9781586831318
Category: Computers
Page: 122
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When students start using computers and networks, they start operating in a new, virtual world. Suddenly, behavioral lines blur: is it OK to download text from a website right into a term paper? What should you say about computer chat rooms or copying software programs? This new thoughtful and carefully written book helps you--and your students--understand today's information technology ethics, from downloading explicit pictures to guessing passwords to respect for privacy, property, and the law. Help students explore the ethics of digital technology Includes the Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics with key moral imperatives for students of all ages"

Newspapers of Record in a Digital Age

From Hot Type to Hot Link
Author: Shannon E. Martin,Kathleen A. Hansen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275959609
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 159
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Scholars of journalism look at some of the traditional uses of newspapers by groups who use the Newspaper of Record concept and compare print newspapers to online newspapers as Records. They examine legal and archival uses for newspapers; report on several case studies of online newspaper production

Trademarks in the Digital Age


Author: Timothy Lee Wherry
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849754
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 90
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Wherry guides the reader through the process of verifying that a trademark is registered, giving a history of the trademark, important trademark court cases, and answering some common questions about trademarks. Also includes useful listings of U.S. and international trademark classifications, and is a fitting tool for entrepreneurs, librarians, and law students alike.

Books in the Digital Age

The Transformation of Academic and Higher Education Publishing in Britain and the United States
Author: John B. Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745684998
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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The book publishing industry is going through a period of profound and turbulent change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of the book in an age preoccupied with computers and the internet? How has the book publishing industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the future? This is the first major study of the book publishing industry in Britain and the United States for more than two decades. Thompson focuses on academic and higher education publishing and analyses the evolution of these sectors from 1980 to the present. He shows that each sector is characterized by its own distinctive ‘logic’ or dynamic of change, and that by reconstructing this logic we can understand the problems, challenges and opportunities faced by publishing firms today. He also shows that the digital revolution has had, and continues to have, a profound impact on the book publishing business, although the real impact of this revolution has little to do with the ebook scenarios imagined by many commentators. Books in the Digital Age will become a standard work on the publishing industry at the beginning of the 21st century. It will be of great interest to students taking courses in the sociology of culture, media and cultural studies, and publishing. It will also be of great value to professionals in the publishing industry, educators and policy makers, and to anyone interested in books and their future.