"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"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Defining international law librarianship in an age of multiplicity, knowledge, and open access to law / Richard Danner -- Globalisation and legal information management / Jules Winterton -- The education and training of law librarians / Penny A. Hazelton -- Global legal education and its implications for legal information management / Michael Crommelin and Carole Hinchcliff -- Global legal practice and information management / Tanya Du Plessis -- Ideology, illusion and the global copyright regime / Colin Darch -- Legal information literacy / Ruth Bird -- Law librarianship around the world / Jules Winterton ... [et al.] -- Digitizing the world's laws / Claire M. Germain -- Free access to legal information, LIIs, and the free access to law movement / Graham Greenleaf -- Globalisation and commercial legal publishing / Kenneth F. Svengalis -- Collection building : foreign, comparative and international law in print / Holger Knudsen -- Shaping electronic collections in foreign, comparative and international law / Marylin J. Raisch -- International organisations and legal information / Jeroen Vervliet -- Comparative law : academic perspectives / Teresa M. Miguel -- A research agenda for international law librarianship / Barbara H. Garavaglia and the Board of the International Association of Law Libraries -- The International Association of Law Libraries