It is absolutely essential that today's law librarians are digitally literate in addition to possessing an understanding and awareness of recent advancements and trends in information technology as they pertain to the library field. Law Libraries in the Digital Age offers a one-stop, comprehensive guide to achieving both of those goals. This go-to resource covers the most cutting-edge developments that face today's modern law libraries, including e-Books, mobile device management, Web scale discovery, cloud computing, social software, and much more. These critical issues and concepts are approached from the perspective of tech-savvy library leaders who each discuss how forward-thinking libraries are tackling such traditional library practices as reference, collection development, technical services, and administration in this new "digital age." Each chapter explores the key concepts and issues that are currently being discussed at major law library conferences and events today and looks ahead to what's on the horizon for law libraries in the future.
Chapters have been written by the field's top innovators from all areas of legal librarianship, including academic, government, and private law libraries, who have strived to provide inspiration and guidance to tomorrow's law library leaders.
Ellyssa Kroski is Director of Information Technology for the New York Law Institute, as well as a librarian, writer, educator, and international speaker. She is an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute and blogs at iLibrarian.
List of Figures List of Tables Foreword Jean O'Grady Preface Ellyssa Kroski Acknowledgments Part I. Major Introductory Concepts 1 Law Librarianship 2.0 Jennifer Wertkin 2. Embedded Librarianship Thomas J. Striepe and Mary Talley 3. Copyright in the Digital Age Kyle K. Courtney 4. Open Access to Legal Scholarship Cheryl Kelly Fischer and Vicki Steiner 5. User Services Analysis for Decision Making Kim Clarke 6. Law Library Management Camille Broussard, Ralph Monaco, and Gitelle Seer Part II. Technologies 7. Digitization Michelle M. Wu 8. E-books in Law Libraries Ellyssa Kroski 9. Tablets and Mobile Device Management William R. Mills 10. The Law Library Website Andrew Plumb-Larrick 11. Web-Scale Discovery and Federated Search Valeri Craigle 12. The Cloud Roger Vicarius Skalbeck 13. Social Software Marcia L. Dority Baker Part III. Reference Services 14. Reference Services in a Law Library Carol A. Watson 15. Introduction to Legal Research Rhea Ballard-Thrower 16. Online Information Sources Sarah K. C. Mauldin 17. Major Legal Databases and How to Search Them Theodora Belniak Part IV. Instruction 18. Library Instruction in the Information Age Emily Janoski-Haehlen 19. Educational Technologies Kim Clarke and Nadine R. Hoffman Part V. Technical Services 20. Technical Services 2.0 Edward T. Hart 21. Collection Development Molly (Mary) E. Brownfield 22. Electronic Resources Management and User Authentication Catherine M. Monte Part VI. Knowledge Management 23. Knowledge Management Steven A. Lastres and Don MacLeod 24. The Law Library Intranet Emily R. Florio and Michael J. Robak Part VII. Marketing 25. Digital Age Marketing Carol Ottolenghi 26. Competitive Intelligence Jennifer Alexander and M. T. Hennessey Part VIII. Professional Development and the Future 27. Professional Development Holly M. Riccio 28. The Future of Law Librarianship Scott D. Bailey and Julie Graves Krishnaswami List of Contributing Authors Editorial Board List