Category Archives: ebooks

Access to Legal Information: A Look at the Legal Information Preservation Alliance

by Brandon Wright Adler Access to legal information is something that law librarians, scholars, and even the general public fight for every day. Preserving historical print legal information was once the primary focus among law librarians, i.e. preserving a books … Continue reading

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The Dead Tree Status Symbol

by Erik Y. Adams In 1989, my law firm made a change regarding desk copies. Up until then, all litigators were issued a six volume, loose-leaf set of local court rules. Starting that year, this set of books was no … Continue reading

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Are Library Maintenance Agreements Too Restrictive In Today’s e-World?

by Jamie Baker An October 2015 post on the LAW-LIB discussion list asked about West Library Maintenance Agreements (LMAs). The conversation centered around libraries that are contemplating leaving their LMAs, and issue that has been circulating among law librarians for several years now.

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On the Value of eTextbooks, and a shameless plug

by Beau Steenken I recently returned to my office after six weeks of parental leave. Among the veritable horde of mailings awaiting my return was the July-September issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly. In it, I found a very persuasive … Continue reading

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eBooks, eBooks everywhere-

Our library is in the process of adding demand driven acquisition of E-Books through Ebrary. As we work trough the licensing agreement, setting up the proxy, and customizing the MARC records we have also been thinking about how to train … Continue reading

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Paperless libraries, desk-less librarians

I recently took a much needed week and a half vacation to study for finals.  During my absence from the conscious world, there were some interesting developments in our profession. As reported here, LexisNexis has partnered with Overdrive to create … Continue reading

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Downloadable and Lendable Legal Ebooks…Hallelujah!

Last week, a student was lamenting to me that he wished his casebooks were available in a digital format that he could download. This is a familiar woe, and one that I have long shared. While some of the legal … Continue reading

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