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Category Archives: Library Collections
by Tig Wartluft With Spring around the corner — Punxsutawney Phil, what are you saying?! — ok, fine, let’s try this again. With Spring Semester in full gear, my focus moves from teaching the 1L research course in the Fall, to … Continue reading
by Erik Adams When I’m not doing research instruction or providing patron services, I maintain my library’s web pages on our intranet and write software. Recently I have been updating our library catalog, which has forced me to think about … Continue reading
by Dean Duane Strojny Because of another blog posting forwarded to me recently, I am moved to discuss the bar exam and the role libraries could, should, and must play in the preparation of it. This is a critical time for … Continue reading
by Beau Steenken Recently, we at University of Kentucky Law have been shedding significant portions of our print collection. We have done away with journals, state codes of jurisdictions other than Kentucky, and the regional reporters (opting only to keep the Kentucky … Continue reading
by Kris Turner Obviously, the most common requests in law libraries revolve around serious research. Be it books, databases, microfilm, or whatever format, law libraries are saturated with critical tools for study. But law students often require a break in their … Continue reading
by Jamie Baker The way law librarians curate collections is changing. With shrinking budgets, many of us are moving from “just in case” collection development (CD) practices to “just in time” practices. “Just in case” is generally seen as the … Continue reading