Tag Archives: print collections

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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Print Lives! (At Least Pedagogically)

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

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Does the U.S.C.A. “spark joy”?

by Erik Y. Adams Like many people, I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s charming book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Coincidentally, we’re going through another round of downsizing our print collection at my library. We’ve used all the usual metrics for deciding … 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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The information on this website may not be up to date: The government shutdown and free access to legal information

“Since the birth of this country, legal materials have been in the hands of the few, denying legal justice to the many….We are working to change this situation.” Non-Profit “Free Law Project” Formed to Create an Open Legal Ecosystem, Sept. … Continue reading

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