Law Librarianship In The Digital Age by Ellyssa KroskiLaw Librarianship In The Digital Age by Ellyssa Kroski

Law Librarianship In The Digital Age

EditorEllyssa Kroski

Paperback | November 14, 2013

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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.
Title:Law Librarianship In The Digital AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:532 pages, 8.96 × 5.88 × 1.52 inPublished:November 14, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810888068

ISBN - 13:9780810888067


Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of TablesForewordJean O'GradyPrefaceEllyssa KroskiAcknowledgmentsPart I. Major Introductory Concepts1 Law Librarianship 2.0Jennifer Wertkin2. Embedded LibrarianshipThomas J. Striepe and Mary Talley3. Copyright in the Digital AgeKyle K. Courtney4. Open Access to Legal ScholarshipCheryl Kelly Fischer and Vicki Steiner5. User Services Analysis for Decision MakingKim Clarke6. Law Library ManagementCamille Broussard, Ralph Monaco, and Gitelle SeerPart II. Technologies7. DigitizationMichelle M. Wu8. E-books in Law LibrariesEllyssa Kroski9. Tablets and Mobile Device ManagementWilliam R. Mills10. The Law Library WebsiteAndrew Plumb-Larrick11. Web-Scale Discovery and Federated SearchValeri Craigle12. The CloudRoger Vicarius Skalbeck13. Social SoftwareMarcia L. Dority BakerPart III. Reference Services14. Reference Services in a Law LibraryCarol A. Watson15. Introduction to Legal ResearchRhea Ballard-Thrower16. Online Information SourcesSarah K. C. Mauldin17. Major Legal Databases and How to Search ThemTheodora BelniakPart IV. Instruction18. Library Instruction in the Information AgeEmily Janoski-Haehlen19. Educational TechnologiesKim Clarke and Nadine R. HoffmanPart V. Technical Services20. Technical Services 2.0Edward T. Hart21. Collection DevelopmentMolly (Mary) E. Brownfield22. Electronic Resources Management and User AuthenticationCatherine M. MontePart VI. Knowledge Management23. Knowledge ManagementSteven A. Lastres and Don MacLeod24. The Law Library IntranetEmily R. Florio and Michael J. RobakPart VII. Marketing25. Digital Age MarketingCarol Ottolenghi26. Competitive IntelligenceJennifer Alexander and M. T. HennesseyPart VIII. Professional Development and the Future27. Professional DevelopmentHolly M. Riccio28. The Future of Law LibrarianshipScott D. Bailey and Julie Graves KrishnaswamiList of Contributing AuthorsEditorial Board List

Editorial Reviews

Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, compiled in 2013 and published in 2014, is, at the time of this writing, profoundly informative and current. The book is broad in scope and deep in content. The editor wisely chose to draw upon the wisdom of a number of knowledgeable law librarians. The result is a well-organized and well-sourced collection of essays that address all law library sectors, and the full range of law librarianship functions. Each chapter is not only current but also specific in its treatment of its topic. . . .I expect to keep this book on my "currently reading" list for the foreseeable future. Any law librarian thoughtful about the field might consider doing the same. Likewise, any modern course on law librarianship ought to look closely at this book for course adoption. Even general courses on aspects of law librarianship...can look to individual chapters. Certainly, it will alternate between my desk and my office bookshelf for some time to come.