The Political Economy of Legal Information

The New Landscape

Author: Samuel E. Trosow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789007643

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 9055

From the informative information contained in The Political Economy of Legal Information: The New Landscape, you will discover how you, as a librarian or other information professional, can comprehend, cope with, and even try to influence the factors which comprise the new legal information landscape. You will discover the great changes in the legal publishing industry that have occurred within the last few years and the new ways in which legal information is produced, stored, disseminated, and used. The Political Economy of Legal Information will provide you with valuable tips to help you make sense of this new landscape so your library can reap the benefits of this new age. This informative book provides you with a collection of essays that describe, asses, and evaluate the political economy of information in the changing realm of legal publishing to keep you and your library on top of this dynamic situation. Through The Political Economy of Legal Information, you will find valuable insight into how you can make adjustments to constant technological changes by: confronting the cost efficiency model which promises both lower prices and greater effectiveness to help you make informed decisions about your library's technology learning about the economic logic of copyright laws to safeguard your library's reliance on big-name databases exploring the new Legal Publishers’List that provides a roadmap to the mergers and acquisitions that have characterized the publishing industry in recent years in order to choose the best manufacturer of the legal products in your library exploring case studies to help you understand how educational institutions, governmental entities, and small publishers can successfully cope with the new information landscape and to keep you informed of all the options available to your library Written by a wide cross section of people who are working with legal information,The Political Economy of Legal Information provides essential information to assist you and your library in staying informed regarding the fast-paced world of legal publishing.

Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions

Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions

Author: Selwyn, Laurie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466621850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 3748

While there are common misconceptions regarding the definition of a public law library, it can be defined as a government mandated library which provides the public with access to legal resources. Largely, public law libraries are instituted by state or federal law. Public Law Librarianship: Objectives, Challenges, and Solutions aims to introduce firsthand knowledge on the funding, organizational structures, and governance related to the public law library. This book includes comprehensive research for current and future public law librarians to provide administrative guidance and professional sources essential for running a public law library.

Basics of Law Librarianship

Author: Deborah S. Panella

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866569898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

View: 8869

Here is an essential introductory guide on all aspects of law librarianship written especially for non-law librarians, library school students, and beginning law librarians. Although there are several excellent practical handbooks and numerous articles on specific topics of law librarianship for practicing law librarians, Basics of Law Librarianship is the only resource that addresses the information needs of the student or new law librarian. Author Deborah Panella, managing librarian of a large, prominent New York law firm, explores the major areas of law librarianship. She covers vital topics such as the legal clientele, collection development, research tools, technical services, impact of technology, and management issues, and describes what makes law libraries different from other special libraries. She has written a clear, readable volume without excessive detail or the use of special terminology. The bibliography of law library literature and the index add enormously to the book's value as a major reference.

Law Librarians Abroad

Author: Janet Sinder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317956664

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

View: 616

Gain an international perspective on law library practices and precedents! Because law librarianship is an increasingly international field, working and learning abroad can enrich you culturally and professionally. Whether you visit for a few weeks or move halfway across the world for a year or more, Law Librarians Abroad gives you information about exchange programs, tips for adapting to a different culture, and ideas on how to make the most of a life-changing experience. Law Librarians Abroad explains a number of types of work you may find in other countries: US Information Agency or UN library programs informal visits formal exchange programs teaching clients or colleagues to use new technologies temporary library positions combining personal research with library work Some of the contributors to this exciting volume visited completely different cultures. Their new experiences included seeing snow for the first time and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef. One went home to Korea after 25 years in the United States. Law Librarians Abroad offers practical suggestions as well: pitfalls and pleasures of living in a foreign country how to set up an exchange or plan a visiting librarian program how to build friendships with librarians abroad before you go In countries from Canada to Zimbabwe, on every continent except Antarctica, the authors of Law Librarians Abroad combined work and travel--and you can too!

Indexing Specialties


Author: Peter A. Kendrick,Enid L. Zafran

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 9781573871136

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 6498

This release in the popular Indexing Specialities series is devoted to the topic of legal indexing, with contributions from more than a dozen leading practitioners. Sections include Getting Started, Indexing and Tabling Legal Cases, The Unique Challenges of Indexing Statutory Materials, New Technologies and Methodologies, and Reflections on Legal Indexing. This is a unique and valuable reference that belongs on the desk of every legal indexer.

E-copyright Law Handbook

Author: Laura Lee Stapleton

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735529442

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 1308

'(E-Copyright Law Handbook) offers more than enough substance for turning even the novice general-practice attorney into a full-bodied copyright specialist.' --Legal Information Alert (Volume 22, Issue 3). Alert Publications, Inc. Chicago, IL How far do the laws of copyright protection extend in the new digital age? E-Copyright Law Handbook answers this and many other critical questions that impact owners of copyright-protected material. Prepared by a team of successful intellectual property attorneys, the Handbook is a single-volume guide to focus on copyright technical developments and legal decisions so attorneys can advise clients on how to protect and exploit their digital content online.Concise, easy-to-read, yet comprehensive in scope, the Handbook offers an analysis of E-copyright transactions in computer/software, sound recordings, literary works, motion pictures, television and audio visual works, and visual arts.It also covers:The elements of copyright infringementThe intricacies of international copyright lawsCopyright infringement actions the limitation of liability for online copyright infringementAnd copyright protection in cyberspaceUp-to-the-minute coverage includes new statutes in copyright law including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Uniform Copyright Information Technology Act. the Handbook's user-friendly format provides easy access to practice tips, useful forms, an index of all the applicable statutes and a listing of additional legal resources for practitioners.

Florida Legal Research

Author: Barbara J. Busharis,Suzanne E. Rowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594604041

Category: Law

Page: 219

View: 2284

This book fulfills the need of beginning legal researchers for concise explanations of the sources they will use early in their careers by combining an overview of essential primary and secondary sources with an introduction to research methods that will enable a novice researcher to move beyond the sources described in the text.A teacher's manual is also available. "Barbara J. Busharis and Suzanne E. Rowe have written a fine book to teach [the] basics. It should be in every library that supports Florida research. Overall, their book is excellent. It is well-written, well-planned, and extremely useful." -Legal Information Alert, Volume 22, #2, Alert Publications, Inc., Chicago, IL,, on the second edition ". . . a concise, no-nonsense book that will both educate laywers anew as well as remind them about what they once knew on everything from the basics to the truly obscure. . . . this book is well-written, clearly organized, and truly a gem." -Trial Advocate Quarterly, on the second edition

Elder Law and Financial Strategies

Planning for Later in Life

Author: Jerry A. Hyman

Publisher: Law Journal Seminars Press

ISBN: 9781588521491

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9377

The book covers federal as well as state-specific laws affecting the elderly and includes many essential forms for financial, health care, and estate planning, with detailed drafting tips.

Lawyers Guide to Formulas in Deal Documents and SEC Filings

Author: Carla J. Garrett,Hayden Trubitt,Matt Swartz

Publisher: Law Journal Seminars Press

ISBN: 9781588521538

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4804

The Lawyers Guide to Formulas in Deal Documents and SEC Filings provides valuable drafting advice and shows you common mistakes that can drastically affect how much your client receives or has to pay.

Magazine Law

A Practical Guide

Author: Peter Mason,Derrick Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134746237

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 452

Magazine Law is a comprehensive guide to the law for magazine journalists, editors and managers. Written by a barrister experienced in publishing and copyright law and a former magazine journalist and law lecturer, the book addresses the special needs of the magazine industry and explains the laws that regulate and seek to determine what journalists can and cannot publish, and how these laws are applied in everyday situations. Written specifically for all those in the magazine industry, as well as students of magazine journalism, the authors address issues which directly affect day to day practice. The legal and regulatory framework is illustrated with case studies and up-to-date examples of precedent setting cases. Topics covered include: * the legal process and the distinction between criminal and civil law * the role of the courts and reporting court procedure * defamation, fair-comment and libel * product testing and criticism * copyright and passing off * law for photographers, picture researchers and the use of illustrations * privacy and trespass * competition, lotteries and magazine promotion * sub-editing errors and inaccurate copy * ethical and professional issues facing journalists Codes of Practice published by the Press Complaints Commission and National Union of Journalists are set out in appendices, as are requirements for the award of a National Vocational Qualification in Periodical Journalism in Press Law and Ethics. A glossary of legal terms is included.

Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings

Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Geotargeted Disaster Alerts and Warnings: A Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309289882

Category: Political Science

Page: 78

View: 8599

Geotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps is the summary of a February, 2013 workshop convened by the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council to examine precise geotargeting of public alerts and warnings using social media. The workshop brought together social science researchers, technologists, emergency management professionals, and other experts to explore what is known about how the public responds to geotargeted alerts and warnings, technologies and techniques for enhancing the geotargeting of alerts and warnings, and open research questions about how to effectively use geotargeted alerts and warnings and technology gaps. This report considers the potential for more precise geographical targeting to improve the effectiveness of disaster alerts and warnings; examines the opportunities presented by current and emerging technologies to create, deliver, and display alerts and warnings with greater geographical precision; considers the circumstances where more granular targeting would be useful; and examines the potential roles of federal, state, and local agencies and private sector information and communications providers in delivering more targeted alerts.

The Law of Corporate Finance: General Principles and EU Law

Volume I: Cash Flow, Risk, Agency, Information

Author: Petri Mäntysaari

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642027504

Category: Law

Page: 484

View: 6719

This three-volume book constitutes the first attempt to define corporate finance law as an independent field of law with its own principles and tools. The book also contains a unique theory of corporate governance with the firm as the most important principal.

Venture Capital

Forms and Analysis

Author: Daniel I. DeWolf,Eric M. Roth

Publisher: Law Journal Seminars Press

ISBN: 9781588521484

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8855

Venture Capital: Forms and Analysis provides a step-by-step framework for structuring, drafting and closing a venture capital deal, with a complete annotated set of the documents needed.

eHealth: Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges

Author: Carlisle George,Diane Whitehouse,Penny Duquenoy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642224741

Category: Law

Page: 396

View: 4781

This publication identifies and discusses important challenges affecting eHealth in the EU and North America in the three areas of law, ethics and governance. It makes meaningful contributions to the eHealth discourse by suggesting solutions and making recommendations for good practice and potential ways forward. Legal challenges discussed include issues related to electronic medical records, telemedicine, the Internet and pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare information systems and medical liability. Ethical challenges focus on telehealth and service delivery in the home, Web 2.0 and the Internet, patient perceptions and ethical frameworks. Governance challenges focus on IT governance in healthcare, governance and decision-making in acute care hospitals, and different models of eHealth governance. The publication provides useful support materials and readings for persons active in developing current understandings of the legal, ethical and governance challenges involved in the eHealth context.