Friday, November 05, 2010

Most Recent Issue of Law Library Journal

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has published the most recent issue of its publication Law Library Journal.

Among the articles that attracted my attention:
  • The European Human Rights System : "This article presents the historical, organizational, and bibliographic information needed to research the Council of Europe’s regulation of human rights. It begins with an explanation of the reasons for the organization’s founding and then describes its statute, its structure, the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the history of the changes in the treaty’s procedures, and its enforcement mechanisms. The final section provides similar treatment for another, less well known, of the Council’s human rights treaties, the European Social Charter."
  • Breaking Down Link Rot: The Chesapeake Project Legal Information Archives Examination of URL Stability: "Ms. Rhodes explores URL stability, measured by the prevalence of link rot over a three-year period, among the original URLs for law- and policy-related materials published to the web and archived though the Chesapeake Project, a collaborative digital preservation initiative under way in the law library community. The results demonstrate a significant increase in link rot over time in materials originally published to seemingly stable organization, government, and state web sites."
  • The Quality of Academic Law Library Online Catalogs and Its Effect on Information Retrieval: "Quality in online catalogs is generally presumed to be high. Ms. Briscoe examined a number of online catalog entries and documented the accuracy of selected bibliographic records. After finding a high level of errors, she surveyed reference librarians to determine if they believed that these errors would affect their ability to answer reference questions."

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