Thursday, December 12, 2013

Interview With Law Library of Congress Director of Global Legal Collection

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.

There are more than 100 posts in the series.

This week's interview is with Janice Hyde, Director of the Global Legal Collection:
"How would you describe your job to other people?"
I have the privilege of managing an incredible group of individuals who are responsible for maintaining and making accessible the world’s largest legal collection. While digital items present some unique challenges, I prefer to view the law collection holistically and not draw distinctions based on format. I look forward to working with colleagues within the Law Library and across the institution to figure out how to integrate the analog and digital materials in our collection (...)"

"What is the most interesting fact you’ve learned about the Law Library?
Even though others have mentioned it, I still find it interesting that more than half of our collection is in languages other than English."
The Law Library of Congress is the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over 2.65 million volumes from all ages of history and virtually every jurisdiction in the world.

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