Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Webinar on Collaborating to Preserve and Access Legal Information

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is holding a webinar on October 28, 2015 on Collaborating to Preserve and Access Legal Information.

The event will take place from 1 to 2:30PM Eastern time.

From the summary:
"The rate at which information is created in the modern world is astonishing. 90% of the world's data has been generated in the past two years! This explosive pace is quickly exceeding our ability to manage legal information using traditional management models. The need to collaborate around the preservation of and access to legal information has never been more apparent."

"Law libraries are straddling two worlds; print and digital. Some materials are available as print only, some e-only, and some can be acquired in both formats. And while information may be exploding, library budgets are not. In fact, many of our libraries are shrinking while we slowly dispose of our legacy print collections. In order for law libraries in Canada to continue to serve their constituent bases, strong and sustainable collaborations are needed. In this webinar, Kim Nayyer will share some key findings of her CALL/ACBD-funded research into resource sharing goals of the multi-sector Canadian law library community. Tracy Thompson will highlight a specific example currently under way in the US: The PALMPrint Project (Preserving America's Legal Materials in Print) brings together over 60 law libraries to address the need for long-term, just-in-case access to print legal materials in a reliable and cost-effective way. Louis Mirando will explore areas of need for law library collaboration in Canada amongst institutions of all types and sizes. The webinar will end with an open discussion of possible next steps."
The speakers are:
  • Tracy L. Thompson, Executive Director of the NELLCOlaw library consortium
  • Louis Mirando, Chief Law Librarian at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
  • Kim Nayyer, Associate University Librarian for Law at the University of Victoria

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