Winter 2017 Issue of Law Library Journal
Featured articles include:
- The Law School Library or the Library at the Law School? How Lessons from Other Types of Libraries Can Inform the Evolution of the Academic Law Library in the Digital Age: "Academic law libraries must adapt to the new digital environment of reduced funds, smaller physical collections, and greater use of electronic resources. This article examines the historical development of academic law libraries and the current challenges they face, different approaches libraries take to change, and lessons about how to thrive from nonlaw libraries."
- Law Libraries and the Future of Public Access to Born-Digital Government Information: "As government publications have shifted from print to electronic, mechanisms for guaranteeing the public’s right to access government information have not kept pace. Because legal resources are among the publications most at risk of loss, law libraries should participate in efforts to ensure that born-digital government information remains freely available to all."
- Increasing Article Findability Online: The Four Cs of Search Engine Optimization : "As researchers increasingly and exclusively conduct legal research online, authors must learn the essential skill of ensuring that their articles are both findable and among the top-ranked results in a search. This article highlights four search engine optimization best practices to apply to legal scholarship: creating effective titles, abstracts, and metadata; cross-discipline marketing to multiple disciplines; crossposting to multiple locations; and converting to searchable PDFs."