ICALIRDA Conference 2012 – Legal Information in India

International Conference on Access to Legal Information & Research in the Digital Age (ICALIRDA 2012)
February 29 – March 2, 2012

National Law University, Delhi
Mohan Law House

Auditorium, National Law University, Delhi
Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078 India

Main Theme:
International Conference on Access to Legal Information & Research in the Digital Age
(29 Feb-02 March 2012)

Sub Themes:
*   Legal Education and Research: Current Development in Digital Age
*   Role of ICT in Development of Comparative Jurisprudence
*   International Law and Globalization in Digital Age
*   Current Trends in Legal Publishing :IPR Issues & Challenges
*   Licensing for Digital Resources
*   Best Practices of Information & Knowledge Management in Libraries
*   Open Access Initiatives and Scholarly Publishing
*   Free Access to Law Movement: National & International Perspective
*   Access, Authorization and Authentication of Digital Web Information
*   Role, Relevancy and Research: Online Legal Databases

For additional information contact the Conference Convener, Priya Rai:
Ms. Priya Rai
Deputy Librarian,
Justice T.P.S.Chawla Library,
National Law University Delhi,
Sec-14 Dwarka, New Delhi-110078
Tel: 011-24533441,09811260504

hat tip to Aru Satkalmi.

Wonderful development in law librarianship today – Legal Information & Technology launched

From a SSRN announcement:

We are pleased to announce a new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal — Legal Information & Technology, sponsored by the Mid-America Law Library Consortium.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Legal-Information-Technology.html
Preview the First Issue:


Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Legal-Information-Technology

Editors: Randy J. Diamond, University of Missouri School of Law, and Lee F. Peoples, Oklahoma City University – School of Law
Sponsor: The Legal Information & Technology eJournal is sponsored by MALLCO, the Mid-America Law Library Consortium.


The consortium encourages and promotes cooperative endeavors among its member law school libraries in order to advance the research and educational opportunities of all member libraries, the institutions they serve, and the broader legal community.

Law schools from nine states are represented in MALLCO. Arkansas: University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, University of Arkansas-Little Rock; Illinois: Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University; Iowa: Drake University; Kansas: University of Kansas, Washburn University; Missouri: Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Washington University; Nebraska: Creighton University, University of Nebraska; North Dakota: University of North Dakota; Oklahoma: Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa; and South Dakota: University of South Dakota.

This eJournal includes working papers, forthcoming articles, and recently published articles in all areas of legal information scholarship. Topics include (but are not limited to):

The impact of legal information on domestic, comparative, and international legal systems;

The treatment of legal information authorities and precedents (e.g., citation studies);

The examination of rules, practices, and commentary limiting or expanding applications of legal information (e.g., citation to unpublished opinions and to foreign law);

The study of economic, legal, political, and social conditions limiting or extending access to legal information (e.g., trends in the legal publishing industry, intellectual property regimes, and open access initiatives);

The finding and use of legal information by academics to produce legal scholarship, by law students to learn the law, by attorneys in practice, and by judges and others decision makers to determine legal outcomes;

The history of legal information systems and technological advancements;

Legal information system design and assessment; and

The relationship of substantive areas of law (such as information law, intellectual freedom, intellectual property, and national security law) and other academic disciplines (e.g., information science) to legal information. This includes the scholarship of law librarians, other legal scholars, and other academic disciplines.

The eJournal also includes working papers, forthcoming articles, recently published articles, and selected documents (such as White Papers, briefings, reports, course materials) on the practice of law librarianship. Submissions are welcome in all areas of law librarianship including:

Administration, management, and leadership;

Facility design and construction;

Evaluating and marketing law library services;

All aspects of public, technical, and technology services;

Collection development, including sample collection development policies and procedures;

Electronic resource management and development including licensing, digitization, and institutional repositories;

Research and reference services; and

Legal research instruction teaching methods and substantial or innovative course materials.