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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Cataloging Legal Materials By Melissa Bednarz Melissa Bednarz </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> How is the Law Library different from other libraries? </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> The patron? The material? </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> The academic library contains materials designed for use by legal professionals such as lawyers, paralegals and scholars. </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Besides academic, what other kinds of law libraries exist? </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Public law libraries Typically these are found in government settings. Government officials use the library to provide legal governance to their constituents. Typically these are found in government settings. Government officials use the library to provide legal governance to their constituents. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Court Libraries Used by judges and court personnel Used by judges and court personnel </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Private Owned by law firms. Owned by law firms. Materials found in a private law library are based on the type of practice the law firm provides. Materials found in a private law library are based on the type of practice the law firm provides. Elderlaw, Personal Injury, Estate, etc. Elderlaw, Personal Injury, Estate, etc. </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Academic No matter whether law library, graduate library or any other type of academic library, the main purpose of the library is to meet the needs of the students, satisfy the demands of the curriculum, and facilitate the education of the students. It must support the teaching, research, and service objectives of the school. No matter whether law library, graduate library or any other type of academic library, the main purpose of the library is to meet the needs of the students, satisfy the demands of the curriculum, and facilitate the education of the students. It must support the teaching, research, and service objectives of the school. </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Lets focus on the academic library A law school maintains a law library that is an active and responsive force in the educational life of the law school. A librarys effective support of the schools teaching, research and service programs requires a direct, continuing, and informed relationship with the faculty, students, and the administration of the law school. A law school maintains a law library that is an active and responsive force in the educational life of the law school. A librarys effective support of the schools teaching, research and service programs requires a direct, continuing, and informed relationship with the faculty, students, and the administration of the law school. </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> The ABA Whats that? Whats that? </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> The American Bar Association ensures that that each library measures up to the standards put forth by the Assocation </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> What standards? A CORE collection consisting of: A CORE collection consisting of: All reported federal court decisions and reported decisions of the highest appellate court of each state. All reported federal court decisions and reported decisions of the highest appellate court of each state. All federal codes and session laws. All federal codes and session laws. At least one current annotated code for each state At least one current annotated code for each state </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> All published treaties and international agreements of the United States All published treaties and international agreements of the United States All published regulations of the federal government and the codified regulations of the state in which law school is located. All published regulations of the federal government and the codified regulations of the state in which law school is located. Federal and state administrative decisions appropriate to the programs of the law school. Federal and state administrative decisions appropriate to the programs of the law school. </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Significant secondary works necessary to support the programs of the law school Significant secondary works necessary to support the programs of the law school Lastly, tools such as citators and periodical indexes necessary to identify primary and secondary legal information and update primary legal information. Lastly, tools such as citators and periodical indexes necessary to identify primary and secondary legal information and update primary legal information. </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> How are these standards enforced? Site evaluations are conducted every 7 years or when special circumstances warrant. Site evaluations are conducted every 7 years or when special circumstances warrant. </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Legal Resources Constitutions: Constitutions: Basic principles and laws of a nation, state or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it. Basic principles and laws of a nation, state or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it. </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Statutes: Statutes: Bills that have been passed by legislative bodies. Bills that have been passed by legislative bodies. </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Administrative Law: Administrative Law: Rules, regulations and decisions Rules, regulations and decisions </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Judicial Law Judicial Law </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Court Cases Court Cases </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Reporters: Reporters: Court reports publish the opinions and decisions handed down by the courts. Court reports publish the opinions and decisions handed down by the courts. The opinion explains the judges reasoning for their decision. The opinion explains the judges reasoning for their decision. </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Secondary Sources Law reviews: Law reviews: Publishes articles by practitioners, professors, and students in all areas of law. Publishes articles by practitioners, professors, and students in all areas of law. </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Legal encyclopedias: Legal encyclopedias: Contains overviews of specific areas of law in the U.S. It serves as an introduction and as a case and statute finder. Contains overviews of specific areas of law in the U.S. It serves as an introduction and as a case and statute finder. </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Treatises: Treatises: Present the law in a given field ( a narrow look at a particular topic of issue) Present the law in a given field ( a narrow look at a particular topic of issue) </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Digests: Digests: Are subject indexes to the opinions handed down by the courts (case law). They provide names of cases, summaries of the cases which are known as abstracts, and the citation to the reporter. Are subject indexes to the opinions handed down by the courts (case law). They provide names of cases, summaries of the cases which are known as abstracts, and the citation to the reporter. </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Advance Sheets Advance Sheets Official reports of the Supreme Judicial Court AND the Appeals Court. Official reports of the Supreme Judicial Court AND the Appeals Court. Released PRIOR to the bound volume Released PRIOR to the bound volume </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Pocket parts and supplementary pamphlets Pocket parts and supplementary pamphlets Accompanies frequently updated materials. Accompanies frequently updated materials. </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Loose-leaf services Loose-leaf services The primary role of a legal loose-leaf is near instantaneous comment on current legal developments. The primary role of a legal loose-leaf is near instantaneous comment on current legal developments. </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> LC Classification All laws and legal materials are classed under K All laws and legal materials are classed under K </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> United States law is KF United States law is KF With the 3 rd letters designating a particular state. With the 3 rd letters designating a particular state. Alabama =.A2 Alabama =.A2 New York =.N7 New York =.N7 </li> </ul>