BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management
The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service. Each of the chapters is updated to reflect general changes in law libraries and their users in the past seven years. In particular, the handbook covers new information technologies, including social networking and communication. New chapters also focus on the key topics of outsourcing, and the impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act. The second edition of this valuable handbook continues to be an important professional reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information services, and will help them with the challenges they face in their work every day.
Acclaim for the first edition: ’The new BIALL (British and Irish Association of Law Librarians) Handbook of Legal Information Management gives expert and up-to-date best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service.’ Library + Information Update, March 2006 'This handbook should be on the shelves of all law libraries. It has certainly and effectively maintained the practical approach and focussed on concerns of current relevance to law librarians and legal information specialists mentioned by BIALL's President in the Foreword. There is a good balance between general background information and the chapters that include more specific tips and techniques. It should be compulsory reading for all new entrants to law librarianship and for those responsible for legal collections in more general libraries.' Donald Raistrick, former Head of Knowledge and Information Resources, Department for Constitutional Affairs, UK 'Contributors are highly regarded within the legal information sector. The book is primarily intended for legal information professionals, whether new or experienced. However, much will be of interest and relevance to information professionals working in other sectors too, as it covers topics such as the management of library and information systems, financial management, staff management, copyright and data protection.' Library and Information Update, Sept 2006. 'Who should buy this book? If you're a law librarian or legal information manager in the UK, this book seems to be an essential addition to your collection and to your own personal reference shelf. If you're in the US, you should know that US legal systems and resources are not mentioned. However, this book may nevertheless be a valuable acquisition.' Legal Information Alert, July/August 2006