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Legal Information

Author : Kent C. Olson
ISBN : 9780897749633
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book looks not only at 'the law, ' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].

Finding Legal Information

Author : David Pester
ISBN : 9781780630588
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Given the vast amount of legal information available, it is sometimes very difficult - and certainly very time consuming - to know where to start looking for the specific information you require. This book, covering the most up-to-date information sources (printed and electronic), helps guide the reader towards the information they need. It is an accessible and easy-to-use directory of legal information sources for librarians, lawyers, students and anyone needing legal information. The book covers mainly British and European Union law and includes general material and the main subject areas, including online and internet sources. It also lists reference material, such as legal dictionaries and directories. The book is essentially a directory of information sources, with publishing details (including ISBN), and short comments where useful. Electronic sources are mentioned where relevant, with details of scope and any limitations of coverage. Comprehensive and up-to-date (covering electronic sources and important legal developments, including civil procedure and human rights) Covers the massive expansion of information on the web and online services Based on the author’s considerable experience – thus, he has gained a detailed and wide ranging understanding and appreciation of users’ needs and areas of interest

Biall Handbook Of Legal Information Management

Author : Loyita Worley
ISBN : 9781351162548
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For this new handbook BIALL (British and Irish Association of Law Librarians) has brought together an unparalleled team of respected experts to provide authoritative and up-to-date best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service, focusing particularly on the balance between electronic and printed resources, free and charged services and electronic and on-site access. Beginning with a survey of the growth of law librarianship, and an analysis of different types of services and users, the Handbook goes on to discuss research techniques for hard copy and electronic information, giving tips on how to 'know it all and find it fast'. Subsequent chapters describe how to source and organise different types of legal information; how to choose and purchase library management systems; and how to manage budgets and financial demands. A chapter on staff management, training and professional development looks both at practical day-to-day staff concerns and future skills issues. Other chapters cover copyright, data protection and ethical issues; knowledge management; and virtual learning environments. The Handbook concludes with examples of a variety of legal information services which describe the particular professional demands and conditions that they present. The BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management offers a professional reference for managers and staff of all types of legal information services on the challenges they face in their work every day.

The Role Of The Legal Information Officer

Author : Trevor Harvey
ISBN : 9781780630571
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is a no-nonsense book, written by a leading authority. It covers the ever-changing role of the information officer and how to survive. It discusses such issues as: what does a law information officer do on a day-to-day basis and the mechanics and processes for supplying information; a practical guide to enquiries and undertaking research; and how to set up and manage an information service. Importantly, the author does not take a ‘dry’ approach to the subject; rather, he discusses the following contentious issues: given the amount of information available on lawyers’ PCs, are information officers really necessary?; when should the information officer undertake the research and when should the lawyer do it; will information officers become redundant as the role of the professional support lawyer becomes more important. In essence, the book analyses the changing role of the law information officer and serves as a practical survival guide. Based on practical, day-to-day experience Jargon free; no ‘high-faluting’ theories Examines the threat (if such it be) of professional support lawyers

The Political Economy Of Legal Information

Author : Samuel E. Trosow
ISBN : 0789007649
Genre : Computers
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From the informative information contained in The Political Economy of Legal Information: The New Landscape, you will discover how you, as a librarian or other information professional, can comprehend, cope with, and even try to influence the factors which comprise the new legal information landscape. You will discover the great changes in the legal publishing industry that have occurred within the last few years and the new ways in which legal information is produced, stored, disseminated, and used. The Political Economy of Legal Information will provide you with valuable tips to help you make sense of this new landscape so your library can reap the benefits of this new age. This informative book provides you with a collection of essays that describe, asses, and evaluate the political economy of information in the changing realm of legal publishing to keep you and your library on top of this dynamic situation. Through The Political Economy of Legal Information, you will find valuable insight into how you can make adjustments to constant technological changes by: confronting the cost efficiency model which promises both lower prices and greater effectiveness to help you make informed decisions about your library's technology learning about the economic logic of copyright laws to safeguard your library's reliance on big-name databases exploring the new Legal Publishers’List that provides a roadmap to the mergers and acquisitions that have characterized the publishing industry in recent years in order to choose the best manufacturer of the legal products in your library exploring case studies to help you understand how educational institutions, governmental entities, and small publishers can successfully cope with the new information landscape and to keep you informed of all the options available to your library Written by a wide cross section of people who are working with legal information,The Political Economy of Legal Information provides essential information to assist you and your library in staying informed regarding the fast-paced world of legal publishing.

Legal Information Alert

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063238450
Genre : Law
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Legal Information What It Is And Where To Find It

Author : Peter Clinch
ISBN : 9781135476502
Genre : Law
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The guide clearly and concisely shows how to source legal information, and how to deal with legal databases and the need-it-now demands of the marketplace. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, and will include for the first time: Internet addresses for the leading law information sites (both free and subscriber-only), and information on the law publications/Internet sites of the newly formed Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. Contents: Introduction; Finding and using a law collection; The literature of law in the British Isles; The literature of law in selected countries outside the British Isles; Contacts.

A Symbolic And Connectionist Approach To Legal Information Retrieval

Author : Daniel E. Rose
ISBN : 9781134779949
Genre : Psychology
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Many existing information retrieval (IR) systems are surprisingly ineffective at finding documents relevant to particular topics. Traditional systems are extremely brittle, failing to retrieve relevant documents unless the user's exact search string is found. They support only the most primitive trial-and-error interaction with their users and are also static. Even systems with so-called "relevance feedback" are incapable of learning from experience with users. SCALIR (a Symbolic and Connectionist Approach to Legal Information Retrieval) -- a system for assisting research on copyright law -- has been designed to address these problems. By using a hybrid of symbolic and connectionist artificial intelligence techniques, SCALIR develops a conceptual representation of document relationships without explicit knowledge engineering. SCALIR's direct manipulation interface encourages users to browse through the space of documents. It then uses these browsing patterns to improve its performance by modifying its representation, resulting in a communal repository of expertise for all of its users. SCALIR's representational scheme also mirrors the hybrid nature of the Anglo-American legal system. While certain legal concepts are precise and rule-like, others -- which legal scholars call "open-textured" -- are subject to interpretation. The meaning of legal text is established through the parallel and distributed precedence-based judicial appeal system. SCALIR represents documents and terms as nodes in a network, capturing the duality of the legal system by using symbolic (semantic network) and connectionist links. The former correspond to a priori knowledge such as the fact that one case overturned another on appeal. The latter correspond to statistical inferences such as the relevance of a term describing a case. SCALIR's text corpus includes all federal cases on copyright law. The hybrid representation also suggests a way to resolve the apparent incompatibility between the two prominent paradigms in artificial intelligence, the "classical" symbol-manipulation approach and the neurally-inspired connectionist approach. Part of the book focuses on a characterization of the two paradigms and an investigation of when and how -- as in the legal research domain -- they can be effectively combined.

Law Ontologies And The Semantic Web

Author : Joost Breuker
ISBN : 9781586039424
Genre : Law
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This book about legal ontologies and Semantic Web applications has its roots in workshops and conferences on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law. The domain of law belongs to the early adopters of ontologies and semantic web technology to support its enormous and fast growing demand for effective information management; it is probably only surpassed in this respect by the bio-sciences. Having easy access to relevant legal information among the rising flood of legal documentation is not only the concern of legal practitioners. The life and work of citizens becomes more and more entangled with legal issues as well. This volume reflects the wisdom abstracted from experiences accumulated over more than a decade of research and development in this area. It contains a representative overview of the state-of-the-art, covering both theoretical aspects and practical systems. The latter has been an important driver of research in this area, which can be observed from the geographical origins: the work discussed is mainly European, due to R&D initiatives of the European Commission in the various Framework programs. The Semantic Web is not only an area of research, but also a world wide project where easy-to-construct applications can directly find their communities of users. However, the semantics that are the engines for these applications are still the bottleneck in the development. Therefore one finds a large range of technologies and tricks to populate ontologies with machine understandable meaning of terms in this volume. This varies from the use of top-ontologies via design patterns to extraction of terms from text and alignment of existing terminologies. In fact, one may see this book not so much as the report of results of research, but rather as a specification of the elements of an emerging methodology for developing legal ontologies.

Law Publishing And Legal Information

Author : William L. Twining
ISBN : UVA:X000836750
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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