Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials
“Rare books and archives come alive when consulted by readers and researchers.” --from the Introduction
In the administrative and budgetary environment of law librarianship, outstanding reference service is crucial to the survival and growth of special collections. Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials offers practical suggestions for putting these valuable special collections to work. Each chapter gives clear, proven advice on making the most of rare book sections and archives to contribute to the mission of their libraries and parent institutions.
Public Services Issues with Rare and Archival Law Materials provides a comprehensive overview of issues in using these special collections. It begins with an original study of the research habits of legal historians, which can help you plan a strategy for making your collection more accessible to scholars. It concludes with thoughtful consideration of the ethical issues of using archived papers, balancing the scholar's need to understand the inner workings of the legal system against the need for private court deliberations and attorney-client privilege.
This wide-ranging book provides the tools you need for keeping archives in active service, including:
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