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Have you read the autumn issue of Legal Information Management?
It features an opening article by Dvora Liberman relating to the critical role of the court clerk in Crown Courts.
Then, there are three articles about the Moys Classification scheme. Helen Garner reviews the progress of the Moys Reclassification Project at the Bodleian Law Library at Oxford. Harpreet Dhillon discusses the issues concerning the Middle Temple Library’s transition from an alphabetical organisation of textbooks to a subject order using the Moys Classification Scheme and Megan Guthrie takes a law firm perspective on reclassifying using Moys at the law firm, McCann FitzGerald.
In our international perspectives section, two articles appear – one from Canada, the other from Argentina. Victoria Elizabeth Baranow, of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP in their Toronto office, looks at the changing role of law librarians in the context of an evolving legal profession. On a completely different subject, Gloria Orrego Hoyos and Esteban Pizá, from Buenos Aires, discuss the challenges and obstacles to conducting legal research on the subject of personal drug consumption (minimum doses) in Latin America.
Under the current interests heading, Caroline Mack gives an introduction to the knowledge and information management services in the Legal Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. David Gee offers his latest report analysing the results of the SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey for 2016/2017. And, then, there follows two short pieces that are connected to each other. Matt Terrell, of the publisher Justis, introduces the inaugural Law and Technology International Writing Competition which was launched in 2017 and aimed at attracting students to write a 1,000 word piece in the style of a blog entry. The winning entry in this competition, which follows Matt’s introduction, was written by Róisín Costello from Trinity College Dublin with the title of The Tortoise and the Hare? Due Process and Unconstitutionally Obtained Evidence in the Digital Age. Many congratulations to Róisín on her success! The regular current awareness feature, compiled by Katherine Read and Laura Griffiths, concludes this issue.
This issue can be read without charge until the end of 2018.