Can We Trust What’s Online? Conclusions from the National Inventory of Legal Materials

    •   Track 3
    • Presentation speakers
      • Tina S. Ching, Electronic Services Librarian, Seattle University School of Law
      • Emily Feltren, Director of Government Relations, American Association of Law Libraries
      • Judy Gaskell, Librarian of the Court (ret.), United States Supreme Court Library

    Video (starts at 5:30)

    During the past three years, hundreds of law librarians around the country have contributed more than 7,000 legal titles to create the first-ever National Inventory of Legal Materials. The inventory covers all three branches of government at the federal, state, county and municipal levels and includes questions related to copyright, cost to access, digital authentication, permanent public access, preservation, and universal citation. Program speakers will provide a status report and summarize the initial findings, describe how the data is being used to update AALL’s groundbreaking reports on digital authentication and preservation, and explain how the inventory helps public access advocates promote enactment of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act in the states.

    Preliminary Analysis of AALLs State Legal Inventories (332) Protecting Access (323) State Inventory Excerpts (288) Can We Trust What\'s Online (386)