ERIC Number: ED057874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Networks for the Legal Profession.
Borgeson, Earl C.; Freeman, Peter
There is a great temptation not to talk about information networks for the legal profession because there exists a well organized publishing industry meeting the historical and contemporary research needs in areas of statutory and case law, and even for administrative regulations. This is an information network. There also exists a strong, closely knit special library profession, managing to serve as storehouses of the information-data banks (law books) and as a bibliographic network. Nevertheless, the potential of the computer to introduce thoroughness, accuracy and speed to the manipulation of legal data and sophisticated communication devices to expedite access and thereby utilization of data hold genuine excitement for those who think and talk of networks. Legal service for the broadest possible community is still costly either in dollars or in wasted talent. Anything that can expedite the task of the lawyer, resulting in better and faster service at lower unit costs, has to be explored. (Other papers from this conference are available as LI 003360 - 003386 and LI 003388 through LI 003390) (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Conferences, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Storage, Law Libraries, Lawyers, Library Cooperation, Library Networks
In "Proceedings of the Conference on Interlibrary Communications and Information Networks," edited by Joseph Becker. American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611 ($15.00)
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Sponsor: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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