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21ST CENTURY PRESERVATION CHALLENGES FOR LAW LIBRARIES

by Kimbrough, Julie L.

Abstract (Summary)
This study examines the preservation practices of academic law libraries and argues that the survey results illustrate the growing gap between current preservation practices and new technology. The introduction to the study discusses challenges for libraries and cultural institutions in the digital age. In the second section, the paper analyzes U.S. copyright law and the effect of recent amendments on library preservation activities. The third section reports the results of a preservation practices survey. In the fourth section, the paper explores options for future law library preservation including institutional repositories and collaborative preservation efforts. The paper concludes that a new approach to scholarship and preservation is necessary to ensure that future generations have access to historically important legal literature.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Laura N. Gasaway

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:copyright law librarians and collections digital preservation electronic records conservation restoration archival materials digitization

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Date of Publication:04/08/2004

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