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How Librarians Can Help Improve Law Journal Publishing

Law Library Journal, Vol. 104, No. 3, pp. 383-410, 2012

28 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2012 Last revised: 1 Jan 2013

Benjamin J. Keele

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Michelle Pearse

Harvard University

Date Written: June 13, 2012

Abstract

Librarians are well positioned to improve law journal publishing and help it evolve in the ever-changing digital environment. They can provide student editors with advice on a variety of issues such as copyright, data preservation, and version control. Librarians can also help journals adopt technical standards and improve the discoverability and usability of journal content. While few libraries will be able to adopt all these suggestions, a checklist of ideas is provided to help librarians select those that are most suitable to their libraries and journals.

Keywords: law journals, metadata, copyright, indexing, persistent identifiers, legal publishing, libraries, librarians, scholarly communications

Suggested Citation

Keele, Benjamin J. and Pearse, Michelle, How Librarians Can Help Improve Law Journal Publishing (June 13, 2012). Law Library Journal, Vol. 104, No. 3, pp. 383-410, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1993283 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1993283

Benjamin John Keele (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

Michelle Pearse

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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