oa Advocate - Opening doors to the law: An academic library in the fore-front

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8743



The notion that a law library is exclusively for use by its parent institution is no longer realistic or supportable. Shrinking economies and ever-increasing purchase-prices for all legal materials are forcing institutions of all sizes to reconsider their previously isolationist attitudes to their library collections. Of course, this trend has been gradually developing on both the formal and informal fronts over the past years. Formal arrangements such as the State Library-driven Inter-library Scheme and informal co-operative ventures between law libraries are well-established facts.

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