ARCHIVED: Recipients of Law Library Publications Awards Provide Complex Content In User-Friendly Format

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June 27, 2002


A private firm library in New Orleans and a Texas law school library have won the 2002 Law Library Publications Awards.

The library at the firm of Jones Walker in New Orleans won the print category for its monthly newsletter, @ the Library. Each issue of the one-page newsletter contains an informative article on a subject, a list of resources, Internet links of the month, and a "Q&A Test Your Knowledge" department. The publication was cited for its content, format, and layout consistency in each issue and for the amount of creativity involved in its production.

The nonprint category winner is the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas School of Law for its Texas Constitutions Digitization Project. In addition to reproducing the texts of the various versions of the Texas Constitution, the Texas Constitutions Digitization Project contains "The Historic Texas Constitution: An Annotated Bibliography," a list of "Publications about Texas Constitutional History" and links to related sites. It is accessible at http://www.law.utexas.edu/constitutions.

The Law Library Publications Awards honor achievement in creating in-house, user-oriented library materials that are outstanding in quality and significance. "Creating" in-house works may include but is not limited to writing, compiling, or editing print or nonprint materials.

The awards will be presented July 22 at the Association Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception for Recipients and Contributors during the 2002 AALL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.