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News & Announcements
(See also the notes on the LIPA Meetings page.)
May 2011: Camille Broussard and Melanie Dunshee have been elected to serve on LIPA's Board of Directors, to begin their two-year terms in July 2011. Paul George will serve as Chair of the Board during 2011/2012.
April 2011: In celebration of Preservation Week, Executive Director Margie Maes asked member libraries to submit stories about preservation projects in their libraries. The stories were posted on the LIPA listserv, and they are also published on the LIPA website.
Jan. 2011: LIPA has been invited to join the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. The Alliance is an initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, which the Library of Congress has administered since 2000.
Jan. 2011: A Legal Information Archive Webinar, sponsored by LIPA and OCLC, was held on Thursday, January 27, 2011. See the Webinar slides of Sarah Rhodes, Digital Collections Librarian at the Georgetown Law Library, and also the slides of Suzanne Butte, OCLC Digital Services Consultant.
Jan. 2011: LIPA meets during AALS on Friday, January 7, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the University of San Francisco Law Library
Also on Friday at AALS, bepress has organized a half-day event, Institutional Repositories for Law Libraries that will provide information relating to law journals and the LIPA/bepress Law Review Preservation Program.
Dec. 2010: The Legal Information Preservation Alliance and Berkeley Electronic Press (bepress) have partnered to create the Law Review Preservation Program, the first comprehensive long-term archiving solution for law reviews published online.
Dec. 2010: The LIPA Board is exploring a subscription to Archive-It, the Internet Archive service (brochure) that allows institutions to build and preserve collections of born digital content. We would like to get a better sense of LIPA member interest in web archiving solutions. If you are interested in a web archiving service, or if you already use Archive-It, please contact LIPA Executive Director Margie Maes.
Dec. 2010: The LIPA Board has created a small fund to support grants of up to $250 per person for preservation training opportunities. Grants are available between now and the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2011. Grants are intended for use by staff of LIPA member institutions to attend programs which they otherwise may not be able to attend. The grant may be used for fixed fees or expenses that can be documented, such as registration fees. Application information.
June 2010: The number of LIPA members has reached 100, a significant milestone! The latest additions: the law libraries of Florida Coastal School of Law, the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), the University of Idaho, the University of Maine and Washington and Lee University.
Paul George, Tory Trotta and Judy Meadows have been elected to serve on LIPA's Board of Directors, to begin their two-year terms in July 2010. Janice Snyder Anderson, who will be serving her second year on the Board, will serve as Chair of the Board during 2010/2011.
Some recent new members: the law libraries of Appalachian School of Law, Ave Maria School of Law, Charleston School of Law, Fordham University, John Marshall Law School, the University of Arizona, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock / Pulaski County Law Library, UCLA, the University of San Diego, the University of South Carolina, the University of the District of Columbia and Vanderbilt University.
LIPA has entered into an agreement with OCLC to provide a discounted pricing program to allow member libraries to use CONTENTdm and the OCLC Digital Archive services as part of LIPA’s Legal Information Archive. The Legal Information Archive is a collaborative digital archive established to preserve and ensure permanent access to vital legal information currently published in digital formats. It is an expansion of The Chesapeake Group, the pilot digital preservation program established in 2007 by the Georgetown University Library, the Maryland State Law Library and the Virginia State Law Library.
LIPA, together with NELLCO and LLMC, is sponsoring a series of webinars in March and April 2010 on effective advocacy for the library. They will be presented by Mickey MacIntyre of realChange Partners and Libby Post of Communication Services. See the flyer for complete details and registration information.
Eight new members have joined in 2009/10, including the Department of Justice Library!