FCIL Newsletter / October 1995
REPORTS FROM PITTSBURGH: WORKING GROUPS
by Haibin Hu
College of William and Mary Law Library
The Asian Law Working Group meeting took place at 6 p.m. on
Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at the Crawford Room, Pittsburgh Vista
Hotel. Bill McCloy, University of Washington, Seattle, chaired
meeting. Present were: Dan Wade (Yale University), Joan Liu (New
York University), Clement Lau (University of Baltimore), Mila
(University of Minnesota), Telle Zoller (University of Wisconsin
Madison), Jonathan Franklin (University of Michigan), Dennis
(Brigham Young University), Lyonette Louis-Jacques (University of
Chicago), Wei Luo (Southern Illinois University), Heija B. Ryoo
(Southern Illinois University), Mon Yin Lung (University of
Kansas), and Rebecca Jane Rungsang (Tilleke & Gibbins, Thailand).
The meeting began with the participants introducing themselves
commenting on the Asian law collections at their respective
To proceed with business, Bill McCloy gave a brief report on
recent activities regarding the Council on East Asian Libraries
(CEAL) and the Committee on Research Materials for Southeast Asia
(CORMOSEA). Bill serves as an executive member of CEAL, and
attended a meeting of CEAL in April 1995. Bill expressed an
willingness to share this information with anyone interested.
After Bill's remarks, the participants gave regional/country
reports on their library's collections, activities, and concerns,
which involved materials on South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central
Asia, and East Asia. During such reports, Dan Wade mentioned that
the Library of Congress had closed down its journal office for
information collection in Islamabad, Pakistan. Jonathan Franklin
stated that the University of Michigan Law Library was
starting a collection of Indonesian law. Joan Liu related that
NYU Law Library might begin to collect Chinese law. Clement Lau
said that the University of Baltimore Law Library might develop
some Asian law collection. Rebacca Rungsang reported that her
had opened up an office in Cambodia and that she would be happy
help law librarians with questions on Cambodian legal sources.
McCloy pointed out that the University of Washington Law Library
had published the Index to Japanese Laws, and that his library
planing to set up a home page for Asia laws (Korea, China,
and Hong Kong) on the Internet.
The working group meeting was concluded around 7 p.m.
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