Boston University Law Library
RLIN users who are not from RLG member institutions may not know that the RLG law library members meet during the annual conference. Since the OBS RLIN Committee was on sabbatical this year and did not meet during the 2000 annual meeting, this report covers the RLG Law Roundtable meeting that took place in Philadelphia. Robin Dale, RLG program officer for law, facilitated the meeting.
News from RLG:
Report on Foreign Law Materials Project (FLAG):
This is a cooperative effort of 5 UK libraries (including the British Library, the Bodleian at Oxford, and Squire Law Library, Cambridge) to describe the holdings of primary legal materials in the UK. Currently in the data collection stage, FLAG will not be a union list but a description of collections and will be used as a resource for research and for collection development. The resulting database, which will be limited strictly to print resources, will be available on the Web.
Updates on Local Initiatives:
Libraries reported on local issues ranging from plans for new buildings or renovations, digitization projects, and progress on reclassing portions of their collections.
Discussion on ILL:
Some libraries requested an extended loan period for ILL transactions between law libraries. However, the majority felt that having one loan period for non-law transactions and a longer period for law library transactions would create confusion for both patrons and staff. The idea was dropped.