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FCIL Newsletter
vol. 13, no. 3: May 1999

Oceana Publications Sponsors the
SLA International Law Roundtable

"The Future of International Legal Resources . . . It's the Web!"

Oceana Publications, Inc. is pleased to announce its continuing sponsorship of the Annual International Law Roundtable at the Special Libraries Association 90th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This year, the theme of the Roundtable is "The Future of International Legal Resources ... It's the Web!" The Roundtable will take place Monday, June 7, 1999, from 3:00PM to 4:30PM.

The Moderator of the event is Marci Hoffman, International & Foreign Law Librarian at Georgetown University Law Library in Washington, DC. The members of the panel are Ann R. Sweeney, Librarian at the European Commission Delegation in Washington, DC, and Nina Platt, Director of Library Services at Faegre & Benson, LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [Ed. note: Marci Hoffman and Nina Platt are members of the FCIL SIS]

The Roundtable will address the reality that the World Wide Web has become an indispensable, but overwhelming, source for international, foreign, and comparative law research. These three prominent international law librarians will guide attendees through the maze of websites for international legal research, and handouts will be provided containing valuable pathfinders and bibliographies.

Topics Include:

*Sources for Public International Law

*Misconceptions of International Legal Research

*Research Guides

*Keeping Up with New Web Sites

*Search Engines

*Mega Sites

*Treaties & International Agreements

*United Nations Material

*International Organizations

*Inter-governmental Organizations

*Best EU & International Law Web Sites

*Web-based Full-text Foreign Legislation in English & the Original Language

Founded in 1948 and based in Dobbs Ferry, New York, Oceana Publications, Inc. is recognized as the premier publisher of international legal texts and services specifically designed for the practitioner, library and academic markets. For more information visit our Website at http://www.oceanalaw.com.

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