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Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library
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Information Skills Welcome To The Law Library

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Discusses information skills for the net-generation, the social software revolution and shows web2.0 technology in Peace Palace Library.

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  • 1. Information skills Welcome to the law library <ul><li>Law Library / Esther Hoorn </li></ul>
  • 2. Program <ul><li>Legal information skills: do we have a problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced library tools </li></ul><ul><li>Basics: start at the library portal </li></ul><ul><li>Examples from A Guide to Preparing a Paper or Master’s Thesis by J.G. Brouwer and A.J.J. de Hoogh </li></ul>
  • 3. Google generation: myth or reality? <ul><li>Google generation, born 1994 and later </li></ul><ul><li>Generation Y, born between 1978 and 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Generation X, born before 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>JISC Information behaviour of the researcher of the future, </li></ul><ul><li>2008, 11 January </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly half of the world’s internet users (49%), for example, live in Europe and North America where less than one in five (17%) of the world’s population live. </li></ul><ul><li>www.InternetWorldStats.com, 2007, 10 June </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>89 percent of college students use search engines </li></ul><ul><li>to begin an information search (while only 2 per </li></ul><ul><li>cent start from a library web site) </li></ul><ul><li>93 per cent are satisfied or very satisfied with their </li></ul><ul><li>overall experience of using a search engine </li></ul><ul><li>(compared with 84 per cent for a librarian-assisted </li></ul><ul><li>search) </li></ul><ul><li>`books’ are still the primary library brand association </li></ul><ul><li>for this group, despite massive investment in </li></ul><ul><li>digital resources, of which students are largely unfamiliar </li></ul><ul><li>Survey OCLC </li></ul>
  • 5. The Google generation Where are the skills gaps? <ul><li>The problem here is that they simply do not recognize </li></ul><ul><li>that they have a problem: there is a big gap between </li></ul><ul><li>their actual performance in information literacy tests and their self-estimates of information skill and library anxiety. </li></ul>
  • 6. The library and the social software revolution <ul><li>Linkage and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Community-readership </li></ul><ul><li>Community-interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of professional knowledge tools </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Maharg, Transforming Legal Education </li></ul><ul><li>Use old-fashioned tools like networking and snowball snowball strategies to get your resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about your topic </li></ul><ul><li>… ..also with the librarians. </li></ul>
  • 7. Advanced possibilities (to explore yourself) <ul><li>Metasearch engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RugCombine (Metalib) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livetrix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialised legal search engines (e.g. Legal Intelligence) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reference tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refmanager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endnote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(RefWorks: webbased with sharing options:30day trial possible) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Repositories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SSRN (Open Access publications) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Software (blogs, collaborative portals etc.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.opiniojuris.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.haguejusticeportal.net/ </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Our library website <ul><li>Legal databases and favorite law links: </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.rug.nl/bibliotheek/locaties/bibrechten/favorieten?lang=en </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction: </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.rug.nl/bibliotheek/instructies/locatie/bibrechten/index?lang=en </li></ul><ul><li>http://rechten.uvt.nl/ICTenRecht/finding_right_sources/ </li></ul><ul><li>Eurlex (example European Courtcase 1999, 184, Choose simple search, natural number, keywords Eurovox!): </li></ul><ul><li>http :// eur-lex.europa.eu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Peace Palace Library </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.ppl.nl/ </li></ul><ul><li>Free access to catalogue (same interface as Picarta) </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative features: see keywords, RSS feeds to subjects </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plinklet (link resolver) =&gt; RUG (example Afghanistan) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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  • 15. Examples from the research guide of de Hoogh <ul><li>Putting it to practice: </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue Peace Palace www.ppl.nl </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan: title?? No, all words </li></ul><ul><li>Restrict attack </li></ul><ul><li>See all this valuable extra library information. </li></ul><ul><li>&amp;quot;Operation enduring freedom&amp;quot; and the UN Charter : the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001 and the subsequent military response / Preiser, Simone </li></ul>
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  • 24. Thank you for your attention

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