IALS Library 2017-11-09¢  The i-Law database is now available from IALS, via the Electronic Law Library
IALS Library 2017-11-09¢  The i-Law database is now available from IALS, via the Electronic Law Library
IALS Library 2017-11-09¢  The i-Law database is now available from IALS, via the Electronic Law Library
IALS Library 2017-11-09¢  The i-Law database is now available from IALS, via the Electronic Law Library
IALS Library 2017-11-09¢  The i-Law database is now available from IALS, via the Electronic Law Library

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    Library NewsIALS

    October 2012

    In this Issue IALS Autumn 2012 Newsletter

    Hello again from everyone at IALS Library! At the start of another busy academic year we would like to remind you that IALS Library is freely available for visitors from all law schools. We are always very pleased to welcome law researchers from any university in the UK or from around the world: university teachers, MPhil and PhD students and law librarians. We look forward to being of service to you in 2012-2013. You can keep in touch with us during the year for help with your legal research by phone or email or social networks or in person. Try our online resources from your own University or home or on the move, and call in next time you are in London. In this issue, we highlight our regular extended opening hours, our new Café Lex, and new electronic resources as well as recalling how the world visited London (and IALS in Russell Square!) for the Olympic Games and the ways in which IALS reached a few corners of the world itself through visiting fellowships and participation in international conferences. Contact us at any time if we can help you with IALS Library collections and services! Best wishes from us all. You can Find us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for regular updates of IALS activities and services. David Gee, Deputy Librarian and Academic Services Manager

    Longer IALS Opening Hours Following on the success of our extended hours from January to June 2012, we are pleased to be able to announce that the Library will now be open longer regularly during the term and vacation from October 2012 to mid-June 2013.

    Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 11.00pm (Current IALS Library card holders only after 7.45pm) Saturday: 10.00am to 5.30pm Sunday: 12.30pm to 6.30pm (Current IALS Library card holders only)


    New Café Lex now open on the ground floor at IALS Come and enjoy a coffee, have a snack, meet your friends, use the Internet and relax admiring the autumn colour in

    Russell Square. http://ials.sas.ac.uk/about/cafe.htm

    News compiled and

    distributed by: David Gee

    Deputy Librarian


    Website: www.ials.sas.ac.uk

    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

    Longer IALS Opening Hours


    New Café Lex


    How to Get a PhD in Law— National Training Days


    Electronic Training Sessions and Legal Research


    i-Law Maritime and Commercial Law


    Narayana Harave Games Maker 2012


    Visiting Fellowship at Max Planck Institute, Hamburg


    Toronto 2012—IALL Conference


    People News


    New Café Lex

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  •  Introduction to Lexis and Westlaw legal

    databases  Introduction to IALS electronic resources Details are on our website at http://ials.sas.ac.uk/ library/llm/llmtraining.htm It’s easy to book a training session. Just sign up on one of the available time slots at the Issue and En- quiry Desk. You can also phone us on 020 7862 5790 or send us an email to ials@sas.ac.uk

    Legal Research in the United Kingdom in the 20th Century A digital version of the Institute’s Index to Legal Research in the United Kingdom 1905 – 1984 is now freely available on the web at: LRUKsearch.htm

    The index charts the development of legal research interests in the UK in the 20th Century. It details early work by many influential legal scholars. It reveals topics of recurring currency and provides themes and ideas for further research and fresh approaches. Links to available print and online theses are being added to the digital version. For Current Legal Research Topics please see: http:// ials.sas.ac.uk/library/clrt/clrt.htm You can also see further information on the IALS website about Law Theses online services http:// ials.sas.ac.uk/eaglei/project/ei_lawtheses.htm Steve Whittle, Information Systems Manager

    How to get a PhD in Law – Three National Training Days Sometimes the research process can involve absorb- ing but isolating work and you can feel a bit uncertain about the best next step. Again this year the IALS is offering its popular “How to get a PhD in Law” programme of three National Training Days to assist MPhil and PhD students in law (and other interested researchers) registered at universities across the UK. This programme provides the chance for informative discussion, legal research guidance and opportunities for networking. Day One on Friday 30th November 2012 looks at meeting the challenges of the early years and includes sessions on handling the supervisor relation- ship and the particular challenges of being an over- seas PhD student. See web link for more details: www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/12062 Day Two on Saturday 16th March 2013 covers legal research skills, literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research methods and comparative legal research. See web link for more details: www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/12063 Day Three on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 concen- trates on preparing for the mini-Viva and the Viva, presenting skills, publishing your research, and pre- paring for the Ethics Committee. See web link for more details: www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/12333 Each day will also include the chance for tailored re- search skills training by IALS law librarians, optional library tours and networking opportunities for partici- pants. You are welcome to book for one or more sessions as fits best for you. Registration and online payments: Details of the booking fees and access to registration and online payments is available via the individual web page. Information about these and other IALS events is available on the IALS Calendar of Events at: www.sas.ac.uk/events/list/ials_events

    Electronic Information Training sessions If you are starting your LLM or research degree in law we can help you get up to speed with the key legal databases:

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  • Narayana Harave at the Copper Box, Stratford

    We have many readers researching maritime law and the database is already becoming a popular resource. Let us know if you have any questions about using it. Hester Swift, Foreign and International Law Librarian

    Narayana Harave – Games Maker at London 2012 Olympics “This must be a little different to your day job in the quiet of a library!” – a fellow Games Maker remarked when the deafening cheer faded briefly at the Copper Box. Team GB had just scored another goal in the preliminary round of a Handball match against the defending champions France at the London 2012 Olympics. When London won the bid all those years ago, I was very excited and wanted to be a part (however small) of the Olympic Games. So when two years ago, people were invited to register their interest to work as volunteers at the Games, I did not waste any time. Then in December 2011, I received an email asking me to attend an interview. I was successful and in April 2012 I learnt that I would be part of the Events Services Team based at the Copper Box arena for Handball and Modern Pentathlon in the Olympic Park. I then had to attend two (role-specific and venue- specific) training days. The Copper Box is so called because its external walls are clad in recycled copper and the venue is modelled on a jewellery box. Inside, the 6000 multi- coloured spectator seats represent the colours of gem stones. The venue has some very innovative features including the 88 light pipes on its roof which allow natural daylight into the venue therefore reducing the use of electricity. Being part of the Events Services team meant that I would work mainly on the front-line. Depending on what my ‘deployment card’ for the day said, I could be

    New laptop service at IALS Library IALS Library is pleased to be able to offer a new ser- vice for our academic members (current teaching staff and students). Starting this term, to compl