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On this page you will find key BIALL publications for download or purchase.


  1. Law Firm Library Survey

    The BIALL Law Firm Library Survey is a new survey to aid law firm librarians benchmark their services against other law firms. It provides a snapshot of staffing, expenditure on hard copy material, subscriptions to databases and the range of services supplied by respondents in the year 2015-2016. 58 law firms responded to the survey in its inaugural year.

    A report of the current survey will be produced in the summer 2017 issue of Legal Information Management.

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  2. Legal Information Management

    Legal Information Management

    The Legal Information Management Editorial Board is responsible for the publication of 'Legal Information Management'. The current editor is David Wills, and the journal is published by Cambridge University Press.

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  3. BIALL Newsletter

    The BIALL Newsletter is an exclusive member's only benefit, so in order to see it you would need to apply for membership if you have not already.  This can be done from our Membership page.

    The BIALL Newsletter is published six times per year on the 21st of January, March, May, July, September and November. It is intended to be representative of all members' interests, regardless of where in the British Isles they live, or the legal section on which they work.

    The Newsletter includes updates from the various BIALL Committees, regular articles and a selection of features from individuals and organizations relevant to the membership.

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  4. Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Materials

    Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Materials

    The 5th edition of the Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Materials was published by De Gruyter Saur on 26 November 2012.

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  5. Legal Research Training Packs

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  6. Handbook of Legal Information Management

    Handbook of Legal Information Management

    A new edition of the BIALL Handbook of Legal Information Management, which was first published seven years ago, has been published by the British & Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) and Ashgate. Edited by Loyita Worley and Sarah Spells, the second edition is a valuable handbook and important reference tool for managers and staff of all types of legal information services. 

    The second edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated by the original team of experts and some new contributors, to provide current best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service.Each of the chapters is updated to reflect general changes in law libraries and their users in the past seven years. In particular, the handbook covers new information technologies, including social networking and communication. New chapters also focus on the key topics of outsourcing, and the impact of the 2007 Legal Services Act.

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  7. BIALL Law Librarian Salary Survey

    The 2017 Survey is available to BIALL members only.

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  8. Academic Law Library Survey

    The Annual Academic Law Library Survey provides a snapshot of the staffing, expenditure on acquisitions, subscriptions to databases and range of services provided in the academic year 2013/2014 by 91 university and college libraries in the UK and Ireland. It is the only survey of its kind and provides data which academic librarians use to bench-mark their own services and law course validation bodies note when appraising the provision of institutions seeking to run law courses.

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  9. Directory of British and Irish Law Libraries

    The Directory acts as a means of locating almost 500 law libraries or libraries with significant collections of legal, regulatory and compliance material. It is arranged alphabetically by town within the regions of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

    The 8th edition of the Directory, released on the 12th June 2006, is now out of print and no longer available.

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  10. History of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians 1969-1999

    Mary Blake provides a fascinating overview of the first 30 years of our Association in her publication History of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians 1969 - 1999.

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  11. Sources of Biographical Information on Past Lawyers

    This title by Guy Holborn, published by BIALL in 1999, points out sources of biographical information on past lawyers.

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