On this page you will find key BIALL publications for download or purchase.
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.
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.
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.
The survey enables law librarians and information professionals to compare their job and pay with colleagues in other organisations in the academic, private or public sectors. The purpose of the survey is to provide our members with a benchmark document which can be used in salary negotiations.
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 2011/2012 by 111 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.
The Handbook of Legal Information Management offers authorities and up-to-date best practice guidance on the key legal information issues for every type of service, focusing particularly on the balance between electronic and printed resources, free and charged services and remote and on site access.
The Legal Research Training Packs are aimed at trainee solicitors and librarians. They comprise a series of questions that involve using a variety of hardcopy and online sources and include answers and suggested methodology. The packs are in their 4th edition and are current to June 2011. A new edition of the packs is currently in production with an expected publication date of June 2013.
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.