Wednesday 28 April 2021

Law Libraries after Covid

 Susannah Tredwell over at Slaw, "Canada's Legal Magazine," has an interesting article in which she discusses the changes law libraries have undergone during the Covid pandemic, and whether these changes will stick.  How will library services be affected post-Covid? She covers several topics: 

  • Death of the looseleaf?  
  • Greater adoption of digital library resources by users, in which she points out the dramatic increase in print resources now available online as well.
  • Library space continues to shrink (or disappear completely?)
  • Greater flexibility in how publishers licence (Canadian spelling) products?
  • Increase in library staff working remotely. 
We are all looking forward to finding out how our law library will continue to be affected by the changes during Covid.