Collaborating and Co-operating to Make the Connection: How Law Librarians and Academics Can Work Together to Develop Communities of Legal Practice

Donaldson, A. and Ferris, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-0574-1978, 2015. Collaborating and Co-operating to Make the Connection: How Law Librarians and Academics Can Work Together to Develop Communities of Legal Practice. Legal Information Management, 15 (4), pp. 224-233. ISSN 1472-6696

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Abstract

The Library is of value as a physical and social space, as a place that can facilitate learning; independently and in distinct ways to its role as repository of, and point of access to, information. The problems that defenders of this "learning place" aspect of the Library face are bound up with a very powerful, and indeed prevalent, metaphor. This metaphor is of teaching and learning as the transfer of information from one place or
head, to another place or head. Therefore, Graham Ferris and Angela Donaldson put forward a far more realistic account of learning, and combine it with an example of
learning being enacted in practice. We need to articulate the value of the Library as a place of learning because it is under threat from pressures on resources that are being deployed on a "common sense" but fallacious assumption that Libraries are about the storage and manipulation of information only.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Legal Information Management
Creators: Donaldson, A. and Ferris, G.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press for the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians
Date: 2015
Volume: 15
Number: 4
ISSN: 1472-6696
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1017/S1472669615000572DOI
Rights: © The Author(s) 2015.
Divisions: Professional Services > Libraries and Learning Resources
Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 15 Mar 2016 11:51
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:59
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27135

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