On December 8, 2020, Law Library staff presented a webcast on our new Foreign Legal Gazettes Database. The participants included Kurt Carroll, chief of the Collection Services Division; Elina Lee, metadata technician in the Digital Resources Division; Ken Sigmund, lead technician in the Collection Services Division; and me, Betty Lupinacci, supervisor in the Collection Services Division. Robert Brammer, chief of the Office of External Relations, hosted the event.
The database serves as an index to the Law Library’s holdings of official foreign government newspapers, where most jurisdictions first publish their laws. Users are directed to the appropriate bibliographic record in the Library’s online catalog (OPAC) for detailed holding information and from there to any digital copies of gazette issues that may exist or to the form for requesting physical items to be pulled for use on site.
The webinar is designed to show users how to navigate the database as well as relay information on the history and building of the program on the ArcGIS platform.
If you missed the live webcast, we are excited to announce that you can now watch a recording of the event online.