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On the Shelf – German Serials

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Like many of you, when returning to the office after working from home this spring, we were inundated with mail. Among the hundreds of shipping boxes awaiting us were more than 20 filled with German serial titles. I know that Germany is one of the more prolific publishers of legal material, but to see it …

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On The Shelf: Books in Non-Native Languages

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Josh Darland, an assistant project manager in the Law Library, brought me this book on Minnesota law, written in Danish and published in the United States in 1896.  He thought it would make a good post for our On the Shelf series because it was so unexpected.  And he was correct. Though it’s not as …

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On the Shelf: Das Osterreichische Recht

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

The newest entry in our On the Shelf series is one of my favorites: Das OĢˆsterreichische Recht. Well favorite may not be the right word. Those few of us who have had the pleasure of working with this title both love and fear it. Das Osterreichische Recht is a 113 volume looseleaf set containing the …

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An Interview with Timothy Byram, Collection Services Intern

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

Today’s interview is with Timothy Byram, an intern in the Collection Services Division. Describe your background. I was born and raised in central Arkansas until I was 12, at which point my family moved to Lynchburg, Virginia. I have lived in Virginia since, except for the year I took to teach English in Mexico before …

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House of Lords Case Records Become (Micro)Film Stars

Posted by: Betty Lupinacci

The following is a guest post by Agata Tajchert, one of the collections technicians in the Processing Section of the Law Library’s Collection Services Division.  Agata heads up our preservation efforts to microfilm material that is too fragile to remain in paper form. A few years ago, after a major inventorying project, the Law Library’s …