Canadian Law Library Review on CanLII

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Repost with Permission from The CanLII Blog

CanLII has a long term relationship with Canadian Association of Law Libraries – Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit (CALL-ACBD). Besides being long term members of CALL, CanLII staff are actively involved in the association, including several conference presentations this year (you can see more information here and here), and an ill fated presidential run last year. This makes it more meaningful that we can announce that CALL-ACBD has agreed to publish the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR) on CanLII.

The official announcement was made today at the CALL-ACBD annual general meeting by Michel-Adrien Sheppard, one of CALL-ACBD’s members-at-large and the liaison to the CLLR. For those who weren’t there, here is his announcement:

First, not everyone knows, but the CLLR became an open source publication this year and we hope this will lead to a major jump in readership numbers.

Secondly, issues of CLLR will soon be appearing in the Commentary section of CanLII’s website. CanLII has been aggressively adding to its collections of secondary materials in recent years. You might already know of the thousands of case commentaries on what is called CanLII Connects but CanLII has also started adding articles from journals and newsletters. CLLR will be in good company, joining a list of journals on CanLII that already includes the Alberta Law Review, the Canadian Bar ReviewManitoba Law JournalOttawa Law Review, the Windsor Yearbook on Access to Justice and many others. If you are involved in a journal you think would benefit from being on the CanLII platform, talk to CanLII’s Sarah Sutherland who is here at the conference. Thank you.

This addition enriches CanLII’s commentary on legal research and expands it to include law library professional literature, which brings a different perspective on the legal environment, including topics such as commentary on primary law, legal practice, and research instruction.

CALL-ACBD president Ann Marie Melvie says that the association’s executive is happy to have CLLR on CanLII.

Please join us in thanking CALL-ACBD for seeing the value that making openly CLLR available brings to the association and the wider community!

If you have legal commentary that you think would be a good fit for CanLII, please let us know here, we’d be happy to talk about it.

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