open access, law journals, preservation, access to legal information
Law | Legal Writing and Research
The Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship calls for US law schools to stop publishing their journals in print format and to rely instead on electronic publication with a commitment to keep the electronic versions available in “stable, open, digital formats.” The Statement asks for two things: 1) open access publication of law school-published journals; and 2) an end to print publication of law journals. This paper was written as background for a July 2010 American Association of Law Libraries conference program on the preservation implications of the call to end print publication.
Richard A. Danner, The Durham Statement on Open Access One Year Later: Preservation and Access to Legal Scholarship (2010).