One of the many highlights for me at last month’s American Association of Law Libraries 2012 Conference was the opportunity to meet Priya Rai of the National Law University in Delhi and to observe her presentation, Access to Legal Information in the Digital Age: A Comparative Study of Electronic Commercial Databases and Public Domain Resources in Law.
Ms Rai is an accomplished law librarian and legal research instructor trained in law. One of her accomplishments is participation in the Information Institute of India Project. She attended and presented at AALL 2012 as the recipient of the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Law Librarians, presented by the AALL Foreign, Comparative, & International Law Special Interest Section.
Ms Rai’s presentation offered a great deal of survey information about the use of digital legal information resources in India, the commercial and public domain resources that are available for Indian law and, significantly, an evaluation of the competing commercial and public resources.
The FCIL SIS has now posted Ms Rai’s presentation for download. I highly recommend the comparative analysis for any who use or are considering subscription to Indian legal information resources. Those simply interested in reading about the penetration of digital legal information in India, and its scope – both in content and use – also should enjoy.