When can it be said that a new print publication is in fact “recognized as an authority” by the Canadian legal research community?
This question came to mind when I asked a law librarian attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries if she had added Halsburys Laws of Canada to her law library collection. Her answer was that she would do so as soon as Halsburys was “recognized” by the legal research community and not before.
The ultimate form of recognition
Identifying the ultimate form of recognition as an authority is an easy task. It is . . . [more]