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Law for librarians : a handbook for librarians in England and Wales

Law for librarians : a handbook for librarians in England and Wales

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Penelope Cooling, T. I. McLeod
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Library Association, 1990
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/law-for-librarians-a-handbook-for-librarians-in-england-and-wales/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Online version: McLeod, T.I. (T. Ian). Law for librarians. London: Library Association, 1990 (OCoLC)645781726

Short Description

IX, 156 pages ; 23 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Law for librarians : a handbook for librarians in England and Wales is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Library Association
  • Responsable Person: Ian McLeod and Penelope Cooling.
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 13 editions
  • First edition Date: 1990
  • Last edition Date: 1990
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD3746
  • Dewey Code: 344.1
  • ISBN: 0851574491 9780851574493
  • OCLC: 21873316

Main Contents

Part 1 An introduction to the English legal system: classifications of law; the hierarchy of the courts; the doctrine of binding precedent; statute law and statutory interpretation; damages and quitable remedies; English law and European community law. Part 2 The legal context of the public library service: constitutional fundamentals; the legal framework of local government; the position of the public library service; companies under the control or influence of local authorities; the law of contract; neutrality of selection. Part 3 The law of defamation: defamation generally; types of defamation; the elements of defamation; defences to actions in defamation; criminal libel; blasphemy. Part 4 Obscene publications: the meaning of obscenity; obscenity, indecency and the postal service. Part 5 Privacy, confidentiality, data protection and official secrets: privacy; breach of confidence; data protection; transborder data flow; official secrets. Part 6 Copyright and public lending right: the historical development of copyright; the copyright, designs and patents act 1988; public lending right. Part 7 The user's liability to the library: the legal nature of the relationship between libraries and library users; the nature of bailment; criminal liability. Part 8 The library's liability to the user: occupiers' liability; negligence; conclusion. Appendix A: The citations and use of legal sources the citation of judges' titles. Appendix B: Photocopying crown and parliamentary copyright publications. Appendix C: Case references.

Summary Note

An exploration of law as it applies to librarianship. This work is aimed at the reader with little or no legal education, and concentrates on issues of which a librarian would be expected to have legal knowledge rather than on the legal system as a whole – copyright rather than staff dismissal.

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