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LIBRARY INFO - Library Highlights: 1996-1999
CORNELL LAW LIBRARY: ACCOMPLISHMENTS 1996-1999
International Connections The library established partnerships and launched Internet-based mirror sites with two international organizations, the International Labor Organization, and the International Court of Justice, for the dissemination of legal information over the Internet. Mirror sites mean that the databases of information are loaded on Cornell local servers, and updated automatically, so that researchers in the Americas get a much faster connection than if they had to go to the European site. These partnerships can benefit the law school and university in many different ways, including curriculum enhancement, faculty exchanges and student internships.
Law Library Web Site Awards The library received the coveted AALL 1998 Best Law Library Publication Award (Non-Print), in recognition of the Cornell Law Library web site. Other web awards included the Legal.Online Award, a Five-Star Rating for Foreign and International Law Resources on the Internet web guide, the Scout Report selection awarded by the Internet Scout Project for the Law Library Research Guides series, described as "a powerful reference tool of the Internet." The StudyWeb selection was awarded to the Federal Impeachment Process research guide, as "one of the best educational resources on the Web." Other web activities of particular note included InSITE, a biweekly publication on new law-related web sites, now sent via email to over 1,200 subscribers. The library started the Death Penalty Web Site to support the law school activities. The library also started participating with Cornell Information Technologies and the Hein publishing company in the Hein Digital Journals Project.
Other Library Activities The library further strengthened the level of personal liaison services to faculty, focusing on desktop research. It increased instructional services to students, through formal