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LIBRARY INFO - Library Highlights: 2000-2001
CORNELL LAW LIBRARY HIGHLIGHTS July 2000 - June 2001
Library Budget & Planning Following the consultants' recommendations (Sept. 2000), and the combined efforts of Dean Teitelbaum and University Librarian Sarah Thomas, the financial situation of the Law Library was substantially improved, particularly the acquisitions budget, with the following additions: Direct allocation of the acquisitions budget from the Provost's Office, currently about 5% increase per year. Firming up of the law school supplement at $225,650 per year. Additional annual income from Jack Clarke's Endowment for foreign and international law materials in the amount of $100,000. A single budget was prepared, that includes the contributions of the Cornell University Library and of the Cornell Law School. The third strategic plan was developed by the library staff, to set directions for the library, and to achieve efficiencies within the existing budget and staffing. The new plan: Manages the transition from the physical to the online world of information through the integration of print and online sources. Focuses on increased education and training programs for students and faculty, using the Library Web site as the major conduit for information. Supports the expanding international and multidisciplinary programs of the Law School. Formal discussions were initiated with the Law School IT (Information Technology) Department, CUL IT and the Law Library technology team, to draw up a list of services provided and specific technology needs. Progress was achieved in resolving some of the dual support issues.