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May 20, 1965 TO: Dean W. R. Forrester FROM: Faculty Committee on the Law Library SUBJECT: Annual Report Members of the Committee for 1964-65 were Professors Kurt L, Hanslowe, Oscar J„ Miller, Lewis W*. Morse, Walter E, Oberer, and Harry Go Henn (Chairman). The Committee met several times during the academic year to consider library affairs and policy matters. The library staff provided the Committee with relevant information in the form of working papers, and the Committee established categories of priority. Acquisitions, location of the collections, space problems, classification, patron services and loan policies, and library personnel and procedures are typical examples of items considered. The Committee approved proposals for an expanded acquisitions policy. Projected through June 30, 1965, the library will have expended approximately $101 ,000.00 for books and binding during fiscal 1964-65. Accessioned items added to the collection will approximate 13,000 volumes, raising the total number of volumes held to 185,000 as of July 1, 1965. Significant acquisitions included complete regional reporter digests, the remaining 36 state digests, and the remaining available state encyclo­ pedias, making the library's holdings complete. The library also expanded its activities in the areas of foreign, comparative, and international law. About 50 additional complete sets of periodicals indexed in the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals have been acquired or ordered, making a total of 145 held by the library. Current statutory compilations from newly independent African nations have been purchased on a selective basis. Multiple copies of textbooks were acquired to meet increased student demands and needs. Book selection policy was broadened to in­ clude items peripherally related to law.


The Committee sought to keep faculty and students informed by publishing periodic progress reports and informational bulletins. Response to these publications was highly favorable. The Committee wishes to commend the library staff for its efforts, aid, and guidance during the year. The completion of the new library offices should materially facilitate the efficiency of staff operations. The Committee, nevertheless, believes that additional staff personnel, professional and clerical, will be required to expend successfully the budgeted funds for 1965-6 6 . During 1964-65* many of the individual purchases in­ volved large expenditures for long runs of material which required a minimum of acquisitions and processing effort. This feature will not be present during 1965-6 6 . Instead, the emphasis will have to be on individual items, which require significantly increased time and effort during all phases of library operations. The Committee wishes to emphasize its belief that the building maintenance and rehabilitation program should be carried out with all deliberate speed. Years without available maintenance funds have contributed to the situation. Of special importance is stack lighting, repainting of stack areas, and increased stack working areas, which should be improved on a priority basis. The Committee is deeply concerned over the necessity of filling the offices of Law Librarian and Associate Law Librarian. The Committee will undoubtedly have to review its proper roles during the period of such vacancies, and also after the appointment of successors. The ideal future role of the Committee would seem to be one patterned after that of the University ~ Respectfully submitted: KURT L. HANSLOWE cc: Dean W.R. Forrester Dr. S. A. McCarthy 0/ Committee Members Prof. W. E. Hogan File WALTER E. OBERER


C O R N E L L UNIVERSITY L IB R A R Y IN FO R M A TIO N R E Q U E ST E D F O R VARIOUS A N N U A L R E P O R T S F O R THE Y E A R 19 64 -6 5

P le a s e co m p le te this fo r m and re tu rn to S. A . M cC a rth y , C o r n e ll U n iv e rsity L ib r a r y , b e fo r e July 15, 1965. If you have su p p lied r e g u la r m on th ly r e p o r ts on C ircu la tio n , I n t e r lib r a r y L o a n s, R e fe r e n c e S e r v ic e and C atalogin g, it is not n e c e s s a r y to fu rn ish to ta ls fo r the y e a r . Y ou a re a sk ed , h o w e v e r, to supply data on lib r a r y in c o m e and ex p e n d itu re s f o r the y e a r , and on th o se ite m s in the annual r e p o r t fo r m w h ich do not a pp ea r on the m onthly r e p o r t s , in so fa r as y o u r r e c o r d s p e rm it. L ib r a r y ________ LAW ___________________ I.

Lewis W. Morse

C ircu la tio n and R e s e r v e : A.

C ircu la tio n 1. H om e U se a. R e g u la r b. 7 -D a y o r O ther T ota l H om e U se 2. B uilding U se a. R eadin g R o o m s b. C a r r e ls c. Studies d. O ther (L ist) T o ta l B uilding U se

B.

R eserve 1. C lo s e d R e s e r v e - R o o m U se 2. O v ern ig h t - C lo s e d R e s e r v e 3. H om e U se - Open Shelf T ota l R e s e r v e

C.

ii.

L ib r a r ia n

10*639

,^

13 09

How m any h ou rs p e r w eek w as lib r a r y open fo r f u l l - s e r v i c e in fa ll te r m 1964 (ex clu d in g p r e -e x a m in a tio n p e r io d s and o th e r s p e c ia l tim e s )

lik

R e fe r e n c e S e r v ic e A. B.

In fo rm a tio n and D ir e c tio n s R e fe r e n c e Q u estion s

387 381


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C. D. E.

III.

89_______ 21_______ 16 900

I n te r lib r a r y S e r v ic e (L oan and P h o to d u p li­ ca tion ) A.

B.

C.

IV.

S ea rch Q u estion s P r o b le m Q u estion s B ib lio g ra p h ie s T o ta l R e fe r e n c e S e r v ic e

Lending 1. T itle s R e q u e ste d 2. R e fe r r a ls 3. T itle s L oan ed 4. V o lu m e s L oa n ed B o r r o w in g 1. T itle s R e q u e ste d 2. T itle s B o r r o w e d 3. V o lu m e s B o r r o w e d P h o to d u p lica tio n 1. Outgoing a. O r d e r s and In q u irie s R e c e iv e d b. R e fe r r a ls c. O r d e r s F ille d X e r o x - 914 P h o to p rin t M ic r o film 2. In com in g a. O r d e r s W ritten b. O r d e r s F ille d

C opy S e r v ic e (X e r o x - 914, V e r ifa x , e tc . ) A.

E x te rn a l U se (N o. o f Sh eets) 1. C am pus 2. M a il O r d e r s T ota l E x te rn a l U se

B.

Intern al L ib r a r y U se (N o. o f S h eets)

ill _0 23 2<o

ill iiT 19

7


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V.

A cq u is itio n s A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J.

K.

I.

No. of O r d e r s P la c e d N o. o f V o lu m e s at B eginning o f Y e a r No. o f V o lu m e s A d d ed by P u r c h a s e No. o f V o lu m e s A dd ed by G ift o r E xch an ge T o ta l N o. o f V o lu m e s A dd ed T ota l V o lu m e s No. of V o lu m e s L o s t o r W ithdrawn fr o m R e c o r d s T ota l N um ber at end o f y e a r N o. o f R e e ls (p h y sica l coun t) o f M ic r o film h eld at end o f y e a r N o. o f R e e ls (p h y sica l coun t) of M ic r o f ilm added this y e a r N o. o f P h y s ic a l Units o f o th e r fo r m s o f M ic r o te x t h eld at end o f y e a r (e. g. m ic r o c a r d s , m ic r o p r in t s , o r m ic r o f ic h e s ) N o. o f P h y s ic a l Units o f oth er fo r m s o f M ic r o te x t added this y e a r (e. g. m ic r o c a r d s , m ic r o p r in t s , o r m ic r o f ic h e s ) /

C atalogin g

V

(Reported^ on monthly form s)

A.

New T itle s 1. O rig in a l C atalogin g 2. L . C. C atalogin g 3. O ther T o ta l N ew T itle s

B. C. D.

N ew V o lu m e s M aps M ic r o -R e p r o d u c t io n s (P ie c e s )

E.

R e c la s s if ie d and R e c a ta lo g e d 1. T itle s 2. V o lu m e s

F.

C a rd P ro d u ctio n 1. P r in te d C ards (L . C. o r O ther) 2. T y p ed C a rd s 3. M u ltilith ed C a rd s C o m p le te d 4. M u ltilith ed C a rd s Run

2,597 172.333 11,143 -----n ,iU 3

183^76 25b 183,222


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VII.

N ew sp a p ers C u rre n tly R e c e iv e d A.

B.

By S u b scrip tio n 1. T hrough C. U. L ib r a r y 2. D ir e c t ly B y G ift E xch an ge 1. T hrough C. U. L ib r a r y 2. D ir e c t ly

_______ Q

_____________

8

T o ta l N e w sp a p e rs R e c e iv e d

VIII.

P e r io d ic a ls C u rre n tly R e c e iv e d A.

B.

B y S u b scrip tio n 1. T hrough C. U. L ib r a r y 2. D ir e c t ly

b50

By G ift & E xch an ge 1. T hrough C. U. L ib r a r y 2. D ir e c t ly

260

T ota l P e r io d ic a ls R e c e iv e d

IX .

710

L ib r a r y E x p en d itu res A.

B.

P e r s o n a l S e r v ic e s 1. S a la rie s a. P r o fe s s io n a l (A pp rop riation ) b. C le r ic a l (A pp rop ria tion ) T o ta l S a la rie s 2. T e m p o r a r y S e r v ic e s a. Student b. N on-S tudent (Include fu ll-t im e sta ff paid on h o u rly ra te . ) T ota l T e m p o r a r y S e r v ic e s T o ta l P e r s o n a l S e r v ic e s

61 , 000.00 18 , 556.00

,

8 0 1 5 6 .0 0

-------------------

B o o k s, P e r io d ic a ls and B inding 1. B ook s & P e r io d ic a ls a. A llo c a tio n 90,000.00 b. E ndow m ent Funds 3, 318.00 c . S p e cia l G ifts 779.78 T ota l B ook s & P e r io d ic a ls 2. B inding 3. G e n e ra l O p eratin g E x p e n se s (Account 713) (A pp rop ria tion )

5,513.29

85, 669.29

^,

9 097.78 10,0^1.75 , . 5 , 0 0 0 .0 0


-5 4. E quipm ent a. New b. R e p la ce m e n t 5. O ther G rand T ota l L ib r a r y E x p en d itu res

X.

L ib r a r y Staff A.

B.

X I.

S a la rie d Staff (g iv en in fu ll-t im e eq u iv a len ts) 1. P r o fe s s io n a l 2. C le r ic a l T ota l Student and O ther H ou rly A s s is ta n ts 1. N um ber o f H ou rs o f Student A s s is ta n ts D uring Y e a r 2. N um ber o f H ours of O ther H ou rly A s s is ta n ts (Include fu ll-t im e sta ff paid on h o u rly ra te. ) T o ta l H ours

5

6 11

2,847

1,087 3,934

F lo o r Space A.

T o ta l F lo o r S p ace in Square F o o ta g e A llo c a t e d to L ib r a r y F u n ction s 1. Stack A r e a s fo r Shelving V o lu m e s (in clu d e b ook s to r a g e a r e a s ) 2. Seating A r e a s - Sq. F o o ta g e 3. Staff O ffic e s and W ork A r e a s 4. O ther A r e a s (lo u n g e s, e x h ib its, n o n -b o o k s to r a g e , c o r r i d o r s , s t a ir s , e t c . )

**

. _ _ $ 19^ , 808.82

a

40,647 **

28,932 8,000

(Reading Room)

2 , 9 m ....

1,147

The Law School Dean's Projection Report of 1964 listed a total of 42,211 square feet. Since that time, some readjustment of space has occured and the library is having office space constructed.


This Report Prepared By

Oscar J. Miller

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If you have p r e p a r e d an annual r e p o r t fo r the D ep a rtm en t H ead, Dean, o r L ib r a r y C o m m itte e , we w ou ld a p p re cia te having a co p y file d with the U n iv e r s ity L ib r a r y . A w ritten sta tem en t o f the a c tiv itie s o f y ou r lib r a r y and you r p r o fe s s io n a l a c tiv itie s w ill be v e r y h elp fu l.

Copy o f Annual R eport, F aculty Canmittee on the Law L ib ra ry, was p re v io u sly f i l e d with the D ir e c t o r 's O ffic e .

Cornell Law Library Annual Report 1965  
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