C O R N E L L L A W L IB R A R Y MYRON TA Y LO R H ALL ITHACA, NE W Y O R K
BITNER l ib r a r ia n
Report o f the Law L ib rarian 1972-1973
J u l y 13, 1973
This report which closes out the a c t iv it ie s o f the Law Library fo r 1972-1973 coincides with the close o f two adm inistrative eras c lo se ly related to the Law L ib rary .
Dr. David Kaser, a ft e r fiv e years
as D irector o f L ib ra rie s , i s leaving Cornell to become Professor o f L ibrary Science at Indiana U n iversity.
Dean W. R. F orrester re tire s as
Dean o f the Law School a ft e r ten years o f service to the Cornell Law School.
He w i l l remain as Professor o f Law at C orn ell.
These two men
have contributed g re a tly to the development o f the Law Library.
to extend to them my appreciation fo r th e ir support o f the Law Library and to wish them w e ll in th e ir future endeavors. As yet no successor to Dr. Kaser has been named.
Roger C. Cramton
has been named Dean o f the Cornell Law School e ffe c tiv e July 1, 1973. Dean Cramton has spent much time during May and June, 1973, on the problems o f the Law L ibrary . happy r e s u lt s .
His e ffo r t s have already produced some
The acquisition o f m aterials during the f i s c a l year was considerably cu rta ile d as the resu lt o f the adoption o f a plan to eliminate a d e fic it o f /i+5,000.00 in the book budget. o f fou r years.
This sum had accrued over a period
Through the assistance of the U niversity L ibrary, th is
amount was paid and the Law Library would be required to repay the money in three years. In order to stay within the reduced book budget which includes p e rio d ic a ls and binding, i t was necessary to discontinue many lo o s e -le a f services, to reduce the number o f copies o f many le g a l p e rio d ic a ls, to cut bqek considerably the purchase o f non-legal monographs and tre a tis e s and to c u r t a il the acquisition o f le g a l monographs and tre a tis e s . Through the e ffo r t s o f Dean Cramton, as indicated above, the Law L ibrary has already received some very good news fo r the book budget fo r 1973-197^.
The remaining d e fic it owed to the U niversity Library
has been paid o f f and an increase in the U n iv e rsity 's appropriation to the Law Library book budget has been made.
THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENTS Acquisitions In 1972/73 a t o t a l o f 9?321 volumes were added to the co llectio n . This i s about IkOO volumes le ss than the previous year. l ; l 8 2 volumes were withdrawn.
A to tal of
This includes 1,032 volumes withdrawn
from a second incomplete set o f Pennsylvania statutory m aterials. The size o f the Law Library co llectio n as o f June 30, 1973, t o t a ls
-3The A cquisition s t a f f was able to do a good deal o f checking and searching o f g i f t s which have been stored in the Law Library stacks. This endeavor did not produce too many items fo r the co llectio n but i t did make a v a ila b le additional sh e lf space.
Cataloging The Cataloging s t a f f has continued to have some changes in personnel.
This turnover has had only a minimal e ffe c t on the
accomplishments o f th is u n it.
Good progress has been made in r e c la s s iÂ
fic a tio n and c la s s ific a t io n with Library o f Congress c la s s ific a t io n schemes fo r United States and Great B rita in le g a l p ublication s.
too much r e c la s s ific a t io n remains to be done fo r U.S. p ublication s. Beginning in September, 1972, B ritish monographs were being re c la s s ifie d and about a fourth o f th is collection has been completed. Due to the cut in the budget, fewer new books were received and th is situation enabled the Cataloging Department to cut down the backlog o f previously acquired m aterials.
Public Services This department has continued to provide very fin e service to the students and facu lty fo r which they have received p ra is e .
service to the fa c u lty was in stitu ted which brings to th e ir attention recent law review a r t ic le s in th e ir fie ld s o f in te re st. Mr. Oakley has developed on an experimental b a sis a KWIC index to the New York Code Rules and Regulations.
This has proven to be u sefu l
and Mr. Oakley has been encouraged to go more f u lly into th is experiment. A major s h ift o f the co llectio n was made in order to use space more ra tio n a lly .
The re c la s s ific a tio n o f U.S. and Great B rita in m aterials
necessitated a good part o f the s h ift .
Alan Diefenbach— is a member o f the University Hearing Board; served as a member o f the Planning Techniques Committee o f the U niversity Library System; lectured on "Communications" fo r the Committee For Orientation o f Incoming Librarians o f the U niversity L ib ra rie s . Mr. Diefenbach continued to audit f i r s t year courses; th is year he attended the Torts c la ss. Mrs. Jean Ehrhorn--attended the Annual Meeting o f the American Association o f Law L ib ra rie s in S eattle, Washington, June 30-July
1973. Mrs. Lois Hickson— is serving on the S e ria ls Currently Received Committee o f the U niversity L ib ra rie s .
This Committee i s working on a
new edition o f L ib ra rie s S e ria ls Currently Received. Mrs. Doris Jensen—i s a member o f the Publications Committee o f the U n iversity L ib ra rie s and o f the D irectories Committee o f the American Association o f Law L ib ra rie s .
She was Secretary-Treasurer o f the
Cornell U niversity Library S t a ff Association Technical Services Group. She attended the Annual Meeting o f the American Association o f LawL ib ra rie s in S eattle, Washington, June
Robert Oakley— served on Senate Campus Planning Committee and was a representative from that Committee to the U niversity Committee on Campus Planning.
He served on the Committee to evaluate the impact
o f the Recommendations o f the "Cranch Report on Long Range Financial Planning" on the L ib ra rie s .
Mr. Oakley was an editor o f the Cornell
U n iversity L ib ra rie s B u lle tin ; and was vice-president and P resident-elect o f C ornell U niversity Library S t a ff Association.
He became President
on June 1, 1973.
Mr. Oakley served on the Committee on Automation and
S c ie n tific Development o f the American Association o f Law L ib ra rie s and was co -ed ito r o f the NHfSLETTER begun by that Committee.
the Annual Meeting o f the South Central Research Library Council; the Annual Meeting o f the Hew York Library Association, November 10, 1972; a workshop on Government Documents sponsored by SCRLC in Aurora, N .Y ., June 1^, 1973; attended a course en title d "Automatic Library Processing and Information R e trie v a l" taught by Gerard Salton, June 18-22, 1973; and attended Gerry Thomas' course, "Principles o f Supervisory Management", March 19-23, 1973.
Mr. Oakley helped plan and attended the evening
colloquium e n title d "Future Shock: held February 15, 1973.
the state o f New York L ib ra rie s "
He made three t r ip s to the Elmira Correctional
F a c ilit y to help set up the Law Library there, and worked on a proposal to get funds fo r a basic le g a l collection in the Tompkins County J a i l. Mr. Oakley spoke about "Environmental Law" to Marta Dosa's Advanced bibliography class in lite ra tu re o f the environment at Syracuse U n iversity on August 22, 1972 and March 27, 1973.
He â– wrote a Bibliography
o f "Basic Books fo r a New York State Correctional F a c ilit y " , published in Bookmark, S ep t.-O ct., 1972; wrote an a r t ic le , "Access to the Law", reprinted from CUL B u lle tin to Bookmark, S ep t.-O ct., 1972; and was a book reviewer fo r Library Journal.
Mr. Oakley has been accepted as a
f u l l time student in the Cornell Law School startin g August 27, 1973. He w i l l continue to work in the Cornell Law Library on a part time b a sis. Marie Whitedâ€”is a member o f the Standing Committee on Ad Hoc Committees on Promotion of the University L ib ra rie s and o f the Cataloging Committee o f the American Association o f Law L ib ra rie s . o f the CULSA Technical Services Group.
She was President
Mrs. C rystal Bradford- - i s serving as Treasurer o f the Flower Committee o f the U niversity L ib ra rie s . Mrs. Nancy McBrideâ€” attended Gerry Thomas' course, "Prin cip les o f Supervisory Management. " Harry B itn e râ€”i s a member o f the Steering Committee o f the Cornell U niversity L ib ra rie s Academic Assembly, o f the Constitution and By-Laws Committee o f the American Association o f Law L ib ra rie s , and o f the Library Committee o f the Association o f American Law Schools.
continues to serve as Director o f the Project fo r Law Books Recommended For L ib ra rie s sponsored by the Association o f American Law Schools. He served as consultant to the Valparaiso University Law School Library in March, 1973.
Since January, 1973> he has acted as E d ito ria l Consultant,
Current Publications in Legal and Related F ie ld s , an organ o f the * American Association o f Law L ib ra rie s, published by Fred B. Rothman & Company.
I wish to express my appreciation to the Law Library S t a ff fo r the good work and the fin e cooperation; to the Law Faculty and the Law Faculty Library Committee fo r th e ir understanding, cooperation and support during the past two years o f fin a n c ia l stress; and to the U n iversity L ib ra rie s s t a f f fo r th e ir assistance in so many areas o f operation.
S ta tis tic s --C o lle c tio n , Expenditures
Exhibits Law Library S t a ff Personnel l i s t
A ppendix 1
Cornell Law Library S ta tis tic s 1970/71-1972/73
COLLECTION ^ °ls . held at beginning o f year
■^°tal Volumes at end o f year flum es previously accessioned at /in Library and tran sferred to tle law Library Total
I reatises & Monographs Anglo-American foreign ^°ntinuations Anglo -American
foreign lo t a l Treatises and Continuations fithding •^°tal Expenditures
A ppendix 2
C ornell International Law Journal, eight law hooks used fo r reviewing. Mr. Eugene M. Wypyski, Hofstra U n iversity Law L ibrary , Hempstead, Hew York, a copy o f Hofstra Law Review, Volume 1, 1973. Judge Lloyd F. MacMahon, LL.B. 1938, United States D is tric t Court, Hew York, Hew York, current volumes o f Federal Reporter, 2d S eries, Federal Supplement, Federal Rules Decisions, and In tern al Revenue Acts. Mr. Irvin g M. Friedman, Hew York, Hew York, a copy o f h is publication on Workmen's Compensation. Mr. Nicholas Smidera, Endicott Johnson C0r p ., Endicott, New York, a complete set o f the United States Coda Annotated. Professor Herbert W. B riggs, Cornell U n iversity, a la rg e c o lle c tio n o f m aterials predominantly in the f i e l d o f International Law. Mr. John Friedman, LL.B. 193^Âť Scarsdale, New York, a la rg e c o lle c tio n o f law books. Mrs. Helene A. W eath erill, L ib rarian , Su llivan & Cromwell, New York, New York, a number o f th e ir duplicate law reviews. Mr; Ezra Cornell, I I I , LL.B. 1927, White & Case, New York, New York, renewal subscription to the Trademark Reporter. Professor Ian Macneil, U niversity o f V irg in ia School o f Law, C h a rlo tte s v ille , V irg in ia , a number o f law books and p e rio d ic a ls. Judge Kiyoshi Nagai, D irector, General A ffa ir s Bureau, Supreme Court o f Japan, Tokyo, Japan, a copy o f The Proceedings o f the Asian J u d icial Conference, 2nd, Tokyo, 19&5Professor George S. Grossman, L ib rarian , The U n iversity o f Utah Law L ib rary , S alt Lake C ity, Utah, copies o f old Cornell exams. Professor Ernest Warren, LL.B. 1931} C ornell Law School, a number o f p e rio d ic a ls. Professor Gray Thoron, Cornell Law School, a number o f le g a l m aterials. Professor David C urtiss, LL.B. 19^0, C ornell Law School, a number o f le g a l m aterials. Dr. Albrecht Putter, West Germany, a copy o f h is doctorate th e sis on American Adoption Law. Dr. Heinrich W eiler, Germany, a copy o f h is book, Vietnam. Miss Frances Farmer, U n iversity o f V irg in ia Law L ibrary, C h a rlo tte s v ille , V irg in ia , a copy o f the Class Book ( 1972 ) . i
A ppendix 3
Exhibits Equal Rights Amendment P o rtra its in the Reading Room Elections, 1972 Indian Law Legal Humor Computers and the Law History o f the Law School
A ppendix 4
Law Library S t a ff
ADMINISTRATION (Extension 6-4236) Harry Bitner, Law L ib rarian and Professor o f Law Mrs. C rystal Bradford, Administrative Secretary I.
PUBLIC SERVICES (Extensions 6-3344 and 6-4775) D. Alan Dieferibach, Reference L ib rarian Robert Oakley, C irculation L ibrarian Mrs. P a tric ia H a ll, Library Assistant I I I , A-15 Mrs. Elizabeth B e lt, L ibrary Assistant i n , A-15 Kenneth Fletcher, Library Supervisor, A-13 Jay Neman, Library Assistant I I , A-12
TECHNICAL SERVICES A.
Acquisitions Section (Extension Mrs. Mrs. Miss Mrs. Gary Miss
Lois Hickson, Order L ibrarian A lic e McPherson, Head Account Clerk, A-15 Sharon Endler, Searcher I I , A-15 A lic e O lse fsk i, Searcher, A-13 Bogart, Library Assistant I I , A-12 Margaret B ailey, Library Assistant I , A-10
Cataloging Section (Extension Miss Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Miss
6 - 3668)
6 - 3982)
Marie Whited, Catalog L ibrarian Doris Jensen, Cataloger Jean Ehrhorn, Cataloger Susan Saylor, Library Assistant I I I , A-15 Edna Nash, Library Assistant in , A-15 Nancy McBride, Library Assistant I I , A-12 Sharon Armstrong, Library Assistant I , A-10
July 13, 1973
C O R N E L L - U N IV E R S IT Y L IB R A R IE S IN F O R M A T IO N R E Q U E S T __
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P le a s e com plete this fo r m in duplicate and retu rn one fo r m to D avid K a s e r, D ire c to r, 201 Olin L ib r a r y , and one to E lisa b eth M . M urphy, 2 3.4 Olin L i b r a r y b e fo re July 10, 197 3. I f you have supplied re g u la r M onthly re p o rts on C ircu lation , In ter lib r a r y Loans, R e fe re n c e S e rv ic e and C atalogin g, it is not n e c e s s a ry to fu rn ish totals fo r the y e a r . Y ou a re asked, h o w ever, to supply data on lib r a r y in com e and expenditu res fo r the y e a r, and on those item s in the annual re p o rt fo r m which do not appear on the m onthly re p o r ts , in so fa r as you r r e c o r d s p e rm it. L ib r a r y I.
T,atvr ____________________________ L ib r a r ia n
Harry B itn e r__________________
C ircu la tio n and R e s e r v e : A.
C ircu la tion 1. Hom e U se a. R eg u la r b. 7 -day or other T o ta l Hom e Use 2. B uilding U se a. Reading Room s b. C a r r e ls c. Studies d. Other (L is t ) ___ T o ta l Building U se T o ta l C ircu la tio n R eserve 1. C lo sed R e s e r v e - H om e U se 2. O vern igh t - C lo sed R e s e r v e 3. Hom e U se - Open S helf T o ta l R e s e r v e How m any hours p e r w eek was lib r a r y open fo r fu ll- s e r v ic e in fa ll te r m 1972 (excluding p re-ex a m in a tio n p erio d s an oth er s p e c ia l tim e s )
* r* r
R e fe re n c e S e rv ic e
D» C, D.
In fo rm atio n and D ire c tio n s R e fe re n c e Questions S earch Questions P r o b le m Questions 1
l g :,00? ' 7,868 _______ ^CO • 76 ----------------
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In te rlib ra ry S ervice (Loan and PhotodupliÂ cation) A.
B ibliograp h ies _________31 Total R eferen ce S ervice
Lending 1. T itles Requested 2. T itles Loaned 3. V olum es Loaned
23k l 8o
B orrow in g 1. T itles Requested 2. T itles B orrow ed 3. V olum es B o rro w ed
Photoduplication 1. ^Outgoing a. O rd e rs and In quiries R eceived b. O rd e rs F ille d X ero x Photoprint M ic ro film 2. Incoming a. O rd e rs W ritten b. O rd e rs F ille d
Copy S ervice A.
X ero x E xtern al Use (N o. of sheets) 1. Campus ___________ 2. M a il O rd e rs ___________ T otal E xtern al Use Internal L ib r a r y U s e * (No. of Sheets) Coinfax 1. T otal Coin D ial 2. A ll Other a. Interdepartm ent b. In te rlib ra ry c. Known Internal
103*083 ___________ ____________ ______ 973
* If w ork done fo r In t e r lib r a r y Loan S ervice Do Not count as "In tern al L ib r a r y U s e ". Show as I L L . This w ill elim inate duplication of count.
- 3 V.
Acquisitions A. B. C. D. E. F.
No. of O rd e rs P laced No. of Volum es at Beginning of Y e a r No. of Volum es Added by P u rch ase No. of Volum es Added by Gift or Exchange Total No. of V olum es Added Total Volum es No. of V olum es L os t or W ithdrawn
2 ,889 P7q,9Qli Q.08U ______ £ 9,321
282,615 1 . 182 * 281 ,U33 ~
from R ecords Total Number at end of year No. of R eels (ph ysical count) of M ic ro film held at beginning of year I. No. of R eels (physical count) of M ic ro film added this year J. No. ol R eels (physical count) of M ic ro film at end of year K. No. of P h y sic a l Units of M ic ro c a rd s held at beginning of y e a r L. No. of P h y sic a l Units of M ic ro c a rd s added this y ear M . No. of P h y sic a l Units of M ic ro c a rd s at end of year N. No. of P h y sic a l Units of M icro p rin t Sheets held at beginning of year O. No. of physical Units of M icro p rin t Sheets added this y ear P . No. of P h y sic a l Units of M icro p rin t Sheets held at end of year Q. No. of P h y sic a l Units of M icrofich e held at beginning of y e a r R. No. of P h y sic a l Units of M icrofich e added this y ear S. No. of P h y sic a l Units of M icrofich e held at end of y ear T . T otal M ic ro fo rm Units held at end of y ear (add M, P .S )
______ 36— _______ 0_ ______ 3£_ _______ o _
0 0 0 0 0 25U so 3Qk 3Qk
VI. Cataloging A.
New T itles 1. O rig in a l Cataloging 2. L . C . C ataloging 3. Other T otal N ew T itles
1 . 1 U6 2, MU 3,960
volumes withdrawn— second incomplete set o f Pennsylvania m aterial
B. C, D. E.
Total N ew Volum es M aps M icro -R ep ro d u ctio n s (P ie c e s ) R e c la ssifie d and R ecataloged 1. T itles 2. Volum es C a rd Production 1. P rin ted C ard s (L . C. or Other ) 2. Typed C ard s 3. M ultilithed C a rd s Com pleted 4. M ultilithed C ard s Run
2,668 9A77 U . 0S1 88U 26,7^9
N e w sp a p e rs C u rren tly R eceived N um ber of subscriptions beginning of y e a r 9 Added by Subscription B. 1. Through C .U . L ib r a r y _Q______ 2. D ire c tly _Q_______ c. W ithdrawn _2______ D .. N o. of Subscriptions end of y e a r 7 0 Added by G ift and Exchange E. N u m ber of G ifts & Exchanges beginning F. of y e a r 1. Through C .U . L ib r a r y 0 2. D ire c tly _Q______ G. W ithdraw n 0 H. No. of G ift & Exchange S u b sc rip 0 tions A.
T otal N e w sp a p e rs R eceived V lU.
S e ria ls C u rre n tly R eceived (Excluding N e w sp a p e rs rep o rted above)
A. B. c.
N u m ber of T itles beginning l,k82 of y e a r T itles Added during y e a r 123 No. of W ith d raw als & C ancellations 51 T otal No. of T itles R eceived
L ib r a r y E xp en d itu res A.
P e r s o n a l S e rv ic e s 1. S a la r ie s a. P r o fe s s io n a l b. C le r ic a l Total S a la rie s 2. T e m p o ra ry S e rv ic e s a. Student â€˘ b. Non-Student (Include fu ll-tim e staff paid on hourly rate) Total T e m p o ra ry S e rv ic e s Total P e r s o n a l S e rv ic e s Books-, P e r io d ic a ls and Binding 1. Books & P e r io d ic a ls a. A llo c a tio n b. Endowm ent Funds c. S p ecial G ifts Total Books & P e r io d ic a ls 2. 3. 4. 5.
8 5 ,2 5 0 .0 0 100,568.00
185 , 818.00 ______________ ______________ 5,700.00* 191,5-18.00
120.000.on 8,239.00 10,917.83
Binding T otal B ook s, P e r io d ic a ls and Binding G e n e ra l O perating E xp en ses E quipm ent a. New b. R eplacem en t Other G rand Total L i b r a r y E x p en d itu res
L i b r a r y Staff A.
S a la rie d Staff (given in fu ll-tim e eq u ivalen ts) 1. P r o fe s s io n a l 2. C le r ic a l Total Student and O ther H o u rly A ssista n ts 1. N u m b e r of H o u rs of Student A s s is t a n t s D urin g Y e a r 2. N u m b e r of H o u rs of Other H ou rly A s s is t a n t s (Include fu ll-tim e staff paid on hourly ra te ) Total H o u rs *^,^00.00, Regular Budget 1,300.00, Special (end o f year savings)
_Z ______ 15______
g > 7 0 .2
This Inform ation w ill be treated as Confidential. F o r C onsolidated Budget - 1973/74 F ig u re s . A.
Total N u m ber of P osition s 1. A dmini st ration 2 . P ro fe s sional 3. N o n -P r o fe s s io n a l T otal 1973/74 Budget F ig u re s 1. P e r s o n a l S e rv ic e s a. S a la rie s b. T e m p o ra ry S erv ices T otal 2 . B ook s, P e rio d ic a ls & Binding a. Books and P e rio d ic a ls b. Binding T otal O ther Travel & Supplies 3. 4. Equipm ent (P u b lic catalog)
1 6 ___15______
89,^ 00.00 102 , 806.00 192.206.00
130 , 000.00 â€˘ 190.000.00 7 , 000.00 ...1Âť5W.Q0
C. P le a s e furnish list of a ll staff with titles. gra d e s A' and s a la r ie s , on attached fo rm s.
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