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George Washington University Law School

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Third International Conference of the Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Shanghai, China, June 10 – 12, 2013

I have received the following announcement. For more information, click here.

Registration is now open for the Third International Conference of the Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Shanghai, China, June 10 – 12, 2013

This third international conference will be held in one of the world’s most dynamic, cosmopolitan and global cities - Shanghai, China.  The East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) will be our hosts for the conference.  The venue for the meeting will be the beautiful Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/shabz-renaissance-shanghai-zhongshan-park-hotel/.

With the conference theme of Collaboration: Information, Access, and Partnership, law librarians and legal information professionals will have the opportunity to share experiences and exchange views about legal information access, development, and management in both the United States and China.

Conference topics:

•     Application of New Technology in Legal Information Services

•     New Trends and Concepts in Law Library Services

•     International Legal Information Resources Sharing and Cooperation in China and the US

•     Subject-oriented Legal Information Services

•     Public Access to Legal Information in China and the US

•     Requirements for Librarians in Legal Information Services

Conference Dates:

•     Monday, June 10, 2013: Registration for American participants

•     Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Wednesday, June 12, 2013: Conference

Meeting Registration Rate:

•     $450: Non-members

•     $300: Individual members

•     $300: Institutional members (this rate applies to registrations for up to two individuals from member institutions; e.g., $300 X 2 individuals = $600)

Deadlines:

Conference registration: April 1, 2013

Hotel accommodations (to assure room availability): February 28, 2013 http://cafllnet.org/annual-conference/

Sponsored by:

•     Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL)

•     American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)

•     International Association of Law Libraries (IALL)

•     China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)

•     East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL)

•     Tongji University School of Law

•     Other prominent law schools in China

Previous conferences were held in Beijing (2009) and Philadelphia (2011):

http://cafllnet.org/annual-conference/.  For a CAFLL membership, see: http://cafllnet.org/membership/.  More information on CAFLL is available at: http://cafllnet.org/.

February 12, 2013 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Crowd-sourced translations of Chinese legal materials

China Law Translate is an experiment in crowd-sourced translation that recently went on line. According to the developer, "The goal is to allow people to translate as much or as little as they want, from Chinese to English (or vice versa), without having to commit a lot of time to the effort, but still creating a valuable library of free, bilingual legal materials through collaborative effort. Previously completed translations can also be submitted to the site."

Check it out here: www.chinalawtranslate.com

February 11, 2013 in Research Resources | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)