LawArXiv has won the 2018 Innovations in Technology Award from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
A jury of law librarian members of AALL selected LawArXiv based on a selection criterion evaluating its benefit to the legal information community and its innovative use of technology to serve as “the human connection between technology, the information, and the user experience,” according to the award website.
“Award jury members praised LawArXiv’s accessible interface and its commitment to providing a free, open-access online platform for publishing and preserving legal scholarship,” said. Jennifer Behrens, Head of Reference Services at the Goodson Law Library (Duke Law School) and chair of the 2018 AALL Innovations in Technology Award jury.
Launched in May 2017 LawArXiv was developed and is supported by a collaboration of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA), the Mid American Law Libraries Consortium (MALLCO), NELLCO Library Consortium Inc. and the Cornell Law Library, which is also providing administrative and leadership support.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition of our work to provide the only noncommercial pre and post-print repository for scholarly legal articles,” said Susan Urban of MALLCO. “LawArxiv will continue in its mission to provide authors and institutions the possibility of archiving their work without being monetized by for-profit vendors.”
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