FLAG: the new Internet gateway to foreign law holdings in UK national and university libraries

Peter Clinch


Abstract


Article describing the project at IALS to create the FLAG (Foreign Law Guide) web database. The service locates and describes the collections of foreign primary law materials such as legislation, case reports held in national and university libraries throughout the UK. The author explains that FLAG also offers a foundation upon which a national strategy for the acquisition and retention of foreign, international and comparative primary law materials can be built. Article by Dr Peter Clinch, Project Manager for the Foreign Law Guide (FLAG) Project. Published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

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