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1 Tsinghua's Progress Report on the Starr Foundation Liying Yu Law School Library, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PRC Joan Liu Law School Library, New York University, New York, USA

2 Background Post-Mao era led to the thriving of both the legal system and legal education in China. Post-Mao era led to the thriving of both the legal system and legal education in China. Tsinghua University: Rebirth of the law school in Chinas MIT Tsinghua University: Rebirth of the law school in Chinas MIT Tsinghua Law Library is the first Chinese law library with Western standards. Tsinghua Law Library is the first Chinese law library with Western standards.

3 STARR and Tsinghua Major Activities Major Activities Major Achievements Major Achievements Milestones Milestones

4 Major Activities: A Chronology May 22 to 29, 2000 May 22 to 29, 2000 As a Starr partner, Ms. Yu, the associate director of the law library, participated in the 1st Starr annual meeting, Information Transfer Network, at NYU. February to July, 2001 February to July, 2001 Ms. Yu completed the internship at the NYU Law School Library and attended AALL in Minneapolis. Ms. Yu completed the internship at the NYU Law School Library and attended AALL in Minneapolis. July 2002 July 2002 Summer Workshop: Research About Legal Information and Electronic Resources held in Tsinghua Law School, Beijing.

5 Major Activities: A Chronology July 2002 July 2002 Conference: International Forum on the Development of the Law Library held in Tsinghua Law School, Beijing. September 2003 September 2003 Attended Starr-sponsored training and the IALL Meeting at the University of Cape Town, SA.

6 Research on Electronic Legal Information and Resources (Poster)

7 2002 Summer Workshop Teaching team/trainers Teaching team/trainers Kathie Price, Radu Popa, Joan Liu (NYU); Kathie Price, Radu Popa, Joan Liu (NYU); Nicki McLaurin Smith (Law School of the Univ. of Melbourne); Nicki McLaurin Smith (Law School of the Univ. of Melbourne); Chan Min (Thomson West); Chan Min (Thomson West); Trainers from Lexis/Nexis and chinalawinfo.com. Trainers from Lexis/Nexis and chinalawinfo.com. Trainees: Trainees: Directors or librarians from Chinas major law school libraries; Directors or librarians from Chinas major law school libraries; Law faculty and graduate students from Tsinghua Law School. Law faculty and graduate students from Tsinghua Law School.

8 2002 Summer Workshop: Mission & Components Introduce the different legal and information systems of the world; Introduce the different legal and information systems of the world; Outline the fundamental knowledge of research, research strategies, and the nature of the legal material; Outline the fundamental knowledge of research, research strategies, and the nature of the legal material; Bring the virtual world of major legal databases to the researcher via hands-on teaching. Bring the virtual world of major legal databases to the researcher via hands-on teaching.

9 2002 Summer Workshop: Teaching Methods Combination of lecturing, hypothetic problem solving, hands-on practice, and individual training in the lab. Combination of lecturing, hypothetic problem solving, hands-on practice, and individual training in the lab. Emphasis on learning skills and strategies instead of cramming the researcher with massive materials and information. Emphasis on learning skills and strategies instead of cramming the researcher with massive materials and information.

10 Fish…

11 Fishing…

12 Certificate of Completion

13 The Forum (Poster)

14 Moot Court July 5th, Friday (2nd Floor) Check-in Check-in Welcome from Dean Wang Chenguang Welcome from Dean Wang Chenguang Introducing the Main Law School Libraries Introducing the Main Law School Libraries Break Break Continued Continued Yu Liyings Speech Yu Liyings Speech Afternoon Afternoon Lunch Lunch Professor Kathleen Prices Speech Professor Kathleen Prices Speech Questions & Discussion Questions & Discussion Break Break Nickis Speech Nickis Speech Questions & Discussion Questions & Discussion Re-cap Re-cap Dinner Dinner

15 Core Speeches Yu Liying: The Law Libraries of China Yu Liying: The Law Libraries of China Professor Kathleen Price: 21st Century: The Role of Law Libraries & the U.S. Law Library Cooperative Partnership Professor Kathleen Price: 21st Century: The Role of Law Libraries & the U.S. Law Library Cooperative Partnership Ms. Nicki Smith: The Professional Library Associations Role Using the Australian Law Library Association As Example Ms. Nicki Smith: The Professional Library Associations Role Using the Australian Law Library Association As Example

16 54 librarians from different institutions participated in the meeting: Peking University Law School (Beijing) Peking University Law School (Beijing) Tsinghua University Law School (Beijing) Tsinghua University Law School (Beijing) Renmin University Law School (Beijing) Renmin University Law School (Beijing) Jilin University Law School (Changchun, Jilin) Jilin University Law School (Changchun, Jilin) Wuhan University Law School (Wuhan, Hubei) Wuhan University Law School (Wuhan, Hubei) Zhongshan University Law School (Guangzhou, Guangdong) Zhongshan University Law School (Guangzhou, Guangdong) China U. of Politics and Law (Beijing) China U. of Politics and Law (Beijing) East China U. of Politics and Law (Shanghai) East China U. of Politics and Law (Shanghai) Northwest U. of Politics and Law (Xian, Shanxi) Northwest U. of Politics and Law (Xian, Shanxi) Southwest U. of Politics and Law (Chongqing, Sichuan) Southwest U. of Politics and Law (Chongqing, Sichuan) National Library (Beijing) National Library (Beijing) Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing) Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing) Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council (Beijing) Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council (Beijing) China Law Society (Beijing) China Law Society (Beijing)

17 Representatives of the International Forum

18 Major Achievements Training and internship Training and internship Database sharing Database sharing Summer workshop for Chinese law librarians, law school faculty, and students Summer workshop for Chinese law librarians, law school faculty, and students International Forum International Forum Publications: book and papers Publications: book and papers

19 Shared Databases: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Index to Legal Periodicals, ODS, Access UN

20 Bilingual Book (Sponsored by the Starr Foundation)

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24 Ms. Kathleen Prices Preface

25 Milestones 1 st Chinese law library to participate in an international project with a concrete mission and target. 1 st Chinese law library to participate in an international project with a concrete mission and target. 1 st online legal research workshop in China. 1 st online legal research workshop in China. 1 st International Forum of Law Libraries in China. 1 st International Forum of Law Libraries in China. 1 st bilingual book on legal research published in China. 1 st bilingual book on legal research published in China.

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27 Reading Materials Zhenmin Wang, Legal Education in Contemporary China, International Lawyer, Win. (2002). Zhenmin Wang, Legal Education in Contemporary China, International Lawyer, Win. (2002). Don Clarke, Introduction: The Chinese Legal System Since 1995: Steady Development and Striking Continuities, China Quarterly, 191 (Sept. 2007). Don Clarke, Introduction: The Chinese Legal System Since 1995: Steady Development and Striking Continuities, China Quarterly, 191 (Sept. 2007). Joan Liu, Finding Chinese Law on the Internet: Joan Liu, Finding Chinese Law on the Internet: Joan Liu, Liying Yu, Kathie Price, Radu Popa, etc., Roaming the Virtual Law Library (Law Press in China, 2004). Joan Liu, Liying Yu, Kathie Price, Radu Popa, etc., Roaming the Virtual Law Library (Law Press in China, 2004).

28 Thank you!


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