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The last of reclass…..

The featured picture marks an important milestone for our library: the last shelf of books to be reclassified.  We started this project in 2002.

Upon the recommendation of the American Bar Association, the law library collection was to be reclassified to the Library of Congress Classification from a proprietary system that had been in place for nearly 30 years.

Our old system (Merryman-Long) became increasingly difficult to apply as the subject areas reflected in the library collections changed and evolved. Applying a classification scheme used by the Law Library of Congress and most other law libraries means we can share their expertise–and their records–making our turn-around of material faster and less costly.