boston college law library
Law Library Support and Promotion of Faculty Scholarship.
BC Law Library staff support faculty scholarship through the provision of reference services and building and maintaining print and electronic resources for research.
In addition, the library staff promotes and publicizes faculty accomplishments in scholarship by building each faculty member's publications statement on his/her webpage. Law faculty scholarship is featured in an ongoing display in the Stuart House display cases. Notify Nick Szydlowski (tel. 617-552-4474) of new publications to insure that your latest scholarship is included on your webpage. Copies of print publications are welcomed for display purposes.
Electronic publishing initiatives available to BC law faculty include the following:
Berkeley Electronic Press (bePress) publishes electronic journals and provides the platform that supports the eScholarship initiative at Boston College to collect faculty publications. BC Law School participates in this digital commons project. In addition, the Digital Commons @ Boston College Law School repository is supported by a bePress platform (see below.)
ExpressO, another service from bePress, allows faculty to submit their article manuscripts electronically to over 450 law school reviews with a single file upload. Contact Nick Szydlowski (tel. 617-552-4474) for more information.
Digital Commons @ Boston College Law School is an online archive of scholarship created by members of the Boston College Law School. Current content includes the Law School Faculty Paper Series, The Boston College Law Review, The Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, The Boston College Third World Law Journal, The Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, the Law and Justice in the Americas Working Paper Series, and the BC Law Webcast Archive.
The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) comprises numerous cooperating institutions in a variety of subject areas. The Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) is an active and robust community of academic institutions and faculty who collaborate to post and disseminate abstracts, full-text articles and working papers. James Repetti and Diane Ring, Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Professors of Law, serve as the editors of BC's Legal Studies Research Paper Series. BC Law School's subscription to SSRN allows faculty to register to receive email alerts of newly posted papers from particular institutions and in designated subject areas. Contact Nick Szydlowski, Technical Editor of BC's Legal Studies Research Paper Series (tel. 617-552-4474) for more information.
Posting Your Scholarship Electronically. The Law Library's faculty services program includes assistance with preparing your scholarship materials such as articles, working papers, lectures and conference presentations for electronic distribution and in selecting the appropriate repository. All publications submitted for electronic distribution are deposited in both Digtial Commons and SSRN unless issues arise regarding permissions. Nick Szydlowski (tel. 617-552-4474) serves as the coordinator for collecting and posting faculty publications through the networks described above. Nick will guide you through this process; please contact him directly.
Recent faculty publications on display in Stuart House.