The author surveys law libraries in the country, as part of law schools, judiciaries, bar councils and research institutes. The author finds that academic, judicial and research, libraries surveyed in this study were excellent libraries with good to superb collections and dedicated, hard-working staff. However, because of the lack of funds and trained staff, many collections are either uncatalogued, or, if catalogued, are catalogued only by author. Further, because there is no association where law librarians can exchange ideas and learn from each other, and because there is no professional journal of law librarianship, law librarians, in India usually operate in isolation. However, with a little planning and the inauguration of interlibrary loans, libraries with limited funds in the same geographical area could embark on a cooperative collection development program. The author ends with reflecting on his work on a sophisticated computed classification system. (Editor’s abstract.)



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