Canadian law library directors call for free access to legal information.

In May, 2011 the organization of Canadian law library directors joined a distinguished group of US law librarians in calling for electronic publication of law journals and other scholarly work produced at their institutions in open and freely available forms. The precedent setting Durham Statement by law librarians from Harvard, Chicago, Yale and others was issued in late 2008. The Council of Canadian Academic Law Library Directors asserts that “it will benefit legal education, improve the dissemination of legal scholarship, promote free access to legal information and enhance access to justice if our law schools commit to making the scholarship they publish available in stable, open, digital formats in an institutional or other open-access repository.”  For the full statement see