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Award success for Law referencing resource

6 October 2011

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Information Services has won second place in the Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition with an online tutorial 'Citing the Law'.

'Citing the Law' is a guide to referencing using the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). The tutorial demonstrates how to cite sources of law such as cases and acts as well as books, journals and government reports.

The team recently updated the tutorial to reflect the fourth edition of OSCOLA and extended the resource to include European sources as well as newer forms of communication. The tutorial, which includes interactive exercises, is used by well over 20 law schools in the UK as well as many overseas. The update was partly funded by a grant from the HE Academy Subject Centre for Law.

Jorum is a JISC-funded service which collects and shares learning and teaching materials in a free online repository.

Janet Peters, University Librarian, said: "'Citing the Law' is just one of the many resources in Cardiff's Information Literacy Resource Bank, available for teachers to incorporate into their teaching materials or into Learning Central modules. It's a great tribute to the tutorial team, Cathie Jackson, Ian Bradley, Matthew Davies, and Lynn Goodhew, to receive this recognition from Jorum, and once again highlights the importance of clear, attractive, easy-to-use study materials."

The award was presented to the team at the recent Association for Learning Technology Conference in Leeds.

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