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Brief Biography of Robert L. Oakley, 1945-2007

Professor Oakley was the Library Director at as well as a professor at Georgetown Law Center. Before joining the Law Center in 1982, he served as Associate Law Librarian at Cornell Law School and Director of the Law Library and associate professor of law at Boston University School of Law.

His writings include articles entitled "Intellectual Property Issues and Information Networks," "The Deteriorating Historical Record: Implications for Scholars and Libraries," "Collection Development: The Impact of a National Law Library," "Education for Law Librarianship: Avoiding the Trade School Mentality," and "Copyright and Preservation: A Serious Problem in Need of a Thoughtful Solution."

He focused on representing the interests of the American Association of Law Libraries in matters on Capitol Hill and around Washington and he has served on numerous other professional committees. Professor Oakley served two three- year terms on the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries, and served as its President in 2000-2001.

Bob Oakley's Publications and Scholarship

Following is a selective list of Bob Oakley's publications and scholarship.

Note: Links to selected articles are available below as noted here: [HEIN] = Available on Hein Online [W] = Available on Westlaw [L] = Available on Lexis [BOOK] - More information available in law library catalog

Scholarly Publications

Robert L. Oakley, Developments in Copyright 2005: Exploring the Boundaries, 50 Bowker Ann. 251-266 (2006).

Robert L. Oakley, Fairness in Electronic Contracting: Minimum Standards for Non-Negotiated Contracts, 42 Hous. L. Rev. 1041-1105 (2005). [HEIN] [L] [W]

Robert L. Oakley, Service to the Profession, in The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader 99-106 (Roy M. Mersky & Richard A. Leiter eds., Chicago: Alert Publications 2d ed. 2005).

Robert L. Oakley & Judy Meadows, Balancing Act: Reconciling Privacy with the Public's Right to Know, AALL Spectrum, July 2004, at 14-15, 35. [WWW]

 

Robert L. Oakley, Preserving Legal Information for the Twenty-First Century: Toward a National Agenda, Introduction, 96 Law Libr. J. 579-580 (2004). [HEIN] [L] [W]

Robert L. Oakley, International Public Policy and Libraries, AALL Spectrum, Dec. 2003, at 1-4. [WWW]

Robert L. Oakley, Copyright 2001: Exploring the Implications of Technology, 47 Bowker Annual 284-297 (2002).

Robert L. Oakley, Interview, Introducing New AALL Executive Director Susan E. Fox, AALL Spectrum, Dec. 2002, at 4-9. [WWW]

Robert L. Oakley, Remembrances of Harry Bitner, 94 Law Libr. J. 202-203 (2002). [HEIN] [L]

Robert L. Oakley, Copyright 1998: Recalibrating the Balance, 44 Bowker Ann. 282 (1999).

Robert L. Oakley, The Copyright Context, 22 Collection Mgmt. 177-184 (1998).

Wendell H. Ford Government Publications Act of 1998: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Rules and Administration, 105th Cong., (Sept. 16, 1998) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 2000 CIS S 6812).

WIPO Copyright Treaties Implementation Act: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on Commerce, 105th Cong. (June 5, 1998) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 98 CIS H 27162).

WIPO Copyright Treaties Implementation Act and Online Copyright Liability Limitation Act: Hearings Before the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 105th Cong. (Sept. 16 & 17, 1998) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 98 CIS H 5211).


Robert L. Oakley, UCC Article 2B: Some Preliminary Comments on a New Issue for the Library Community, 2 AALL Spectrum 14 (1998).

Copyright Infringement Liability of Online and Internet Service Providers: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 105th Cong. (Sept. 4, 1997) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 98 CIS S 52122).

Government Printing Office and Executive Branch Information Dissemination: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on Government Reform, 105th Cong. (May 8, 1997) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 98 CIS H 40110).

Legislative Branch Appropriations for 1998. Part 2: FY98 Legislative Branch Appropriation Requests: Hearings Before the H. Comm. on Appropriations, 105th Cong. (Feb. 4, 11-13, 1997) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 97 CIS H 18112).

National Information Infrastructure Copyright Protection Act of 1995: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 104th Cong. (May 7, 1996) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 97 CIS S 52165).

Robert L. Oakley, Preservation and Copyright, in Growing Pains: Adapting Copyright for Libraries, Education, and Society 111-124 (Laura N. Gassaway ed., Fred B. Rothman & Co. 1997).

Robert L. Oakley, Copyright 1996: Fleshing Out the Issues, 42 Bowker Ann. 229 (1997)

Robert L. Oakley, Ninetieth Anniversary Feature: Stories of "My First Annual Meeting": Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Hurricane . . ., 88 Law Libr. J. 61-62 (1996). [HEIN]

Copyright Reform Act of 1993: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 103rd Cong., (Oct 13, 1993) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 95 CIS S 5212).

Robert L. Oakley, Copyright and Electronic Publishing, in Scholarly Publishing on the Electronic Networks: The New Generation: Visions and Opportunities in Not-For-Profit Publishing 91 (Ann Okerson ed., Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries 1993). [BOOK]

Robert L. Oakley, Copyright and Preservation: A Serious Problem in Need of a Thoughtful Solution, (Washington, D.C. : Commission on Preservation and Access, 1990). [BOOK]

Robert L. Oakley, Copyright Issues for the Creators and Users of Information in the Electronic Environment, 1 Electronic Networking: Res. Applications & Pol’y 23-30 (1991).

Robert L. Oakley, Education for Law Librarianship: Avoiding the Trade School Mentality, 11 J. Libr. Admin. 147-164 (1989).

Robert L. Oakley, Intellectual Property Issues and Information Networks: A Background Report, in Proceedings of the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee Meeting, March 23-25, 1988 5 (1989).

Legislative Branch Appropriations for 1988. Part 2: Legislative Branch Appropriations for 1988 and 1987 Supplemental Appropriations Requests: Hearings Before the H. Comm. on Appropriations, 100th Cong. (Feb. 25, 1987) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 87 CIS H 18145).

Robert L. Oakley, Microcomputers for More Than On-Line Research: Some Cautionary Notes, 79 Law Libr. J. 335-343 (1987).

Robert L. Oakley, Trends L. Libr. Mgmt & Tech., Nov. 1988, at 7-8 (1988) (reviewing Peter B. Maggs & James A. Sprowl, Computer Applications in the Law (1987)).

Impact of Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Budget Reductions on the Library of Congress: Hearing Before the J. Comm. on the Library, 99th Cong. (May 7, 1986) (Statement of Robert L. Oakley, Prof. of Law, Geo. U. L. Center) (CIS-No.: 86 CIS J 8914).

Robert L Oakley & Vivian L.Campbell, Collection Development Impact of a National Law Library, 77 Law. Libr. J. 639-647 (1984).

Robert L Oakley, 34 J. Legal Education139-142 (1984) (reviewing Christopher J. Wren & Jill Robinson Wren, The Legal Research Manual: A Game Plan for Legal Research and Analysis (1983)). [HEIN]