Mr Steven Whittle

Contact details

Name:
Mr Steven Whittle
Qualifications:
BA (1980); MA (1982)
Position:
Information Systems Manager
Institute:
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Location:
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR
Phone:
020 7862 5811
Email address:
steven.whittle@sas.ac.uk
Website:
http://ials.sas.ac.uk/about/staff/staff.asp?ID=43

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Academic Support, Digitisation, Globalization & Development, International Law, Law, Library
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Steven Whittle, is the Information Systems Manager at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

He is a member of the Institute Management Committee and the Institute Library Management Team. He has more than 32 years’ experience working with UK, EU, foreign, comparative and international legal materials in the UK Higher Education environment and has been actively involved in the planning and introduction of automated systems and services.

He is the manager of the IALS Information Systems Team (3 staff) and has also managed a number of project staff working on online information initiatives at IALS over several years.

He manages IALS Digital Resources, is editor for the IALS website (www.ials.sas.ac.uk/), Facebook presence and Twitter account and has helped to develop a number of national online services for law on the IALS site including the Eagle-i Internet Portal for Law, FLAG - the Foreign Law Guide, and Flare Index to Treaties. In 2010 he was honoured to receive the Wallace Breem Award from the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) in recognition for work on these services.

He has managed digitisation project work at IALS and led IALS involvement in the School of Advanced Study’s Open Access initiatives and collaborations, including development of the IALS collections on the SAS-Space e-prints e-repository, participation in a JISC funded initiative to create the SAS Open Journals System capability and subsequently has developed a number of open access journals for IALS on the SAS OJS: Amicus Curiae (http://journals.sas.ac.uk/amicus), IALS Student Law Review (http://journals.sas.ac.uk/lawreview/), Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review (http://ials.sas.ac.uk/publish/deeslr/deeslr.htm)

He has also been project manager for IALS participation in the UK’s Intute service; was the system manager of the School of Advanced Study’s shared Innovative Millennium Library Management System and subsequently for a time co-manager of the central University of London shared Millennium LMS.

He has written for a number of professional journals. He authored the 2009 edition and 2011 update of the Internet for Law online interactive tutorial for the UK’s Virtual Training Suite (http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/tutorial/law).

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
31-May-2017 OBserving Law - Developing the IALS Open Book Service for Law

Journal articles

Whittle, Steven OBserving Law - Developing the IALS Open Book Service for Law. The Reporter - the Newsletter of the Society of Legal Scholars. Number 54, Spring 2017, pp.4-5. ISBN 09672184

31-Mar-2016 Telling Legal Backstories – making historic case papers from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council available to all online

Journal articles

Whittle, Steven (2016) Telling Legal Backstories – making historic case papers from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council available to all online. Legal Information Management, 16 (1). pp. 34-39. ISSN 1472-6696

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1472669616000098 and http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/6197

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies holds copies of case papers of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC). Steven Whittle describes the recent open access initiative at the IALS, working with BAILII to provide online access to historic case papers of appeals from over 35 countries from the period 1935 to 1985. These are cases of the highest importance in the legal development of each of the countries and to the development of common law shared by many countries worldwide.

01-Jan-2012 Amicus Curiae Pro Bono Publico - open access online publication at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Articles

Whittle, Steven (2012) Amicus Curiae Pro Bono Publico - open access online publication at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Legal Information Management, 12 (3). pp. 189-197. ISSN 1472-6696

01-Jan-2012 Virtual Training Suite - Internet for Law

Interactive legal internet research skills tutorial for student and researchers. Virtual Training Suite is a set of 60 free internet tutorials designed to help develop internet research skills. TutorPro +

01-Jan-2011 Flare Index to Treaties Extended

Articles

Clinch, Peter and Whittle, Steven (2011) Flare Index to Treaties Extended. Law Library Resource Xchange

01-Sep-2010 Filling the frame – the role of practical metadata in online resources at the IALS published in Legal Information Management, Fall 2010 Vol.10 no. 3

British and Irish Association of Law Librarians / Cambridge University Press

01-Jan-2009 FIT for purpose – the new FLARE Index to Treaties

Articles

Clinch, Peter and Whittle, Steven (2009) FIT for purpose – the new FLARE Index to Treaties.

06-Jun-2007 Intute: Law – the What? Why? How? Where? And Who?

GlobaLex website, New York Law School.

04-Jan-2007 Intute: Law – finding the best of the Web for Law

[jointly with Heather Memess] Legal Information Management vol.7, no.1 pp. 46-53

01-Jan-2001 Names have been changed …. extracts from an AALL Conference diary 2001

Journal articles

Whittle, Steven (2001) Names have been changed …. extracts from an AALL Conference diary 2001. Legal Information Management Volume 1, no.4 Winter 2001/2 pp. 36-39.

Publications available on SAS-space

Additional Publications

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
British and Irish Association of Law Librarians
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
01-Jan-2010 Keynote speaker at Conference

Presentation on developing national law resources with DB/Text WebPublisher at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to the UK Inmagic User Group at their annual meeting at UNICEF UK London HQ in January 2010

01-Jan-2001 American Association of Law Libraries conference - Minneapolis

01-Jan-2000 International Association of Law Libraries conference - Dublin

Knowledge transfer activities:

Details
Visions on the road: locating the best of the Web in the legal research process

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: Meeting the challenges of the first year. Wednesday 10th December 2014. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Research resources: articles, ideas and attribution

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: What legal research skills will I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research. Saturday 7th March 2015. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Riddles of Open Access Law Publishing

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: Preparing yourself for the vivas. Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking. Friday 20th March 2015. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Research resources: apps, articles and attribution (or lessons from White-Jacket)

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: What legal research skills will I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research. Saturday 1st March 2014. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Riddles of Open Access Law publishing

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: Preparing yourself for the vivas. Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking. Wednesday 21st May 2014. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Research resources: apps, articles and attribution (or lessons from White-Jacket)

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: What legal research skills will I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research. Saturday 16th March 2013. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Research resources: apps, articles and attribution (or lessons from White-Jacket)

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: What legal research skills will I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research. Saturday 17th March 2012. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
 

Locating the Internet in the Legal research process - tips and tools for effective use

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: Meeting the challenges of the first year. Friday 30th November 2012. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Locating the Internet in the Legal research process - tips and tools for effective use

Whittle, Steven. Paper presented at the IALS national training day for research students in law - How to get a PhD in Law: Meeting the challenges of the first year. Wednesday 2nd November 2011. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
 

Introducing Amicus Curia online - making the transition from print to web

Whittle, Steven and Harris, Julian (2011) Introducing Amicus Curiae Online. In: Open Access Journal Publishing, 20 October 2011, School of Advanced Study. Presentation given at the launch of Amicus Curiae Online, at the workshop on Open Access Journal Publishing in the Arts and Humanities.

Developing National Online Services for Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Whittle, Steven. IALS roadshow presentation at UK University Law Schools (Brunel, Greenwich, Liverpool, Norwich, Nottingham, and Southampton)

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