Mr David Gee

Contact details

Name:
Mr David Gee
Qualifications:
BA (1983); MA (LSE, 1987); Dip Lib (1988); MCLIP (Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals); CMgr MCMI (Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute)
Position:
IALS Deputy Librarian and Academic Services Manager
Institute:
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Location:
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies School of Advanced Study 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR
Phone:
020 7862 5822
Email address:
david.gee@sas.ac.uk
Website:
http://ials.sas.ac.uk/about/staff/staff.asp?ID=13

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Academic Support, Law, Library
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Law librarianship; library and information management; copyright; staff development and training; training provision for researchers

Awarded a Level 5 Diploma In Management and Leadership by the Chartered Management Institute (http://www.managers.org.uk) in November 2011

Appointed as Visiting Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer auslaendishes und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg, Germany. (September 2012)

Elected to the Board of the International Association of Law Libraries for the 2013-2016 term (http://iall.org/)

 

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Jan-2016 Intute Foreign, Comparative and International Law Workbook. Manual.

Whittle, Steven and Gee, David 2006

01-Dec-2013 SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2011/2012.

Articles

Gee, David (2013) SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2011/2012. Legal Information Management, Volume 13, Issue 4, December 2013. pp. 260-277 ISSN 1472-6696.
 

01-Jun-2013 A survey of major law libraries around the world.

Articles

Gee, David (2013) A survey of major law libraries around the world. International Journal of Legal Information, Volume 41, number 2, Summer 2013. pp. 108-161. ISSN 0731-1265.
 

01-Sep-2012 SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2010/2011.

Articles

Gee, David (2012) SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey2010/2011. Legal Information Management, Volume 12, Issue 3, September 2012. pp. 218-232 ISSN 1472-6696.

01-Sep-2008 Should librarians and information professionals be content with current UK copyright law?

Legal Information Management. Vol.8, no.3
 

03-Jan-2007 A copyright balance? An overview for librarians of current UK copyright law.

Articles

International Journal of Legal Information. Vol.35, no.1
 

01-Jan-2002 caLIM Current Awareness for Legal Information Mangers web database.

Articles

Gee, David and Whittle, Steven (2002) Legal Information Management

Publications available on SAS-space

Publications available in Senate House Libraries

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Details
A survey of major law libraries around the world 2012.

During 2012 David Gee, IALS Deputy Librarian and Academic Services Manager, conducted a global survey about research support services in the major law libraries around the world. The findings from this research will be published in an article in the International Journal of Legal Information in late 2013. A pre-print of the report is available with the detailed comparative data which forms the appendices at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/lawlibs/report.htm

FLAG Database Rebuild Project 2013-2014.

FLAG Database Rebuild Project was a major project to rebuild the award-winning FLAG Foreign Law Guide database from May 2013 to June 2014. The project involved reassessing the print collections of foreign primary law materials in 56 UK law libraries and rebuilding the FLAG database (which is freely available as a national resource for law on the web at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/flag.htm). 

The project, overseen by David Gee, IALS Deputy Librarian, benefited from the expertise of Dr Peter Clinch, the original project manager and creator of FLAG; Gerry Power, FLAG Rebuild Project Manager and Hester Swift - IALS Foreign and International Law Librarian; assisted by Lindsey Caffin and Steven Whittle at IALS Global Law Library.

The FLAG Database Rebuild Project attracted generous financial support from the School of Advanced Study, the Bodleian Law Library at the University of Oxford, the Squire Law library at the University of Cambridge, the British Library and BIALL (the British and Irish Association of Law librarians). It was successfully completed on time and on budget in June 2014. The Project Manager's full report on the project, including appendices is available at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/flag/flagrebuild.htm.

 

Society of Legal Scholars / BIALL Annual Survey of Academic Law libraries in the UK and Ireland..

Managing and reporting on the annual survey of academic law libraries in the UK and Ireland for the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and BIALL British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL).

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
IALL (International Assosciation of Law Libraries) Member of the Board of the International Association of Law Libraries
IALL (International Assosciation of Law Libraries) Member at large of the Scholarships Committee
Chartered Institiute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Chartered Member
CPD25: the continuing development committee of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries Member of the cpd25 Steering Group and Chair of the cpd25 Career Development Task Group
BIALL (British and Irish Association of Law Librarians) Member of BIALL Awards and Bursaries Committee
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
21-May-2014 How to get a PhD in Law: a national training day for PhDs in law: Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking.

How to get a PhD in Law: Preparing yourself for the vivas. Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking.
21 May 2014, 10:30 - 16:30

Speakers:
David Gee, Deputy Librarian, IALS Library (chairing some sessions); Professor Avrom Sherr, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Dr Constantin Stefanou, Senior Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Richard Hart, Managing Director, Hart Publishing, Oxford; Steven Whittle, Senior Librarian, IALS Library; Lisa Davies, Access Librarian, IALS Library. 

Description
MPhil/PhD law students from across the UK are warmly invited to attend this specially tailored day of presentations and networking opportunities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Topics to include:

Preparing yourself for the Ethics Committee - Professor Avrom Sherr, Director on Sabbatical, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Practical presenting skills for your work and yourself - Dr Constantin Stefanou, Senior Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Preparing for the mini Viva and the Viva - Professor Avrom Sherr
What books are law publishers looking to publish? - Richard Hart, Managing Director, Hart Publishing, Oxford
Publishing in Open Access online law journals - Steven Whittle

Tips on keeping up-to-date with your topic after completion - Lisa Davies, Access Librarian, IALS Library
 

19-May-2014 Law, Gender and Sexuality: sources and methods in socio-legal research

Law, Gender and Sexuality: sources and methods in socio-legal research
19 May 2014, 10:00 - 17:00

Description
This event, organised collaboratively by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) and the British Library, aims is to draw attention to archives and their content that newcomers to the field may not be aware of and to consider the methodological and practical issues involved in analysing sources.

Presentations:

1. Feminism and the Law:

Feminist Judgments  -   Professor Rosemary Hunter (University of Kent Law School)
Feminist approaches to sexuality and law scholarship  -  Professor Rosemary Auchmuty (University of Reading School of Law) 
 

2. Multi-Collection Repositories:

Sisterhood and after: an archive of social and legislative change?  -  Dr Polly Russell (British Library) 
British Library collection highlights for research on  law, gender and sexuality  -  Jon Sims (British Library)
Highlights from LSE  library including Hall Carpenter Archives and specialist collections of the Women’s Library@lse  -  Heather Dawson  (London School of Economics Library)
 

3. Law and Same Sex Partnerships

Queering Genealogy through Wills  -  Daniel Monk (Reader in Law, Birkbeck, University of London )
Popular culture as sources for research on law in lesbian and gay lives  -  Dr Rosie Harding (Birmingham Law School) 
 

4. Legal Professions and Education

The IALS Archives of Legal Education -  Elizabeth Dawson (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
Researching the UK's first female law professor: thinking about gender, method and sources  -  Professor Fiona Cownie (Keele University School of Law) 
On Researching Men, Masculinities and Law: The Examples of Fatherhood and the Legal profession  -  Professor Richard Collier (Professor of Law and Social Theory, Newcastle University)
 

5. Visual Sources & Methods in Law, Gender and Sexuality scholarship

Images and archives: law , gender and sexuality  -  Professor Leslie Moran (Birkbeck, University of London)
The scene of the crime: police photographs, visual culture and sexuality  -  Dr Dominic Janes (Birkbeck, University of London)
Legal treasures: on the shelf and online   -  Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris (University of Kent Law School
 

19-Mar-2014 Supervising the PhD in Law

Supervising the PhD in Law

19 March 2014, 09:00 - 17:30

Speakers include:  Professor Avrom Sherr, Dr  Constantin Stefanou and Professor Helen  Xanthaki, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies;  Professor Alison Diduck and Dr Douglas Guilfoyle, University College London;  Professor Linda Mulcahy, London School of Economics; Dr Ann Mumford, King's College London; Professor Harry Rajak, University of Sussex; Professor Lisa Webley, University of Westminster.   

This training day will cover the following

1) Legal research methods for the law PhD:

Facilitating the identification of the research question;
Advising students to undertake literature reviews ;
Quantitative and qualitative methods for the law PhD;   
Panel discussion of methodology issues raised by attendees;
Cross-national comparative legal research methods.
 

2) Supervisory practice:

Laying the ground for success / role of supervisor / supervisory teams;
When things go wrong;
Breakout session to share experiences and best practice in these areas
Ethics committees;
Preparing for the Vivas + what happens after the Viva? 
 

3) Breakout session to share experiences and best practice in these areas. 

Although tailored specifically for supervisors to the law PhD, this training programme does contain some material which repeats and reinforces generic training suitable for all PhD supervisors.
 

01-Mar-2014 How to get a PhD in Law: a national training day for PhDs in law: What legal research skills will I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research.

How to get a PhD in Law: What legal research skills will I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research.
1 March 2014, 10:30 - 16:30

Speakers:
David Gee, Deputy Librarian, IALS Library (chairing some sessions); Professor Lisa Webley, Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Westminster; Professor Helen Xanthaki, Professor in Legislative Studies, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Hester Swift, Foreign and International Law Librarian, IALS Library; Steve Whittle, Senior Librarian, IALS Library.


Description
MPhil/PhD law students from across the UK are warmly invited to attend this specially tailored day of presentations and networking opportunities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
 

22-May-2013 How to get a PhD in Law: a national training day for PhDs in law: Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking.

How to get a PhD in Law: Preparing yourself for the vivas. Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking.
22 May 2013, 10:30 - 16:30


Speakers:
David Gee, Deputy Librarian, IALS Library (chairing some sessions); Professor Avrom Sherr, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Dr Constantin Stefanou, Senior Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Richard Hart, Managing Director, Hart Publishing, Oxford; Dr Jane Winters, Head of Publications and IHR Digital at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London; Laura Griffiths, Academic Services Librarian, IALS Library; Narayana Harave, Computing Services Librarian, IALS Library; Lisa Davies, Access Librarian, IALS Library.
 

Description
MPhil/PhD law students from across the UK are warmly invited to attend this specially tailored day of presentations and networking opportunities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Topics to include:

Preparing yourself for the Ethics Committee - Professor Avrom Sherr, Director on Sabbatical, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Practical presenting skills for your work and yourself - Dr Constantin Stefanou, Senior Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Preparing for the mini Viva and the Viva - Professor Avrom Sherr
Getting your research published in journals - Dr Jane Winters, Head of Publications and IHR Digital at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London
What books are law publishers looking to publish? - Richard Hart, Managing Director, Hart Publishing, Oxford
Tips on defining and avoiding plagiarism - Laura Griffiths, Academic Services Librarian, IALS Library
Tips on using Microsoft Word to write your thesis - Narayana Harave, Computing Services Librarian, IALS Library
Tips on keeping up-to-date with your topic after completion - Lisa Davies, Access Librarian, IALS Library
 

15-May-2013 Legal Biography: A national socio-legal training day

Legal Biography: A national socio-legal training day
15 May 2013, 10:00 - 17:00


Speakers:
Rosemary Auchmuty, Reading University; Elizabeth Dawson, IALS Library; Lesley Dingle, Squire Law Library, Cambridge; Guy Holborn, Lincoln’s Inn Library; Mara Malagodi, LSE; Giles Mandelbrote, Lambeth Palace Library; Antonia Moon, British Library; Linda Mulcahy, LSE; Les Moran, Birkbeck; Susannah Rayner, SOAS; Kristen Rundle, LSE; Jon Sims, British Library; David Sugarman, Lancaster University; David Gee, Deputy Librarian, IALS Library (chairing some sessions).
 

Description
This workshop is being jointly organised by the British Library, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Socio-Legal Studies Association. Drawing on the expertise of archivists and academics working in the field the focus of the day will be on the methodological considerations and problems involved in doing archival research for legal biographies. The aim of the day is to draw attention to archives that newcomers to the field may not be aware of and to consider the practical problems involved in analysing sources. This day long event will be taking place at the IALS on Wednesday 15th May 2013.

Confirmed speakers:

Rosemary Auchmuty, Reading University;
Elizabeth Dawson, IALS Library;
Lesley Dingle, Squire Law Library, Cambridge;
Guy Holborn, Lincoln’s Inn Library;
Mara Malagodi, LSE;
Giles Mandelbrote, Lambeth Palace Library;
Antonia Moon, British Library;
Linda Mulcahy, LSE;
Les Moran, Birkbeck;
Susannah Rayner, SOAS;
Kristen Rundle, LSE;
Jon Sims, British Library;
David Sugarman, Lancaster University.
 

16-Mar-2013 How to get a PhD in Law: a national training day for PhDs in law: What legal research skills will I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research.

How to get a PhD in Law: What legal research skills will I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research.
16 March 2013, 10:30 - 16:30

Speakers:
David Gee, Deputy Librarian, IALS Library (chairing some sessions); Professor Lisa Webley, Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Westminster; Professor Helen Xanthaki, Professor in Legislative Studies, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Hester Swift, Foreign and International Law Librarian, IALS Library; Steve Whittle, Senior Librarian, IALS Library.
 

Description
MPhil/PhD law students from across the UK are warmly invited to attend this specially tailored day of presentations and networking opportunities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Topics to be covered:

Literature reviews and PhDs in Law - Professor Lisa Webley, Professor of Empirical Legal Studies, University of Westminster;
Qualitative and Quantitative Research for PhDs - Professor Lisa Webley;
Comparative Legal Research - Professor Helen Xanthaki, Professor in Legislative Studies, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies;
The Foreign, International and Comparative Law Research Collections at IALS Library -
Hester Swift, Foreign and International Law Librarian, IALS Library;
Research resources: apps, articles and attribution - Steve Whittle, Senior Librarian, IALS Library. 
 

30-Nov-2012 How to get a PhD in Law: a national training day for PhDs in law: Meeting the challenges of the early years

How to get a PhD in Law: Meeting the challenges of the early years
30 November 2012, 10:00 - 16:30


Speakers:
David Gee, Deputy Librarian, IALS Library (chairing some sessions; Professor Helen Xanthaki, Professor of Law, IALS; Professor Avrom Sherr, Director, IALS; Steve Whittle, Senior Librarian, IALS; Joe Ury, Executive Director, BAILII; Hester Swift, Senior Librarian, IALS.
Description
MPhil/PhD law students from across the UK are warmly invited to attend this specially tailored day of presentations and networking opportunities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Friday 30 November will be of particular relevance to applicants and early PhD researchers. The day will include:

The challenges of researching a PhD in the first year: where to start? – Professor Helen Xanthaki, Professor of Law, IALS;
Handling the Supervision Relationship – Professor Avrom Sherr, Director, IALS;
Free law e-resources available from IALS including the BAILII gateway – Steve Whittle, Senior Librarian, IALS & Joe Ury, Executive Director, BAILII;
Student led discussion – Chair: Professor Helen Xanthaki;
IALS Global Law Library, making the most of electronic resources – Hester Swift, Senior Librarian, IALS;
The particular challenges of being an overseas PhD student – Rachel Strickand, Deputy Registrar, School of Advanced Study;
Tours of the IALS Library led by senior library staff.
 

 

02-Oct-2012 Progress report on the 2012 Survey of major law libraries around the world

Gee, David Project report International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) Conference, Toronto, 2012 (Tuesday 2nd October 2012)

04-Nov-2011 Archives, Records and Repositories for Socio-legal Research

Organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the
British Library with support from the Socio-Legal Studies
Association.
Date: Friday 4th November 2011
Time: 9.30am registration for 10.00am start. Ends 4.30pm.
For Doctoral Students and Early Career Academics planning to
embark on archival socio-legal projects. It is also open to
established academics keen to learn about new
methodologies or changing track with their research.
Introduces the scope, research value and practical utilization of
archival resources
Case studies and tips from specific archival research projects
Revised programme: speakers and topics to include:
Prof. Michael Lobban, Queen Mary, University of London
Prof. John Flood, University of Westminster
You can’t always get what you want: Locating Archives and
Negotiating Access in Inter/trans-national Socio-legal Research.
Prof. David Fraser, University of Nottingham
The Hidden Gems of the Society of Legal Scholars
Prof. Fiona Cownie, Keele University
Exploring "crime in the commercial sphere" in the 21st century: the
significance of archival research, interdisciplinary studies in
articulating capitalism and law.
Dr. Sarah Wilson, University of York
The Institutional and Historical Structure of UK Record-Keeping
Dr. Stephen Banks, University of Reading & Forum for Legal
and Historical Research
Locked away in the Archives?
Dr. Amanda Bevan, Principal Records Specialist, Legal
Records, National Archives
Highlights also include:
Networking with researchers, archivists and British Library Legal
Studies, Oral History, Data Sets & India Office Records Curators

www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/10455
 

01-Jan-2011 How to get a PhD in Law: a national training day for PhDs in law

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pleased to announce a series of three
National Training Days for First Year Law MPhil / PhDs

Students enrolled for an MPhil / PhD in Law from across the UK are warmly invited to attend
these specially tailored days of presentations, library tours and networking opportunities at the
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library on the theme of:
How to get a PhD in Law
 

Day One: Wednesday 2 November 2011
Meeting the challenges of the first year: for applicants and early PhD researchers
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Website: www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/10468
Topics to include:
The challenges of researching a PhD in the first year: where to start?
Professor Helen Xanthaki, Professor of Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The particular challenges of being an overseas PhD student.
Rosemary Lambeth, Registrar, School of Advanced Study

Free law e-resources available from IALS including the BAILII gateway
Steve Whittle, Senior Librarian, IALS Library; Joe Ury, Executive Director, BAILLI
Three PhD students nearing completion will discuss how they approached
researching their theses and the legal research skills they needed. Followed by
question and answers
Session chaired by Professor Helen Xanthaki
IALS Global Law Library: making the most of our electronic resources
Gerry Power, Senior Librarian, IALS Library
Handling the Supervision Relationship
Professor Avrom Sherr
Tours of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library led by senior library
staff

Day Two: Saturday 17 March 2012
What legal research skills do I need? Literature reviews, qualitative and
quantitative research and comparative legal research.
Website: www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/10638
Topics to include:
Literature review and PhDs in law
Professor Lisa Webley, Professor in Law, University of Westminster
Comparative Legal Research
Professor Helen Xanthaki, Professor in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Qualitative and quantitative research for PhDs
Professor Lisa Webley
IALS Global Law Library: foreign, international and comparative research collections and
electronic resources
Senior Law Librarians, IALS Library


Day Three: Wednesday 23 May 2012
Preparing yourself for the Vivas. Getting yourself known: Publishing your
work, presenting skills and networking.
Website: www.sas.ac.uk/events/view/10639
Topics to include:
Preparing for the Viva or Mini Viva
Professor Avrom Sherr, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Practical presenting skills for your work and yourself
Dr Constantin Stefanou, Senior Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Ethics and publishing your work
Professor Avrom Sherr, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Making the most of networking opportunities
Skills in compiling a legal bibliography and avoiding plagiarism
Senior law librarians at IALS Library

Registration Fees:
1) 2 November: £30.00;
2) 17 March: £65.00;
3) 23 May: £65.00;
4) All three training days booked together: £120.00. No refunds are available on this discounted
price.
 

 

01-Jan-2010 How to get a PhD in Law: a national training day for PhDs in law

How to get a PhD in Law
A National Training Day for Law PhDs

Held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Wednesday 24th November 2010

The day will include:

•   Practical sessions on how to meet the many challenges of researching a PhD degree in law
•   An introduction to the range of legal research materials (both paper and electronic) available from IALS Library
•   Tours of IALS Library and its national collections of foreign, international and comparative materials
•   An opportunity to meet and network with research students from other universities across the UK

FINAL PROGRAMME:

Time   Session
10.00 to
10.30   Arrival and coffee

10.30 to 10.35   Welcome and introduction
Professor Avrom Sherr, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and David Gee, Deputy Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

10.35 to
10.45   Trials and Tribulations or Libraries and Legalese
Professor Avrom Sherr, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

10.45 to
11.15   The challenges of researching a PhD and the legal research skills required
Dr Lisa Webley, Reader in Law at the University of Westminster

11.15 to
11.35   Coffee break

11.35 to
12.30   IALS foreign, international and comparative research collections, electronic resources and library catalogue
Gerry Power and Laura Griffiths, senior librarians at IALS Library

12.30 to
1.30   Lunch

1.30 to
2.10   Two research students who have nearly completed their PhD’s will discuss how they approached researching their theses and the legal research skills they needed. Session to be open to questions from the audience and discussion
Session chaired by Professor Avrom Sherr, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Panel comprises Mr Ardi Atai and Mr Ivan Sammut, IALS PhD students

2.10 to
2.55   Free law e-resources available from IALS including the BAILII gateway
Steve Whittle, senior librarian from IALS Library and Joe Ury, BAILII Executive Director

2.55 to
3.25   The particular challenges of being an overseas PhD student
Ms Bahar Hatami (IALS PhD student) and Ms Aysem Diker Vanberg (PhD student at the University of Essex)

3.25 to
3.45   Tea break
3.45   Concluding remarks
Professor Avrom Sherr, Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

3.45 to 4.30   Tours of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library led by senior library staff



Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

 

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