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FLAG – the Foreign Law Guide; an Update 2013

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 September 2014


This report, compiled by Gerry Power, describes the process of updating the records of the FLAG (Foreign Law Guide) database. His article outlines the aims, method and the findings of the 2013 update.

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1 FLAG accessed on 1 July 2014

2 Clinch, Peter (2005) The FLAG database updated. Legal Information Management, 5, 63–65

3 Clinch, Peter and Bird, Ruth (2008) Finding foreign law collections in the UK: the 2007 FLAG update and questions it raises for future collection development policy in the UK. Legal Information Management, 8, 135–139

4 Clinch, Peter (2011) The FLAG database – 2010 update. Legal Information Management, 11, 52–54

5 The Flare Foreign Law Research group of libraries is a collaboration between the major libraries collecting law in the United Kingdom: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (Chair), Bodleian Law Library – University of Oxford, British Library, Squire Law Library – University of Cambridge, and School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London.

6 Clinch, Peter (2011) The FLAG Database – 2010 Update. Legal Information Management, 11, 52–54

7 UK Research Reserve accessed on 1 July 2014

8 see footnote 6

9 ibid.

10 ibid, p. 53

11 These observation are based on the author's own experience of managing the project and his reflections thereupon.

12 Surveys and reports are available at accessed on 1 July 2014.