Today the American Association of Law Libraries announced that the Wise Law Library will be the next recipient of its Innovations in Technology Award . This award was conferred on the law library for its development of the Colorado Session Laws Digital Archive .
The Wise Law Library launched the Colorado Session Laws Digital Archive in the fall of 2015 to support historical legislative research at the law school, in the state of Colorado, and beyond. The collection comprises all enactments, resolutions, and memorials passed by the Colorado General Assembly from the first territorial legislature in 1861 to the close of the second session of the 58th General Assembly in 1992. This digital archive makes available over 27,000 downloadable documents and offers search features that are specially built for the collection's content.
The AALL Innovations in Technology Award is given yearly to an AALL member, library, or organization to recognize outstanding innovation in the development of an application or resource that helps law libraries and legal professionals. The award jury cited careful thought given to usability, extent of metadata, and depth of collection as factors contributing to their selection.
We here at the Wise Law Library are pleased as punch to be receiving this award. To celebrate, we offer you this 1937 act from the archive, which outlawed personal, physical and mental endurance contests for prizes and awards: An Act Relating to Endurance Contests; Providing Regulation or Restriction of All Personal, Physical or Mental Endurance Contests in Public Competition for Prizes, Awards or Admission Fees.