Type: Law Library
Sharon Wang joined the Law Library in 2006 as a Reference Librarian and became an adjunct faculty of the law school since 2008.
Prior to joining Osgoode, she worked at McGill University libraries’ Government Document Department, spent one summer at the Library of Parliament, and held various part-time positions at McGill Law Library.
Foreign, comparative, and international legal research methodology, copyright, Chinese law and legal research, artificial intelligence and legal education
- “Dutch Gateway to International Law and My Gateway to International Law Librarianship” forthcoming, International Journal of Legal Information.
- “Book review: Freedom of Information: The Law, the Practice and the Ideal”37 Canadian Law Library Review (2012) 29.
- “Book review: Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court” 36Canadian Law Library Review (2011) 82.
- “Book review: the Idea of Authorship in Copyright”, 33 Canadian Law Library Review (2008) 462.
- “Book review: Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Access to information and privacy”, 32 Can. Law Library Rev., (2007) 84.
- “From Law Student to Law Librarian: Here I Am!” in 31 Can. Law Library Rev., (2006) 72.
- International Copyright and Developing Countries: the Impact of the TRIPs Agreement, LL.M thesis, Institute of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University.
- Legal Research and Writing for International Graduate Students
- Foreign, comparative and international legal research
Daniel Perlin B.A. (Hons), LL.B, MLIS
Daniel Perlin joined the Osgoode Hall Law School Library in June 2006 as a full time Reference Librarian, having worked as a casual Reference Librarian since July 2005.
He worked as Interim Reference Librarian at the Paul Martin Law Library, University of Windsor, also at the law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and at the University of Western Ontario Libraries. Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and he articled at McTague LLP Windsor. His areas of interest include Canadian legal research, labour law, employment law and human rights law.
- Perlin, Daniel. “Law Students and Legal Research: What’s the problem?”. (2007) 32(1) Can. L. L. Rev. 18-21.
- Daniel Perlin, Book Review of Constitutionalism and the Role of Parliaments by Denis Baranger, Anthony W. Bradley and Katja S. Ziegler, eds., (2008) 33(3) Can. L. L. Rev. 360-361.
Knight, F. Tim
F. Tim Knight was appointed Associate Librarian at the Osgoode Hall Law School Library in 2006. Prior to that he was the Cataloguing Team Leader at the Law Society of Ontario (formerly the Law Society of Upper Canada).
As Head of Technical Services he oversees library acquisition, cataloguing and electronic resources processing. He also oversees the ongoing development and implementation of the Osgoode Digital Commons (ODC).
Tim has been actively involved with the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) for many years and is the editor of the KF Classification Modified for Use in Canadian and Common Law Law Libraries (aka KF Modified) the classification scheme used at the Osgoode Law Library and in law libraries across Canada. He is also an occasional contributor to Slaw: Canada’s Online Legal Magazine.
Tim also represents CALL/ACBD on the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ Indigenous Matters Committee (IMC). The IMC launched the First Nations, Métis, Inuit Indigenous Ontology (FMIIO) in June of 2019 and continues to respond to the recommendations in the CFLA Truth and Reconciliation Report and Recommendations (2017).
Research interests: metadata; classification; subject analysis; Indigenous worldviews; linked data; machine learning; music composition
“Worldviews, Term Circles, Linked Data”
Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto, Ontario, January 2020.
“Words and Worldviews: Decolonizing Description”
Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Edmonton, Alberta, May 2019.
“Osgoode Digital Commons: Digital Repository Success Stories”
Canadian Association of Law Libraries webinar, April 19, 2018.
“What About Classification Bias?: Channeling Sandy Berman”
Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians, Toronto, Ontario, May 2017.
“Linked Data and Canadian Legal Resources”
CanLII Law, Government and Open Data Conference and Hackathon, University of Ottawa, 2013
See also: Librarian Publications and Presentations on ODC.
“Break On Through to the Other Side: The Library and Linked Data
TALL (Toronto Association of Law Libraries) Quarterly, v. 30, no. 1 (Spring 2011)
“Resource Description and Access: From AACR to RDA“,
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 36, no. 1 (2011)
“KF Modified and the Classification of Canadian Common Law“,
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 34, no. 5 (Winter 2009)
Review. “Flawed Precedent: The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title,”
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 45, no. 2 (2020).
Review. “Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment,”
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 41, no. 1 (2016).
Review. “Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque: Arabesques and Entanglements. By Richard K. Sherwin.,”
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 38, no. 3/4 (2013)
Review. “Who Owns the Moon?: Extraterrestrial Aspects of Land and Mineral Resources Ownership. By Virgiliu Pop.,”
Canadian Law Library Review, v. 37, no. 2 (2012)