Minnesota State Law Library:
Law Library Service to Prisoners:
2000 Core Collection and
Recommended Retention Schedule
For Prison Law Libraries
|Research and Writing||
|1. Black's Law Dictionary, 7th edition||A|
|2. Legal Research (Elias)||C|
|3. Uniform System of Citation||C|
|4. Handbook of Appellate Advocacy||C|
|5. Guidebook to State Agency Services||C|
|6. Minnesota Legislative Manual||C|
|7. Minnesota Legal Research Guide (Soderberg)||C|
|1. Minnesota Reporter, 1978-current||Co|
|2. Northwestern Reporter Advance Sheets||S|
|3. MN Supreme Court & Court of Appeals Syllabus of Opinions||M|
|4. Minnesota Rules of Court||5|
|5. Minnesota Statutes (every even year)||10|
|6. Minnesota Statutes Annotated (v. 11, 16, 38/39, 40, 49)||C|
|7. Minnesota Rules (every odd year)||C|
|8. Laws of Minnesota (every year)||C|
|9. DOC Policy Manual (Table of Contents)||C|
10a. United States Code Service [Title 42 §§ 1983 (2 vols) & Title 28 §§ 2241-2254 (1 vol)]
10b. United States Code Annotated [Title 42 §§ 1983-1984 (1 vol) & Title 28 §§ 2254 (1 vol)]
|11. Federal Civil Judicial Procedure & Rules||5|
|12. Federal Criminal Code and Rules||5|
1a. Minnesota Digest 2d
1b. Dunnell's Minnesota Digest
2a. Minnesota Practice (v. 3, 7-11, 14) AND Minnesota Civil Practice
2b. Minnesota Practice (v. 1-3, 7-11, 14-16)
|3. Shepard's Minnesota Citations||C|
|4. Federal Habeas Corpus Practice & Procedure||C|
|5. Post-Conviction Remedies (Manville)||C|
|6. Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual (Manville)||C|
|7. Judges Criminal Benchbook||C|
|8. Constitutional Rights of Prisoners (Palmer)||C|
|9. Sentencing, Corrections, and Prisoners' Rights in a Nutshell||C|
When space becomes a problem in the institution law library, the following guidelines determine which resources are weeded from your collection and which are retained. Older materials can always be requested from LLSP. NOTE: The State Law Library is interested in receiving any weeded materials.Explanation of Retention Codes
When an institution purchases a resource on CD-ROM, retain the hardbound volumes if space is available. However, supplemental subscriptions to the hardbound set should be cancelled (unless they are included within the price of the CD-ROM subscription.) NOTE: At this point, we are recommending only the purchase of Minnesota Reports and Minnesota Statutes on CD-ROM.
DOC Central has always strongly stated that all facilities should have the same collection. Accordingly, weed resources not on the core collection list first.
EXCEPTION: If space is available, retain the legal encyclopedia (American Jurisprudence 2nd Edition or Corpus Juris Secundum) currently on your shelves. These sets have been donated and are supplemented by LLSP.
A = Retain all copies available.
C = Retain current edition or set only.
Co = Retain complete series. If institutions replace this set with CD-ROM and provide multiple access (i.e., four concurrent users), weed the hardbound set in a space crunch. In addition, cancel your supplemental subscription to Minnesota Digest, if applicable.
M = Retain 3 months.
S = Retain only those issues supplementing the hardbound volumes (or CD-ROM).
5 = Retain 5 years.
10 = Retain 10 years. This means the most current and four previous sets. NOTE: Retention of current hardbound set is recommended even for those libraries purchasing the statutes on CD-ROM.