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AALL Spectrum / July/August 2020 / Volume 24, Number 6

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42 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG BLASE co-creators Ed Edmonds and Frank G. Houdek. AWARD SEASON Achievements in Legal Literature T he AALL Awards Committee is pleased to present the 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award to Ed Edmonds and Frank G. Houdek, co-editors of Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE), a database on HeinOnline, and to Ellyssa Kroski, editor of Law Librarianship in the Age of AI (ALA itions he aar reognies pbliations that hae mae a signifiant tetral contribution in the area of legal literature. BY JAMES E. DUGGAN Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) and Law Librarianship in the Age of AI receive the 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. T he new HeinOnline database Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment (BLASE) was designed to assist research- ers with this rapidly grow- ing field of interest and includes more than a million pages of critical infor- mation. As praised in the nomination letter, "the content in the database has never been available before in a single digital platform and is a one-stop shop for business and legal aspects of sports and entertainment." Included in the database are cases, scholarly articles and periodicals, federal and state government docu- ments (including legislative histories), House and Senate hearings, commit- tee reports, Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports, selected full-text books, an extensive bibliography of other publications, and selected lists of court cases with brief annotations. Full text access is provided to publications of the National Sports Institute at Marquette University. Co-Creator and Co-Editor Ed Edmonds is professor emeritus of law at Notre Dame Law School. He is the former law library director at William & Mary; Loyola New Orleans; St. Thomas (MN); and Notre Dame. He currently co-directs an Intercollegiate Athletics Externship at Notre Dame that places students in the Athletics Department Compliance Office. Edmonds is a former chair of the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section (SIS), the Committee on Relations with Dealers and Vendors,

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