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Brown, Kincaid

Interim Director of the Law Library
Adjunct Professor of Law
Winter 2020

S-110E Legal Research

Kincaid C. Brown, '96, is the interim director of the Law Library, where he also manages collection services, including acquisitions, serials, and stacks maintenance. In his roles, Brown focuses on building and administering digital services such as the University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository, developing the Library's collection of electronic and print legal materials, and developing services in support of research done by Law School faculty and students. In addition to his JD from Michigan Law, Brown has an MSI from the U-M School of Information.

Brown's professional roles include service on many boards and committees, including serving as current chair of the State Bar of Michigan Libraries, Legal Research, and Legal Publications Committee and on the executive board of the AALL Computing Services Special Interest Section.

Recent Publications

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"Net Neutrality: An Explainer.” Mich. B.J. 99, no. 3 (March 2020): 48-49.
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"How Many Copies Are Enough Revisited: Open Access Legal Scholarship in the Time of Collection Budget Constraints." Law Lib. J. 111, no. 4 (2019): 551-71.
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​"Ask a Director: Tackling Technology Competencies." AALL Spectrum. 23, no. 5 (2019): 30-1.
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​"Buckets," in "'A Day in My Library Life,' Circa 2018." L. Library J., 111, no. 1 (2019): 71-103 at 83-4.
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​"Creative Commons: An Explainer." Mich. B. J. 97, no. 9 (2018): 52-3.
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"Law School Institutional Repositories: A Survey.” Trends Interactive: A Dialog on Law Libraries and Technology, (February 29, 2016).
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​Editor of the Libraries & Legal Research column in the Michigan Bar Journal.

Moderated and coordinated "I Know It Used to Be There: Using Web Archives in Legal Research" at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting, July 2019.