Monday, September 09, 2019

Survey of Law Library Plans for the Print Materials Collection

Primary Research Group, a New York-based publisher of research reports and surveys about law libraries, has published the Survey of Law Library Plans for the Print Materials Collection, 2020 Edition (print copies $144.00US):
"The sample includes 17 law firm, 5 university, 10 government and 8 courthouse, among other libraries. The study presents highly detailed data about their spending on and plans for primary legal materials, secondary legal materials, books, directories, newspapers and magazines and other print materials (...) "
"Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:
  • The government law libraries in the sample spent a mean of $774,000 on print materials in the past year.
  • Canadian law libraries in the sample culled a mean of 6.38% of their book collections in the past year.
  • Large law libraries with 5 or more librarians reduced the number of print subscriptions to law journals that they maintain by nearly 19% in 2019.
  • Small and medium-sized law firm libraries expect to increase their spending significantly on print editions of newspapers and magazines in 2020.
  • Primary legal works accounted for a mean of 34.21% of the print materials budget for the organizations sampled."
Earlier Library Boy posts about Primary Research Group Reports include:

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