Finding the Middle Ground in Collection Development: How Academic Law Libraries Can Shape Their Collections in Response to the Call for More Practice-Oriented Legal Education

Law Library Journal, Vol. 102, 2010

Georgetown Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 10-15

48 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2010 Last revised: 14 Dec 2012

Amanda Runyon

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law

Leslie Anne Street

Katherine R. Everett Law Library; Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: March 26, 2010

Abstract

To examine how academic law libraries can respond to the call for more practice-oriented legal education, the authors compared trends in collection management decisions regarding secondary sources at academic and law firm libraries along with law firm librarians’ perceptions of law school legal research training of new associates.

Keywords: Legal Research, Collection Development, Secondary Sources, library budgets, library collections, law library economics, legal publishing, law libraries

JEL Classification: I20, I22, K00, L82, L86

Suggested Citation

Runyon, Amanda and Street, Leslie Anne, Finding the Middle Ground in Collection Development: How Academic Law Libraries Can Shape Their Collections in Response to the Call for More Practice-Oriented Legal Education (March 26, 2010). Georgetown Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 10-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1579001

Amanda Runyon

University of Texas at Austin - School of Law ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
United States

Leslie Anne Street (Contact Author)

Katherine R. Everett Law Library ( email )

102 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC NC 27514
United States

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

Washington, DC 20001
United States

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