The Rise and Fall of Academic Law Library Collection Standards

Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 31, p. 65, 2012

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 12-31

40 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2012 Last revised: 28 Nov 2017

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Cindy Hirsch

University of Maine - School of Law

Date Written: June 21, 2012

Abstract

This article provides a history of the American Bar Association (ABA) Accreditation Standards for law library collection development from a simple standard, “adequate for the use of the students,” to a more detailed list of requirements, and back again to simpler mandates. ABA standards are currently under review, and the author argues it is time to end the collection requirements in the ABA standards.

Keywords: collection development, ABA, accreditation, law library collection standards

Suggested Citation

Hirsch, Cindy, The Rise and Fall of Academic Law Library Collection Standards (June 21, 2012). Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 31, p. 65, 2012 ; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 12-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2088120

Cindy Hirsch (Contact Author)

University of Maine - School of Law ( email )

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Portland, ME 04102
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