The Rise and Fall of Academic Law Library Collection Standards
Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 31, p. 65, 2012
40 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2012 Last revised: 28 Nov 2017
Date Written: June 21, 2012
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
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