How Much of Your Print Collection Is Really on Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis?

Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 3-22, 1999

University of Washington School of Law Research Paper

20 Pages Posted: 25 May 2013

See all articles by Penny A. Hazelton

Penny A. Hazelton

University of Washington - School of Law; University of Washington School of Law - Gallagher Law Library

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

In April 1998, during the planning for a new law school building, the law professor who chaired the building committee asked me, as the law library director, to discuss the impact of online sources on future collection development. I would have assumed that about 40% of our collection was duplicated on the two major legal research system, Lexis and Westlaw. But after analyzing our holdings and the online coverage more carefully, I discovered that only 13% of our collection was duplicated online.

This paper includes my report, as it appeared in the conference materials for the AALL workshop, Space Planning and Technology for Academic Law Libraries, held at Duke in March 1999.

Keywords: Lexis, Westlaw, legal research, law libraries, books, law library administration, space planning, collection development

Suggested Citation

Hazelton, Penny A., How Much of Your Print Collection Is Really on Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis? (1999). Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 3-22, 1999; University of Washington School of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2266676

Penny A. Hazelton (Contact Author)

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University of Washington School of Law - Gallagher Law Library ( email )

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United States

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