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Law Library Benchmarks, 2016-17 Edition

THE QUESTIONNAIRE
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Non-Librarian Staff
Staffing and Salaries
Trends in the Use of Staff Time
Changes in Use of Library Staff Time
Staff Time Spent Evaluating Contracts and Licenses for eBooks
Staff Time Spent in Information Literacy Oriented Tutorials and Classes
Staff Time Spent Conducting Research for Library Patrons
Staff Time Spent on Cataloging and Metadata Development
Staff Time Spent Managing Invoices and Accounts Payable
Staff Time Spent Learning about New Information Sources
Staff Time Spent Exploring Sources of Free Legal Information on the Web
Staff Time Spent on Collection Evaluation and Development
Staff Time Spent on Organizational Records Management
Staff Time Spent Marketing the Library's Services
Single Task or Objective that has taken up More Staff Time in Recent Years
Outsourcing
Total Library Expenditure
Overall Spending on Content and Materials (2015, 16, 17)
Spending for Online Databases (2015, 16, 17)
Use of Annotated Statutory Codes
Plans for Use of Various Suppliers of Legal Information
Plans for Use of Bloomberg Law
Plans for Use of Thomson/Reuters/West
Plans for Use of Reed/Elsevier/LexisNexis
Plans for Use of Wolters/Kluwers/CHH
Plans for Use of Information Services from the American Bar Association
Use of Webinars
Use of Legal Blogs in Information Searches
Use of Google Scholar
Cataloging of Blogs
Impact of Webcasts, Podcasts and Video
Use of QR Codes
Database Access from Mobile Devices
Number of Legal Journal Subscriptions Maintained
Annual Spending on Print and Electronic Versions of Journals
Spending on Scholarly and Professional Journals (2016, 17)
Spending on Print Magazines and Newspapers (2016, 17)
The Future of Print
Use of LinkedIn and other Social Network Online Platforms
Spending on Traditional Print Books (2015, 16, 17)
Spending on eBooks and Ebook directories (2015, 16, 17)
Use of Specific EBook Publishers
EBook Ease of Use for Library Patrons
Use of Inter-Library Loan
Spending on Print Reporters (2016, 17)
Cost Recovery for Use of Online Services
Particularly Admired Libraries
Most Significant Law Library Technology Trends
Table 1.1 Approximately how many librarians in FTE terms are employed by your library?
Table 1.2 Approximately how many librarians in FTE terms are employed by your library? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 2.1 How many other full time equivalent employees such as library assistants, technology staff, secretaries and others are employed by the library?
Table 2.2 How many other full time equivalent employees such as library assistants, technology staff, secretaries and others are employed by the library? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 2.3 How many other full time equivalent employees such as library assistants, technology staff, secretaries and others are employed by the library? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 3.1 What was the library's total spending on salaries last year, including retirement contributions, for all employees of the library? (In US $)
Table 3.2 What was the library's total spending on salaries last year, including retirement contributions, for all employees of the library? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 3.3 What was the library's total spending on salaries last year, including retirement contributions, for all employees of the library? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on the following tasks:
Table 4.1.1 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on evaluating contracts and licenses for eBooks?
Table 4.1.2 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on evaluating contracts and licenses for eBooks? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.1.3 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on evaluating contracts and licenses for eBooks? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.2.1 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on information literacy oriented tutorials and classes?
Table 4.2.2 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on information literacy oriented tutorials and classes? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.2.3 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on information literacy oriented tutorials and classes? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.3.1 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on conducting research for library patrons?
Table 4.3.2 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on conducting research for library patrons? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.3.3 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on conducting research for library patrons? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.4.1 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on cataloging and metadata development?
Table 4.4.2 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on cataloging and metadata development? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.4.3 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on cataloging and metadata development? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.5.1 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on managing invoices and accounts payable?
Table 4.5.2 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on managing invoices and accounts payable? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.5.3 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on managing invoices and accounts payable? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.6.1 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on learning about new information sources?
Table 4.6.2 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on learning about new information sources? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.6.3 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on learning about new information sources? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.7.1 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on exploring sources of free legal information on the web?
Table 4.7.2 Over the past three years is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on exploring sources of free legal information on the web? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.7.3 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on exploring sources of free legal information on the web? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.8.1 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on collection evaluation and development?
Table 4.8.2 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on collection evaluation and development? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.8.3 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on collection evaluation and development. Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.9.1 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on organizational records management?
Table 4.9.2 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on organizational records management? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.9.3 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on organizational records management? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 4.10.1 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on marketing the library's services to end users?
Table 4.10.2 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on marketing the library's services to end users? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 4.10.3 Over the past three years rate is your library spending more staff time, less staff time, or about the same amount of staff time on marketing the library's services to end users? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
What single task or objective has taken an increasing amount of staff time in recent years and why has so much staff time been devoted to it?
Which tasks, if any, does your library outsource?
Table 5 What was the library's budget in each of the following years? (including spending for salaries) (In US$)
Table 5.1.1 What was the library's budget in 2015? (In US $)
Table 5.1.2 What was the library's budget in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 5.1.3 What was the library's budget in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 5.2.1 What was the library's budget in 2016? (In US $)
Table 5.2.2 What was the library's budget in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 5.2.3 What was the library's budget in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 5.3.1 What will the library's budget be in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $)
Table 5.3.2 What will the library's budget be in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 5.3.3 What will the library's budget be in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
If your library has made any substantial change to budget allocations over the past three years, please briefly summarize these changes below:
Table 6 What was the library's total expenditures for content/materials in each of the following years: (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $)
Table 6.1.1 What was the library's total expenditures for content/materials in 2015? (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $)
Table 6.1.2 What was the library's total expenditures for content/materials in 2015? (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 6.1.3 What was the library's total expenditures for content/materials in 2015? (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 6.2.1 What was the library's total expenditures for content/materials in 2016? (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $)
Table 6.2.2 What was the library's total expenditures for content/materials in 2016? (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 6.2.3 What was the library's total expenditures for content/materials in 2016? (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 6.3.1 What will the library's total expenditures for content/materials be in 2017? (anticipated): (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $)
Table 6.3.2 What will the library's total expenditures for content/materials be in 2017? (anticipated): (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 6.3.3 What will the library's total expenditures for content/materials be in 2017? (anticipated): (Content is defined as books, journals, magazines, audio visual materials, newsletters, databases, directories and other such information vehicles) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 7 How much did the library spend for online databases in the following years: (In US $)
Table 7.1.1 How much did the library spend for online databases in 2015? (In US $)
Table 7.1.2 How much did the library spend for online databases in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 7.1.3 How much did the library spend for online databases in 2015? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 7.2.1 How much did the library spend for online databases in 2016? (In $ US)
Table 7.2.2 How much did the library spend for online databases in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 7.2.3 How much did the library spend for online databases in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 7.3.1 How much will the library spend for online databases in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $)
Table 7.3.2 How much will the library spend for online databases in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 7.3.3 How much will the library spend for online databases in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 8 Apart from audio-visual materials approximately what percentage of the materials/content budget was accounted for by print and how much by electronic resources?
Table 8.1.1 Apart from audio-visual materials approximately what percentage of the materials/content budget was accounted for by print resources (%)?
Table 8.1.2 Apart from audio-visual materials approximately what percentage of the materials/content budget was accounted for by print resources (%)? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 8.1.3 Apart from audio-visual materials approximately what percentage of the materials/content budget was accounted for by print resources (%)? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 8.2.1 Apart from audio-visual materials approximately what percentage of the materials/content budget was accounted for by electronic resources (%)?
Table 8.2.2 Apart from audio-visual materials approximately what percentage of the materials/content budget was accounted for by electronic resources (%)? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 8.2.3 Apart from audio-visual materials approximately what percentage of the materials/content budget was accounted for by electronic resources (%)? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 9.1 For how many US states does the library maintain annotated statutory codes?
Table 9.2 For how many US states does the library maintain annotated statutory codes? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 9.3 For how many US states does the library maintain annotated statutory codes? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 10 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use the following suppliers of legal information?
Table 10.1.1 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Bloomberg as a supplier of legal information?
Table 10.1.2 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Bloomberg as a supplier of legal information? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 10.1.3 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Bloomberg as a supplier of legal information? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 10.2.1 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Thomson/Reuters/West as the suppliers of legal information?
Table 10.2.2 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Thomson/Reuters/West as the suppliers of legal information? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 10.2.3 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Thomson/Reuters/West as the suppliers of legal information? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 10.3.1 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Reed/Elsevier/LexisNexis as the suppliers of legal information?
Table 10.3.2 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Reed/Elsevier/LexisNexis as the suppliers of legal information? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 10.3.3 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Reed/Elsevier/LexisNexis as the suppliers of legal information? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 10.4.1 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Wolters/Kluwers/CHH as the suppliers of legal information?
Table 10.4.2 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Wolters/Kluwers/CHH as the suppliers of legal information? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 10.4.3 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use Wolters/Kluwers/CHH as the suppliers of legal information? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 10.5.1 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use the American Bar Association as a supplier of legal information?
Table 10.5.2 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use the American Bar Association as a supplier of legal information? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 10.5.3 Over the next two years do you feel that your law library will spend more, spend less, spend about the same, or continue not to use the American Bar Association as a supplier of legal information? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 11.1 Approximately how many webinars related to your work have you personally seen in the past year?
Table 11.2 Approximately how many webinars related to your work have you personally seen in the past year? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 11.3 Approximately how many webinars related to your work have you personally seen in the past year? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 12.1 What percentage of these webinars required payment of a fee?
Table 12.2 What percentage of these webinars required payment of a fee? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 12.3 What percentage of these webinars required payment of a fee? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Which webinars have you found most useful? Please be as specific as possible ideally including the name of the webinar, the main speaker and the company that produced it.
Table 13 Approximately what percentage of your legal information searches involve any of the following:
Table 13.1.1 Approximately what percentage of your legal information searches involve use of law blogs?
Table 13.1.2 Approximately what percentage of your legal information searches involve use of law blogs? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 13.1.3 Approximately what percentage of your legal information searches involve use of law blogs? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 13.2.1 Approximately what percentage of your legal information searches involve using Google Scholar?
Table 13.2.2 Approximately what percentage of your legal information searches involve using Google Scholar? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 13.2.3 Approximately what percentage of your legal information searches involve using Google Scholar? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Please list the law blogs (or others) that you or other librarians in your library find most useful in researching issues for patrons or working on library matters
Table 14.1 Does your library index blogs or provide some form of LibGuide or otherwise formally catalog or track law blogs to make them more easily found and accessed by library patrons?
Table 14.2 Does your library index blogs or provide some form of LibGuide or otherwise formally catalog or track law blogs to make them more easily found and accessed by library patrons? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 14.3 Does your library index blogs or provide some form of LibGuide or otherwise formally catalog or track law blogs to make them more easily found and accessed by library patrons? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
If your library has indexed law blogs, provided a LibGuide or otherwise formally cataloged or tracked legal blogs to ease library patron findability and access, describe what your library has done.
Has the growing profusion of webcasts, podcasts, videos and other video resources impacted the information search strategies of your organization? Do you integrate these resources into your information searches when you get requests for videos from patrons?
Table 15.1 Does your library use QR codes?
Table 15.2 Does your library use QR codes? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 15.3 Does your library use QR codes? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Describe exactly what the library has done to foster access to library resources from mobile devices.
Table 16 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals in the following formats:
Table 16.1.1 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals in print with no electronic access?
Table 16.1.2 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals in print with no electronic access? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 16.1.3 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals in print with no electronic access? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 16.2.1 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals in electronic formats with no print counterpart?
Table 16.2.2 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals in electronic formats with no print counterpart? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 16.2.3 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals in electronic formats with no print counterpart? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 16.3.1 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals with both print and electronic access?
Table 16.3.2 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals with both print and electronic access? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 16.3.3 How many subscriptions that require payment does the library maintain to legal journals with both print and electronic access? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 17 How much did (will) the library spend for print and/or electronic versions of legal, scientific and other scholarly and professional journals in the following years? (In US $)
Table 17.1.1 How much did (will) the library spend for print and/or electronic versions of legal, scientific and other scholarly and professional journals in 2016? (In US $)
Table 17.1.2 How much did (will) the library spend for print and/or electronic versions of legal, scientific and other scholarly and professional journals in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 17.1.3 How much did (will) the library spend for print and/or electronic versions of legal, scientific and other scholarly and professional journals in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 17.2.1 How much did (will) the library spend for print and/or electronic versions of legal, scientific and other scholarly and professional journals in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $)
Table 17.2.2 How much did (will) the library spend for print and/or electronic versions of legal, scientific and other scholarly and professional journals in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 17.2.3 How much did (will) the library spend for print and/or electronic versions of legal, scientific and other scholarly and professional journals in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 18 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to magazines and newspapers in traditional print formats in: (In US $)
Table 18.1.1 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to magazines and newspapers in traditional print formats in 2016? (In US $)
Table 18.1.2 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to magazines and newspapers in traditional print formats in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 18.1.3 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to magazines and newspapers in traditional print formats in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 18.2.1 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to magazines and newspapers in traditional print formats in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $)
Table 18.2.2 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to magazines and newspapers in traditional print formats in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 18.2.3 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to magazines and newspapers in traditional print formats in 2017 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
What are your expectations over the next three years for the library's print collection of journals and periodicals?
Table 19 Which of the following uses of LinkedIn are true for your organization? (Check all that apply)
Table 19.1.1 The law library maintains its own LinkedIn premium account
Table 19.1.2 The law library maintains its own LinkedIn premium account Broken out by Type of law library
Table 19.1.3 The law library maintains its own LinkedIn premium account Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 19.2.1 The law library uses the parent organization's premium account
Table 19.2.2 The law library uses the parent organization's premium account Broken out by Type of law library
Table 19.2.3 The law library uses the parent organization's premium account Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 19.3.1 The law library uses its own non-premium LinkedIn account
Table 19.3.2 The law library uses its own non-premium LinkedIn account Broken out by Type of law library
Table 19.3.3 The law library uses its own non-premium LinkedIn account Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 19.4.1 The law library teaches use of LinkedIn as part of its information literacy strategy
Table 19.4.2 The law library teaches use of LinkedIn as part of its information literacy strategy Broken out by Type of law library
Table 19.4.3 The law library teaches use of LinkedIn as part of its information literacy strategy Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 19.5.1 The law library uses LinkedIn frequently in legal research projects
Table 19.5.2 The law library uses LinkedIn frequently in legal research projects Broken out by Type of law library
Table 19.5.3 The law library uses LinkedIn frequently in legal research projects Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 20 Does your library have any of the following?
Table 20.1.1 Does your library have a Linked-in Site?
Table 20.1.2 Does your library have a Linked-in Site? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 20.1.3 Does your library have a Linked-in Site? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 20.2.1 Does your library have a Facebook Site?
Table 20.2.2 Does your library have a Facebook Site? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 20.2.3 Does your library have a Facebook Site? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 20.3.1 Does your library have a Twitter Account?
Table 20.3.2 Does your library have a Twitter Account? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 20.3.3 Does your library have a Twitter Account? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 20.4.1 Does your library have a Pinterest Site?
Table 20.4.2 Does your library have a Pinterest Site? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 20.4.3 Does your library have a Pinterest Site? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 20.5.1 Does your library have an Instagram Site?
Table 20.5.2 Does your library have an Instagram Site? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 20.5.3 Does your library have an Instagram Site? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 20.6.1 Does your library have a YouTube channel or presence?
Table 20.6.2 Does your library have a YouTube channel or presence? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 20.6.3 Does your library have a YouTube channel or presence? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 20.7.1 Does your library have a Vimeo channel or presence?
Table 20.7.2 Does your library have a Vimeo channel or presence? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 20.7.3 Does your library have a Vimeo channel or presence? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 21 How much will the library spend on traditional print books in 2015 and 2016? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $)
Table 21.1.1 How much did the library spend on traditional print books in 2015? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $)
Table 21.1.2 How much did the library spend on traditional print books in 2015? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 21.1.3 How much did the library spend on traditional print books in 2015? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 21.2.1 How much did the library spend on traditional print books in 2016? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $)
Table 21.2.2 How much did the library spend on traditional print books in 2016? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 21.2.3 How much did the library spend on traditional print books in 2016? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 21.3.1 How much will the library spend on traditional print books in 2017 (anticipated)? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $)
Table 21.3.2 How much will the library spend on traditional print books in 2017 (anticipated)? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 21.3.3 How much will the library spend on traditional print books in 2017 (anticipated)? (Exclude directories, reporters and other periodicals which we will ask about separately; also exclude e-books) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 22 How much did the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories (Directories in eBook format) in the following years (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $)
Table 22.1.1 How much did the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2015 (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $)
Table 22.1.2 How much did the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2015 (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 22.1.3 How much did the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2015 (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 22.2.1 How much did the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2016 (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $)
Table 22.2.2 How much did the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2016 (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 22.2.3 How much did the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2016 (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 22.3.1 How much will the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2017 (anticipated) (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $)
Table 22.3.2 How much will the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2017 (anticipated) (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 22.3.3 How much will the library spend on eBooks and EBook directories in 2017 (anticipated) (exclude journals and reporters, even if online) (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Which eBook publishers or aggregators account for the highest share of the library's use of eBooks?
Does the library have any means of identifying and addressing individuals who have difficulty in accessing electronic information sources? What have you done to ease the difficulty that these individuals have with accessing information online?
Table 23 How much did (will) the library spend for print reporters in the following years? (In US $)
Table 23.1.1 How much did (will) the library spend for print reporters in 2016? (In US $)
Table 23.1.2 How much did (will) the library spend for print reporters in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 23.1.3 How much did (will) the library spend for print reporters in 2016? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 23.2.1 How much did (will) the library spend for print reporters in 2017? (In US $)
Table 23.2.2 How much did (will) the library spend for print reporters in 2017? (In US $) Broken out by Type of law library
Table 23.2.3 How much did (will) the library spend for print reporters in 2017? (In US $) Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 24.1 What percentage of the total budget of the law library, including staff salaries and information purchasing, is recovered through charges to clients for information services?
Table 24.2 What percentage of the total budget of the law library, including staff salaries and information purchasing, is recovered through charges to clients for information services? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 24.3 What percentage of the total budget of the law library, including staff salaries and information purchasing, is recovered through charges to clients for information services? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 25 What percentage of total online information costs are paid for through billing to clients?
Table 25.1.1 What percentage of total online information costs are paid for through billing to clients?
Table 25.1.2 What percentage of total online information costs are paid for through billing to clients? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 25.1.3 What percentage of total online information costs are paid for through billing to clients? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Table 25.2.1 What percentage of total online information costs are paid for through internal billing to departments within your organization?
Table 25.2.2 What percentage of total online information costs are paid for through internal billing to departments within your organization? Broken out by Type of law library
Table 25.2.3 What percentage of total online information costs are paid for through internal billing to departments within your organization? Broken out by number of FTE librarians employed
Which law libraries other than your own do you particularly admire and what is so admirable about them?
What are the two or three most significant trends or new technologies in law libraries today?

Law Library Benchmarks, 2016-17 Edition

The study presents data and commentary from 47 law libraries including law firm, university, government and other law libraries.  The 129-page report presents a broad range of data on salaries, budgets and materials expenditures, including specific data on recent and planned spending for books, eBooks, reporters, online databases, journals and other information vehicles.  The study also looks closely at trends in the use of law librarians’ staff time, querying them about use of staff time for information literacy, legal research, collection development, records management, marketing, metadata and other end used, In addition, the study looks at law library use of technologies such as QR codes and social media.


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