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Electronic Resources in Commercial Law Firms: a Review

  • Samuel Wiggins

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In this paper Samuel Wiggins uses the results of a survey undertaken by the author in 2011 as a way to contemplate both current and future issues for the legal information sector. The survey results act as a point of reflection for four key areas challenging the profession; relationships between lawyers and librarians, changing budgets, the nature of enquiries, and job roles. The article concludes by reminding the reader of the importance of reflection on their work, as well as highlighting areas where law librarians might strengthen their position within their firm.

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Byrne, M (2014) “A&O posts record results to £1.23bn but revenue rise lags half year performance” The Lawyer, 2 July 2014. http://www.thelawyer.com/analysis/the-lawyer-management/financial-news/ao-posts-record-results-to-123bn-but-revenue-rise-lags-half-year-performance/3022679.article [Accessed 5 July 2014)
Goodman, J. (2013) “Are you tech savy?”. Law Society Gazette, 23 June 2014. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/analysis/comment-and-opinion/are-you-tech-savvy/5041777.article [Accessed 5 July 2014]
Schumaker, D. (2014) “Disruption, Alignment and Embedded Librarianship”. Paper presented at SLA 2014, Vancouver, B.C., 8 June 2014, viewed 29 June 2014 http://www.slideshare.net/davidshumaker/sla-spotlight2014-embeddedlibrarianship
Wiggins, S. (2011) The Uses And Effects Of Electronic Resources On Commercial Law Firm Libraries, MA Dissertation. Sheffield: The University of Sheffield

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  • Samuel Wiggins

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