The Changing Nature of Law Libraries

Alan Cohen of writes about the changing nature of law libraries due to expanding online resources –

…[T]he shrinking space — and at some large firms, …the shrinking library staff — isn’t the death knell for the law firm library, but the start of its next, better, technologically advanced phase. Through online hubs like the Milbank Research Portal, lawyers will have fast, fine-tuned access to the resources they need. Librarians will have more control over what sources are used — and what expenses are incurred. Publishers will no longer have all the leverage when negotiating contracts for licensed materials; and, in the end, clients will get better service that’s more cost-efficient, too.

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