Law Libraries Spurn Sizable Publisher Sponsorship

Thomson-West, the staple supplier of resources for law librarians, for the first time in recent memory wasn’t a gold sponsor ($75,000+) at the recent American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting, July 10-13, in Denver.

The reason? Not because of budget cutbacks. According to Joe Hodnicki, an editor of the Law Librarian Blog (LLB), AALL’s executive board decided not to accept any sponsorship dollars from Thomson-West. At issue is West’s refusal to provide pricing information for AALL’s annual Price Index for Legal Publications (available to AALL members only).

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