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Out of the Jungle




Thoughts on the present and future of legal information, legal research, and legal education.

Blog Type:


Blog Audience:

Special librarians

Primary Focus:

Special Librarianship

Other Foci:

Policy & Legislation; Higher Education


An excerpt from a blog post: "The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) published its Guide to Fair Business Practices for Publishers (2nd edition, 2008). They are now in the process of making what are really rather minor revisions to the document. The wonderful Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV) has a new blog where you can go to link to the proposed changes, and read about how to submit your comments. The AALL Consumer Advocacy Caucus has looked over the changes and is submitting comments, but the more members who comment, the better. Publishers and consumers alike have an interest in fair business practices. When one or a few publishers engage in unfair practices, the other publishers or vendors who try to conduct their business along fair guidelines are put at a disadvantage. When everybody maintains fair business practices, there is an even playing field, which improves competition, benefiting the marketplace and consumers as well..."