ARCHIVED: Price Index for Legal Publications 1996 Now Available

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January 13, 1997

The American Association of Law Libraries' (AALL) Price Index for Legal Publications 1996, an annual reference guide which illustrates the changes in pricing of legal information from year to year, is now available.

The Price Index is a table-based report on the mean cost of titles and percentage increases over previous years for monographs, serial publications, legal periodicals, loose-leaf services, commercially published court reporters, and legal continuations plus an appendix of all products and legal vendors that were surveyed.

The 1996 edition has been produced by a new editor, AALL member Margaret Maes Axtmann (Assistant Director for Collections and Technical Services, University of Minnesota Law Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota.) Axtmann succeeds AALL Member Bettie Scott (Associate Law Librarian and Associate Law School Library Professor, City University of New York Law School, Flushing, New York) who has retired as editor after compiling the Price Index for the past 20 years.

New features in the 1996 Price Index include an index for CD-ROM publications, statements on the current state of U.S. legal publishing and on the Price Index's methodology, and a bibliography of other sources for legal information publishing and pricing. The Price Index for Legal Publications 1996 is available now for $20 from the AALL Executive Staff Office, 312/939-4764. Due to the nature of the contents of this publication, no returns will be accepted.

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with almost 4,700 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.

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