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Information Resources for Solo Practitioners & Small Law Firms

Guide prepared in conjunction with law school Solo and Small Firm Practice Course

Alternatives in a Highly Concentrated Market

 

Saul Wurman's Model of the Information EnvironmentBulls eye, with information model.  Working from center, internal information, conversational information, reference information, news information, and cultural information.

 

  • 80/20 Rule--Twenty percent of your information resources should satisfy 80% of your information needs.
  • Inflation of print legal material

 

  Titles Total Price Average Price Percentage Change Price Index
2005 584 $354,981.07 $607.84   100.00
2006 573 $363,229.66 $633.91 4.29% 104.29
2007 652 $494,887.91 $759.03 19.74% 124.87
2008 653 $519,732.04 $795.91 4.86% 130.94
2009 642 $527,965.11 $822.38 3.34% 135.31
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2010 879 $979,653.47 $1,114.51   100.00
2011 863 $1,052,648.80 $1,219.76 9.44% 109.44
2012 888 $1,190,463.02 $1,340.61 9.91% 120.29
Source:  All Serials, AALL Price Guide for Legal Publications 2012, 2009. Serialcategories include: periodicals (academic and commercial), court reporters, citators, codes, digests, legal encyclopedias, newsletters, looseleaf services, and supplemented legal treatises.
  • Market Concentration
  • Internet Traffic      

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