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F5: Strategic Integration of E-books
and Digital Content in Law Libraries
AALL Annual Conference
20 June 2015
Bess Reynold...
eBooks and Digital Content in the OPAC
One-stop shopping
•eBooks
– Collection from the Lexis Digital Library
– New York La...
Rate of eBook Adoption by Law Firms
•Percentage of law firms who have purchased eBooks
– 2012: 14% (12 of 84 firms)
– 2013...
Slow Progress for eBooks
4
Percentage of law firms who plan to purchase eBooks within
the next year:
In 2012: 21%
In 2015:...
Which Vendors are Selling eBooks to Law Firms?
5
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
Aggregators
Law Journal Press
Lexis Nexis
Other Non...
Major Barriers to Adoption of eBooks*
6
• Lack of attorney demand
• Cost
o Paying for platforms
o Paying for duplicate con...
Access to eBooks
7
All eBooks accessible through the OPAC: 2 clicks to read
MARC records for each title allow easy discove...
eBook Usage for the Lexis Digital Library
8
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
11/1/2013
12/1/2013
1/1/2014
2/1/2014
3/1/2014
4/...
eBook Usage for NYLI
9
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
eBook Loans
eBook Loans
ILS System Vendors
10
EOS International
34%
Lucidea / Sydney
Plus / Inmagic /
Cuadra family
28%
None
27%
SIRSI Dynix
4% So...
Additional Digital Content
11
Web Subscriptions = Firm-wide electronic resources organized by practice area
Visited 1,200+...
RSS Feeds - Current Awareness Alerts
12
Managed via ILS & embedded in OPAC so attorneys can self-subscribe
Over 2,000 feed...
Electronic Newsletters via the OPAC
13
Automatic delivery of emailed newsletters via the OPAC
Displays latest issue if lic...
14
Contact me:
breynolds@debevoise.com
Follow me on Twitter: @bibliobess
(personal Tweets, my opinions only)
Thank You
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Strategic Integration of E-Books and Digital Content in Law Libraries

  1. 1. F5: Strategic Integration of E-books and Digital Content in Law Libraries AALL Annual Conference 20 June 2015 Bess Reynolds Electronic Resources Manager Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  2. 2. eBooks and Digital Content in the OPAC One-stop shopping •eBooks – Collection from the Lexis Digital Library – New York Law Institute provides 70,000+ titles •Web subscriptions •RSS Feeds •Electronic journals 2
  3. 3. Rate of eBook Adoption by Law Firms •Percentage of law firms who have purchased eBooks – 2012: 14% (12 of 84 firms) – 2013: 27% (35 of 129 firms) – 2015: 54% (40 of 74 firms) 3 46% 54% Firms that Have Purchased eBooks by 2015 No Yes *Surveys conducted in June 2012 and June 2015
  4. 4. Slow Progress for eBooks 4 Percentage of law firms who plan to purchase eBooks within the next year: In 2012: 21% In 2015: 44% 9% 47% 44% Do You Plan to Purchase eBooks in the Coming Year? Maybe No Yes
  5. 5. Which Vendors are Selling eBooks to Law Firms? 5 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Aggregators Law Journal Press Lexis Nexis Other Non-legal Vendors Thomson Reuters West Academic Wolters Kluwer
  6. 6. Major Barriers to Adoption of eBooks* 6 • Lack of attorney demand • Cost o Paying for platforms o Paying for duplicate content • Difficulty/Inability to manage eBooks • DRM – Digital Rights Management • Multiple proprietary platforms • One user – one device model does not work at law firms *Answers from survey conducted in June 2015
  7. 7. Access to eBooks 7 All eBooks accessible through the OPAC: 2 clicks to read MARC records for each title allow easy discovery
  8. 8. eBook Usage for the Lexis Digital Library 8 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 11/1/2013 12/1/2013 1/1/2014 2/1/2014 3/1/2014 4/1/2014 5/1/2014 6/1/2014 7/1/2014 8/1/2014 9/1/2014 10/1/2014 11/1/2014 12/1/2014 1/1/2015 2/1/2015 3/1/2015 4/1/2015 Active visits Checkouts
  9. 9. eBook Usage for NYLI 9 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 eBook Loans eBook Loans
  10. 10. ILS System Vendors 10 EOS International 34% Lucidea / Sydney Plus / Inmagic / Cuadra family 28% None 27% SIRSI Dynix 4% Softlink 7% EOS International Lucidea / Sydney Plus / Inmagic / Cuadra family None SIRSI Dynix Softlink
  11. 11. Additional Digital Content 11 Web Subscriptions = Firm-wide electronic resources organized by practice area Visited 1,200+ times per month on average in 2015
  12. 12. RSS Feeds - Current Awareness Alerts 12 Managed via ILS & embedded in OPAC so attorneys can self-subscribe Over 2,000 feeds 525 attorneys & staff receive a cumulative 12,380 feeds in daily emails
  13. 13. Electronic Newsletters via the OPAC 13 Automatic delivery of emailed newsletters via the OPAC Displays latest issue if license allows
  14. 14. 14 Contact me: breynolds@debevoise.com Follow me on Twitter: @bibliobess (personal Tweets, my opinions only) Thank You

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