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Legal Resource Product Preferences : Request for Survey Participants

You will want to pay attention to this request from FreePint. Participants get a free copy of a VIP Report on Bloomberg Law.  VIP product reviews are unmatched in the industry.  I subscribe to VIP Report.  It’s a great resource.

FreePint is conducting a survey of law libraries on their preferences and perspectives on major vendors and types of content. If you work in a law library, please take 10-15 minutes to complete this anonymous survey:

Provide an email address near the end of the survey (not associated with your responses) and you’ll receive a free copy of the resulting report, plus a preview copy of an upcoming VIP Report on Bloomberg Law.

Preview of interesting results to date:

* 100% of respondents report use of legal blogs in their firms; librarians are more likely to be using them than patrons (e.g., attorneys, paralegals), and librarians tend to go right to the source rather than accessing them via vendor platforms.

* Only 40% of respondents, however, use legal videos. When videos are in use, they are more likely used by the patrons than the library.

* Budget changes seem a bit more dramatic in the legal sector than in other sectors FreePint has studied recently: Only 10% report that they expect next year’s budget to remain flat (compared with 35% of respondents in other sectors), and 70% expect some decreases.

Will your responses shift the numbers? There’s only one way to find out. Complete the survey now:

If you have questions about this project, please feel free to contact Robin directly.

Robin Neidorf

General Manager & Lead Researcher, FreePint
+44 (0) 1784 605000 (UK)
+1 (612) 392-2312 (US, direct)

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