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Sunday, July 11 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
A6: "I Read the News Today, Oh Boy!": 21st Century Lessons for Law Libraries from the Recording and Newspaper Industries

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Target Audience: Librarians dealing with or interested in the evolution of library technologies and patrons
Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will analyze the successes and failures of the recording and newspaper industries in adapting to an online information world.
2. Participants will compare those successes and failures to similar challenges faced by law libraries.

Adapting to a digital world, law librarians face many pressures: online resources that are sometimes less usable than their print counterparts, escalating costs from a dwindling number of content providers, and patrons who expect all information to be online. Not surprisingly, other information markets, such the recording and newspaper industries, face similar problems. Both industries saw their content become available on the internet, and they continue to struggle with outside players seizing control of their markets, while facing economic backlash for not effectively meeting consumer expectations. What lessons should legal information professionals learn from these industries? A panel of law librarians and recording and newspaper industry experts will discuss these transitions, analyzing mistakes that have been made, and identifying opportunities for law librarians.

Sunday July 11, 2010 1:30pm - 2:45pm MDT
CCC-Room 605-607

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