2018 Survey on Law Library Use of Amazon - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 20, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2018--The “2018 Survey on Law Library Use of Amazon” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This survey presents data and commentary from 39 law firm, law school, courthouse and other law libraries about how Amazon has impacted their purchasing.

The report particularly focuses on print books but also includes a broad range of other items including but not limited to: office supplies, archival supplies, computing devices and other information technology, eBooks, online courses, videos, legal journals, magazines and many other items.

The study looks at how Amazon has impacted law library purchasing and how it is likely to impact it in the near future. In addition to the quantitative data, the report furnishes advice from survey participants about how they use Amazon and plan to use it in the near future.

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

Purchases from Amazon accounted for 2.8% of total purchases of audiobooks in the past year by the libraries sampled. Mean spending on eBooks from all publishers and aggregators by the libraries sampled was $6,371 with most volume accounted for by university law libraries. Half of all libraries with an Amazon Prime account had purchased computer or printer supplies from Amazon in the past year. Mean spending on print books dropped to an estimated $162,331 for the 2018-19 academic or fiscal year, a drop of approximately 2.1% but more than 4% in real terms (accounting for inflation). Hein accounted for 22.17% of books acquired by the libraries in the sample through aggregators in the past year.

Summary of Main Findings

Purchases of Microfilm & Related Supplies from Amazon Purchases of Archival Supplies from Amazon Purchases of eBooks, Overall Purchase Volume and Percentage from Amazon Spending on Audiobooks, Overall and Percentage from Amazon Purchase of Library Shelving and Furniture from Amazon Purchases of Videos Through Amazon Purchases of Computer and Printer Supplies from Amazon Purchases of Laptops, Desktops and other Computing Devices from Amazon Purchases of Software from Amazon Purchases of Photocopiers and Related Supplies from Amazon Purchases of Online Courses from Amazon Purchases of CD’s, Vinyl Records, and other Music Mediums from Amazon Purchases of Mobile Computing Recharging Terminals & Nodes Purchases of Bates Stamping Equipment from Amazon Spending on and Percentage of Purchases of Legal & Other Scholarly Journals from Amazon Use of Amazon Cloud Services for Web Hosting, Web Storage and other Applications Law Library Spending on Print Books in the 2017-18, and 2018-19 Academic or Fiscal Years Percentage of Book Purchases Through Aggregators and Percentage Purchased Directly from Publishers Percentage of Law Firm Book Purchases from Aggregators Accounted for by Midwest Library Services Percentage of Law Firm Book Purchases from Aggregators Accounted for by Gobi Library Services Percentage of Law Firm Book Purchases from Aggregators Accounted for by Coutts/Ingram Percentage of Law Firm Book Purchases from Aggregators Accounted for by Amazon Percentage of Law Firm Book Purchases from Aggregators Accounted for by Barnes & Noble Percentage of Law Firm Book Purchases from Aggregators Accounted for by Baker & Taylor Law Library Expectations for Book Purchasing Over the Next Few Years Spending on Directories and Share of Such Spending Through Amazon Percentage of Purchases of Computer Paper, Legal Pads, Pens, Files and Folders and Other Basic Office Supplies Accounted for by Amazon Law Library Spending for Magazines and Percentage Accounted for by Amazon

Sources / Contributors

Baker Botts LLP Barack Ferrazzano Barclay Damon LLP Chapman and Cutler Clermont County Law Library Collin College Cooper, White and Cooper LLP Delaware Law School Library Dougherty County Law Library Downey Brand LLP Drake Law Library Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP Elon University School of Law GGU Law Library Gilbert’s LLP Goulston and Storrs PC Indiana University Jerome Hall Law Library Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter KKBL McCaughtry and Associates, Inc. McLane Middleton National Judicial Institute Parker Poe Paul Hastings Sacramento County Law Library San Mateo County Law Library SBCLL Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Snell and Wilmer State Law Library of Mississippi Thompson Rivers University UCLA Law Library UNH School of Law University of Nebraska University of New Mexico Law Library

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