Patron Driven Acquisitions in Law School Libraries?

“…I’m becoming increasingly convinced that the near future of most research libraries really does lie less in brokering access to an artificially small subset of the huge universe of available documents, and more in showing our patrons everything that’s available and buying only what they say they need, in the very moment they realize that they need it.”

quote from Rick Anderson’s (Associate Dir. for Scholarly Resources & Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah)  2009 article, “Is the Library Collection Too Risky?” available at

Should  law school libraries move  in the direction of Patron Driven Acquisitions?  Share your thoughts in the comments section.


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