Thursday, March 27, 2008

Et tu, Westlaw?

I just learned from a reliable source that Westlaw will soon be sending out letters to academic law library directors and deans announcing a "significant" price increase in Westlaw prices for next year--maybe 10%. When I received the letter from LexisNexis telling us about their proposed pricing for next fiscal year, I assumed a similar letter from Westlaw would soon be in the mail. Now I have to figure out what I'm going to cut to finance these increases. The Westlaw increase is a particularly bitter pill to swallow after the clumsy way Thomson handled the removal of the Dialog databases.

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