Although journals in the field of librarianship often include articles pertaining to acquisitions, they usually are geared to a broad audience and rarely tailored specifically to law libraries. Some of these articles, however, provide information that is germane to law librarians who work in acquisitions. The purpose of this article is to consider the best of recent writing about acquisitions against the context of law libraries. Where appropriate, distinctions are drawn between acquisitions in academic and nonacademic law libraries. The topics discussed include shrinking acquisitions resources, changes in legal publishing, building and managing an acquisitions program, preservation, outsourcing, gifts, and the Internet.
Issues in Law Library Acquisitions: An Analysis, 92 LAW LIB. J. 203