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Readings in Legal Information, pt. 10

economist.jpgSomehow or other we got this far without mentioning Kendall Svengalis’ Legal Information Buyer’s Guide and Reference Manual. We should not have neglected it for so long. It is what the title claims: a guide to legal information products written from the perspective of the buyer. That alone makes it one of the most innovative legal information products ever, and Svengalis the man least likely to have lunch bought for him by a legal publisher. It’s a godsend to anyone who actually has to buy legal information. From our point of view, it’s an interesting catalog of the many ways in which people make practical decisions about the acquisition and use of legal information — and how practice departs from theory in the realm of legal research.