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Help AALL Build the Case for Print Legal Resources

Friday, June 29th, 2012 by

From the AALL Government Relations Office:

A recent query from the Office of the Law Revision Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives about the importance of the printed General Index of the U.S. Code has made clear that the threat of elimination of print legal materials and reference publications continues to loom. As advocates for permanent public access to primary legal materials, AALL members know the value print resources provide. It is incumbent upon us to build evidence in support of the continued need for print and other tangible formats.

To that end, the Government Relations Office has created a print resource usage log that will aid in collecting more information about print use. We ask that you log each time you use, or help someone to use, a federal legal resource in print. Examples include the print Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Record, and U.S. Code. The usage log is short and simple. Please provide answers to as many of the questions as you can and ask your colleagues to do the same. Your answers will only be recorded and viewed by the AALL Government Relations Office staff, though we will make public an overview of the responses.

Thank you.

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