In an increasingly crowded market, legal research vendors vie for librarians’ dollars.

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In the past year, has your number of electronic resources:
Increased 65%
Decreased 12%
Stayed the same 23%
Do you anticipate moving toward a single-vendor approach for electronic research within the next five years?
Yes 35%
No 65%
If yes, which vendor are you leaning toward?
2010 2009
LexisNexis 30% 31%
Westlaw 70% 69%
What integrated library system (ILS) does your firm use?
EOS 36%
Sydney Plus 18%
InMagic 10%
Softlink 10%
Horizon 8%
Innovation Interfaces 4%
Camelot 4%
In-house 4%
Sirsi 3%
Other 3%
Do you have any Bloomberg Professional terminals?
2010 2009
Yes 35% 36%
No 65% 64%
How many do you have?
Average 2.03
Have you, or do you plan to subscribe to Bloomberg Law in 2010?
Yes 24%
No 76%
What percentage of online charges paid to LexisNexis and Westlaw does the firm recover from clients?
2010 2009
40% or less 15% 15%
41 to 60% 28% 28%
61 to 80% 39% 36%
81 to 100% 15% 15%
Not applicable 3% 6%
How does online cost recovery compare for LexisNexis and Westlaw usage at your firm?
2010 2009
LexisNexis recovery is better. 4% 16%
Westlaw recovery is better. 50% 46%
They are about the same. 44% 34%
We don’t recover online charges. 1% 4%
Do you, or do you plan to, subscribe to WestlawNext in 2010?
Yes 18%
No 82%
Do you still subscribe to:
Regional reporters 18%
Federal reporters 31%
Federal supplements 29%
State reporters 58%
Others 36%
Multiple responses were allowed.