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Here are the results of the Second Annual AmLaw Tech library survey. (See box on next page) Has the main office library been redesigned or relocated in the past five years? Firms 2002 2001 Yes 49 56% 72% No 39 44% 18% Number of respondents: 88 If so, is the new main office library larger or smaller? Firms 2002 2001 About the same size 13 24% 12% Larger 3 6% 10% Smaller 38 70% 78% Number of respondents: 54 How does the current amount of shelf space compare with what existed five years ago? Firms 2002 2001 About the same 34 41% 31% More now 6 7% 14% Less now 44 52% 55% Number of respondents: 84 Has the firm canceled subscriptions to any West Reporters in the past two years? Firms 2002 2001 Yes 64 73% 75% No 24 27% 25% Number of respondents: 88 Does the firm have plans to phase out its print collection of West Reporters? Firms 2002 2001 Yes 37 44% 45% No 48 56% 55% Number of respondents: 85 In 2002, how much did the firm spend running its libraries in all offices? Please exclude staffing and expenses related to computer-based research applications like Westlaw and LexisNexis. Include the library’s share of firm overhead. Per lawyer Average: $1,890,753 $3,816 Median: $1,661,300 $3,527 Number of respondents: 52 In 2002, how much did the firm spend on library staff in all offices? Per lawyer Average: $822,583 $1,750 Median: $500,000 $1,295 Number of respondents: 57 In 2002, how much did the firm spend on print volumes, periodicals and other print materials in all offices? Per lawyer Average: $1,380,445 $2,831 Median: $1,088,299 $2,766 Number of respondents: 59 In 2002, how much did the firm spend on Westlaw research? Per lawyer Average: $1,176,705 $2,387 Median: $1,012,776 $2,400 Number of respondents: 58 In 2002, how much did the firm spend on LexisNexis research? Per lawyer Average: $975,578 $1,926 Median: $900,000 $2,020 Number of respondents: 55 In 2002, how much did the firm spend getting copyright permissions, either directly from publishers or from organizations like the Copyright Clearance Center? Per lawyer Average: $70,012 $120 Median: $60,860 $146 Number of respondents: 24 How does the library’s budget in 2003 for all offices compare with what was spent in 2002? Firms 2002 2001 About the same 26 32% 27% Larger 43 53% 57% Smaller 12 15% 16% Number of respondents: 81 How has the total number of full-time library employees changed in the past two years? Firms 2002 2001 Same number of employees 45 51% 31% More employees 23 26% 38% Fewer employees 20 23% 31% Number of respondents: 88 What is the ratio of lawyers to full-time library staff at the main office? Average: 36 Number of respondents: 87 How much compensation, including bonus, did the top librarian at your firm make? Firms 2002 2001 More than $200,000 0 0% 2% $150,000-$199,999 7 10% 7% $125,000-$149,999 4 6% 27%* $100,000-$124,999 14 20% * $75,000-$99,999 33 48% 42% $50,000-$74,999 10 15% 20% Less than $50,000 1 1% 2% Number of respondents: 69 *In last year’s survey, $100,000-$149,000 was a single category. I am satisfied with my compensation. (1=agree; 2=mostly agree; 3=ambivalent; 4=mostly disagree; 5=totally disagree) 2002 2001 Average: 2.2 2.2 Number of respondents: 86 I am satisfied with recent decisions of management regarding the firm’s library. 2002 2001 Average: 2.1 2.3 Number of respondents: 86 In general, I am satisfied with my job. 2002 2001 Average: 1.6 1.7 Number of respondents: 85 I am treated with respect by lawyers at the firm. 2002 2001 Average: 1.5 N/A Number of respondents: 86 Do librarians play an active role in the firm’s knowledge management efforts? Firms 2002 2001 Yes 71 81% 73% No 17 19% 27% Number of respondents: 88 Are librarians involved in the training of lawyers in the use of technology that is not strictly related to information retrieval? Firms 2002 2001 Yes 16 18% N/A No 72 82% N/A Number of respondents: 88 Librarians from the following firms participated in this survey: Akerman Senterfitt; Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory; Alston & Bird; Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn; Arnold & Porter; Arter & Hadden; Baker & Daniels; Baker & Hostetler; Baker & McKenzie; Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll; Bingham McCutchen; Blank Rome; Bracewell & Patterson; Bryan Cave; Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Carlton Fields; Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; Covington & Burling; Cozen O’Connor; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Cummings & Lockwood; Davis Wright Tremaine; Day, Berry & Howard; Debevoise & Plimpton; Dechert; Drinker Biddle & Reath; Duane Morris; Dykema Gossett; Edwards & Angell; Epstein Becker & Green; Faegre & Benson; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; Fish & Neave; Foley & Lardner; Frost Brown Todd; Gardner Carton & Douglas; Goodwin Procter; Greenberg Traurig; Hogan & Hartson; Holland & Hart; Holland & Knight; Howrey Simon Arnold & White; Hughes Hubbard & Reed; Ice Miller; Jenkens & Gilchrist; Kaye Scholer; Kelley Drye & Warren; Kenyon & Kenyon; Latham & Watkins; LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae; Lowenstein Sandler; Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps; Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw; McKenna Long & Aldridge; Michael Best & Friedrich; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Morrison & Foerster; Munger, Tolles & Olson; Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Patton Boggs; Pennie & Edmonds; Perkins Coie; Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur; Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy; Preston Gates & Ellis; Reed Smith; Ropes & Gray; Saul Ewing; Schiff Hardin & Waite; Schulte Roth & Zabel; ShawPittman; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; Steptoe & Johnson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan; Thacher Proffitt & Wood; Thelen Reid & Priest; Thompson Coburn; Thompson Hine; Venable; Vinson & Elkins; Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon; Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker.

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