Description : The Pennsylvania Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : A divorce can turn your life upside-down, both emotionally and financially. By using this guide through the complicated divorce process, you can protect yourself with knowledge of divorce laws and your legal rights. How to File for Divorce in Pennsylvania simplifies and thoroughly explains everything you need to know to successfully handle your own divorce. With easy-to-use forms and step-by-step instructions, this book makes filing for divorce inexpensive and hassle-free.
Description : Summarizes how various information technology responsibilities, such as electronic reserves, use of URL resolvers, e-books, digitization, wireless access, PC maintenance, etc. are handled in a variety of academic libraries of various sizes.
Description : Law Library Benchmarks presents data from more than 65 law libraries, including those of major law firms, law schools, government agencies and courthouses. Data is broken out by type of law library. The mean number of libraries per law firm participant was 3.41. Includes detailed data on: use of librarian time in the law library, library dimensions and physical and "e-traffic" to the library, trends in library staff size, salaries and budget, precise statistics on use of librarian time, spending trends in the library content budget, spending on specific types of legal information such as state and local codes or legal journals, spending on databases and commercial online services, use of and plans for CD-ROM, parent organization management's view of the future of the law library, assessment of library resources for analyzing the business side of law, assessment of attorney search skills, trends in use of reference materials and much more.
Description : The study presents extensive data from 52 corporate and other business-oriented libraries; data is broken out by company size, type of industry and other criteria. The mean number of employees for the organizations in the sample is 16,000; the median, 1700. Some of the many issues covered in the report are: spending on electronic and print forms of books, directories, journals and other information resources; library staffing trends, number of library locations maintained and the allocation of office space to the library, disputes with publishers, allocation of library staff time, level of awareness of database contract terms of peer institutions, reference workload, and the overall level of influence of the library in corporate decision making. Just a few of the study's many findings are that: • Mean spending on salaries by the libraries in the sample was $206,906 in 2008. Libraries in the sample expect salary spending to increase modestly in 2009, to a mean of $215,148 in 2009, or by 4% in nominal terms. • 30.77% of libraries sampled said that their budgets had increased in 2008 while 21.15% said that they had decreased. Companies in oil/gas and pharmaceuticals accounted for many of those libraries that had increased budgets in 2008. • The libraries in the sample spent a mean of approximately $374,000 for content/materials in 2008.• Print resources accounted for a mean of 37.77% of the content budgets for the libraries in the sample. For U.S-based libraries this figure was 32% with a median of just 21%.• The libraries in the sample spent a mean of 117.2 hours reviewing contract terms from vendors of content licenses, through the median amount of time spent on this activity was only 30 hours.• 5.77% of the libraries in the sample report ever having threatened a publisher or information vendor with legal action over non-performance, contract abrogation or for any other reason.• Libraries in the sample expect to renew in the upcoming year 90.46% of their current licensing contracts for content.• Spending on ebooks by the libraries in the sample averaged $15,345, or about 45.5% as much as was spent on traditional books. • Most librarians in the sample report an increase in the number of reference questions posed to them over the past two years, and by a margin of more than 3:1 more say that such questions have increased than decreased. • More than 29% say that the library has become more influential in the organization's competitive intelligence research efforts, while close to 20% say that the library has become less influential in these efforts.
Description : This 1886 work provides a fascinating insight into the history of libraries and of changing reading habits.
Description : Data from more than forty academic and public libraries about their cafes and other food service operations. The report gives extensive data on library cafe sales volume, best selling products, impact on library maintenance costs, reasons for starting acafe, affect on library traffic, and many other issues regarding the decision to start and manage a library cafe.