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A story in the New York Times today, Britannica is Reduced to a Click” reported that The Encyclopaedia Britannicaone of the “grand dames” of the library reference shelf was going  completely digital. After 244 years the publisher would stop printing the 129 pound, 32 volume set. The print  EB was

So what is the connection between a popular culture humorist and the law library community? Answer: 18,000 pages of legal treatises. and perhaps a million footnotes.

Esquire’s Senior Editor, A. J. Jacobs came to the Annual Private Law Libraries lunch meeting last Sunday in Philadelphia and served up his unique mix of insights about several issues at the