The Stanford Law Library is facing a certain budget cut next year. And, due to the “smoothing” of our budget allocation (each year’s payout is based upon a 3 year average), no matter what happens to the economy, the following year will see a budget cut too. It won’t be easy. So what to cut? Some publishers are actually making the decision for us. For example, take a look at the annual cost of the NYU Annual Conference on Labor (published by Kluwer Law International):
Vol. 51 – $ 178.00
Vol. 52 – $ 293.00
Vol. 53 – $ 365.00
Vol. 54 – $ 441.00
Can we live without the NYU Annual Conference on Labor? We have no choice. In my opinion, it would financially irresponsible of us to continue the subscription.