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Subject:    Law's SWOT

Date:       Thu, 22 Dec 2005 16:43:50 -0600

From:       Johnston, Janis <jljohnst@LAW.UIUC.EDU>

To:   '' <>




   Here are my notes from our session doing the SWOT analysis:



Institution's reputation

Law Library faculty

Strong historic collections

Special collections

Faculty Status



Insufficient collection budget

Deteriorating condition of print collection

Limited shelf space

Poor user space

Not as well integrated into like of law school

Poor quality web site

Voyager catalog

Insufficient professional development funds

Tenure system



Web site

Increased faculty to offer new/expanded services

Sufficient numbers of faculty for teaching

Better services to campus & public outreach

Better care for the collection

Work on P.R. and marketing



Insufficient collection budget

Limitations of current facility

Low number of support staff positions

User and administration's perception that it's all online

User perception of limited need for librarians

Escalating price of legal information

Vendor strategies, e.g. bundling




Paula Kaufman

University Librarian

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

230 Library   MC522    

1408 W. Gregory Drive

Urbana, IL 61801

217-333-0790 (v)

217-244-4358 (f)