[teknoids] RE: Everybody's Favorite Topic...

John Mayer jmayer at cali.org
Wed May 9 13:05:37 EDT 2012


Soooooo.

600 free pages valued at $.05 per page = $30.  Times three years of law
school = $90.  Ergo, buy everyone a Kindle (http://cca.li/bd) when they
arrive and send all print jobs to PDF and email it to their Kindle.

Print is dead. Deal with it. ;-)

John


On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Johnson, Cyndi <johnson at law.unm.edu> wrote:

>  Of course I must jump in on this one…****
>
> We had Westlaw run a report of the number of prints on our three West
> printers and it was astonishing to me. Since I’m sure Lexis will follow
> suit and pull their printers too, I’m going to start discussions with the
> relevant parties (SBA, the Dean, etc) about our options. Our students pay a
> technology fee which gives them 600-pages of printing per semester with all
> clinic, research assistant, journals, and moot court jobs waived. Anything
> above that is paid at $.05/page. We are pretty firm about not crediting
> Westlaw/Lexis jobs that were printed on their printers unless the printers
> are down. I’ve talked to the faculty teaching legal research and they
> stress not printing every page when doing research but it happens. ****
>
> My guess is that we’ll raise the tech fee enough to cover the additional
> costs of losing the Westlaw printers but that decision hasn’t been made. *
> ***
>
> Cyndi ****
>
> ** **
>
> Cyndi Johnson****
>
> Director/Assistant Dean for Information Technology****
>
> UNM School of Law****
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> (505) 277-0695****
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> ** **
>
> *From:* teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:
> teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Birch, Paul
> *Sent:* Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:51 AM
> *To:* Teknoids (teknoids at ruckus.law.cornell.edu)
> *Subject:* [teknoids] Everybody's Favorite Topic...****
>
> ** **
>
> This is not a discussion about student printing.  Well actually it IS
> about student printing, but it’s not a discussion.****
>
> ** **
>
> In light of the latest news from Westlaw—to the effect that we’re entering
> the last year of free printing to their printers for students—there will
> likely be some interest in seeing whether or how law schools are responding
> with their own free printing policies.  For that reason we’re very
> interested in getting up-to-date policy information for the Richmond-hosted
> law school printing policy page (
> http://law.richmond.edu/people/initiatives/printsurvey.html).  If you
> have updated prices and free printing policies please email Joyce Janto
> jjanto at richmond.edu.****
>
> ** **
>
> Paul****
>
> ** **
>
> --****
>
> Paul Birch****
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> pbirch at richmond.edu****
>
> Computer Services Librarian****
>
> University of Richmond School of Law****
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