Federal appellate court records and briefs are significant to researchers in many disciplines, but academic law libraries are discarding them. Ms. Leary chronicles the demise of paper holdings in law libraries, the rise of microforms, and the contents and usage of the National Archives and Records Administration's files. She then derives principles for preservation strategies that may apply to other categories of legal material.
Leary, Margaret A. "The Case of the Disappearing Briefs: A Study in Preservation Strategy." Law Libr. J. 85 (1993): 357-83.