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Thursday, August 28, 2014
 
Vol. 3, No. 173
 
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 RESEARCH / REFERENCE
CI
Legal Research
Non-Legal Res
 MANAGING THE LIBRARY
Expense Reduction
Managing
Marketing
Tech Services
Copyright
Staffing
 RESOURCES
Associations
Search Engines
eBooks
Print/Electronic
Curr Awareness
 OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES / TOPICS
Compliance
KM
Content Mgt
Social Media
Technology
 ALSO OF NOTE
Also of Note
 ANNOUNCEMENTS
Associations
Press Releases
Calendar
 

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  Westlaw - Lit Solutions 2014
 

Earlier this week Wolters Kluwer announced the appointment of Gregory Samios as the new President and CEO of the WK Law & Business effective next month. It seems like an odd choice given his experience is in the health information field but he appears to bring a strong penchant for strategy with him into legal. His background most recently includes Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions - President of Health Programs and before that, Reed Elsevier - President, Excerpta Media, and SVP of Strategy and Development for Elsevier Health Sciences.

This announcement follows announcements of new leadership from the other largest legal information vendors this year. I thought it would be interesting to see what the background is for these other leaders so have put the following together.

  • Bloomberg BNA - David Perla - President, Legal - Previous Experience: CEO at Matterhorn Transactions, Co-founder of Pangea, in-house at Monster.com, transactional attorney at Katten Muchin
  • LexisNexis - Sean Fitzpatrick - Managing Director of North American Research Solution - Previous experience: VP/Small Law since 2005, Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co., Manager with Arthur Anderson. NOTE: This appears to be a smaller role than his predecessor, Robert Romeo whose title was CEO.
  • Thomson Reuters - Susan Taylor Martin - President, Legal - Previous experience: Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Legal in the UK and Ireland, President of Reuters Media and Global Head of Corporate Strategy for Reuters
So, given this new leadership, which company(ies) do you think will continue to win the hearts and minds of legal? Does leadership matter?

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PACER continues to be a topic of discussion after it's announcement that five federal court's documents would no longer be available via the PACER system (see the PACER Update on this on the CRIV Blog). What I find interesting is that PACER made the announcement on August 10th but the uproar about the decision to move ahead with an upgrade to the platform that left the five courts behind because of outdated technology just started this week.

While knowing about the announcement is great, a hat tip goes to Nathan Rosen who shared the Washington Post article that explains the situation further, Why PACER removed access to case archives of five courts on LinkedIn this morning.

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Jean O'Grady does an excellent job covering Ravel Law's functionality and what set's it apart from other legal search engines in her most recent Dewey B Strategic post, Ravel Law: Legal Research Radically Reimagined. She's correct in saying, "not your father's research platform." Ravel Law is in a category all its own.

Speaking of Ravel Law, a couple of days ago, I received an offer to trial their new premium content for 7 days. The premium plan content that has been added includes federal district and state courts but the fee-based access goes beyond Data visualization to include additional content like annotations and more functionality like the following new tools:

  • QuickBrief - Exports notes to MS Word
  • CaseNA (CNA) - Identifies a case's key passages and shows how later cases have rephrased or interpreted them
  • Judge Analytics - Provides analytics on a judge's decisions
I don't think 7 days is enough to really get a feel for these new tools but I'll give it a try.

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Enjoy today!

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TOP NEWS

Top News

  1. Wolters Kluwer Legal Names Gregory Samios CEO Of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, August 27, 2014
  2. PACER update, Criv Blog, August 27, 2014
  3. Ravel Law: Legal Research Radically Reimagined, Dewey b Strategic, August 28, 2014

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Bloomberg Law
 

RESEARCH / REFERENCE

Legal Research

  1. Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII, Slaw.ca, August 27, 2014

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PinHawk - Legal Administration
 

MANAGING THE LIBRARY

Marketing

  1. The One Secret to Online Legal Marketing, Lawyerist.com, August 27, 2014

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LAC Group
 

RESOURCES

eBooks

  1. Kindle and Reading, Out of the Jungle, August 27, 2014
  2. Top Story: Publishers Polled Worry About Ebook Quality, Econtent Magazine Blog, August 27, 2014
  3. EBSCO Will Identify Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles in Ebook Collection, Information Today: News Breaks, August 28, 2014
Print / Electronic Resources

  1. Thomson Reuters Launches Checkpoint Learning Tax Research Certificate Program for Tax Professionals, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, August 27, 2014
  2. National Library of Medicine Launches Ebola Resources Webpage, Information Today: News Breaks, August 28, 2014
  3. OpenStax College Expands Its Textbook Catalog, Information Today: News Breaks, August 28, 2014

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PinHawk - Corporate Legal
 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES / TOPICS

Compliance

  1. Law Firm Conflicts Allegations in the News, Law Firm Risk Management, August 27, 2014
  2. Gimmal Achieves US Department of Defense 50152 Records Management ... - IT Business Net, , August 27, 2014
Knowledge Management

  1. Advancing analytics with Logi Vision, KM World Research Center: Legal, August 27, 2014
  2. News Post: Building Better Teams Survey, Gurteen Knowledge, August 28, 2014
  3. What sort of KM training do you need?, Knoco Stories, August 28, 2014
  4. 5 examples of task icons on the intranet homepage, Digital Workplace Forum, August 27, 2014
Social Media / Networking

  1. Pinterest Introduces Tools to Measure Impact of Pins, Outsell: Information Industry Headlines, August 27, 2014
  2. New YouTube Music Streaming Service in the Works, Social Times, August 27, 2014
  3. Right This Minute Goes Behind the Scenes of Viral Videos, Social Times, August 27, 2014
  4. How to Grow Your Social Media Audience with Print, Social Times, August 27, 2014
Technology

  1. An App to Facilitate Connectivity Across Apps, Social Times, August 27, 2014
  2. Edmond and Vuille : Comparing the Use of Forensic Science Evidence in Australia, Switzerland, and the U.S., Legal Informatics Blog, August 28, 2014
  3. Koehler on errors in probabilistic reasoning about forensic science evidence, Legal Informatics Blog, August 28, 2014

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ALSO OF NOTE

Also of Note

  1. The Last Word: E.L. Doctorow, The Library of Congress Blog, August 27, 2014
  2. A Brooklyn Librarian Will Now Make You a Personalized Reading List, and You Don’t Even Have to Put on Pants, Library Stuff, August 27, 2014
  3. Vancouver’s main library to undergo major reorganization, Library Stuff, August 27, 2014
  4. New SEC Rules Crack Down on Credit-Rating Agencies, law.com: Newswire, August 28, 2014
  5. Legal Publishing and Market Research – Getting It Right, Slaw.ca, August 27, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Press Releases

  1. Brill Signs Collaboration with Fudan University Press to Publish Data on Contemporary Chinese Social Life, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, August 28, 2014

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