January 2013

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Could Improvements in Page-Flipping Navigation Make eReader Reference Books Compelling?

January 30, 2013

After watching this video from last year, I’m reminded once again of how we’ve really only touched the surface on touch navigation. Regardless of where you come out on skeuomorphic design, it’s hard not to see how this might more easily translate to reference books, like annotated codes and rules. [Image (CC) by Horia Varlan]

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And It Begins…

January 28, 2013

The rebranding is underway. Say goodbye to Westlaw and hello to Legal Solutions?   [Image (CC) by Cayusa]

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Current Awareness Trend Continues (or ends): WestlawNext’s “Practitioner Insights” & Alerts Center *UPDATED*

January 28, 2013

“Current awareness is the knowledge of recent developments in a field. This is crucial for any professional, even more in our markets. Without a knowledge of the latest developments, a person loses the competitive edge associated with lifelong learning, new electronic communication and business transactions, and better job performance.”  Ornella Zampieri, Project Manager & Content Architect, Electronic [...]

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The Cupcake: A new editorial paradigm for legal publishing?

January 23, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, there were no prostitutes or blow at the Thomson Reuters’ Bloggers’ Summit, but there were plenty of other things going on to keep us aroused. Take, for example, Mike Suchsland’s comments regarding the acquisition of PLC and his characterization of their editorial model as “sophisticated.” This comment was loosely contextualized by [...]

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Legal publishing is dead! Long live software solutions!

January 21, 2013

This was the proclamation from the Thomson Reuters’s bloggers summit last week, or at least the way I heard it. Others might disagree, however. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I’ve gathered all of the comments on the matter from my fellow attendees for your easy digestion. The bolded terms are my random emphases. From Bob [...]

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Art of teh day: Lu Cong

January 21, 2013

Lu Cong’s paintings appear to be extremely engaging (at least from what I can tell on the Tubes). I just must see one in person. [Image (c) by Lu Cong]

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Apps That Make Me Happy

January 17, 2013

On Wednesday, I attended Thomson Reuters’ day-long series of product and strategy presentations, which have been discussed nicely by Bob Ambrogi, Monica Bay, and Jean O’Grady. Rest assured, I’ll have my own shill-free posts next week on what I saw, heard, and didn’t hear. But for the time being, I wanted to pick up on something [...]

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Content is no longer king: the slow death (maybe) of Matthew Bender

January 17, 2013

With the news today that Thomson Reuters is evolving away from “content is king,” it perhaps comes as no surprise that LexisNexis will take the next 18 months or so to shutter the Matthew Bender corporate offices in Albany, NY. It’s estimated that 220 jobs will be eliminated by the facilities closure. Marc Osborn, a [...]

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