Jason Wilson

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Ebooks still suck for research

October 11, 2014

I’ve raised this point many times, but it bears repeating: ebooks are terrible for actual research. From Baldur Bjarnason yesterday in his post Ebooks suck for learning: It is the ebook reading app’s responsibility to expose the book’s marked up information architecture in the UI in a way that helps readers build a cognitive map [...]

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TBT: Our Mission

October 9, 2014

TBT, from the late James T. Briggs, President of Lawyers Cooperative Publishing: Since our company was founded in 1882, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing’s mission has been to simplify legal research by annotating, analyzing, integrating, and explaining the body of existing law. Relying on a staff of lawyer/editors, as well as outside authors, we publishing treatises, summaries, [...]

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Crowdsourcing legal (practice) research with … Facebook?

September 29, 2014

So consider these questions for a minute: I need to request findings of fact for a possible appeal on a confirmation of child-support arrears. Here are my facts: (1) Hearing was last week, the court made a ruling, and I was ordered to draft a judgment. (2) I want to file a motion for new trial (MNT), [...]

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Thomson Reuters is looking for a VP of Global Legal Workflow

September 29, 2014

As of September 9th, Thomson Reuters was in the hunt for a VP of Global Legal Workflow, whose key responsibilities would include: Define the global legal practice workflow re-imagination strategy. Socialize that strategy with the business. Create, drive, and present business cases for products and services. Manage the execution of those business cases Ensure the [...]

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So Instagram has a drug problem. But where are the lawyer ads?

September 27, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I was reading an article discussing Instagram’s drug trade, specifically, the thousands of photo and video posts selling everything from marijuana and prescription pills to ecstasy and other narcotics. If you’re curious, just do a hashtag search — try “#xanax,” for example. You’ll be greeted by a list of hashtags spanning [...]

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Is college such a rocky place that the digital textbook’s seed can find no purchase?

September 5, 2014

From the NYT this week, Surviving Battle With Amazon, Entrepreneur Picks New Fight: Q. Are paper textbooks going away? A. Digital did come to trade, but in textbooks there’s been very little movement. We are deploying technology into as many campuses as we possibly can on the back of physical books. When the time comes, we will [...]

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Repurposing & Customer Insights

August 27, 2014

Some posts worth sharing on the legal publishing front: Robert McKay, Ever Cuddled an Aardvark? Ever Studied Zymurgy? (Jan. 2, 2014): “The point was made to me recently by a knowledgeable executive in one of the big professional publishers that for the most part they believe they have all the content they need and are [...]

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Casetext: A challenge for lawyers, law professors, law librarians, and law students.

July 28, 2014

I have no dog in this hunt, but after fucking around with Casetext for a little while I think we have the opportunity to exploit the platform for some interesting discussions regarding the law and legal research. As the ever-connected Bob Ambrogi pointed out today, Casetext has added “Communities” to it’s crowdsourced website of California, [...]

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