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Off the Page & Beyond the Book: a AALL 2013 panel you do not want to miss. *UPDATED*

June 30, 2013

*UPDATE* Due to a conflict, Eyal Iffergan will be unable to participate in this panel. However, the always brilliant Jean O’Grady of DLA Piper will be stepping into Eyal’s shoes to give us an insider’s insights into the future of eBooks. On Monday, July 15th at 2:30 p.m. in Rooms 602-604 of the Washington State [...]

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Technology will not make old content, poor writing, or awful structure better or more useful.

June 24, 2013

In the very near future, legal publishers’ front lists are going to explode with new digital titles for your consumption. They will grow by the dozens in every product category, enough to make your head spin, and they will never know the feel of paper. Each title will be increasingly granular, like an ALR annotation [...]

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Building a citator through indirect crowdsourcing: Fastcase’s Bad Law Bot

April 25, 2013

Fastcase announced today the impending release of a new algorithm enhancement to their Authority Check system—dubbed Bad Law Bot (BLB)—whose job is to identify other opinions that indicate the case you found has been treated negatively. I won’t go into the particulars (go see Greg Lambert’s post over at 3 Geeks this morning) other than [...]

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Legal research should be hard, shouldn’t it?

April 7, 2013

Last week I had the good fortune of being a guest of Thomson Reuters for the excellent Keynote speech given by the very entertaining David Pogue at ABA’s TechShow in Chicago. As I sat in the front row with several other fellow bloggers, the screens on either side of the dias showed videos of WestlawNext [...]

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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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Citators & Compliance Algorithms: Some questions for the future. **UPDATED**

January 13, 2013

I read with some interest last week Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch’s paper Are all Citator Services Created Equal? A Comparison of Google Scholar, Fastcase, Casemaker, LexisNexis, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg (link to pdf). Their reasons for testing the services interested me because it dovetailed with some thoughts on citators I’ve been screwing around with. Here’s how [...]

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The “Next” Strategy: Does “Reuters Next” hint at changes for WestlawNext?

January 9, 2013

Yesterday Talking Biz News posted that Thomson Reuters was working on a “massive web relaunch” of reuters.com: “Known internally as ‘Reuters Next,’ the new reuters.com will be a ‘state of the art’ offering with a redesigned front-end and a proprietary content management system built from scratch, said … sources, who described the site as being [...]

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