Blog Roundup: 30 April 2012 – 6 May 2012

At slaw.ca, Gary P. Rodrigues described the effort undertaken by librarians to fix many of the problems with the Canadian Abridgment.  It’s an excellent lesson in librarians organizing to change a legal research product to better suit their research needs.

Carol Ebbinghouse, writing for Information Today, discussed the LexisNexis deal with Overdrive. The coverage includes how this could affect libraries and their use of Lexis eBooks. It’s a topic that will come up again in CRIV’s Vendor Roundtable at the Annual Meeting in July.

At Law Librarian Blog Joe Hodnicki questioned West’s use of limited-time deals and promotions on its online store, specifically calling into question the practice’s effect on West’s regular standing order customers.

Blog Roundup: 23 April 2012 – 29 April 2012

Over at Law Librarian Blog, Mark Giagrande looked at Bloomberg Law’s terms for its discounted law school services.  

Prompted by an LLSDC panel, Greg Lambert spent some time on 3 Geeks considering a process-oriented approach to legal research instruction versus a product-oriented approach (perhaps a revival of the old debate between Berring/Vanden Heuvel and the Wrens?).  The products in question were the dual interfaces of Westlaw, the dual interfaces of LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law.  

Blog Roundup: 16 April 2012 – 22 April 2012

At slaw.ca, Mark Lewis noted the Canadian government’s Publishing Program’s decision to go all-digital within two years.  

In the latest episode of Law Librarian Conversations, Richard Leiter et al. speak with Lou Andreozzi (Chairman of Bloomberg Law) about the BNA acquisitions and integration.  

At Law Librarian blog, Joe Hodnicki finds another hiccup in the Bloomberg Law/BNA content merger.

Blog Roundup: 9 April 2012 – 15 April 2012

At Law Librarian Blog, Mark Giagrande wondered why Google can’t go toe-to-toe with HeinOnline in providing coverage of Congressional Documents. Joe Hodnicki looked at a recent e-book study and reminded everyone of an upcoming AALL Annual Meeting program on e-books in law firms.

An anonymous guest post at 3 Geeks offered a more jaundiced opinion of Bloomberg Law’s pricing model and BNA acquisition (Hodnicki chimed in as well). Greg Lambert considered replacements for the late Lexis One.

Over at rethinc.k, Jason Wilson summed up the big lessons from ABA Tech Show 2012.

Connie Crosby did the same at slaw.

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