CRIV/ Wolters Kluwer Semi-Annual Vendor Liaison Call
June 8th, 2017
Participants: C.J. Pipins, Kate Hagan, Scott Murray, Chris Pamboukes, Jenna Ellis, and Barbara Cesiro
II. Outstanding Requests for Advocacy – NONE
III. MARC Records Project Updates – Scott Murray
This project is ongoing and can be described as having two parts. One part is the MARC record creation and the other is the software to make them available. As for the MARC records themselves. WK is continuing to learn how to make them and there are almost 3ooo records now. WK is working on a major data improvement, which began in April. They are optimizing all the records based on customer feedback. This includes modifying 740 fields and 856 fields on all titles. There is now just one 856 field that links to that title; this reduces size of the record by half. MARC records manager is also being optimized for performance to reduce login times. They have also resolved a few challenges with anonymous access. The titles and URLs report on the MARC record manager can provide “just the list,” and they are still exploring ways to eliminate duplicate records for a title that appears in more than one product to which a single customer subscribes. Right now WK MARC records are available for IntelliConnect and Cheetah. WK is looking at expanding this service to other products and are looking at other platforms that might do this.
IV. WK Product Update
a. Archival law content added to Cheetah – Mostly for the SEC product line for securities and banking law. Formerly this content was only available in print. This content will be available June week of 19th at no extra charge. It will automatically be added to that dashboard of online platform.
b. There is a new product for tax research called Standard Fed Plus. This product provides point-in-time navigation and redline comparisons of federal tax regulations and guidance. Here is a link https://lrus.wolterskluwer.com/product-family/Cheetah/Tax-Law/Standard-Fed-Plus. This product will be available by the AALL Annual Meeting in Austin.
c. Enhancements to Cheetah’s news sign-up – There is now improved functionality for news alerts. You can now find consolidated trackers and newsletters in the same section on cheetah, and there is a separate one for dailies. Users can choose their preferred delivery format. Users can also select an aggregated digest email option, so instead of getting 8 or 9 messages you just get one.
d. What Are The Experts Saying? (WATES) seminars – Jenna Ellis – WK started providing these seminars 3 years ago. Essentially bringing editorial dept. to the user to answer questions about current developments in an area of law. A white paper is always the companion piece to the webinar. There is PPT and an open discussion about the ins and outs of the developments of the field. These interactive webinars try to be conversational and directly address questions gathered before and during the program. There are revolving topics, and naturally the webinars need updating sometimes. They are offered at no cost. There is a webpage with the current invitation and links to past WATES webinars here https://lrus.wolterskluwer.com/events/webinars/wates. They have enjoyed good attendance, usually with a couple hundred people. They are normally around 30 minutes long. An exception is the upcoming one on Cybersecurity in the financial industry which will last 45 minutes.
V. AALL Programs, Activities, or Business of Interest to WK
a. CRIV Vendor Roundtable: Hilton Governor’s Ballroom Salon A, Sunday July 16th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The topic will be preservation/archives/perpetual access.
b. Kate mentioned that KnowItAALL, the AALL news round-up that comes out every day is opening up subscription access to everyone so vendors can sign up to get it now. This is curated content for all AALL stakeholders delivered via email every weekday.