The CRIV Sheet, v. 38, no. 3 is now available!

This issue is full of interesting articles. We learn about the lawsuit between Casemaker and Fastcase. We also answer any questions you might have about the recent product name change for Thomson Reuters Westlaw. We provide an overview of TS-SIS Vendor Supplied Records Advisory Working Group (VRAG)—this group has been working with legal information providers to provide outreach and support to vendors who supply MARC records for their products. We also provide a list of recommended progras for the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in July. Finally, we have the most recent reports from the vendor liaison calls.

 

The issue is available here: http://www.aallnet.org/Documents/vendorrelations/CRIVSheet/CRIVSheetVol38No3.pdf

The CRIV Sheet V 38, No 2 is now available!

The CRIV Sheet is available now. In this issue we learn about Ravel, the landscape of e-books in both law firm and academic libraries, the latest from VRAG, and updates from the CRIV vendor liaisons. Ravel is relatively new to the legal information scene and has been in the news thanks to a partnership with the library at Harvard Law School. Charles A. Pipins II from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library provides a detailed product review and overview. LLAGNY held a two-part webinar on e-books. Jim Murphy provides an in-depth review of the first part of the series, which focused on this issue from the perspective of law firm libraries. Kathleen Darvil of Brooklyn Law School provides an in-depth review of the second part of the series, which focused on the issue from the perspective of law school libraries. And we have an update from TS-SIS Vendor Supplied Records Advisory Working Group (VRAG). This group has been working with legal information providers to provide outreach and support to vendors who supply MARC records for their products. Finally, we are pleased to offer a new section to The CRIV Sheet where we publish the notes from the semiannual conference calls.

 

http://epubs.aallnet.org/i/634737-the-criv-sheet-february-2016-volume-38-number-2

 

The CRIV Sheet V 38, No. 1 is now available!

The next edition of The CRIV Sheet is available now. This is the first digital only edition. For this issue, we’ve continued the tradition of an AALL Annual Meeting wrap-up issue. We have several summaries of programs. If you missed the meeting or were not able to attend a program due to scheduling conflicts or just want a quick refresher, you will find these recaps to be valuable.

 

http://epubs.aallnet.org/i/603648-the-criv-sheet-volume-38-no-1-november-2015

Vendor news: LexisNexis aquires MLex

Press release:

http://www.relx.com/mediacentre/pressreleases/2015/Pages/lexisnexis-announces-agreement-to-acquire-MLex.aspx

Commentary from Dewey B and iBrary Guy

The CRIV Sheet, v. 37, no. 2 (March 2015)

The latest CRIV Sheet has been published. The TOC is listed below. And you can read the CRIV Sheet here: http://www.aallnet.org/mm/Publications/spectrum/Archives/Vol-19/No-5/criv.pdf

  1. Contents
  2. Editor’s Corner
  3. From the Chair
  4. “Is This a Good Deal?” Fulfilling Our Duty as Fiscal Stewards of Institutional Resources
  5. Pressure Points in Vendor Relationships: Tips for Working with Outsourced Staff
  6. “The Right to E-Read” in Europe vs. the United States
  7. Kaye Scholer Library: The New Model for Going Digital

The Value of Library Resources

Susannah Tredwell discusses the Value of LIbrary Resources :

The end of the year is budget season. For librarians, part of the budgetary process is looking at our collections, calculating how much it will cost to keep each service, print or electronic, and then deciding if the cost of the service reflects the value we get from that service.

Read more here: http://www.slaw.ca/2015/01/14/the-value-of-library-resources/

How to Deal with Legal Publishers

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries put on a webinar on dealing with legal publishers. David Whelan was a panelist who discussed working with legal publishers, particularly on negotiations. He summed up his tips in his article: How to Deal with Legal Publishers.

 

You can read it here: http://ofaolain.com/blog/2014/11/27/how-to-deal-with-legal-publishers/