Former West Publishing CEO Passes away at 89

Dwight Opperman who “played a key role in developing Westlaw” passed away.  Although I  had not been familiar with the details of his life until now, it appears his role in moving West from a book publisher to an online database purveyor was quite important.  And this has had a huge effect on the working lives of lawyers and law librarians.  Full obituary is here:

Vendor Relations-themed sessions at the Annual Meeting

With just about a month to go, it’s time to start planning which programs to attend at the Annual Meeting in Seattle!  Below is a listing of vendor relations-themed sessions for your convenience.  It many not be exhaustive.  If I’ve missed something, please let me know!


A1: Making Sense of the Numbers: Understanding Vendor Statistics

Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm, Sunday 7/14

Location: 602-604


A7: It’s All About the Money: Rethinking the Way We Teach Cost-Effective Legal Research

Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm, Sunday 7/14

Location: 606-607


C1: Fishbowl Fun! A closer look at four key licensing provisions

Time: 4:00pm – 5:15pm, Sunday 7/14

Location: 4C3


CRIV Vendor Roundtable

Time: 11:45am – 12:45pm, Monday 7/15

Location: WSCC-Room 310


E1: Off the Page and Beyond the Book: New Models for Buying and Selling Legal Information

Time: 2:30pm – 3:45pm, Monday 7/15

Location: 602-604


F5: Mass Digitization in the Law Library: Obstacles and Opportunities

Time: 8:30am – 9:45am, Tuesday 7/16

Location: 615-617


G6: Implement/Access an E-Book Collection in a Law Library

Time: 10:15am – 11:45am, Tuesday 7/16

Location: 618-620