Oxford discontinues Treaties and International Agreements Online

As of March 2014, Oxford University Press (OUP) will discontinue their Treaties and International Agreements Online service. From the OUP announcement:

“In March 2014 the Treaties and International Agreements Online (TIAO) service from Oceana Law Online will be discontinued. With the launch of the new Oxford law publishing platform in July 2013 and the migration of our Constitutions service from the Oceanalaw.com platform in September 2013, we faced a decision regarding the remaining content on the Oceana site. It was decided that, while TIAO served a clear market need when it first launched, the advent of ever better official sites for treaties has changed the nature of that need, and the usefulness of the service had run its course.
•    For customers with current subscriptions running past March 2014, your sales representative will be contacting you.
•    For customers with January renewals, you will have the opportunity to renew through the end of March at a prorated and discounted rate.
As we develop our international law online offerings, we will look to add treaty law resources focusing on rare and hard to find materials, such as the forthcoming digitization of Parry’s Consolidated Treaty Series, and value added commentary on treaty law. The print series Consolidated Treaties and International Agreements will continue to be published.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at oxfordonline@oup.com.”

What is the LexisNexis eShift?

LexisNexis has begun to migrate some of its print newsletters and CD-Rom titles to electronic format. Currently, there are 21 newsletters and 24 CD-Rom titles (January and April lists) involved in this migration. Law libraries should be on the lookout for a letter that will be included with the last print copy of the newsletter or CD-Rom. (Note: Our serials coordinator alerted me to the following letter included with our copy of Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin.)

See CRIV Chair Michelle Cosby’s April 19 update for more information on CRIV’s discussions with LexisNexis.


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New Article: The Quest for Client Savings in Online Research: WestlawNext v. Westlaw Classic

Law librarian Emily Marcum’s article, The Quest for Client Savings in Online Research: WestlawNext v. Westlaw Classic, has just been published in Legal Reference Services Quarterly,  32 Legal Ref. Serv. Q. 142 (2013). Marcum created an empirical study that examined differences in search results in WestlawNext and Westlaw Classic. She also discusses the implications of West’s new simplified pricing plan.