Dewey B Strategic – 2014 changes in legal publishing

Check out the new post on the Dewey B Strategic blog – In 2014 Change Was the Only Constant In The Legal Publishing Leadership. Jean O’Grady discusses Bloomberg, LexisNexis, Intelligize, Thomson Reuters and Wolters Kluwer.

New post on law tech news – Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites

Robert Ambrogi provides a summary of law technology news from the last few weeks.

Read about:

TL NewsWire Top 10 and 25 Products of 2015

Blawggie Awards

new Nexis

Thomson Reuters Firm Central

Sony Digital Paper‘s ODR platform

“Toss the Pocket Parts, Here Comes the Streaming Digital Treatise…”

Check out the new blog post from Dewey B Strategic. Jean O’Grady discusses Bloomberg’s new online bankruptcy treatise – which is NOT an e-book.

The Largest Free Collection of Law Reviews on the Web

See post by Robert Ambrogi on his blog He discusses – a site where you can access over 200 law reviews.

Information Today article

Take a look at a new article in Information Today.

“Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond” by Stephanie Handy

The author discusses

  • Relentless Consolidation
  • Linked Data Opportunities
  • Mobile
  • 3D Printing and Makerspaces
  • Technology to Enhance the Physical Library Experience–Library-Technology-Forecast-for-2015-and-Beyond.shtml

New issue of the CRIV Sheet!

Take a look at the new edition of The CRIV Sheet (also found within the pages of your Nov. 2014 Spectrum). This issue provides recaps of some of the AALL programs related to vendor relations.

  • CRIV Vendor Roundtable, by Kurt R. Mattson, Lionel Sawyer & Collins
  • Program F4: Just in Time: Demand-Driven Acquisitions for E-Books, by Debora Person, University of Wyoming

  • Hot Topic Program: Deans and Directors Roundtable: Reinventing Law School Libraries for the Digital Age, by Andrew Lissenden, Practising Law Institute

  • Program H3: The Bookless Law Library: Potential Reality or Flight of Fancy?, by Cynthia Myers, George Mason University

  • Program G2: Emerging Issues in Copyright: What You Need to Know, by Todd Melnick, Fordham Law School Library

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Free Public Access to Federal Materials

From the Law Library of Congress blog:

This is a guest post by Ann Hemmens, legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. 

Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline.  These titles are available through the Library’s web portal, Guide to Law Online: U.S. Federal, and include:

These collections are browseable.  For example, to locate the 1982 version of the Bankruptcy code in Title 11 of the U.S. Code you could select the year (1982) and then Title number (11) to retrieve the material.