New on HeinOnline: Similar Article Email Alerts for Author Profile Pages

With the help of machine learning and natural language processing tools, you can now “receive email alerts when articles are added to HeinOnline that are similar to those written by a specific author.”  For more information and instructions on how to create your alert, read the announcement here.

Amazon announces Alexa for Business

Amazon recently announced Alexa for Business, “a new AWS service that provides every employee with an intelligent assistant to simplify their interactions with the technology around them at work—in conference rooms, at their desks, and around the office.”  Sounds intriguing.  Is there a use for Alexa in your law library?

Read the full press release here.

ALM relaunches website powered by Law.com

In case you haven’t heard, ALM announced it will launch a new platform that “unites ALM’s 18 legal brands under the common law.com URL.”  The platform includes familiar publications such as The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, National Law Journal, and more.  Robert Ambrogi writes that it was built with mobile devices in mind and that subscription options will remain unchanged.  For more details, read the press release here or Robert Ambrogi’s review here.

 

LexisNexis partners with Uptime Legal to provide cloud services

LexisNexis® announced an alliance with Uptime Legal Systems to provide Time Matters® and PCLaw® customers “with a hosted remote access option, allowing them to access their law firm matters, contacts, documents, invoices and other practice management functions, anytime, anywhere via a secure online connection.”  Read more about it in the press release.

Internet Archive to sync metadata with WorldCat

Internet Archive and OCLC have agreed to synchronize metadata describing their digital books with OCLC’s WorldCat.  “When synchronization work is complete, library patrons will be able to discover the Internet Archive’s collection of 2.5 million digitized monographs through the libraries around the world.”  Read more about it here.

New Law Library of Congress Chatbot

The Law Library of Congress just released a new chatbot.  It walks you through a basic reference interview to help connect you to primary law sources, research guides, and foreign law reports.  Sounds fantastic!  Read more about it at We are Excited to Announce the Release of the Law Library of Congress Chatbot.

LexisNexis announces plans to retire lexis.com

LexisNexis announced plans to retire lexis.com over the next 12 months and upgrade U.S. legal professionals to Lexis Advance.  Read the press release here.