Author: Scott Vine

Scott Vine is Senior Information Officer (TMT Group) at Clifford Chance. He manages the information provision for the group of specialist lawyers, including providing current awareness, tailored research and Intranet and Knowhow content management. He also manages and edits two of the firm's three Client Alerter products: Alerter: Communication & Media, and Alerter: Energy.

Open access explained

Open access (OA), in its simplest form, means unrestricted online access to research outputs. These outputs cover all forms of research including journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, monographs and more. In its wider sense any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, video and multi-media. But what do […]

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Law ebooks – guidance and questions

In the last issue I wrote of the launch by LexisNexis of a clutch of practitioner ebooks, with plans for more to follow in 2011. Sweet & Maxwell have also now made a start but seem keen not to rush release content; they are releasing a selection of legal texts aimed more at the student […]

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Kindle: has the time for law ebooks arrived?

It has taken a while, but with the release of the latest version of the Kindle, Kindle 3, Amazon has let UK residents get their hands on the ebook reader and a dedicated UK Kindle store for the first time, and at just £109 for the wifi only version, it suddenly looks like a tempting […]

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The iLegal iPhone app

The iLegal iPhone application, created by Timothy Leigh, a law student currently studying the Legal Practice Course, aims to provide you with the law in your pocket – or at least access to the UK’s revised primary legislation as taken from the UK Statutory Law Database (SLD). It provides access to all the UK’s primary […]

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Mining the value of law firm publications

There are thousands of law firms in the world and many differences between them. However, there is something that unites them all ”” publications and client updates. These publications market a firm’s expertise and knowledge to clients and potential clients. In pre-internet days, these were all hardcopy publications but the internet has changed all this. […]

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