Law publishers

Developments at Law Society Publishing

Over the last year, the Law Society has made increased use of digital media in order to expand and improve the service that it is able to offer to solicitors and other legal professionals. ebooks On the publishing side, in response to the feedback we received from a customer survey, we have been trialling the […]

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The benefits of providing free online content

Staying up-to-date with the latest legal developments has never been easier for practitioners as an increasing number of online resources are providing legal knowledge content for free. Jordans’ free online content At Jordan Publishing, following the success of our Family Law website, we have recently launched a number of other free legal knowledge websites. These […]

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Digital developments at OUP law

Online services It’s now seven years since we launched our first online services in law and we provide resources for three main markets: scholars, practitioners, and police and law enforcement agencies. At the moment we are in the development phase for the third generation of our research environment which we’ll roll out this year. Our […]

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Linex Smart Alerts

Information overload, especially in the form of too many emails, is a common issue for lawyers and those who support them. However, clients expect their adviser to know what issues are facing them and what is going on in their industry. And as to winning new clients, the inventive fee earner is on the lookout […]

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LexisNexis eBooks

Since the late 1980s, LexisNexis has been publishing electronic books on floppy disk, on CD and online through LexisLibrary. These are sophisticated ebooks containing links through to cases and legislation as well as other text resources. What has changed in recent years is the rise of the mobile device. Through conversations with our customers and […]

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ProView professional grade ebooks

Rapidly evolving mobile technologies in the form of tablets, ultra-thin lap-tops and smart phones are having a profound impact on the practice of law. Around 9 per cent of the UK population now owns a tablet compared to just 2 per cent a year ago and adoption is accelerating. Sales of tablets now exceed the […]

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Introducing ICLR Online

In October 2011 the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting launched the new ICLR Online service, for the first time publishing their own reports digitally: previously they had been available on CD and online only through third party publishers: Justis, LexisNexis and Westlaw. ICLR Online includes all the reports published by ICLR for England and Wales […]

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The end of print? Not yet!

Looseleafs still have their fans Our series on “Law publishing – the end of print?” was launched with an article by Nick Holmes in the May/June 2011 issue. He suggested that particular types of print are under threat – particularly looseleaf. In the September/October 2011 issue, we carried responses from several key legal publishers, in […]

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The end of print? – a law librarian’s view

In the In the May/June issue, Nick Holmes suggested that particular types of print are under threat and he questioned whether ebooks were the future. In the last issue we published replies from three key law publishers. This time we provide a law librarian’s view. Ruth Bird, Bodleian Law Librarian Chris Hendry (Sweet & Maxwell, […]

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The end of print? – the law publishers reply

In the May/June issue, Nick Holmes suggested that particular types of print are under threat for a number of reasons and he questioned whether ebooks were the future. We asked key law publishers to respond. Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuters – Chris Hendry, Head of Advanced Media Print is undoubtedly on a downward spiral, accelerated […]

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Law publishing – the end of print?

There’s too much in favour of print to bury it prematurely, but we know that particular types of print are under severe threat from the disruptive influences of the internet. The continuing decline of newsprint in the face of free news online has been well documented. Trade magazines also are falling like ninepins as their […]

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Freemium? – pah!

I would like to see the back of the word “freemium” – it’s ugly, contrived and smacks of an in joke. More importantly, it does not describe anything new or concrete. The fundamental concept underpinning a “freemium” service – something offered for free to get someone to pay for something else – is as old […]

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