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A year ago WestlawNext was the only “new generation” product that was fully deployed to subscribers. Lexis Advance was deployed in trials and Bloomberg Law was regarded as a “wanna be” product. Lexis Advance hit the market in December. Since January, Bloomberg Law has secured contracts with two global law firms, DLA Piper and Jones Day. The competition to gain market dominance continues to intensify and the new generation of research platforms may allow one vendor to aggregate increased market share.
I will be participating in a a follow up panel discussion regarding the adoption of Lexis Advance, Westlaw Next and Bloomberg Law at the AALL annual Meeting in Boston on July 22nd.
Surveys are being distributed to AALL Members in academic, government and private firm sections. These surveys will measure the adoption of new platforms in each type of institution and will elicit feedback on each systems strengths and weaknesses.
Private Firm and Corporate Law Library Survey. Members of the private law firm and corporporate law library community are invited to respond to the survey here.
We are requesting that each firm or corporate law library designate on person to respond to the survey. The survey will close on June 8th.
Survey Results will be discussed at the AALL program in July and then reported here after the AALL presentation.