Thursday, February 23, 2012

eBook News: Digital Galleys Used by Librarians

Dianna Dilworth at eBookNewser writes that 59% Of Librarians Use Digital Galleys To Find Titles.

Law and the Library of Alexandria: Getting a Grip on Gigantic Databases

Nice library reference here to Alexandria in the course of discussing the gigantic database of law.

See the product review of Practice Advisor by Attorney at Work at Less Is More Focused: Lexis Practice Advisor - Attorney at Work where Jared Correia writes inter alia in an introduction we liked because of its mention of ancient library history:
"The thing about gigantic databases, like the great library at Alexandria, is that it can be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for, unless you really know what you’re doing. LexisNexis’s research engine is a modern-day labyrinthine library. But with a new product release, Lexis endeavors to make things easier to find, by providing “on-point” access for transactional attorneys.

In advance of the LegalTech New York show for 2012, Lexis has released its new Practice Advisor product. Practice Advisor is Lexis’s answer to the overwhelming girth of its content search engine."
Read the whole thing here.

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