LexisNexis Digital Library Enhanced with New Features and Content
New capabilities, links to more content, compatibility with other solutions
optimizes the digital library experience for legal professionals regardless of
device or access point
NEW YORK -- July 12, 2013
LexisNexis^® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and
technology solutions, today announced that it has added new features and
capabilities to its market leading LexisNexis^® Digital Library eLending
solution to advance the digital library experience for legal professionals.
The announcement comes as LexisNexis prepares to participate in the American
Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting in Seattle.
“Law firms are challenged by the increasingly mobile workforce, where users
expect real-time access to authoritative information and intelligence on
demand – where they need it, when they need it and formatted for the device
they have,” said Jeff Bois, director of research and information services at
law firm Foley & Lardner LLP. “Lexis Digital Library in conjunction with
OverDrive technology creates an ‘open’ platform that put us in a position to
provide a digital bookshelf that mirrors the feel and functionality of a print
library with accessibility from any device while also allowing us to
capitalize on the synergies between traditional book, e-books and online
“Today lawyers and other legal professionals require more eBook titles,
broader accessibility and greater utility for them, and easier overall
collection management,” said Scott Meiser, senior director of research
information at LexisNexis and scheduled speaker and panelist at two sessions
on eBooks at AALL’s annual meeting. “The new features for LexisNexis Digital
Library deliver on those demands for the librarian and end user by making
digital collections more manageable and titles easier to read and share
regardless of device or access point.”
New features for LexisNexis Digital Library include:
*Enhanced design and readability – the new responsive design of LexisNexis
Digital Library adapts to the screen size it is being accessed from to
provide easier reading and navigation and a more consistent user
experience regardless of whether it is accessed via a computer, mobile
phone or tablet.
*OverDrive Read™ integration with syncing and more - LexisNexis Digital
Library customers will have access to greater professional functionality
via OverDrive Read. This browser-based e-reader allows users to access an
eBook instantly on any device without downloading or activating software.
It also enables them to sync annotations, highlighted text and bookmarked
pages across multiple devices. Each of these features is compatible with
all major web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple
Safari, Mozilla Firefox.
*Access via EOS.Web – LexisNexis Digital Library works with EOS.Web from
library automation and knowledge management solutions provider EOS
International. This helps librarians centrally manage both digital and
print content and users to search for and find titles in one location
regardless of source.
*Law360 legal newsletters via RSS feed – LexisNexis Digital Library
customers can see timely headlines from leading legal news service Law360
via RSS feed. Those with a subscription to Law360 can connect directly
from the headlines to full coverage.
*One-step checkout - Saves users time and helps them get started faster by
enabling users to borrow an eBook with one step.
Earlier this year, LexisNexis enabled links between LexisNexis eBooks text to
Lexis Advance for customers with a subscription to the Lexis Advance legal
research solution. This creates a streamlined research process enabling a
seamless transition from general information contained in an eBook title to
in- depth research on specific documents, issues, case law or related
analytical content contained in Lexis Advance.
Created in conjunction with leading eBook distributer OverDrive^® and launched
last year, LexisNexis Digital Library offers law librarians a single location
to order titles from a diversity of sources, supervise lending of all
electronic content and centrally manage their library – helping reduce costs
associated with storing, filing and distributing titles in traditional print
format. Using LexisNexis Digital Library, legal professionals can check out
and share eBook titles from the largest collection of more than 1,800
authoritative legal eBooks that are compatible with all major mobile devices
and desktop platforms.
Professionals across each major sector of the legal marketplace use LexisNexis
Digital Library, including those in large and small law firms, corporations,
government and law schools. In addition to eBooks, customers using LexisNexis
Digital Library have access to more than 800,000 titles from other publishers
via the OverDrive Content Reserve. This is a critical capability for
librarians because it enables them to aggregate all of their content in one
platform instead of having different access points for titles from different
Customized for each law firm, corporation or organization, LexisNexis Digital
Library offers flexible licensing to fit the specific needs of each customer.
About LexisNexis^® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and
technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax,
government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions
and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was
the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis^® and
Nexis^® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses
leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in
faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its
customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to
reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their
business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves
customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.
OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital
audiobooks, music and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection and
download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of
libraries, schools and retailers, serving millions of end users. OverDrive has
been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital
content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH.
About EOS International
EOS International is a world-class library information and knowledge
management software and services provider, with an impressive client base of
libraries worldwide. EOS is a client-driven company that has earned top
customer satisfaction awards and a nomination for the prestigious
Computerworld Smithsonian award. EOS software and services include EOS.Web®
Express, EOS.Web® Enterprise, EOS.Web Academic™, EOS.Web Legal, EOS.Web
Medical, EOS.Web Digital™, EOS e-Library Service®) and online content that
serve the stringent knowledge and content management needs of corporate,
legal, medical, government, academic, digital, and special libraries. EOS
International can be found online at www.eosintl.com.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional
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