Online Legal Publishing, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Online Legal Publishing, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  1. 1. Online Legal Publishing ; The Good The Bad and The Ugly James Mullan BIALL Legal Information Group Chair Online Information – Tuesday 28 th November 2006
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges for users and publishers (The good, the bad and the ugly) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>BIALL – British and Irish Association of Law Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>LIG – legal Information Group </li></ul><ul><li>CMS Cameron McKenna LLP </li></ul>
  4. 4. Online Publishing – The Good <ul><li>“Richer” user experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Current awareness and new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>New online products have improved productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Competition is increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in online legal publishing </li></ul>
  5. 7. Online Publishing – The Bad – Content <ul><li>Bundling products </li></ul><ul><li>“Lead times” </li></ul><ul><li>Content embargoes </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of online products </li></ul><ul><li>Missing content </li></ul>
  6. 8. Online Publishing – The Bad - Technology <ul><li>Access and authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Technical infrastructure and support </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers v Software providers </li></ul>
  7. 9. Online Publishing – The Ugly <ul><li>Pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul>
  8. 10. Conclusions <ul><li>New technologies are key </li></ul><ul><li>There is a shift in the focus of some publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Print is not on the “way out” </li></ul><ul><li>Online is very different from print </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of free resources </li></ul>
  9. 11. Questions <ul><li>James Mullan </li></ul><ul><li>BIALL legal Information Group Chair </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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