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Online Information 2007 Presentation


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Talk at Online Information 2007 December 4th 2007

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Online Information 2007 Presentation

  1. 1. What are the Law Publishers up 2? ; Their use of Web 2.0 and its impact on users James Mullan Chair – British & Irish Association of Law Librarians Legal Information Group
  2. 2. Who are the major UK Law Publishers? <ul><li>Lexis Nexis Butterworth's (LNB) (Reed Elsevier) </li></ul><ul><li>Sweet & Maxwell (S&M) (Westlaw) (Thomson) </li></ul><ul><li>Informa LLP </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Law Company (PLC) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>“Content driven services (where content is both created and shared by its users) – Davey Winder, Information World Review 09.07 </li></ul><ul><li>“The Web as a platform” Tim O’Reilly 30.09.2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 refers to a second generation of web-based communities and hosted services which aim to facilitate creativity collaboration, and sharing between users - Wikipedia </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are “Web 2.0” applications? <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Other tools (Webinars/Podcasts) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blogs <ul><li>LNB Blogs (Reed Construction) </li></ul><ul><li>In the U.S Lexis Nexis offer consolidated Blog content via Newstex </li></ul>
  6. 9. RSS <ul><li>Informa (I-law) have offered RSS feeds since the rollout of the new platform. </li></ul><ul><li>Most Informa publications offer RSS feeds for new content (Subscription based model) </li></ul>
  7. 13. Wikis <ul><li>Law Publishers are doing very little in this area. </li></ul><ul><li>PLC Real Estate Wiki </li></ul>
  8. 15. Social Networking Sites <ul><li>Publishers use of these applications has been sporadic </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook is the most popular Social Networking site at this moment in time. </li></ul><ul><li>Westlaw are a user on Facebook and have Groups supporting users </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis Nexis groups are less client focused </li></ul>
  9. 20. Other tools – Webinars and Podcasts <ul><li>Webinars – Lexis Nexis Butterworth’s </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts – Sweet & Maxwell </li></ul>
  10. 24. What does it all mean for users? <ul><li>A much richer user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Support for the Web 2.0 “savvy” </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunities to collaborate and work with the publishers </li></ul>
  11. 25. What publishers aren’t doing! <ul><li>Collaborating with customers </li></ul><ul><li>Creating communities </li></ul>