Nancy Davis Kho LexisNexis introduces eBooks
Jinfo Blog

Tuesday, 21st December 2010 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items Printable version Subscribe via RSS to get updates as soon as Blog items are added

By Nancy Davis Kho


One last mention of eBooks to close out the year…in late November LexisNexis UK announced the launch of 13 titles in eBook format. As first reported by InPublishing (, the launch of the LexisNexis eBooks site ( ) coincides with a recent survey undertaken by Jures on behalf of LexisNexis that showed 77% of respondents favoured digital over 'traditional paper-based libraries'. The survey also showed that 47% of respondents considered themselves early adopters of technology and that 11% have already purchased iPads, though Blackberrys remain the handset of choice. And - no surprise - 73% of respondents admit to checking mobile devices at least once an hour. (Here's the full study - So it's a smart move by LN to start putting more of their vast store of texts into digital formats that lend themselves to an online reading experience. Twenty three titles are currently available, with titles from Butterworths, Tolleys, and Whillans. The books are available in ePub format, making them accessible on devices from the Amazon Kindle to Sony Reader and iPad. Introductory prices range from £47.95 up to £149.95, and LN is offering digital and print bundles for some titles. They're soliciting suggestions for other LN titles to digitise at Once the titles are downloaded, they're stored on the device so no Internet is needed to access the text. In terms of functionality, users can search by keyword within a text, highlight, annotate, and bookmark. It's been a dynamic year of development for eBook formats, devices, and publishers; my only prediction is that a year from now, projects like this from LexisNexis will seem like baby steps to where we all are in December 2011.

« Blog

What's new at Jinfo?

Focus on Value Chain

Document the value chain, and transform the way you think about, manage and report on your product portfolio and your information service contributions to your organisation goals.

Focus on Value Chain

Focus on Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is a required process for a healthy information department. It gauges the ability of your services, team, portfolio and overall value to withstand stress.

Focus on Risk Assessment

Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Webinar and Community listings. Please let us know, by email to Thank you.

Benefit from our research

Our proven processes, resources and guidance will help your team make the shift from transaction centre to strategic asset.


Designed around the most common challenges and pain points for time- and resource-strapped information teams

Supercharge remote productivity and value
Holistic content portfolio management
Future-proof your information service
Executive-ready communications


A tailored overview of our research and active discussion with your Jinfo analyst.


Measure your starting point to articulate your strengths and set priorities for future improvements. Assessments gauge risk, capacity, value and more.

Read case studies, and start the conversation:

Consulting benefits

Connect your team with the practical tools, original research and expertise to build and support information strategy in your organisation.

A Jinfo Subscription gives access to all Content (articles, reports, webinars) and Community.

Subscription benefits