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Rachael Elliott contrasts the rapid rise of consumer mobile apps with the slow growth of apps from information providers. She examines why mobile apps are important and contrasts the offerings from some large players. Rachael then takes a closer look at a new iPhone app from Factiva and the Google News mobile app and concludes by looking at future trends and suggests some practical next steps.
We know about BYOD but what about the impact on work of CYOD (Choose Your Own Device) and remote working policies? Kate Lomax explores changing expectations of work, new findings about employee engagement, and how employee-owned devices can increase productivity.
Continuing FreePint's collection of reviews of apps for legal research, John DiGilio looks at the Bloomberg Law app for iOS and Android devices. He considers elements such as ease of use, search, results presentation, standalone access and value and concludes that in designing its own mobile offering, Bloomberg BNA has taken a different route from its competitors, such as Westlaw, Nexis, HeinOnline and Fastcase.
Catherine Pask interviews Brian Gelinas, general manager of Factiva, to find out how users are interacting with content and data via their mobile devices.
Westlaw UK is designed to be a one-stop-shop aimed at lawyers and information professionals, but useful for anyone with an interest in the law. Scott Vine carried out a recent review for FreePint and Sophie Alexander finds out from him what makes this product so unique and why it's the go-to solution for so many of the UK's top law firms.
Westlaw UK is one of the legal and business products in the Thomson Reuters stable. Designed for fee-earning lawyers just as much as library and information professionals, it aims to be a one-stop-shop, pulling together a number of primary and secondary legal resources UK-wide.
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Scott Vine continues his review of online information legal service Westlaw UK from Thomson Reuters by considering development, competitors and future plans. He describes the Westlaw UK Web App, its mobile-friendly version, main competitor LexisLibrary, and plans to integrate content from Lawtel and Practical Law. He winds up with an examination of pricing, help, customer support and training, and what elements could be improved.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2543
Why should legal professionals be interested in a specialist ebook app? We reveal some highlights from James Mullan's analysis of Thomson Reuters ProView.
The legal sector lags well behind the consumer sector in the use of ebooks but could this change with the ebook application Thomson Reuters ProView? In his mini review of the app James Mullan assesses whether it could be the key to a transition in lawyers' ways of working.
Catherine Dhanjal explains the criteria we used to review the HeinOnline app - and what particularly impressed our reviewer, John DiGilio, about this image-based legal research database for your iPhone/iPad.
Continuing his collection of articles reviewing mobile apps for legal research, John DiGilio assesses the HeinOnline app for iPhone and iPad. The app puts more than 2,000 legal periodicals at the user’s fingertips, in a simple, intuitive way. He examines whether the historical depth of coverage and ease of use for which its web-based flagship is well known is fully replicated here. He also looks at search (including image search), results presentation, billing, value and competitiveness.
Find out why FreePint reviewed legal mobile app Fastcase HD - and what we found particularly noteworthy.
John DiGilio reviews the popular Fastcase HD mobile app. A free, virtual library of US primary source materials available via smartphone, it is ranked as one of the most downloaded apps for legal research. John finds out why this standalone solution and complement to Fastcase on the web is so popular.
Bernadette John explains what digital professionalism means and how it goes far beyond an understanding of social media. She goes into detail about why gaining these skills is essential, not just for employees but also for their families and friends, and where knowledge of information governance and confidentiality issues, correct use of images and understanding the risks of shadow IT become particularly important.
Phil Bradley considers the changing world of training and why it's essential to keep up with the latest technology developments - whether running a training course or keeping your own skills up to date.
Researchers Libby Trudell and Helen Josephine report on the results of a recent FreePint survey into the use of ebooks in the enterprise. The report looks at: penetration and growth estimates for ebooks by industry segment, which ebook providers are being used in enterprise settings, characteristics of licensing and purchase options in enterprise settings, and success factors for ebook deployment. The research shows increasing penetration of ebooks in enterprise settings, but clear differences by market sector.
Following his review of Lexis Advance HD, John DiGilio selects some highlights of the mobile app version of LexisNexis' award-winning Lexis Advance platform.
This report collects the findings published as a result of FreePint's 2015 research into ebooks in the enterprise.
Editorial: Survey Reveals Strong Ebook Penetration in Enterprise Settings
Ebook Research Results Part 1 - Ebooks Take Hold in Enterprise Settings...
John DiGilio reviews Lexis Advance HD, the mobile app version of LexisNexis' award-winning Lexis Advance platform. In the first in a new collection of mini reviews geared towards on-the-go applications for legal research, John puts the app through its paces and provides a breakdown of its functionality, high points, and shortcomings. Competitors include Westlaw, Bloomberg and Fastcase.
A recently completed FreePint survey on the use of ebooks in the enterprise shows that pricing for ebooks is an important factor, but not as important as other factors. The survey indicates that across all sectors, the selection of content relevant to the enterprise activity remains the most important factor. While cost per use is an important metric, flexible licensing that enables access to just the right content is even more critical. Helen Josephine examines the variety of licensing options on offer, and why an organisation might choose one over another.
"Benchmark information services - progressing towards transformation"
This Research Focus gives you tools, analysis and the original data you need in order to benchmark your information service against peers. (July - September 2019).
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