2014 is here. 1984 is gone but lives on. The IRS tax season is about to begin and Obamacare has (sort of) gone into effect. And soon, the Corpus Juris Secundum yearly-updated Internal Revenue topic and volumes will be released in print and go live on WestlawNext. All is well.
Read about it here. Interestingly, Bloomberg Law’s NYC-based executives and sales staff have relocated to Virginia so as to be further integrated into BNA operations.
Despite my employment’s general focus on traditional legal encyclopedias and legal writing, it is increasingly difficult to ignore the reality of current research methods. The easy access to digital information on the web has molded most of us into impatient information consumers who do not take kindly to “waiting” on information and results. I sometimes wonder if some researchers have even tired of reading altogether considering that we are all trained to look for keywords, phrases, and numbers. What type of product would (or does) provide a one-stop answer to a legal research question? “Current awareness” products? Journals? Blogs with footnoted cites to statutes and cases (along with a case citator service)?
He does not think this will happen this year but that it is coming soon. Law firms might be able to provide this content more efficiently (and more convincingly?) than the publishers.