April 20, 2012
Tuning In to This Afternoon's LawLibCon Podcast: Law Libraries + Law Journal Publishing plus Bloomberg Law BNA featuring Lou Andreozzi
Today's Law Librarian Conversations podcast offers to be very interesting in part because Lou Andreozzi, Chairman of Bloomberg Law, will discuss the new roll-out of BLaw to law schools and the integration of BNA content into BLaw's now "turbocharged" online research and current awareness service. As most everyone paying attention to this matter knows by now, integration of BNA content into BLaw is well underway. Some content, most notably BNA Tax, is not online yet but will be. Complete integration is expected by the end of the calendar year, if not sooner.
There was a time when a CEO (now departed) informed participants in an earnings report conference call that BLaw's strategy appeared confusing. Still confused Thomson Reuters? Not yet obvious? Tune in to today's podcast!
Licensing of BNA online resource libraries outside of BLaw's online service remains an available option for institutions and individuals who do not want to or have not yet been offered a license for BLaw. BNA resource centers have been receiving a noticeable "beefing up" of content and additional formats of content (e.g., video) to existing resource centers as well as the launching of new ones. Clearly this is due in no small part to the financial resources Bloomberg Law is investing in this product line.
Lou Andreozzi's participation in today's podcast was announced yesterday (hence the italics in this post's title). But let's not forget that Michelle Pearse, Ben Keele and Valeri Craigle will be discussing "ways that law libraries and law librarians are uniquely equipped to help academic law journals become all that they should become in the digital world. The missing link in the Durham Statement has always been how law journals should become digital, and, in the process become better and more useful." That too offers to be a very interesting topic for the panel discussion.
LawLibCon's podcast will start at 2:00 PM Central Time this afternoon. Details here. [JH}