Number of page: 166
Publisher: Psychology Press
In this insightful book, the most respected names in legal publishing envision what changes the next century holds for the publication of legal information. Approximately 100 years ago, as comprehensive publication of legal cases began, the major legal publishing houses described their view of legal literature in a “Symposium of Law Publishers”. Today’s technological innovations, coupled with a resurgence of competition that has revived entrepreneurial dynamism in legal publishing, have created the need for a second such effort. Symposium of Law Publishers commemorates the spirit of the first symposium by examining the state of legal publishing today and what advances can be expected in the new century. Representatives of fourteen legal publishers give an in-depth view of the field and its future. In a unique additional feature, four law librarians provide an alternative view of the future of legal publishing.Symposium of Law Publishers examines information technologies primarily as a means to deliver information to the legal profession quickly, comprehensively, inexpensively, or accessibly, and predict that libraries and books will remain the core of legal information. The contributors discuss the new competitive spirit in the law publishing industry and the need for a response to increased globalization and specialization in the law profession. Other important topics addressed in this groundbreaking book include the future of case publication, electronic publishing and the future of research, citation systems in the future, and the survival of loose-leaf services. Professionals concerned with any aspect of legal publishing will be better prepared for future changes with the help of this fascinating book. Law librarians, data base specialists, and information theory specialists will also find Symposium of Law Publishers an invaluable introduction to the next century of legal publishing.