Thomson Reuters demo'ed some of its product enhancements this morning at a breakfast session held at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Among the highlights that attracted my attention were a number of recent or upcoming enhancements to the WestlawNext research platform:
- international content will soon be migrated to the platform from the old legacy platform
- the financial research tool LiveEdgar will be returning
- Quantum services, with new results graphing capability, will be moving to WestlawNext
- directories for expert witnesses, Canadian lawyers and ADR professionals will be added to the Litigator product
- the Index to Canadian Legal Literature is also being fully integrated into WestllawNext and adding new content sources such as continuing public education podcasts and YouTube tutorials. It will offer new sorting and filtering of results by document type e.g. Article, book review, seminar paper, podcast etc.
The Quebec portal "La Reference" from the editor Yvon Blais in Montreal has added new doctrinal collections in Quebec law such as 10 monographs in commercial law, as well as new quantum services for personal injury and dismissal cases. The portal contains the most often cited doctrinal texts by Quebec courts including many classics such as "Les obligations" by Baudouin. It also offers access to an extensive collection of Quebec Bar Association materials, materials from the Chambre des notaires, legal encyclopedias etc.
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