Vendors presented new products this afternoon at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries taking place in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Here are a few highlights from the presentation by UK-based Justis Publishing.
On May 1, that is the day before yesterday, the new JustisOne platform was launched. It combines the Justis full-text product for reported and unreported cases and the JustCite citator in one platform.
One interesting feature of the new product is that the same thematic classification structure applies to cases from the UK, Canada and Australia. In other words, the same structured vocabulary can be used for searching by topic across various jurisdictions.
Search results amalgamate metadata, including subject metadata, and the full-text of a case in the same display. Noting up cases to find subsequent judicial treatment is just one click away and can be restricted to a particular jurisdiction.
In the case of unreported judgments, what is used as metadata is the most cited paragraph extracted from the case.
Finally, when viewing the full-text of jurisprudence, any paragraphs that have ever been cited by subsequent judgments are highlighted. Clicking on a highlighted paragraph leads directly to the citing case.
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