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AALL Spectrum / March/April 2020 / Volume 24, Number 4

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MARCH/APRIL 2020 | AALL SPECTRUM 43 The Inside Scoop on the New LexisNexis Digital Library VENDOR VOICE B efore 2011, in order to access LexisNexis's legal eBooks mate- rials, users within an organiza- tion needed to circulate shared tablets that contained pre- loaded versions of the content. In 2011, after law librarians expressed concern about the practicality involved in passing devices from person to person, the information and analytics provider decided to build an eBook solution specifically designed for organizational use. LexisNexis felt digital content distributor OverDrive—whose platform delivers pub- lications to more than 43,000 libraries and schools in 75 countries—would be the ideal partner for the project, according to Deana Sparling, LexisNexis senior director for digital solutions. "OverDrive has been a global leader of digital eBooks, audiobooks, and magazine The legal eBooks resource will debut a number of new features this year, in addition to a fresh, new look. distribution for libraries and schools since 1986," Sparling says. "Its understanding of library content distribution requirements is unmatched, and the company shares our strong commitment to understanding and delivering on reader imperatives." Since LexisNexis Digital Library launched in 2012, the collection of LexisNexis titles subscribers can purchase has grown to more than 3,800. The prod- uct also provides eBooks from other legal publishers and titles from OverDrive's Marketplace that can aid in professional development on subjects such as manage- ment expertise and technology. In 2020, to offer subscribers an enhanced Digital Library experience, LexisNexis plans to release a completely new interface and a number of beneficial features, including eas- ier access to offline reading and personalized workspace capabilities. BUSINESS EDGE

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