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electronic products: both CD and Internet based, on a monthly basis.
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Scottish Website relaunched|
The Scottish office
of LexisNexis UK has successfully relaunched the Scottish
website - www.lexisnexis.co.uk/scotland.
This new and
improved site provides gateways to the growing portfolio of
online services, professional and student textbooks,
looseleaf works, directories and law reports covering a
broad range of Scots law subjects.
go to Andy Parker and his team in Woking.
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Database Replacement Goes Live!
March 2004 will
mark a milestone for the Tables Department, with the initial
rollout of a new system for compiling tables of cases and,
ultimately, the de-commissioning of the current Citations
Department's work is key to LNUK's publishing programme. A
large number of the Company's hardcopy publications pass
through this team, whose role is to compile the various
tables of cases and case citation references, and their
equivalent for statues, SIs and EU legislation.
Database is the department's indispensable tool for
compiling tables of cases, being a repository of over half a
million Case Citations, which the department uses to check
and amplify case references within publications and to
compile the "front of book" tables.
The new system was
developed during 2003, and has taken an enormous effort by
many people. Particular thanks go to Sue Reed, Caroline
Stomberg, Alasdair Steer, Mary Stott, Matt Brown's team,
Andy Bates and Chris Jones, and to Kathryn Ripley and
subsequently Henrietta Chapman for managing the project.
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PI Online Cases - New Search
March 2004, PI Online will have the additional feature of a Case Search screen,
accessed via the Cases button from the PI Online homepage.
to speed updating and searching, PI Online cases will be split
into four databases (All England Law Reports, All England Case
Digests, Official Transcripts and Additional Case Materials),
meaning you can search more easily across all databases by
entering case name, catchwords, date or citation in the search
boxes. Search results will be broken down by database – clicking
on the name of a database will bring up more detailed location of
hits. Or from the search screen you can click on the name of each
case type to take you through to NETbos, where you have the option
of a normal search.
of this development is to speed updating of PI Online cases and
improve search functionality.
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Builder Enhancements for Encyclopaedia of Forms &
A key enhancement to the Builder for
Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents is now available: users
are now able to export documents directly to Word from Builder,
removing two steps from the existing process.
The user guide and help file within Builder
have also been updated to provide more accurate and user-friendly
To take advantage of the new functionality, click
here and follow the reinstallation instructions.
Simon's online - new
modules - NOW LIVE!
Note: There have been some revisions
to the proposal outlined in last month's bulletin to add three new
modules to Simon's Online. It has since been decided that it is
appropriate to only launch two new modules, as listed below. As a
result of these changes the additional modules will now go live in
In response to customer
and salesforce feedback, LNUK are launching two new additional
modules to Simon's Online, our core Direct tax product launched in
2003. Launching in March, the two new modules will be:
· Basic Indirect tax
module - incorporating Tolley's VAT and NIC Annuals, VAT
cases, Tax Cases and the Orange Handbook
· Simon's Case
module - incorporating Simon's Weekly Tax Intelligence,
Simon's Tax Cases and Special Commissioner's Decisions
These modules will be
available individually, or together for a specially discounted
price as an add-on to Simon's Online (currently £995).
The aim of the new
offerings is to provide extra product choice for the Direct Tax
practitioner who requires some basic indirect tax material or a
more specialised case module. It will place the combined Simon's
package as the premier tax package available below Tax Direct,
giving our small and medium tax customers more flexibility in
Local Government Direct
Local Government Cases - New Case Search
Screen - Coming
The cases section of the Legal
Department module of Local Government Direct has been redesigned to improve
search functionality and to speed up updating for each
The cases are still accessed through
the 'Local Government Cases' button, but are now split into four individual
databases (Case Alerter, Local Government Reports, Selected All
England Reports and Official Transcripts). A new
cases search screen has been introduced to enable the user to search
across the case material without having to enter a netbos database,
although the normal netbos searches are still available when they
Interlinking netbos buttons between
related case material give the user quicker and easier access to
Education Cases - New Case Search
The cases section of the Education
module of Local Government Direct has been redesigned to improve search
functionality and to speed up updating for each area.
The cases are still accessed through
the 'Selected cases' button, but are now split into four individual
databases (All England Law Reports, All England Law Reports European,
Local Government Law Reports, Official Transcripts). A new cases search
screen has been introduced to enable the user to search across the case
material without having to enter a netbos database, although the normal
netbos searches are still available when they enter net bos.
Interlinking netbos buttons between
related case material give the user quicker and easier access to related
The changes will be available from late
Also coming soon, All England Digest
cases will be added to the Education module.
third Academic User Group meeting
for University librarians will be held on 22nd April in London at
the Law Society on Chancery Lane, commencing at 3pm. In
order that the agenda reflects your interests, we would like to hear
from you with any particular questions you may want to see covered.
Clearly if there is a large number of topics suggested, it may not
be possible to tackle them all at that meeting.
you would like to attend, please RSVP by 14th April to Jane Howard at email@example.com.
If there are any questions you would like to raise, please also email
them to Jane by that date.
There is no new 'Technical Developments
and News' information for this month.
LexisNexis Content launched in April
There have been new
additions to the European LexisNexis product range this month, in
countries covering Germany, UK, Benelux and Italy.
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There is no 'New This Month'
information this month.
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To save time
browsing the source directory or compiling group sources for each
search, save the sources you use most. Each Lexis ID can save up to
30 sources, also each source can be given a bespoke name by the
After running a
search, if a user retrieves an unmanageable number of results, the most
efficient way of narrowing the search down is to use the 'Search Within
Results' function. This allows the user to search within the original
results retrieved for no additional cost. It can be used as many times
When in full view the user can use the
"Outline" function to save time scrolling through a
large document. This enables the user to hyperlink to
the different segments of the document they are viewing.
Butterworths Direct - All England
The (D) in the
following citation  All ER (D) 566 (Mar)
stands for digest, which is another word for case summary. Digests
are produced by court reporters and are updated throughout the day
on All England Direct.
searching for a case name, always use the AND connector between party
names as opposed to the "v". This will ensure you find the
case you are after even if the party names are in the wrong order or
you have omitted any part of the case title.
For more information on our specialised training courses
in our fully equipped training rooms in International House, St
Katherine’s Dock and Halsbury House, Chancery Lane. Click here.