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New Agreement Provides Broader Access to ABA eBooks, Adds Value for LexisNexis Digital Library Subscribers
April 3, 2014 — NEW YORK – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, and the American Bar Association (ABA), one of the world's largest voluntary professional organizations, today announced an agreement to have ABA eBook titles available through the LexisNexis® Digital Library. The Digital Library offers lawyers, librarians and other legal professionals a single destination to access, borrow and manage legal eBook titles, regardless of device.
Subscribers to the LexisNexis Digital Library will now have the option to purchase access to and license more than 200 top tier eBook titles published by the ABA, including such popular volumes as Private Equity and Venture Capital Solutions to Common and Uncommon Tax Issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook, Grammar and Writing Handbook for Lawyers and many other important texts.
“The agreement also expands the reach of ABA eBooks through the commitment of LexisNexis to promote the collection,” said Kathleen Hopkins, Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Publication Oversight.
“As law libraries adopt electronic publications, lawyers and librarians want access to a broad selection of titles. We are pleased to offer the valuable collection of ABA eBooks through LexisNexis Digital Library, an addition that builds an industry standard that benefits our mutual customers,” said Susan Slisz, Vice President, Print and Digital Solutions at LexisNexis. “The agreement underscores our strategy of delivering an unprecedented digital library solution.”
“I'm very pleased that ABA eBook titles are now available through a leading legal library technology,” said Robert Rupp, Associate Executive Director, Business Services, American Bar Association. “Digital libraries are always open and accessible. Having greater access to ABA titles helps attorneys across all practice areas become more efficient by enabling them to get the content they need quickly and easily, no matter where they are or what time it is.”
Access to the ABA collection will be available on a subscription basis through LexisNexis Digital Library. Single-user eBook titles for use outside of the LexisNexis Digital Library continue to be available on the ABA's own eBook store.
About LexisNexis eBooks and Digital Library
LexisNexis is the largest publisher of legal eBooks with more than 2,200 device-agnostic titles available through diverse channels, including the LexisNexis® Store and several name-brand online bookstores. The agreement with the ABA is the latest in an ongoing series of eBook innovations initiated by LexisNexis.
Created in conjunction with leading eBook distributor OverDrive® and launched in 2012, LexisNexis Digital Library offers law librarians a single location to order titles, supervise lending of all electronic content and centrally manage their library to help reduce costs associated with storing, filing and distributing titles in traditional print format.
Professionals across each major sector of the legal marketplace use LexisNexis Digital Library, including those in large law firms, small law firms, corporations, government and law schools. In addition to eBooks from LexisNexis, customers using LexisNexis Digital Library have access to more than 800,000 titles from other publishers via the OverDrive® Marketplace. This is critical capability for librarians enables them to aggregate all of their content onto one platform instead of having different access points for titles from different sources.
About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.
About the ABA
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online.
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