Handshake Software Integrates LexisNexis Digital Library with Microsoft SharePoint Portal & Search

Handshake Software Integrates LexisNexis Digital Library with Microsoft SharePoint Portal & Search

Handshake Software, Inc. and LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced the integration of the LexisNexis® Digital Library with Handshake Software’s Portal & Search for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.

The integration is licensed through Handshake Software and enables firm attorneys and law librarians to review and check out eBook titles via SharePoint, and gives them greater efficiency by contextualizing their subscription to LexisNexis Digital Library around practice areas, people, matters and more. It offers access to electronic titles that are relevant to the focus of a user within the SharePoint portal. For example, on a matter summary page, an attorney automatically sees and can access relevant digital publications for that particular matter in addition to financials, documents, contacts and other content.

Handshake delivers these capabilities to users through five key access points aligned to where lawyers and law firm staff spend their time on Portal & Search every day:

    • User-centric titles accessible within individual users’ “My View” dashboards
    • Matter-centric titles based on the matter classification on matter-specific pages
    • Practice area content available on a firm’s distinct practice pages
    • Full Digital Library title and author searching directly from SharePoint
    • Targeted matter centric content within SharePoint 2013 Search

“The LexisNexis Digital Library integration with Handshake Software’s Relationship Framework provides Portal users with full access to their library content and most significantly within a contextualized manner,” stated Glenn LaForce, Handshake Software’s Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. “With this integration, the Handshake Software Portal and Search further becomes the ‘one-stop’ hub for all line of business application information and now legal research.”

“LexisNexis Digital Library gives law firms maximum flexibility for how they offer access to digital publications,” said Susan Slisz, vice president, Print & Digital Solutions at LexisNexis. “The integration of trusted eBook titles from LexisNexis and our alliance partners into Handshake’s SharePoint-based Portals equips law firm libraries with a new way to circulate digital media, specifically when and where attorneys need it and within the context of their daily workflow – driving efficiency for lawyers and greater value for a firm’s collection budget.”

Handshake Software provides SharePoint-based intranets, extranets and enterprise search solutions to approximately 50 percent of the Am Law 100, and 45 percent of the Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 with total users exceeding 110,000 across 10 countries. For more information about Handshake Software, please visit http://www.handshakesoftware.com.

LexisNexis is the largest publisher of legal eBooks with thousands of device-agnostic titles available through a diversity of channels. LexisNexis Digital Library was created in conjunction with leading eBook distributor OverDrive® and launched in 2012. It offers a single location for law libraries to house and manage lending of all electronic content, and for legal professionals to access and use the electronic titles they need anywhere, anytime. For more information about the LexisNexis Digital Library, please visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/products/digital-library.page.

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