Their NEW slogan–
My first impression is that it ressembles Google and its target audience is the next generation of young lawyers.
Many of the new features include:
- simple searching (no need for terms & connectors)
- project folders
- attaching notes
- saving to AmazonKindle
- Coming soon- iPhone & Blackberry compatibility
- Visual indicators (iceglasses=already)
- Customizable display (font, size, etc.)
WestlawNext may be available for the fall 0f 2010. There will be no extra cost for law schools. Training will be provided to all law students.
It will be up to law schools to decide whether to stay with Westlaw.com or to switch to WestlawNext.com.
For information, go to: Welcome to : WestlawNext Legal Research System: Thomson Reuters.
A number of prominent blawggers were invited to preview WestlawNext and have posted their first impressions:
- David Bilinsky gives a Top 10 List of what he likes best about WLNext.
- The Social Media Law Student gives the law school student perspective.
- Betsy McKenzie over at Out of the Jungle analyzes the search and results parameters in depth.
- Jason the Content Librarian provides a 40 minute video of four beta-testers discussing their thoughts.
- Lisa Solomon discusses product and pricing.
- Greg Lambert of 3 Geeks and a Law Blog gives the law firm perspective and mulls crowdsouring options.
- Bob Ambrogi details many of the nuances of the new system.