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Old-School Prisoner Wants Books, Not Westlaw

Legal As She Is Spoke – “Law school librarians bemoan the fact that today’s students typically turn their noses up at the bound volumes of legal decisions, in favor of electronic legal research sources like Westlaw or Lexis. If only they had Dwayne Harris as a student. Since 1989, Mr. Harris has been serving time in an Ohio state prison for rape, kidnapping, felonious assault and aggravated assault convictions. Frustrated that the prison library replaced law books with computer access to Westlaw, Mr. Harris has sued the prison, requesting $80,000 in compensatory damages and up to $200,000 in punitive damages for the violation of his constitutional right to a law library.”

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Thomson Reuters Touts ‘Knowledge Effect’ In New Corporate Branding Campaign

Forbes – Realizing that consumers aren’t familiar with the full range of services the company offers, Thomson Reuters this week breaks an ad campaign touting the power of “The Knowledge Effect.”

The latter is a phenomenon that refers to what happens when professionals in the legal, healthcare and accounting sectors, among others, are armed with the right information at their fingertips. In today’s high speed, digital information age, business professionals with access to relevant data can make “the right decisions faster and with more confidence,” says Thomson Reuters, whose bread-and-butter business is in the intelligent information industry.”

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Thomson Reuters cutting 60 jobs in Eagan

TwinCities.com – “Thomson Reuters, the New York-based publishers of Westlaw and other legal information services, will lay off 60 workers at its campus in Eagan. The company is restructuring and creating jobs while eliminating others in Eagan, which is home to its legal division, Thomson Reuters spokesman John Shaughnessy said today. "Once the entire process is complete, we expect to have around 60 fewer employees on the Eagan campus," he said. The company did not say when the layoffs would take effect.”

They also cut many librarian relations positions this week.

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WestlawNext Update: $3,400/Hour Legal Research Has Arrived

Legal Blog Watch – “We (and everybody else) have previously reported on the beginnings of the rollout of WestlawNext. Part of the marketing initiative was to conduct “roadshows,” where the Thomson Reuters folks could get a bunch of lawyers and/or academic users in a room and demonstrate why their new product was the proverbial greatest thing since sliced bread. The roadshows held earlier this month, as reported by Mark Giangrande at the Law Librarian Blog, began with an announcement that no questions about pricing would be entertained. However, in the past couple of weeks, some pricing information has come to light. And it’s an eye-opener. Well, the kind of eye-opener that makes you want to close them real tight again and hope the whole thing was a dream.”

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Impressions of the WestlawNext Tour

Law Librarian Blog – “Today is the day the WestlawNext coming out party hit Chicago. I went to the Hyatt Regency Hotel early this morning for breakfast and the West demo.”

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