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As I sat through a demonstration of the LexisNexis Digital Library (eBook) platform, there were a few thoughts that crossed my mind:
- The eBook platform for law firms is inevitable
- How do I keep from suddenly having (paying for) the same “book” in three formats – print, database, and eBook?
- Holy crap… I’m going to need a really good Technical Services Librarian to manage this!
The mechanics of acquiring and distributing books, making sure they are up to date, and retrieving books from departing attorneys are all part of the job of the technical services department. Transferring these tasks to e-books was therefore already within our department’s job description.