Lexis Advance apps for the iPad and iPhone support, among other things, all the new content types found in LA 3.5, segment searching, and searching within results. The mobile apps can view annotations and highlight documents within folders. The iPad app, unlike the iPhone app, enables offline reading, annotating, and synchronizing of LA documents. Both apps support search access charges as well as hourly cost recovery.
If you don't use a native app, LA can be accessed via a mobile web browser. The LA mobile web supports all LA 3.5 content and segment searching, as well as viewing annotations and highlights in documents stored in work folders. Shepard's works the same in the mobile web as it does in Lexis Advance UI.
LEXIS PRACTICE ADVISOR
Lexis will release after LegalTech two new LPA modules: Securities & Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions. At the summit, Suzanne Petren-Moritz, vice president and managing director of Lexis Practice Advisor, demonstrated an updated UI to LPA that had tool bar navigation access to subscribed LPA practice areas, which appeared in the upper left-hand side of the browser window. The context of the topical browse window changed to reflect the module selected.
In the upcoming Merger & Acquisitions module, Lexis will include a MarketTracker tool that provides access to the latest merger and acquisition transactions. The tool is similar to The Practical Law Company's "What's Market" tool, which is being acquired by Thomson Reuters. The MarketTracker searches, compares, and analyzes similar deals, terms, and clauses and aims to provide information on client negotiations and drafting.
Susan Slisz, vice president for print and digital solutions, explained Lexis' e-book initiative, which incorporates links to Lexis Advance, much like Thomson Reuters' ProView e-books links to WestlawNext. Slisz differentiated Lexis' e-book initiative using the open formats MOBI and eBook and offering e-lending capabilities for large law libraries via OverDrive Inc.'s OverDrive Media Console.
Slisz demonstrated the LexisNexis Digital Library interface where users could browse the collection that currently has approximately 1,700 titles. Users have 24/7 access to the catalog where they can download the publications onto their mobile devices. OverDrive has native apps for tablets, smartphones, and e-readers, as well as applications for Windows and Mac OS X. The OverDrive software supports title usage reports for librarians and interoffice resource sharing.
Attorney Sean Doherty is LTN's technology editor.