This morning Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. emailed a stunning announcement to law library directors around the US. The flagship Cheetah legal research platform was being rebranded as VitalLaw. The change is expected to take place on Monday November 1st. The librarian list-servs lit-up with the expected questions and concerns as well as a dash
Today Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US is releasing a new Application Programming Interface (API) which will make Wolters Kluwer content from their Cheetah research platform available “your way” in your digital environment.
Legal research products and in fact the very notion of legal research as a one size fits all process has morphed dramatically in the past twenty years. Wolters Kluwer’s U.S. predecessor, Commerce Clearing House launched their first revolutionary product – the loose-leaf treatise in 1913. With the rise of the regulatory state, lawyers had to master not only caselaw but the growing mass of regulatory material issues by federal agencies such as the IRS.
Twenty first century librarians are helping lawyers design workflow processes that integrate the “best of breed” content or tool into functional workflow spaces and enterprise search engines. Workflow portals function as real time tutorials prompting lawyers to the next step in process. To that end portal and workflow designers need APIs that bring content directly into the law firm environment as well as IP authentication which allows federated SSO (single sign-on) seamless access (no passwords, no client numbers). Wolters …
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