2015 was a year of innovation and acquisition in legal publishing. Watson continues to intrigue law firms and legal publishers. New platforms, new alignments, new identities, , new environments and new tools for powerful insights dominated the legal market.

Thanks to all my readers for your valuable insights and feedback. 

The Top Dewey B Strategic

This morning Fastcase released their 5th list of entrepreneurs, innovators and trailblazers:

Katheen Martin – who is currently the Circuit Court Librarian, Montgomery County Maryland and
President of the Maryland Law Library Association. Kate is beloved by the private law librarian community because  when she was a Library Director at Morgan Lewis and PLL Chair

This past week ALM released their Annual Law Librarian Survey and the American Lawyer published a companion article “The Bookless Library “  by MP McQueen, which describes the transformation of law firm libraries into new kinds of environments offering new kinds of services. I have previously written stories about innovative library spaces but I love

2014
was the first year since 2007 in which  the legal press began consistently
publishing optimistic news about the legal market. Law school enrollments are
still shrinking. Large law firms continue to combine into mega-firms. Law firm
support roles and ratios continue to evolve. In 2014 legal publishers began to
deliver products which help transform