JLIS abstracts

HOOD (Howard A)


HOOD (Howard A). Disk and Dat: Recent Developments in Legal Databases and Emerging Information Technologies in the United States . 13,1; 1988; 51-66

Surveys the computer-assisted legal research (CALR) in the United States . Discusses the developments in the digital technology. Traces the developments in the services of LEXIS, and WESTLAW databases. Examines the organisation and expansion of these two databases. Discusses the impact of the LEXIS and WESTLAW and other law related databases on the legal practice and legal education in the United States . These two databases are subscribed by all accredited Law Schools. Mentions the use of availability of law-related information on CD-ROM (Computer Disk Read Only Memory).