ARCHIVED: BNA's Health Law & Business Series Selected for AALL Best New Product Award

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June 10, 1997

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has selected BNA's Health Law & Business Series, a series of monographs produced by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), for the 1997 New Product Award, an annual honor presented to a new information product which enhances or improves existing law library services or procedures, or which improves access to legal information or the legal research process.

The Health Law and Business Series, available in print and on CD-ROM, is the result of thousands of hours of research and analysis by leading health law practitioners. The Series is organized by monographs called "portfolios," which are exhaustively indexed on a series-wide basis and feature comprehensive internal cross references, as well as a complete table of cases, key statutes, regs, and agency rulings. Each portfolio in the Series focuses on a specific legal/business issue of particular importance within the health care industry such as Antitrust, Contracting Issues, Fraud and Abuse, and Operational Issues. The table of contents for the entire Series can be viewed on BNA's Web site at

The AALL New Product Award honors the hard work and dedication of legal publishers and their efforts to create, improve or redesign products for the legal information professional. A product is considered "new" if it has been in the library-related marketplace for less than two years. Eligible products include computer hardware and/or software, educational materials, bibliographical materials, or other products or devices that aid or improve workflow, research or intellectual process. Members of the AALL Committee on Relations with Information Vendors screen nominations for the New Product Award and recommend finalists to the Awards Committee, which selects the recipient of the award.

Founded in 1929 and incorporated in its present form in 1947, BNA is the oldest privately held, wholly employee-owned company in the United States and is a leading publisher of print and electronic news and information services.

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with over 4,800 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies.