New Product Award

Description

This award honors new commercial information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures or innovative products which improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials. A "new" product is one which has been in the library-related marketplace for two years or less. New products may include, but are not limited to, computer hardware and/or software, educational or bibliographic material, or other products or devices that aid or improve library workflow, research, or intellectual access. Products that have been reintroduced in a new format or with substantial changes are eligible.

Process

Criteria

  1. To be eligible for the award, a nominated product must be a new and innovative commercial legal information resource that enhances or improves existing law library services and/or procedures.
  2. Eligible products include (but are not limited to): print materials, computer hardware or software; products or devices that aid or improve access to legal information or the legal research process, and procedures for technical processing of library materials.
  3. Any product that has been "re-introduced" in a new format or that has substantial changes is eligible.
  4. "New" is defined as being in the library-related marketplace for less than two years.
  5. Any AALL member may nominate products for the Award. If a vendor nominates its own product, AALL membership is not required.
  6. Only nominations received by the deadline will be considered.
  7. Enhancements of existing products are not eligible for the Award, unless the enhancement provides a completely new method of using the product, and retrieval of information is substantially improved.
  8. Complete contact information for the vendor must be provided, to facilitate the CRIV's communication with the product developer.
  9. Members of the AALL New Product Award Jury will evaluate every eligible product. Vendors will be contacted to obtain complimentary review copies of print resources or temporary logins for electronic resources. Print copies will be returned to the vendor upon request.
  10. If a product is deemed ineligible, somebody from the New Product Award Jury will notify the nominating party and provide a brief explanation.

Application Information

Please email the New Product Award nomination form and supporting documentation to Michael Hannon.

Winners

  • 2010–2018

    2018

    Bloomberg Law
    Joe Breda
    President
    Arlington, VA

    Points of Law on Bloomberg Law


    2017

    Casetext
    Pablo Arredondo
    Vice President, Legal Research
    San Francisco, CA

    CARA


    2016

    Ravel Law
    Daniel Lewis
    CEO and Co-Founder
    San Francisco, CA

    Judge Analytics


    2015

    Lex Machina
    Josh Becker, CEO
    Menlo Park, CA

    Legal Analytics®


    2014

    William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
    Getzville, NY

    Fastcase, Inc.
    Washington, DC

    HeinOnline/Fastcase Integration


    2013

    Practicing Law Institute
    New York, NY

    PLI Discover PLUS


    2012

    Bloomberg Law
    New York, NY

    Bloomberg Law


    2011

    WestlawNext Team
    Eagan, MN

    Thomson Reuters—WestlawNext


    2010

    Fastcase, Inc.

    Fastcase Legal Research iPhone App

  • 2000–2009

    2009

    William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

    Subject Compilations of State Laws (HeinOnline)


    2008

    Cassidy Cataloging Services, Inc.

    WLX Cataloging Record Service (WLX E Treatise Collection, Lexis II Primary Sources, and Westlaw IV Journals & Law Reviews)


    2007

    No award


    2006

    No award


    2005

    Thomson Gale

    The Making of Modern Law


    2004

    Jenkins Law Library & American Lawyer Media

    www.palawlibrary.com


    2003

    No award


    2002

    No award


    2001

    William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

    Hein-On-Line


    2000

    IndexMaster, Inc.

    IndexMaster

  • 1995–1999

    1999

    West Group

    Key Cite


    1998

    Congressional Information Services, Inc.

    CIS Congressional Universe


    1997

    BNA, Inc.

    Health Law & Business Series


    1996

    No award


    1995

    Shepard’s McGraw-Hill, Inc.

    How to Shepardize