RSS feeds for law books

October 25, 2007

Lo-fi has just set up a Facebook group for possibly the smallest constituency of Facebook users possible: UK librarians who wish that legal publishers would set up RSS feeds for new publications. Having said this, there are now 11 (count em’!) members.

Joking aside, this is something that legal publishers really need to get to grips with. If Binary Law can manage it by scraping data from a series of spreadsheets provided by the publishers themselves, why can’t the likes of Sweet & Maxwell and LNB, with their presumably enormous IT and information management departments?

I am now a proud member- if you share these sentiments, please join!


4 Responses to “RSS feeds for law books”

  1. lo-fi Says:


    Are you organising the rally? We will need an old oil drum that we can light a fire in to warm our hands, some big signs, and something to chant.

    I will leave this in your hands.

    See you on the other side.


  2. neilstewart Says:

    Solidarity, sister- we shall overcome!

  3. Kate Says:

    I know that when I left S&M there was an enormous IT project going on to back-convert all the data into digital files which will take years, so I suspect the RSS feeds issue may be taking a back seat! But happy to suggest it to my ex-comrades next time I see them! K x

  4. neilstewart Says:

    Tell them to think about us law librarians! And I hope to see you joining our group…

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