Handshake Software Integrates LexisNexis Digital Library with Microsoft SharePoint Portal & Search

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Direct access to legal eBooks and periodicals within daily workflow increases user efficiency.

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The integration of trusted eBook titles from LexisNexis and our alliance partners into Handshake’s SharePoint-based Portals equips law firm libraries with a new way to circulate digital media.

Handshake Software, Inc. and LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced the integration of the LexisNexis® Digital Library with Handshake Software’s Portal & Search for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.

The integration is licensed through Handshake Software and enables firm attorneys and law librarians to review and check out eBook titles via SharePoint, and gives them greater efficiency by contextualizing their subscription to LexisNexis Digital Library around practice areas, people, matters and more. It offers access to electronic titles that are relevant to the focus of a user within the SharePoint portal. For example, on a matter summary page, an attorney automatically sees and can access relevant digital publications for that particular matter in addition to financials, documents, contacts and other content.

Handshake delivers these capabilities to users through five key access points aligned to where lawyers and law firm staff spend their time on Portal & Search every day:

  •     User-centric titles accessible within individual users’ “My View” dashboards
  •     Matter-centric titles based on the matter classification on matter-specific pages
  •     Practice area content available on a firm’s distinct practice pages
  •     Full Digital Library title and author searching directly from SharePoint
  •     Targeted matter centric content within SharePoint 2013 Search

“The LexisNexis Digital Library integration with Handshake Software’s Relationship Framework provides Portal users with full access to their library content and most significantly within a contextualized manner,” stated Glenn LaForce, Handshake Software’s Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. “With this integration, the Handshake Software Portal and Search further becomes the ‘one-stop’ hub for all line of business application information and now legal research.”

“LexisNexis Digital Library gives law firms maximum flexibility for how they offer access to digital publications,” said Susan Slisz, vice president, Print & Digital Solutions at LexisNexis. “The integration of trusted eBook titles from LexisNexis and our alliance partners into Handshake’s SharePoint-based Portals equips law firm libraries with a new way to circulate digital media, specifically when and where attorneys need it and within the context of their daily workflow – driving efficiency for lawyers and greater value for a firm’s collection budget.”

Handshake Software provides SharePoint-based intranets, extranets and enterprise search solutions to approximately 50 percent of the Am Law 100, and 45 percent of the Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 with total users exceeding 110,000 across 10 countries. For more information about Handshake Software, please visit http://www.handshakesoftware.com.

LexisNexis is the largest publisher of legal eBooks with thousands of device-agnostic titles available through a diversity of channels. LexisNexis Digital Library was created in conjunction with leading eBook distributor OverDrive® and launched in 2012. It offers a single location for law libraries to house and manage lending of all electronic content, and for legal professionals to access and use the electronic titles they need anywhere, anytime. For more information about the LexisNexis Digital Library, please visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/products/digital-library.page.

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About Handshake Software
Handshake Software is the market leading and award-winning provider of SharePoint-based products and services to the legal market including portals, enterprise search and mobility solutions. Handshake leverages existing firm investments in practice & financial managements systems, CRM, ECM and DMS by delivering powerful system integrations with Microsoft Office and SharePoint. Handshake Software greatly reduces the time, effort and cost of integrating and presenting business information with Microsoft SharePoint, Search, Microsoft Office and mobile devices. Other business benefits include rapid deployment, reduction of overall risk, unparalleled flexibility and integrated security. Handshake clients include 50% of the Am Law 100, and 45% of the Am Law 200 and NLJ 350 with total users exceeding 110,000 across 10 countries. The company was named 2011 Innovative Vendor of the Year by the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) annual Distinguished Peer Awards. Handshake Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of the Microsoft Business-Critical SharePoint Program. For more information about Handshake Software, visit http://www.HandshakeSoftware.com.

About LexisNexis® Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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