NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the nation's oldest organization for law librarians and related professionals, has awarded its 2013 New Product of the Year Award to continuing legal education provider and publisher Practising Law Institute (PLI) for the company's new eBook library Discover PLUS. The Association will present the award in Seattle during the organization's 106th Annual Meeting and Conference in July.
The AALL's eleventh New Product of the Year Award honors new commercial information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures, or innovative products that improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials.
Practising Law Institute's Discover PLUS is a comprehensive eBook library, offering customers electronic access to PLI's authoritative Treatises and Answer Books. In addition, the eBook library provides EXCLUSIVE access to the organization's Course Handbooks, Program Transcripts, and Legal Forms derived from its acclaimed seminars and publications. In developing Discover PLUS, PLI worked closely with law librarians, attorneys, and law students in order to create an intuitive, user-friendly platform that reflects the desires of the users themselves. This product was created by legal researchers to meet the needs of legal researchers; rather than just digitizing our books, PLI strove to truly optimize its print content for an online environment.
"It is truly an honor to win this award," said Alexa Robertson, Director of Library Relations at PLI. "We had law librarians in mind as we developed our eBook library and worked with them every step of the way. We're thrilled that Discover PLUS is a product AALL saw fit to recognize."
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 5,000 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.
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a nonprofit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge. We achieve these goals through the highest quality seminars held annually in locations across the United States and abroad, regularly supplemented Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, MP3s and MP4s, live Webcasts, On-Demand web programs, and private label solutions, all with the guidance of practice specific Advisory Committees. PLI is headquartered in New York City and also maintains offices in California.