LexisNexis Australia has announced the launch of its eBooks offering, which enables legal professionals to access authoritative practitioner and academic texts from LexisNexis anytime, anywhere on most mobile devices, including the Apple iPad. LexisNexis eBooks provide lawyers, law students and academics with mobility and ease of access, aiding efficient and accurate legal research.  

LexisNexis says it is the first legal publisher in Australia to give lawyers a choice between printed texts and ebooks with complete functionality, enriching the range and quality of legal research in all formats. “We are bringing a new level of flexibility to lawyers and students by providing more options for them to get the legal content they need, in the format of their choice,” said Mark K. Peter, Director of Technology at LexisNexis Pacific. “LexisNexis is focused on providing solutions to match the changing needs of the legal industry, which include how our customers access information. For example, with eBooks, lawyers can read trusted LexisNexis commentary on the bus and access legislation in court, helping them work more effectively. We are excited to be leading the digital format for world-class legal content and look forward to delivering even more new digital content in the future.”

LexisNexis eBooks can be read on mobile handheld devices including tablets, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, eReader devices like the Sony Reader, laptops, Macs, PCs and other smartphones. LexisNexis eBooks provide a range of features – annotations, highlighting, printing, copying and pasting, customised font size and layout and hyperlinks.

LexisNexis eBooks will initially launch with 21 titles covering areas such as corporations law, consumer law and competition law, with more than 60 additional titles to be released digitally this year. eBooks currently offered include Australian Corporations Legislation 2011, Cross on Evidence and Ford’s Principles of Corporations Law (14th ed). In the future, all new publications with be available in digital and hardcopy format. To view a demo or for more information on LexisNexis eBooks visit www.lexisnexis.com.au/ebooks