LexisNexis Legal & Professional and ALM have agreed a new content licensing agreement, which will see the direct integration of ALM content into LexisNexis products. The agreement builds on the current strategic relationship executed between the two companies in 2011 (see Insight, 5 May 2011, LexisNexis/ALM Partnership: Positioning For an Increasingly Data-Driven Legal Services Industry ).
Following LexisNexis’ acquisition of Moreover Technologies  in 2014, LexisNexis launched  Newsdesk in April this year, a media aggregation, monitoring and analytics solution that enables professionals to find, analyze and share updates about companies, industries and competitive environments. LexisNexis Newsdesk  will be the first product to benefit from the new agreement with ALM, enabling the direct streaming of more than 3,000 pieces of original news reporting and other content from ALM media brands each month.
ALM has a portfolio of over 350 print and digital legal current awareness publications, including The New York Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Law.com, and The National Law Journal. Its digital platform receives more than 6.5 million page views per month and its content is read by over 70% of US attorneys. Currently ALM content gets exclusively archived on LexisNexis’ research platform after first appearing on ALM’s various platforms.
The two companies plan to further expand to integrate ALM content within LexisNexis legal research solutions. Additional product integrations will include creating live links to Lexis Advance for case law references within ALM online publications and the availability of a single sign-on solution that will enable customers to enter one name and password to access all of their LexisNexis and ALM content.
ALM Media is an integrated media company that provides specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. Its brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, GlobeSt.com, Insight Conferences, Law.com, Law Journal Press, LegalTech, The National Law Journal and Real Estate Forum.
Source: Outsell Insight