Friday, September 16, 2011
The Law Librarian blog has an excellent series of posts analyzing WestSearch, the search engine behind WestlawNext. Joe Hodnicki offers a detailed view of WestSearch and describes its development. His statements build on Ron Wheeler's article, Does WestlawNext Really Change Everything? published in Law Library Journal this year. After working through a constitutional law research question using WestlawNext with our Advanced Legal Research class this week, I can agree with Ron's point that crowdsourcing has a distinct impact on results. What's your response to Joe's analysis and comments? Let us hear from you.