The eBooks on Proview consist of individual monographs or annually published books. The eReference Library consists of the supplemented book titles organized into practice area collections. Updates to these supplemented titles are loaded automatically. Our target of 300 titles will be available by Q1 2017, which encompasses nearly the entire looseleaf library.
eReference titles available in all practice area verticals, including:
- Civil Practice and Procedure
- Employment & Labour
- Estates & Trusts
- Family Law
- Human Resources
- Human Rights
- Intellectual Property
- Landlord & Tenant
- Legal Research & Writing
- Real Estate
We expect nearly all of our supplemented looseleaf titles (other than those currently on our WestlawNext Canada online products) to be added to the eReference Library by the beginning of Q1 2017.
No. Online-only customers who cancel will not have access to any archival data. The eReference Library products work best together in the print and online format, however online-only subscriptions are available. Many of our Customers continue to use both formats and enjoyed the flexibility and convenience of having access to both formats.
No. The eReference Library products are treated as print products. Therefore, a 30-day guarantee is offered with the product rather than an instant trial.
Yes. The same rule applies for online-only customers. Online customers receive release updates at no charge for 60 days after their initial purchase of a title. This does not include new expansion volumes added to a looseleaf title (same policy as print-only).
As with print, the online only access is billed on a “pay per release” basis. Customers for online only access to a particular title are sent emails to each user ID email address to which online access is issued. The email will advise the users that the latest release of a particular title has been uploaded to the eReference Library. Once that email is sent, the customer is sent an invoice for that “online only” release. There is also no shipping and handling charge.
These customers are billed in the same fashion as print-only customers (when they receive the print copy of the release).
Subscribers to online access who wish to continue with their print subscriptions will continue to receive their print releases according to the usual practice. They will be notified by email notification. In addition, a monthly email will be distributed to all eReference subscribers, which will contain a link to page on www.carswell.com that essentially consists of an electronic version of all of the most recent Publisher’s Notes for each publication.
No. eReference Library is a completely separate offering of supplemented looseleaf titles. Each title is available online by separate subscription. The concept is that of a “virtual” library where subscribers can pick and choose the titles they need. However cases cited in eReference titles do link directly out to the full text of those decisions on WestlawNextCanada.
Yes. Links to full text case law are now included and enabled for most cases cited in eReference Library commentary. This functionality enables eReference users to link out to full text cases in WestlawNext Canada or Taxnet.Pro from case citation links included in the eReference titles. The link out requires users to have an existing WestlawNext Canada or Taxnet.Pro subscription and an active session opened in either WestlawNext Canada or Taxnet.Pro.
No. This is not possible on the eReference Library application. A search of all titles can only be done once a user is logged into the Library and only to those titles subscribed to.
Yes, customers may search across their entire library of subscribed titles from the library view of the Proview platform.
Yes, Users will be able to access any ProView eReference title from their firm or organization’s intranet. Users with IP address authentication will not be able to use the personalized features such as notes, annotations, highlighting, or bookmarking. However it does allow for the administrative managers to very quickly allow for Proview access to their entire organization without having to set up individual OnePass access for every member of the firm.
A feature called IP Personalization will allow individual users in firms and organizations with IP address authentication to make use of the personalized features such as notes and highlights. This option will be the default setting for IPAA customers (see also next question). Each time a user logs in a window will open allowing that user to create a personal account on the fly and obtain individual OnePass access to those eReference titles to which their firm subscribes. (This option can be disabled at the firm level if desired, disabling the personalization feature). The individual OnePass access is necessary to access the personalized features.
Individual IP Personalization users will be able to use all of the features of the Proview platform including the personalized functions such as the Notes and Annotations, highlighting, and bookmarking. Without IP Personalization, users in the organization will be unable to make use of these personalized features.
The IPP window that appears enables users to choose whether to enter the personalized environment or not at an individual level, relieving the administrative managers of this task. Each user will then be responsible for logging in using their OnePass credentials.
Yes, we can disable the IP Personalization option at the request of IPAA customers so that this option is not visible or accessible to their end-users.
We offer print “Quick Reference Guides” together with “how to” and other training videos, live training sessions via webex, etc., through the CPD Centre
. These live training sessions have been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada and will count towards the user’s mandatory CPD hours under the Ethics/Professionalism requirement.
Online access to the eReference Library on ProView is included with a print subscription at the subscribing location. There is no additional cost for users of the eReference Library on ProView. Customers will continue to be charged for each new release uploaded to the eReference Library.
Looseleaf titles, whether in print or electronically (i.e. on the eReference Library, WLNC, etc.) should be cited to chapter and section number/heading, and not to page or paragraph numbers. The reason for this is that pages frequently change from release to release, and in fact, page and paragraph numbers have never been an appropriate way of citing our looseleaf titles, even in print. This remains the case now that they are available electronically in the eReference Library.