In the 1970s, LexisNexis started expanding electronic access to legal and journalistic materials. The business owned the largest computerised database in the world for data pertaining to public records and law as of 2006.
The Ohio State Bar Association separately created its own CALR system, Ohio Bar Automated Research, in 1965 as a result of Horty’s work. In order to assist U.S. Air Force intelligence analysts in searching text summaries of the contents of aerial and satellite reconnaissance images, Data Central, an interactive full-text search engine, underwent the implementation of OBAR. Recon Central was first created in 1964.
Mead Corporation, a paper maker, acquired Data Corporation in 1968 for $6 million in order to take control of its inkjet printing technology. Mead recruited the consulting company Arthur D. Little to investigate the commercial viability of the Data Central system. Arthur D. Little sent H. Donald Wilson and a group of advisors from New York to Ohio. At the time, if multiple users were online, OBAR queries frequently took up to five hours to complete.
Mead acquired the OSBA’s stake in the OBAR project a year later, and OBAR thereafter vanished from the annals of history.
Two websites that require separate paid subscriptions provide LexisNexis services. Lexis started compiling a collection of motions and briefs in the year 2000.
Additionally, Lexis provides databases of law review and legal journal articles for nations where materials are available, as well as libraries of statutes, case judgements, and opinions for countries like France, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
The free edition of LexisNexis, formerly known as LexisOne, has been terminated in favour of Lexis Communities, which offers news and blogs in a range of legal fields.
Henry Butterworth created the company that would later become LexisNexis UK in 1818. He attended King Henry VIII School in Coventry as a student.
International Publishing Corporation bought Butterworths in 1965; IPC bought Butterworths in 1970. RELX Ltd still produces publications under the “LexisNexis,” “Butterworths,” and “Tolley” trademarks. These books include, among others, the All-England Law Reports and Halsbury’s Laws of England.
Many nations, including Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, publish books under the Butterworths name.
Case management programmes, customer relationship management programmes, and Microsoft Office proofreading tools are a few examples.