Questions about the “improved” Bloomberg news delivery portal

Bloomberg Law has notified BNA Premier subscribers that all print subscriptions will cease.  Titles now available as electronic Resource Centers, such as Bankruptcy Law Resource Center, will cease publication and this content will be delivered via a “news delivery portal.”  Bloomberg presents this change as an  improvement due to news stories being published in real time with subscriber ability to customize e-mail alerts for user interests. What is apparently being lost in this transition is the added value of BNA’s content curation, namely its indexing features, such as searching by Hot Topics and filtering article searches to Key Features. Bankruptcy researchers depended on the ability to sort by industries and track these developments.  Academics relied on the compilation of content into a citation-stable format, not a feature incorporated into the news feed.  Also unclear is the continuation of BNA Bankruptcy Annotations once…

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