Experts in law and economics already know this website or rather this search engine. The above-mentioned website is www.iusimpresa.com; it has the aim of searching for magazines, monographs, judgements and documents concerning legal subjects.
The person who had got the idea is a professional accountant, Mr. Giorgio Mantovano , from Lecce, who has been beginning to study the project since the beginning of the 2002 : after accurate studies and analysis, the website has been available from the March of this year. Opening the site, immediately you can see the form you have to fill in if you want to start a research, as if it meant that Proservice (the agency that manages the web portal) has no time to waste. Excellent idea, considering that the persons who use this search engine are, in general, experts and so they need to find information as soon as possible.
The "machine" (as the creator calls it) has five versions that correspond to five languages: Spanish, English, French, German and obviously Italian. The web portal is transversal and it is just this feature that makes it a good example. In the era of internet, presenting a web portal in many languages means that it will be, without any doubt, successful. The good navigability among the web pages of the five languages makes everything easier. A vital step for a search engine consists of inserting the right words before starting up “search”, even if Italian words themselves cannot be easily translated in a foreign language when one has to do with subjects such as the legal doctrine: it is for this reason that Proservice chose an effective translation system, taking advantage of the cooperation of native speakers who insert the right keywords for each foreign language only after careful studies.
Net surfing and having a look at the data bank, we notice an endless range of information and above all very useful directions: for example, we can find the website and all the data concerning the Parisian University “La Sorbona”, or the University of Berlin, in the section “Libraries” of the website www.iusimpresa.com. Looking for a technical magazine abroad, you can know if there’s a library close to you with the magazine you are searching for, thanks to this web portal. Do you think this website has no defects? Probably you are right: it is a very good site, as the great interest that national press (Repubblica, Italia Oggi, Panorama) had at the on-line publication and at the official presentation in March shows.
For what concerns our opinion, we want to congratulate for the success of the project, even if we would like to suggest the version for disabled people, in order to let unlucky persons use all the information available in this website in a better way. The interested readers can find the information they need directly from the site: it is free, you have just to do a simple registration.