Monthly Archives: November 2014

NYLI will close at 3PM today and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, for Thanksgiving

NYLI will close at 3PM today, Wednesday, November 26, and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Monday, December 1, at 8:30 am.

From all of us at the New York Law Institute, have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

By |November 26th, 2014|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI will close at 3PM today and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, for Thanksgiving

ShadowCrypt: Exchange Encrypted Messages on Any Website

MIT Technology Review recently published an article about ShadowCrypt. While it sounds like a new videogame, ShadowCrypt is a browser extension developed by university researchers. Using ShadowCrypt, a person who writes or is authorized to read a tweet or e-mail sees regular normal text. However, anyone else looking at it – including site operators […]

By |November 25th, 2014|News from the Field|Comments Off on ShadowCrypt: Exchange Encrypted Messages on Any Website

Use of Social Media by Libraries

Taylor and Francis recently published a white paper on the use of social media by libraries entitled “Use of Social Media and the Library: Current Practices and Future Opportunities.” The study focused on the United Kingdom, United States, and India. The study found that more than 70% of libraries are using social media […]

By |November 24th, 2014|News from the Field|Comments Off on Use of Social Media by Libraries

Content Moderation

Wired recently published an article about the people who work behind the scenes at Facebook, blocking inappropriate material. Facebook and other social media sites have what it is referred to as a “Grandma problem.” As older people are using social media to keep in touch with their family, they might come across offensive […]

By |November 20th, 2014|News from the Field|Comments Off on Content Moderation

NYC.com Email Addresses are Expensive

Gothamist recently posted an article about the email addresses on NYC.com (which are not affiliated with the recently launched .nyc domain names). Unlike many email addresses such as Gmail, these email addresses are not free and are, in fact, quite expensive. The email addresses come with a monthly rent ranging from $69 […]

By |November 19th, 2014|News from the Field|Comments Off on NYC.com Email Addresses are Expensive

Are People More Worried About Google than the NSA?

BGR recently reported on a new survey that shows people are more worried about Google than the NSA with regards to their personal information. The survey was conducted by Survata in mid-October by asking 2,556 online participants “to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how upset they would be if a […]

By |November 18th, 2014|News from the Field|Comments Off on Are People More Worried About Google than the NSA?

NYLI ProQuest Congressional Webinar

NYLI ProQuest Congressional Webinar

November 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Optimize your federal legislative history research with ProQuest Congressional

The Library of the New York Law Institute offers web-based training sessions to help you discover new resources and enhance your research with Proquest Congressional , the premier electronic service for access to the activities and […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Announcements, NYLI Collections|Comments Off on NYLI ProQuest Congressional Webinar

Introducing Rhizome & Its Web Archiving Technology

The New York Times Technology Blog Bits recently highlighted Rhizome, a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and conserving digital artwork. Rhizome is working on a program that can preserve websites. It works like a data recorder for websites. Their prototype records all the content you experience on a website as you click […]

By |November 13th, 2014|News from the Field|Comments Off on Introducing Rhizome & Its Web Archiving Technology

Is Google Responsible for Delivering Accurate and Truthful Search Results?

The website MainStreet reported on a lawsuit recently filed against Google in Virginia. Mark Baldino is a locksmith in Lorton, Virginia. If you search Google for “Virginia locksmith” and, said Baldino in his complaint, Google’s search engine returned 1,000 locksmiths. However, by Baldino’s count, at least 575, of those are unlicensed. […]

By |November 12th, 2014|News from the Field|Comments Off on Is Google Responsible for Delivering Accurate and Truthful Search Results?

Internet Explorer 11 is the most popular web browser

Since its release in October 2013, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 11 has been unable to pass Internet Explorer 8 in market share. However, according to Venture Beat, citing a survey by Net Applications, IE11 has finally overtaken its previous version to become the most popular web browser. Google’s Chrome browser has seen a […]

By |November 11th, 2014|News from the Field|Comments Off on Internet Explorer 11 is the most popular web browser