Monthly Archives: June 2017

NYLI Fourth of July Closing

The New York Law Institute will close early on Friday June 30th at 3:30 pm and will be closed on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Happy Fourth of July everyone!

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NYLI ProQuest Congressional Webinar

June 28th @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern
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 publications of the United […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI ProQuest Congressional Webinar

The ABCs of Machine Learning: Privacy and Other Legal Concerns

Zainab Hussain, attorney with Foundry Law Group in Seattle writes for Law Practice Today about artificial intelligence and privacy concerns in The ABCs of Machine Learning: Privacy and Other Legal Concerns.
A recent study at Cornell University concretely demonstrates how machine learning could directly attack one’s privacy. The researchers applied basic algorithms (i.e. less complex […]

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Two layers of photo ownership in conflict in street photography case

Mark Sableman of Thompson Coburn LLP writes for Lexology about the interesting distinction between copyright ownership and physical ownership of photographs and their usage.
““I own the photos.”

It seems like a simple statement, but in copyright law, ownership isn’t simple. One person can own physical photographs, but not have the right to use them, because […]

By |June 19th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Two layers of photo ownership in conflict in street photography case

The Passing of New York Law Institute Board Member Bess Reynolds

We are deeply saddened by the passing of NYLI Board member Elizabeth “Bess” Reynolds on June 11, 2017.

Bess was one of the foremost experts on implementing electronic solutions for libraries and information centers, including advising libraries in transition from print to digital and managing online resources.  Before her February 2016 retirement, Bess was the […]

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Quantifying the Value of Legal Information

Sarah Sutherland writes an excellent post for Slaw discussing Quantifying the Value of Legal Information.

“Quantifying the value of legal information is difficult: the most valuable commodity in a law firm is the knowledge in the minds of the people who work there, and in the written information firms produce and acquire that elucidates their […]

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NYLI Services New Staff Orientation Webinar

The New York Law Institute now offers members a variety of resources and services including 2 eBooks collections providing access to over 100,000 eBook titles. We offer the entire West Academic Nutshells series in eBook format, hundreds of ABA titles, and Mathew Bender legal treatises.  We also offer access to valuable electronic resources such as […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI Services New Staff Orientation Webinar

CCH-IntelliConnect for NYLI Members

NYLI has just added CCH-IntelliConnect with The CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter and New York State Tax Reports to our electronic resources. It is currently available for in-house use only. If you can’t come to the Institute to use the database our Reference Librarians will be happy to do the research and/or pull documents […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on CCH-IntelliConnect for NYLI Members

NYLI’s Director of IT Wins Library Hi Tech Award

Ellyssa Kroski, NYLI’s Director of IT has been named the winner of the 2017 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application.
The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Emerald Group Publishing sponsor the Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions for […]

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New Fast Track Service at NYLI

Beginning Monday, June 5th, The New York Law Institute will begin offering a Fast Track service option.  For an added fee of $100, the reference librarians at NYLI will expedite your request placing it at the top of the queue for priority handling, guaranteeing that it will receive the fastest service.

 

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