NYLI News

NYLI at AALL with an Augmented Reality Poster

The New York Law Institute will have a poster at AALL Annual this year on the topic of Augmented Reality for Patron Engagement and Experiential Learning.  Please stop by and say hello, our Executive Director Lucy Curci-Gonzalez and Reference Librarian Karen Oesterle will both be there to answer questions.  Here’s a description of our poster:
Augmented […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on NYLI at AALL with an Augmented Reality Poster

Do Lawyers and Law Students Have the Technical Skills to Meet the Needs of Future Legal Jobs?

Monica Goyal writes for Slaw about whether Lawyers and Law Students Have the Technical Skills to Meet the Needs of Future Legal Jobs.
“As technology is increasingly used within law practices to streamline legal processes and more efficiently deliver services to clients, an important question has arisen within legal professional and academic circles: Do lawyers […]

By |July 12th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Do Lawyers and Law Students Have the Technical Skills to Meet the Needs of Future Legal Jobs?

Was America’s Industrial Revolution Based on Trade Secret Theft?

James Pooley writes a provocative article for IP Watchdog about whether America’s Industrial Revolution Was Based on Trade Secret Theft:
“When I was in Geneva trying to engage developing countries about the value of robust IP laws, occasionally I heard a response like this: “What hypocrites you are! The U.S. economy got its start by […]

By |July 10th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Was America’s Industrial Revolution Based on Trade Secret Theft?

Locate and analyze curated public datasets from around the world

Sabrina I. Pacifici writes for the beSpacific blog about a free tool which allows users to locate and analyze curated public datasets from around the world.
The 100,000 datasets from over 100 countries bring together information from international organisations and federal governments, and local and state governments in the USA, spanning subjects like building permits […]

By |July 6th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Locate and analyze curated public datasets from around the world

Happy Independence Day

We wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th holiday.  The New York Law Institute will re-open tomorrow, Wednesday July 5th at  8:30 am.

By |July 4th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on Happy Independence Day

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!

By |June 28th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI Fourth of July Closing

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 […]

By |June 21st, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on The ABCs of Machine Learning: Privacy and Other Legal Concerns

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 […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Announcements, New at NYLI, News from the Field|Comments Off on The Passing of New York Law Institute Board Member Bess Reynolds