News from the Field

The Most Popular Fact-Checking Stories of 2018

Daniel Funke and Alexios Mantzarlis at Poynter have rounded up the most popular fact-checking stories of 2018 including:

10. ‘How To Spot A Deepfake Like The Barack Obama–Jordan Peele Video’ by Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed News
9. ‘Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?’ by Pew Research Center
8. ‘Truth, Disrupted’ by Sinan Aral, Harvard Business Review

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By |January 30th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Most Popular Fact-Checking Stories of 2018

Scientists Examine What Having Constant Access to Information Does to Our Memory

The WisBlog at the University of Wisconsin Law Library sums up the recent studies:
“Intrigued by this question, researchers from UW-Madison, Columbia, Harvard took a closer look at what having constant access to information does to our capacity to retain information, reports Interesting Engineering.  “Together, they conducted a series of experiments with student volunteers which provides […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Scientists Examine What Having Constant Access to Information Does to Our Memory

15 out of 30 Law Firms Best at Client Service are NYLI Members!

50% of the law firms rated with the best customer service according to a BTI Client Service survey are NYLI members. Ask us how we can help your firm deliver great service in the new year!

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By |December 17th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on 15 out of 30 Law Firms Best at Client Service are NYLI Members!

Guide to Privacy Resources 2019

Marcus P. Zillman at LLRX has put together a stellar list of privacy resources for the new year.
“This guide is a comprehensive listing of free privacy applications, tools and services that users may implement across multiple devices. These applications are from a range of sources that include small and large tech companies as well […]

By |December 5th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Guide to Privacy Resources 2019

Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out

The folks at MIT Technology Review have created a flowchart to help distinguish what systems are using artificial intelligence and which ones aren’t.
“The definition of artificial intelligence is constantly evolving, and the term often gets mangled, so we are here to help.”
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By |December 3rd, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out

Project Management for Law Librarians Q&A Data Blitz (Webinar)

On December 4th 2018 at 1pm Eastern, LLAGNY will host a 30-minute Q&A discussion of questions submitted by participants concerning project management’s role in the Law Librarian’s career featuring NYLI’s Director of IT Ellyssa Kroski. Questions on the features of project management software and platforms, and their importance in implementing successful projects will be discussed […]

By |November 28th, 2018|Announcements, News from the Field|Comments Off on Project Management for Law Librarians Q&A Data Blitz (Webinar)

Congressional Research Service Reports Now Available Online

For the first time, the Library of Congress is providing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public. The reports are available online at crsreports.congress.gov. Created by experts in CRS, the reports present a legislative perspective on topics such as agriculture policy, counterterrorism operations, banking regulation, veteran’s issues and much more.

By |October 17th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Congressional Research Service Reports Now Available Online

The Keepers – A New Library-Oriented NPR & Podcast Series

The Kitchen Sisters have launched a new series — The Keepers — stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Keepers of the culture and the cultures and collections they keep. Guardians of history, large and small. Protectors of the free flow of information and ideas.

Read more here.

By |October 10th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Keepers – A New Library-Oriented NPR & Podcast Series

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Research

David Lat writes for Above the Law about how “Technology and innovation are transforming the legal profession in manifold ways”.
“The importance of legal research persists, but how it’s conducted is constantly advancing and evolving. Just as attorneys who used hard-copy books for all of their legal research would be amazed by online legal research […]

By |September 19th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Research

Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation

Cassie Dubay at RIPS Law Librarian Blog is writing a three-part series on self-evaluation entitled Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation which she explains could be helpful with new attorneys or summer associates.
“Example questions include:

What is a secondary source?
Name one specific title of a secondary source you have heard of or have used.
The citation “Pub. L. […]

By |August 22nd, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation