Monthly Archives: February 2015

Crowdsourcing to Help Catalog Medieval Manuscripts from Timbuktu

Library Journal recently published an article about an interesting project. Social Purpose Corporation T160k has launched “Cataloging the Timbuktu Libraries,” a crowdfunding effort to help train local staff in Mali and Timbuktu catalog and preserve more than 400,000 ancient, fragile manuscripts. In 2012, a rebel group called the National Movement for the Liberation […]

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NYLI eBooks on Corporate Issues, Mergers, and Finance

The New York Law Institute’s eBook collection of over 75,000 titles allows our patrons to access a wide array of books to meet the ancillary needs of today’s sophisticated multi-disciplinary researcher. This post highlights eBooks that have been borrowed recently focusing on corporate merger and finance issues.

Credit Derivatives: Trading, Investing, and Risk […]

By |February 5th, 2015|NYLI Collections|Comments Off on NYLI eBooks on Corporate Issues, Mergers, and Finance

Wearable Technology is Still on the March

An article in New Scientist reports that, despite the problems Google Glass has faced, wearable technology is moving forward. Google Glass stopped production in the middle of January despite just going on sale to the public last year. According to critics, Glass “was an unwieldy face-worn computer with bad battery life, a terrible display […]

By |February 4th, 2015|News from the Field|Comments Off on Wearable Technology is Still on the March

Social Network Website Use Dips In U.K. And U.S.

TechCrunch recently wrote about a new study that shows social network website use declining in the United States and United Kingdom. The study by U.K. telecoms regulator, Ofcom, shows use of ‘traditional’ social networks fell in Japan and China as well between September 2013 and October 2014. The article offers several possible reasons […]

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Due to weather conditions, NYLI will close at 5PM today

Due to weather conditions, NYLI will close at 5PM today. We expect to open tomorrow at 8:30 AM.

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What It Means When Law Firms and Startups Give Away Legal Documents

TechCrunch recently posted an article about basic legal documents and forms being posted online. Over the past five years, the article points out, law firms in Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston have put free online versions of the documents that startups need to execute basic legal transactions. New sites have the potential […]

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