Friday, March 16, 2007

It is not Spring quite yet

Due to the freezing rain/sleet/snow, the Library will close at 5pm tonight. The University has closed at 1pm. Get home safely.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cybercrime Law

Cybercrime Law is a Web site dealing with computer crime and the law. The site defines cybercrime as “offenses against information technology infrastructure”, and it covers the following areas, among others: illegal access to computer systems; illegal interception of, or interference with, non-public data transmissions; illegal interference with computer systems; forgery; and online fraud. The site also contains a worldwide survey of cybercrime laws, as well as original research, presentations, and white papers on the subject.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New York Crime Statistics Online

In a changing world, crime statistics map important trends in law and society. Whether for criminal law classes, research papers, or just to keep up with crime and law enforcement in your county and region, don't miss the wealth of information available at the statistics pages of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services web site. On the main statistics page, you can find recent data comparing the number and rates of violent and property crimes by New York county, and annual arrest rates since 1997. The "Crimestat" page includes the recently released 2006 Criminal Justice Crimestat Report, a comprehensive document summarizing crime and population trends, sex offender management and DNA collection statistics, and other New York criminal justice data. Last but not least, the "DCJS Publications" page offers topical reports on issues such as domestic violence, juvenile justice, and hate crimes.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

21st Century Library: Special Presentation on Wednesday, March 14

Our special feature workshop is from the real world. Hear the scoop from inside a law firm.

Kathy Greco, Librarian/CLE Coordinator, Rivkin Radler LLP and Yadira Ramos, Associate, Rivkin Radler LLP share their insights on Cost Efficient Research and other Law Practice Survival Tips on Wednesday, March 14, 11:10-1pm in Room 206.

No need to sign up. Come to as many of the 6 workshops as you can. Each workshop is independent, so if you miss earlier ones, you can still come to later ones.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, March 12, 2007

Daylight Saving Time

Did everybody remember to change their clocks over the weekend? Hopefully everybody's computers, dvrs and other electronic devices are working without incident.

Some interesting information on Daylight Saving Time:
* It is singular Saving, not Savings - you are saving time
* To find the time for anywhere in the country see the World Time Server
* Daylight Saving Time began in 1966, was adjusted in 1986 and adjusted now again in 2007
* This latest adjustment was brought about by the Energy Policy Act of 2005
* Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Hawaii and most of Arizona. Only half of Indiana observed it until 2005. Now the entire state observes it.

For anybody that is really interested in the topic, a new book has just come out titled Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time by Dr. David Prerau.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat