Saturday, July 19, 2008

PolicyArchive Launched

PolicyArchive, billed as the "nation's first free, comprehensive, online archive of public policy research," became available yesterday. With over 12,000 policy documents from over 220 think tanks, PolicyArchive hopes to become the world's largest online repository of public policy research, reaching up to 20,000 documents by the end of 2008. The product of a partnership between the nonprofit Center for Governmental Studies and the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library, Policy Archive brings together documents from a wide array of respected policy research institutes and government sources, such the Aspen Institute, RAND, the Cato Institute, the Congressional Research Service, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Arranged by topic, such as health, energy, and justice, the reports and other documents are also keyword searchable and browseable by author, funder, and publisher. PolicyArchive is a great new resource for law students and faculty.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Legal Anagrams

As many of you know, an anagram is a word whose letters may be rearranged to form another word. For instance, “time” may become “item”, with its letters suitably rearranged. Here are some amusing anagrams created from the phrase “the legal profession”, courtesy of the Anagram Genius site:

*Large if not hopeless

*Posh liars on fee gelt

*Profile those angles

* Pleasing fools there

*Oops! All-nighter fees.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat