Saturday, July 09, 2011

Google+ is Here

While some of you have been (understandably) occupied with bar exam study and work assignments, Google announced its new social networking project, Google+, on June 28. This lead to the predictable speculation about how this latest Google foray into social network building would fare against Facebook. Right now Google+ is in a limited field trial, available to a limited group of invited users and temporarily at user capacity. However, you can still take an interactive tour on the Google+ site, and read a little about what the tech experts and bloggers are saying, while you wait for your chance to try it out. The major features are reviewed in Avi Rappoport's article this week in Information Today. For a more conceptual take on Google+ and its social network vision, read Scott Rosenberg's post on Open Salon.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, July 07, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court To Rule Next Term On FCC’s Indecency Policy

With one Supreme Court term having just ended, perhaps it seems premature to focus on future terms. Nevertheless, one upcoming case of interest will involve the Court’s consideration of First Amendment questions relating to content that broadcasters can air when children are likely to be among the audience. Read more about that forthcoming case, and others, here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Lexis Access

If you sign into Lexis and don't see all of the content that you are used to seeing, click on "change menu," and select "LEXIS-NEXIS Law School Menu." (Although this says "charge per search," that is incorrect, Hofstra Law users still have unlimited access.) Lexis is aware of this error and will have it corrected as soon as possible.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat