Friday, October 03, 2014

Politics and Government going mobile

Stay informed on Washington happenings while mobile.  Check out the White House News Media app(iOSAndroid) for news from the White House and the Congressional Record app (iOS) for what our representatives and senators are discussing.  Get a more current take on late breaking political news from the app Politics Today (iOS).  This app gathers Twitter feeds and then presents them as "news', "liberal" or "conservative"

For more detail on these and other political apps, see the NY Times article Let the Phone Be Your Political Advisor .

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Oklahoma District Judge Dismisses Challenge To Ten Commandments Monument

An Oklahoma County District Judge recently ruled that a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol Building does not violate the state's constitution. ACLU-OK Legal Director Brady Henderson indicated that the ACLU intends to appeal the decision to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Read more here.

If the Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds the District Court’s decision, then will that open the door to the Satanic statue that we blogged about earlier this year?

Time will tell.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

FBI Digitizes Millions of Files in Modernization Push

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has digitized nearly 30 million criminal records and 83 million fingerprint cards as part of a system upgrade project.

"Earlier this month, the FBI announced the Next Generation Identification system (NGI) is now at full operational capability. The system replaced the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), the Bureau’s longstanding repository for fingerprints." 

Click here to read the full story.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Research Resources: Daily Report for Executives (BNA)

If you are interested in a daily news service that covers legislative, regulatory, news, and expert analysis for business and commercial issues check the BNA Daily Report for Executives.  The Report also provides in-depth coverage of leading legislative, regulatory, and judicial news as well as BNA insights and special reports.  Dates of coverage are from January 2, 1998 to the present.

To access the Daily Report for Executives (BNA):

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Commercial and Corporate Law" link
  • Scroll down to "Daily Report for Executives  (BNA)"

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