A Current Awareness Service of
Cornell Law Library
InSITE highlights selected law-related World Wide Web sites in two ways: as an annotated
publication issued electronically and in print; and as a keyword-searchable database.
The law librarians at
Cornell evaluate potentially useful Web sites, select the most valuable ones, and provide
commentary and subject access to them. These information can be accessed as following:
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- Archived Issues
- Searchable Database
- Syndicated Search of all Annotated Web Sites
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- In print format for the Cornell Law School
Crime Mapping Research Center
- The Crime Mapping Research Center (CMRC) web site at the National Institute of Justice attempts to promote, research, evaluate, develop, and disseminate geographic information system (GIS) technology and the spatial analysis of crime. The CMRC offers links to grants and other resources available to persons and agencies seeking funding for crime mapping research efforts, hardware, and software. A summary listing of grants concerning crime mapping is provided along with CMRC research and initiative summaries. This site includes links to a broad array of mapping software companies and provides a crime mapping bibliography. The CMRC web site includes conference information and a Frequently Asked Questions page.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Legal Office
- In accordance with the statutory texts and Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the FAO Legal Office provides in-house counsel to ensure that the Organization’s activities are performed in a manner consistent with its status as an organization of the United Nations. The Legal Office also provides legal advisory services to Member Nations, and assists with the creation of treaties deposited with the FAO. The text and status of these treaties are available on the FAO Legal Office web site, as are the Constitution and other basic texts of the FAO. The web site provides information for visitors to order FAO-published legal studies, but does not provide the text of the studies or abstracts. Visitors may read the Legal Office’s occasional papers in Adobe Acrobat format, however. The Legal Office also maintains a database (FAOLEX) of collected legislation on food, agriculture, and renewable natural resources. All information is indexed and abstracted, and classified by subject and key words. Documents available are indexed and summarized in English, French or Spanish.
- GENDERCIDE WATCH (GW) is a project of the Gender Issues Education Foundation, a registered charitable foundation based in Edmonton, Alberta. GW seeks to confront and expose acts of gender-selective mass killings around the world by conducting research, creating case studies, providing educational resources in print and multimedia, sharing information with policymakers, mass media, and international non-governmental organizations. Case studies on peoples victimized by gendercide include Armenians, Bosnians, Jews, Kosovites, and Soviet POW's. Subscribers to the mailing list receive notice of the need for "urgent action" as cases of gendercide arise. The site offers gendercide links to organizations and resources that include multilingual sites. Materials are in full text format.
Index on Censorship
Index on Censorship originated in 1972 as a print publication issued by Writers & Scholars International. The web site complements the print journal, which continues to be published on a bi-monthly basis. Based in Britain, Index on Censorship covers freedom of expression issues world-wide, "through interviews, reportage, banned literature and polemic." The full text of the current issue's cover story, as well as the full text of articles contained in past issues (dating from 1995) are available. Each issue contains a country-by-country list (called Index Index) of free speech violations, incorporating information from many sources. Other sections of the site include an up-to-date "Latest News" feature, and an extensive set of related external links. Four regular features, called "Babel," "Country File," "Diary," and "Interview" comprise the "Features" section. While there is a great wealth of information contained on this site, it does not have a search engine, making it difficult to find information on a specific topic.
Stanford Technology Law Review
The Stanford Technology Law Review (STLR) is an innovative forum for intellectual discourse on critical issues impacting law, science, technology, and public policy. Created in January 1997, STLR was founded to "take advantage of opportunities presented by developments in electronic
publishing, Stanford Law School's strength in technology
law, and students' interest in technology-related issues." The web site offers full-text symposia, articles, and working papers of leading law professors and practitioners. Full-text materials from each of the Law Review's four annual symposia to date on the topics of privacy, computer surveillance, antitrust, and cloning are included. Feature articles and working papers cover topics such as encryption, electronic commerce, junk science, harassment, and the First Amendment. In addition to these materials, leading scholars also provide commentary and news on areas of technology law. Documents are available in online, text, and pdf format. The Stanford Technology Law Review also gives notice concerning web site updates for those who provide an email address.
The contents of this publication and any recommendations therein are
the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the views of Cornell University.
InSITE contributors: B. Kreisler, E. Cooper, E. Krikorian, J. Pajerek
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