September 20, 2006
Cornell Law Library's InSITE Website Reviews
Reviews published in the September 11, 2006 issue of InSITE:
- Immigration Equality
- Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal
- National Center for Adoption Law and Policy
- Public Knowledge
Immigration Equality (formerly the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force) was founded in 1994 as a national organization that works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive people, and to help obtain asylum for those persecuted in their home countries based upon their sexual orientation, transgender identity, or HIV status. Immigration Equality's site focuses on issues such as bi-national couples, immigration detention, and asylum-seeking. Each issue section has subsections broken down into question and answer-type informational documents. There is also a section on "Immigration Basics," which contains a glossary as well as a FAQ page. Topics covered in this section include non-immigrant visas, LGBT and HIV immigration overviews, and employment-based immigration options. The "Resources and Publications" section provides research materials for lawyers, including briefs and opinions, and offers immigration policy memoranda and other primary sources. Many parts of this site are available in Spanish as well as English. [BWK]
Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal
Published by the University of Warwick, Law, Social Justice and Global Development (LGD) is an innovative electronic law journal covering a range of topics relating to legal issues surrounding the impact of globalization on social development. Starting with its premiere issue in 2000, LGD has contained a wide range of materials, including peer-reviewed and non-refereed articles, commentaries, work-in-progress articles, book reviews, and conference reports and papers, as well as information papers, news and details of global conferences. Visitors may view LGD articles through an alphabetical list or through the site’s basic and advanced search engine. Each article is abstracted and is available in HTML and RTF. The site’s “Conferences” section contains a calendar of events and announcements of upcoming events and calls for papers for related symposia. Prospective contributors will appreciate LGD’s submission standards, copyright statement, and call for papers. [BWK]
National Center for Adoption Law and Policy
Sponsored by Capital University Law School, the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy (NCALP) seeks to improve the law, policies, and practices associated with child protection and adoption systems using education, advocacy, and research. The NCALP website provides a weekly news summary and information about several of the Center's projects, such as the Adoption JobSite and the Adoption LawSite Project. Legal researchers will be interested in the site's "Weekly Case Summaries," a weekly summary of relevant case law in the areas of adoption, and child welfare available via e-mail or through the Center's website. Summary archives are available back to 2002. [BWK]
Public Knowledge (PK) is a group of lawyers, technologists, lobbyists, academics, volunteers and activists dedicated to fortifying and defending a vibrant information commons. PK’s website offers visitors a variety of blogs (“Copyright,” “DRM” (Digital Rights Management), and “Open Access”), a Press Room for the media, and a large, robust News section which offers related news feeds. The “Hot Issues” section covers topics such as “Network Neutrality” and "Orphan Works." These issues provide detailed overviews of the subjects in question, one or more resources for further analysis, and links to additional materials. They also offer information about pending court cases in which PK is involved, and information about pending legislation related to the topic. A nice feature of the PK site is that they offer nine different RSS-based syndication feeds, covering news, press releases, and content-specific feeds such as FCC and Copyright Office filings. [BWK]
Created in 1997 as an initiative of the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), WomenWatch is a central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system. The organization also works to support implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action. The WomenWatch website works as a portal and inter-agency network to a large number of agencies, such as Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW). WomenWatch provides a directory of UN resources, documents and publications, meetings and events, and news related to gender issues. Most documents are available in PDF; few are in languages other than English. [BWK]
InSITE contributors: Julie Jones, Research Attorney, Brandy Kreisler, J.D., M.L.S., Matt Morrison, Research Attorney, Jean Pajerek (editor), Head of Technical Services & Information Management, all current or former members of the professional staff at Cornell Law Library.
About InSITE: InSITE highlights selected law-related 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.
Digital versions of this information can be accessed via:
1. Searchable database or by browsing current and archived issues on the web: Click InSITE at www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library
2. E-mail subscription. Send the following request: SUBSCRIBE InSITE-L <YourFirstName> <YourLastName> to: email@example.com
3. Readers can subscribe to the new InSITE RSS feed at http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/RESOURCES/insite.htm
The contents of InSITE and any recommendations therein are the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the views of Cornell University. InSITE is copyright protected by Cornell Law Library, © 2006 Cornell Law Library. Permission to republish InSITE issues on Law Librarian Blog has been granted. For permissions, contact Jean M. Pajerek [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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