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By Margaret Berkland, Published on April 30, 2001
Margaret Berkland is the president of Data Vision Design, Inc., which specializes in providing IT solutions to the legal community. Founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 1989, Data Vision Design, Inc. provides services that include: applications development, business process design, applications integration, electronic file tracking and, access expedition. Prior to becoming the president of DataVision Design, Inc., Margaret was the Info. Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo, where she still performs those duties on a contract basis. Margaret is the Web Master for McKenna & Cuneo's Web site.

Convert-me.Com

This website provides annotated links to interactive calculators for both common and exotic measurement systems. Measurements available for conversion are: Weight and Mass, Distance and Length, Capacity and Volume, Area, Speed, Temperature, Time, Pressure, Energy and Work, Circular Measure, and Computer Storage. Links to other conversion resources on the Internet are also listed with annotations. This website can be viewed in English or Russian.

The Current Value of Old Money

This website helps provide answers to the question "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?" . Annotated links are provided to Tools and Online sources (International, UK and Europe, and the United States), Historical Exchange Rates, Prices in Ancient Rome, Treasure and Prices in Spain 1505-1650, and Changes in World GDP. A bibliography of printed sources of information is also supplied. Roy Davies, a science librarian at the University of Exeter, created the website.

History of the Federal Judiciary

This information is found at the Federal Judicial Center's web site. Basic information about the federal courts' history and the judges who have server since 1789 is presented here. There are five topical links:

Judges of the United States Courts; Courts of the Federal Judiciary; Landmark Judicial Legislation; topics in Federal Judicial History; and the Courthouse Photograph Exhibit.

Legislative Research Incorporated

Legislative Research Incorporated offers fee-based services to attorneys, but there is also valuable free information located on the website. This free information is listed under "complimentary research helps". The links to the resources are on the home page of the website. They are:

Research & Practice Guide: California Legislative History and Intent: Practical "how to: guidance for improving your advocacy skills when legislative history/intent is at issue.

California Regulatory research Guide: Reconstructing Regulatory History and Intent.

Internet research links to free sources of information on California legislative and regulatory research.

THE MORGUE. Case law invalidating California regulations: Compiled by: Mike Ibold, Law Librarian. Office of Administrative Law.

NQuotes

This site provides links to quotes in the following categories: Famous People; Quotations by Subject; Media & Fad Quotes; and Speeches (coming soon); Week'n Quotes (news quotes of the week); US Presidential Quotes; CEO Quotes; and Historical Quote Review (best quotes of our time). Famous People can be selected by alphabetical designation. Quotations by Subject are further subdivided into a variety of subject headings. Media & Fad Quotes are further broken down into six categories.

State of the Cities Data Systems

"The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs." Detailed demographic and economic characteristics of the population are found under the Historical Data from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 Census link. The latest available unemployment rates are found at the Current Employment Statistics for City Residents link. Jobs, Business Establishments, and Average Pay in the 1990s information is located under the Special City Extracts from County Business Patterns. There is a Crime Data link to provide FBI crime data. The State of the Cities 2000 Fast-Look link provides the latest data on 114 selected cities released as part of the State of the Cities 2000. Selected items from historical census data, current employment statistics, and county business pattern databases are included plus data from HUD analysis of high tech jobs in cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. Sources for the data are detailed under each link.

Sabrina Pacifici's Featured Site for May 1, 2001:

National Conference of State Legislatures

NCSL is a bipartisan organization, founded in 1975, and serving all 50 states. The site maintains links to research, publications, news, a wide range of policy issues, meetings and conferences. Much of the information at this site is available via searchable databases. Links to all available state legislatures are maintained, as well as to links to state ethics laws.