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.
This glossary has 7,000 entries arranged alphabetically. There are 18,000 plus hyperlinks. Most definitions have at least one hyperlink to another term in the glossary. Campbell R. Harvey, who is the J. Paul Sticht Professor of International Business at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, maintains the glossary.
Inside Europe: Your Guide to Life Inside the European Union
Inside Europe was created by BBC News. Included on the site are five reference guides:
Milestones : A Timeline of the EU; Redefining Europe : Map – Country Factfiles; EU Institutions : What they do; How the Money Is Spent : Budget Explained; and Euro Cash : Guide to the Euro.
Also included on the site are pull down menus for Country Profiles, Other in Depths (studies), and Link Bank. Information from the categories in the link bank are offered in a selection of languages. There is an A-Z Glossary of Europe to assist in understanding the Euro terms. In addition, there are feature articles and background briefings.
This site is produced by SCALL (Southern California Association of Law Libraries). The complete text requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. The text includes chapters on California law, federal law, how to read a citation, basic legal research techniques, legal reference vs. legal advice, building and maintaining a basic legal collection, and major law publishers.
There are links on this site to substantial amounts of information from NTSB investigations about Aviation, Highway, Marine, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials, and Railroad topics. There is a News & Events link that provides information about current investigations. The publications link lists reports available at the site and elsewhere.
“The Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse provides detailed information relating to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. The Clearinghouse identifies 1044 issuers that have been named in federal class action securities fraud lawsuits since passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.” The search engine allows the user to the database files in four different ways: by name of company sued; by Company’s ticker symbol; by District Court where the case was filed; and by year and/or month in which lawsuit was filed. There are links to a case index, filings, decisions, settlements, articles & papers, local rules and related sites.
Reports for the 30 largest Dow Industrial Average companies are free at this site. You must be a subscriber to obtain reports for other companies. The following options are available for viewing each report: Quote, News, Chart, and Java Chart and PDF.
Editor’s Featured Site for June 1, 2001
Gas prices around the country continue to rise, so this week my recommendation is a consumer advocacy site for fuel prices. The site uses colorful graphics, point and click menus and quick and easy database searches to provide the most competitive state and local prices for gasoline and heating oil. Simply indicate your zip code, and the site will list gas stations in your area with the lowest prices by type of gas, along with addresses and maps to each gas station. With gasoline prices varying by as much as $.20 per gallon within the same locality, this site can really save you some money!
Sabrina Pacifici’s Featured Site for May 21, 2001:
Billed as “the portal of independents,” NewPages’ resources include selected groups of links to: independent publishers, alternative periodicals, independent bookstores, alternative newsweeklies, university presses, review resources, and lots more. The site is no frills, its content straight-forward with brief annotations, and most lists are arranged alphabetically. There is also an interesting Weblog on a wide range of topics including libraries, media, book reviews, music, culture, etc.