Archive | January 2011

Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2010

LawyersUSA provides this list of the top ten jury verdicts of 2010.

Nielsen Historical Ratings of State of the Union Speeches

Historical television ratings form the Nielsen Company of the Presidential State of the Union Addresses going back  to 1993.

The Social Side of the Internet

“The internet is now deeply embedded in group and organizational life in America. A new national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that 75% of all American adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization, and internet users are more likely than others to be active: 80% of internet users participate in groups, compared with 56% of non-internet users. And social media users are even more likely to be active: 82% of social network users and 85% of Twitter users are group participants.”–From the website.

Perceptions of Libraries, 2010 : Context and Community

“OCLC’s newest membership report, Perceptions of Libraries, 2010, a sequel to the 2005 Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources, is now available. The new report provides updated information and new insights into information consumers and their online habits, preferences, and perceptions. Particular attention was paid to how the current economic downturn has affected the information-seeking behaviors and how those changes are reflected in the use and perception of libraries.”–From the website.

The 20 Most Frugal Cities of 2010

“For the second year in a row, Atlanta takes the top spot on the ‘Most Frugal U.S. Cities’ list, according to the 2010 Savings Index1 released today by, the premiere Web destination for coupons and savings. On average, regular users of in Atlanta printed more than $1000.00 dollars in coupon savings from the site in 2010. That is almost twice as much as during 2009, when they printed $531 in savings.–From the website.  Memphis is not on the list; Nasville number 7 on the list.

The Discography : Legal Encyclopedia of Music

“Our central Database includes 1,300 entries covering 2,400 court opinions (including over 30,000 pieces of data) spanning almost 200 years, fully summarized and searchable by numerous variables, featuring nearly every artist you’ll think of (many you won’t), covering copyrights and contracts, trusts, torts and more. There’s also a Blog and up-to-date legal music News to boot. The Discography: Legal Encyclopedia of Popular Music has arrived. “–From The Website

The Southern Gateway : Crossing the River, Connecting America

“The Southern Gateway is more than a bridge. The term refers to an overall plan for improving cross-river travel for people and freight, and for better connections through Memphis to the tri-state region (TN, AR and MS) and the nation at large.”–From the website.

Getting Started With ebooks : A Beginner’s Guide

This is a very helpful flow chart on ebooks, including links to where ebooks are bought for each of the ebook devices and where help can be obtained for each ebook device.

Historic Global Weather Conditions

View historic global weather conditions here by location and by date, going back to 1945.

“ is the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database (Database) website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).”–From the website.  The database is in a soft launch.

Online Health : Untangling the Web

This report contextualises the findings of the Bupa Health Pulse 2010 international healthcare survey.  The online survey asked 12,262 people in 12 countries across the world – Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, UK and the USA – for their views on key health issues in the broad areas of Ageing, Chronic Disease and Health and Wellbeing. Further information about the study can be found at

State of the Media 2010 : U. S. Audiences and & Devices

“From smartphones to 3-D televisions, The Nielsen Company provides a view of the device usages and audiences in the U. S.–from the website.

Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections

“Norman Rockwell Museum’s collections of original artworks, archival objects, and the artist’s catalogue raisonné are available in digital format for purposes of private study, scholarship, research, and public enjoyment. This image and data library is a multimedia tool that enables keyword and advanced searches of the Museum’s extensive digital collections.”–from the website.  There is a Terms of Condition that the user of this site must accept.

Lobbyist Registration Tracker

“The Lobbying Disclosure Act requires lobbyists and lobbying firms to register with the House and the Senate within 45 days of being hired by a client. The registrations list the issue areas that will be covered by the lobbying. This database allows users to see those registrations as they’re submitted, to browse by issue, registrant and client, and to see the trends in issues and registrations over time. The database is updated weekly based on Senate records and includes all registrations starting in 2009.”–From the website.