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Daily Archives: July 27, 2013

Cool Tools at American Association of Law Libraries Event

Cool Tools at American Association of Law Libraries Event. Sean Doherty, Law Technology News, July 22, 2013.

“The American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting & Conference finished up on Tuesday. The event had ninety exhibitors who presented their products and services to the law library community at the Washington State Convention Center. Here’s the cool and current news from the exhibit hall.”

How America’s Top Tech Companies Created the Surveillance State

National Journal – They’ve been helping the government spy on people for a very long time. The cozy relationships go back decades. By Michael Hirsh – July 25, 2013 “The saga of the private sector’s involvement in the NSA’s scheme for permanent mass surveillance is long, complex, and sometimes contentious. Often, in ways that appearedContinue Reading

Constitutional Personae

Constitutional Personae, Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard Law School, July 25, 2013 “American constitutional law is dominated by four Constitutional Personae, who can be identified by their inclinations, their temperaments, their sensibilities, and their self-presentations. Indeed, many constitutional debates consist of stylized disagreements among the leading Personae: Heroes, Soldiers, Burkeans, and Mutes. Earl Warren is theContinue Reading

GAO Report – Military Readiness

MILITARY READINESS – Opportunities Exist to Improve Completeness and Usefulness of Quarterly Reports to Congress, GAO-13-678, Jul 26, 2013

Annual Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to Prime Minister and to Scottish Ministers

Annual Report of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner to the Prime Minister and to Scottish Ministers for 2012-2013 – July 2013 “The powersand duties of the Surveillance Commissioners in scrutinising and deciding whether to approve authorisations under PA97 (property interference) and under RIPA and RIP(S)A (intrusive surveillance) have been explained in earlier reports and are publiclyContinue Reading

Challenges of Digging Data paper

“Written by Ixchel Faniel, OCLC Research; Eric Kansa, University of California Berkeley, School of Information; Sarah Whitcher Kansa, The Alexandria Archive Institute; Julianna Barrera-Gomez, OCLC Research; and Elizabeth Yakel, University of Michigan, School of Information, “The Challenges of Digging Data: A Study of Context in Archaeological Data Reuse” appears in JCDL 2013 Proceedings of theContinue Reading