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Daily Archives: March 2, 2014

Foreign Banks: Overview of Dodd-Frank Enhanced Prudential Standards Final Rule

Foreign Banks: Overview of Dodd-Frank Enhanced Prudential Standards Final Rule, Davis Polk, February 24, 2014

“This visual summary provides an overview of key aspects of the Dodd-Frank enhanced prudential standards (EPS) final rule that applies to foreign banking organizations with ≥ $50 billion in total global
consolidated assets (Large FBOs).”

Macroprudential Consolidation Policy in Interbank Networks

Gaffeo, Edoardo and Molinari, Massimo, Macroprudential Consolidation Policy in Interbank Networks (March 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2403080 “Can consolidation policy be made consistent with macro-prudential supervision? In this study, we seek to provide new insights on this key-question using a network approach. We study how the resilience of a banking network evolves as weContinue Reading

Does a Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom Pedagogy Help Information Literacy Students in the Long Term Adoption of Research Skills?

New on LLRX – Does a Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom Pedagogy Help Information Literacy Students in the Long Term Adoption of Research Skills? Rich McCue discusses and documents how Research of Information Literacy and Blended Learning (BL) is in an early stage with the current body of knowledge consisting of case studies and small action based researchContinue Reading

Commentary reveals how e-health gov site was rescued by Silicon Valley pros

Obama’s Trauma Team, By Steven Brill, TIME, March 10, 2014. “…This is the story of a team of unknown–except in elite technology circles–coders and troubleshooters who dropped what they were doing in various enterprises across the country and came together in mid-October to save the website [heathcare.gov]. In about a tenth of the time that aContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Costco stores as role models for Internet-era public libraries (caveat ahead)

Via LLRX.com – Costco stores as role models for Internet-era public libraries (caveats ahead) David Rothman cautions that the rage is to compare everything in creation to a business. But he urges us to be careful when doing so with America’s public libraries. They are civic and service institutions, not profit-making corporations. A major caveat! Public librariesContinue Reading

New on LLRX – $38 Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci tablet as an e-reader

Via LLRX.com – $38 Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci tablet as an e-reader: Avoid this adware trap despite its many positives! David Rothman is spearheading chronicling the progress of expanding low cost access to e-readers as libraries engage in mission critical outreach efforts to reach underserved communities. In this article, Rothman asks: Suppose you could buy an iPad for $38, readContinue Reading

Whole Life Sentences and the Tide of European Human Rights Jurisprudence

Note – this article is available free for a limited time: Whole Life Sentences and the Tide of European Human Rights Jurisprudence: What Is to Be Done? Dirk van Zyl Smit, Pete Weathery, Simon Creighton. Human Rights Law Review. Volume 14, Issue 1. Pp. 59-84. “In Vinter and Others v United Kingdom [Application Nos 66069/09, 3896/10 and 130/10, Merits, 9 July 2013 (‘Vinter [GC]’)] the GrandContinue Reading

Paper – Positive Thinking About the Future in News and Speeches Predicts Economic Downturn

Positive Thinking About the Future in Newspaper Reports and Presidential Addresses Predicts Economic Downturn. Sevincer AT, Wagner G, Kalvelage J, Oettingen G. Published online before print, February 4, 2014, doi:10.1177/0956797613518350. “Previous research has shown that positive thinking, in the form of fantasies about an idealized future, predicts low effort and poor performance. In the studies reported here, we used computerizedContinue Reading

Report – Encryption Would Have Stopped Snowden From Using Secrets

Chris Strohm, Bloomberg: “Edward Snowden could have been thwarted from leaking classified U.S. documents if the National Security Agency encrypted the information to make it unreadable, two former senior cybersecurity officials said. Snowden would have needed a digital key to decipher the secrets after gaining access to them if the data was scrambled, Ira “Gus” Hunt, formerContinue Reading

Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters: Managing Risks of Multiple Medications

Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters: Managing Risks of Multiple Medications. Inspector General, Department of Defense, February 21, 2014. Special Plans and Operations Reports. DODIG-2014-040. “During the fieldwork for the assessment of Wounded Warrior programs, we identified challenges pertaining to medication management practices. This follow-on assessment focused on DoD and Service policies and programs intended to manageContinue Reading