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Explore the Lives and Work of 5 Native American Artists

Via Google – “Film, fashion, comedy, photography: There isn’t a single creative medium that Native American culture hasn’t influenced. In honor of the writer James Welch’s birthday and to celebrate Native American History Month, here are 6 more artists we love from Indian country.” Continue Reading

Report – Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging credibility of information online

Via Stanford – November 22, 2016 – By Brooke Donald – “Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don’t always recognize political bias of social messages. When it comes to evaluating information that flows across social channels or pops up in a Google search, young and otherwise digital-savvy students can easily be… Continue Reading

Summer Associates Identify Writing and Legal Research Skills Required on the Job

LexisNexis Insights Paper – “Greater emphasis is being placed on practical skills in legal education as schools acknowledge that it is crucial for law students to develop strong research and writing skills to succeed in practice. this need becomes quickly apparent once a student lands that first summer associate position. in a recent survey of… Continue Reading

Ideas for librarians – embedding social media good practice in your everyday work

OUPBlog – “Social media is one of the best ways to reach a wide audience in this digital day and age. There are plenty of examples of fantastic feeds being run by librarians, but how can you replicate their success? We asked Claire Pickering, librarian at Wakefield Libraries in the UK, to share her top… Continue Reading

In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update

Library jobs, and the librarians who do them, have been evolving along with the needs of their communities and customer for decades. Librarians have often been first adopters of technology, from using listservs to share information, creating sites on the nascent world wide web, creating and sharing online catalogs and metadata, managing tools, services, teaching… Continue Reading

Harvard Law School Library’s Nuremberg Trials Project

Harvard Gazette – For HLS team digitizing Nuremberg documents, ‘a haunting effect’: “In 1949, four years after the Nuremberg war crime trials began, the library received the most complete set of documents from the Nazi prosecutions outside that of the National Archives. Over the years, individuals who participated in the 13 trials have also donated their… Continue Reading

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms as of 15 October 2016 “PREFACE – The DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (or DOD Dictionary) sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions,… Continue Reading

Books students at top US colleges are required to read

Quartz: “The leaders of tomorrow will be well versed in dead philosophers, according to a new database of college syllabi.The Open Syllabus Project, a collection of over 1 million curricula from English-language colleges and universities over the past 15 years, released its data on Friday (Jan. 22, 2016). Plato, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and Aristotle overwhelmingly dominate… Continue Reading

A Fresh Look at Copyright on Campus

Rooksby, Jacob H., A Fresh Look at Copyright on Campus (October 1, 2016). Missouri Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2016; Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-03. Available for download at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2862675 “The role of copyright on the modern college and university campus is overdue for fresh examination. Copyright ownership issues… Continue Reading

Japanese architect flat earth map accurately illustrates size of land masses and oceans

UK Daily Mail: “The traditional map of the world, known as the Mercator map, may be the most often seen image of our planet but it is also considered highly inaccurate because Antarctica and Greenland are greatly distorted. Now, a Japanese artist and architect believes he has solved this 447 year old problem with an… Continue Reading

U of M’s Open Textbook Network reports student savings of $1.5 million from open textbooks

Via Univ. of Minnesota news release: “Faculty from nine colleges and universities across the United States have saved their students an estimated $1.5 million in textbook costs to date by adopting open textbooks, the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Network (OTN) reported this week. The OTN, created and run by leaders at the U of… Continue Reading

Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros 2016

Foot Traffic Ahead – Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros 2016 By Christopher B. Leinberger & Michael Rodriguez, The George Washington University School of Business. “The end of sprawl is in sight. The nation’s largest metropolitan areas are focusing on building walkable urban development. For perhaps the first time in 60 years, walkable urban… Continue Reading