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News Literacy: Teaching the Internet Generation to Make Reliable Information Choices

“In the Digital Age, the ultimate check against the spread of rumor, pernicious falsehood, disinformation, and unverified reports masquerading as fact, will never be just more and better-trained journalists and professional gatekeepers, these scholars argue. Instead, it will require a generation of astutely educated news consumers, as well as native producers and distributors, who willContinue Reading

Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills

Jonathan Rothwell, Brookings: “This report uses a unique database from the labor market information company Burning Glass and other sources to analyze the skill requirements and the advertisement duration time for millions of job openings. It reaches the following conclusions: Job openings for STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields.  TheContinue Reading

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz – Film now free online

The Internet Archive has posted for free viewing the movie – The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, “an investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz.” See also related postings on Aaron Swartz.  

Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later

Fencing Out Knowledge - Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later, American Library Association, Policy Brief No. 5, June 2014. “What do Hotmail, YouTube, Google Docs, Facebook, and National Geographic have in common? They offer content and services that millions of Americans use every day to communicate, share content, and seek information. They alsoContinue Reading

Global MBA Ranking 2014

Via - Filter table by entering business school name or details. Charts Map Directory Profiler Methodology

International Donation Programs for Special Libraries Around the World

“This list provides a place for institutions and programs that have little or no money to post their need for educational materials.  We do not include private colleges (especially those that charge high tuition fees), foundations of corporate firms, individuals, or other well off entities. Our donors wish to send their materials to those mostContinue Reading

EC – Public Consultation ‘Science 2.0’: Science in Transition

European Commission Background Document – “This background paper to the online public consultation gives a short description of the  term ‘Science 2.0′ as used in this consultation. The goal of the consultation is to better  understand the full potential of ‘Science 2.0′ as well as the desirability of any possible policy action.  The current transitionContinue Reading

Internet Access, Yes, But in my Mother Language! – World Bank

“At least 80 percent of all content on the Internet is in one of 10 languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Arabic, French, Russian, and Korean. A number of information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives are targeting Gabon’s preservation of linguistic and cultural identity, as daily communications are still largely in vernacular languages. UsingContinue Reading

Pew – 7 surprises about libraries in our surveys

Lee Raine – “The Pew Research Center’s studies about libraries and where they fit in the lives of their communities and patrons have uncovered some surprising facts about what Americans think of libraries and the way they use them. As librarians around the world are gathered in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, hereContinue Reading

Global Peace Index 2014

News release: “Terrorist activity, the number of conflicts fought, and the number of refugees and displaced persons were the key contributors to the continuing deterioration in global peacefulness last year. This confirms a seven year gradual, but significant downward slide, which overturns a 60-year trend of increasing global peacefulness dating back to the end ofContinue Reading

The discursive construction of MOOCs as educational opportunity and educational threat

Project Leads: Neil Selwyn, Scott Bulfin – “Mainstream news media have restricted public understanding of MOOCs to a set of concerns relating to the ‘economics’ of higher education (i.e. massification, marketization and monetization), while marginalizing debate of ‘educational’ and ‘technological’ issues such as online learning and pedagogy, instructional design and student experience.”

New on LLRX – National Digital Library Endowment Plan Makes New York Times of Philanthropy

Via - National Digital Library Endowment Plan Makes New York Times of Philanthropy - David Rothman encourages Librarians and friends to think like Willie Sutton, who supposedly said he robbed banks because “That’s where the money is.” Rothman is quick to say the quote in fact is iffy, but he wants us to focus on the logic behindContinue Reading