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Archive of public tweets, deleted by politicians around the world

“What is Politwoops? An archive of public tweets deleted by politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn’t see.”

A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity

A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity – Daniel Garrie January 11, 2017. “Law firms have long held a hallowed position in the corporate world, as the preeminent keeper of confidences. But the frequency with which law firms are falling victim to data breaches and hacks should leave clients questioning their firm’s data security. Due… Continue Reading

Law School Case Study: UC-Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage

“In Thomson Reuters’ examination of methods that modern law schools can use to help enable their students to become more “practice ready,” we identified four law schools already integrating practice-ready skills into their curriculums. In the following series of case studies, we explore how those schools are shaping law students and law firms.” Continue Reading

2017 Report on the State of the Legal Market: Stagnation, Innovation & What Lies Ahead

The “2017 Report on the State of the Legal Market”: Stagnation, Innovation & What Lies Ahead January 12, 2017. “Law firms must find ways to effectively adapt to evolving competitive conditions — including the effective demise of the billable hour — or risk further erosion of their market positions. At the same time, the changing… Continue Reading

Six Ways Law Schools Can Make Students More Practice Ready

Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute – “Current law school curriculum provides students with the theoretical base they need to pass the Bar, however, today’s law schools can make the most of the significant changes roiling the legal industry — a tighter job market, emerging technologies and the increasing use of legal process outsourcers — by… Continue Reading

Commentary – Why Public Libraries Matter

Why Public Libraries Matter – It’s time for America to stop starving its libraries of funding. By Katrina vanden Heuvel “There are more public libraries in America—some 9,000 central buildings and 7,500 branch locations—than McDonald’s restaurants, making them one of the most ubiquitous institutions in the nation. Far from serving as obsolescent repositories for dead… Continue Reading

New design and features for loc.gov

(The following is a post by Gayle Osterberg, director of communications for the Library of Congress) “The Library of Congress launched its first website in 1994. Since that time we have digitized and made available millions of items from our collections and added new features to help you take advantage of all that the Library… Continue Reading

Inauguration Security: Operations, Appropriations, and Issues for Congress

CRS report via FAS – Inauguration Security: Operations, Appropriations, and Issues for Congress, Shawn Reese, Analyst in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy; Jacob R. Straus, Specialist on the Congress; Christina M. Bailey, Information Research Specialist. January 11, 2017. “Every four years, on January 20, the President-elect is sworn in as President of the United… Continue Reading

18F – Transforming U.S. government services in a digital world

Via GovFresh – “18F has developed a framework for how it helps agencies with digital transformation efforts and has created a deck, “Transforming U.S. government services in a digital world,” that offers a blueprint for others looking to do this on their own. 18F’s Chris Cairns shares more about the work around this effort….” Continue Reading

Pew Fact Sheets – Evolution of Technology

A new set of fact sheets can be used as a one-stop shop for anyone looking for information on digital technology trends. Record shares of Americans now own smartphones, have home broadband. January 12, 2017. Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet Social Media Fact Sheet Mobile Fact Sheet Continue Reading

An Economic Geography of the United States: From Commutes to Megaregions

An Economic Geography of the United States: From Commutes to Megaregions, Garrett Dash Nelson, Alasdair Rae. PLOS. Published: November 30, 2016 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166083 “The emergence in the United States of large-scale “megaregions” centered on major metropolitan areas is a phenomenon often taken for granted in both scholarly studies and popular accounts of contemporary economic geography.… Continue Reading

AALL, ALA and other advocacy groups raise privacy concerns for AG Sessions

Via CDT – January 9, 2017 – To Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee, Re: Nomination for Attorney General of Senator Sessions “Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein: We are writing to express our concerns about the privacy record of the President-Elect’s nominee for Attorney… Continue Reading