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How the Internet works: Submarine fiber, brains in jars, and coaxial cables

Via Ars Technica – this is a must read for all researchers – we must not take for granted that the internet is always on, secure, and not subject to monumental disruption from human, environmental, hardware/software and geopolitical factors to name just a few. “A deep dive into Internet infrastructure, plus a rare visit toContinue Reading

Congress.gov adds RSS and email alerts for researchers

Via Emily Carr, LC – “…new email alerts and RSS feeds are now available from Congress.gov. For more details, see New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov: “Building on those email alerts, there is now an additional set of email alerts and the first RSS feeds that you can subscribe to from Congress.gov Most-Viewed Bills (email |Continue Reading

Legal Information Institute and Justia provide new home for Oyez Project

Follow up to previous posting – Founder of Oyez.org seeks new manager and large purchase price – via Law.com – ‘Oyez Project’ New Home Will Keep Supreme Court Audio Free to Public‘ “The project is now housed at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago under an agreement that expires soon. By the time the newContinue Reading

Open-access index delists thousands of journals

Baker, M. (2016). Open-access index delists thousands of journals Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature. Van Noorden, R. (2014). Open-access website gets tough Nature, 512 (7512), 17-17 DOI: 10.1038/512017a Morrison, Heather, 2014-03, “Dramatic Growth of Open Access”, http://hdl.handle.net/10864/10660 Morrison, Heather; V11. “A leading index of open-access journals is set to shrink by more than one-quarter after delisting aroundContinue Reading

LexisNexis Introduces New, Interactive Rule of Law Awareness Tool

“LexisNexis Legal & Professional today launches an interactive online tool that shows how the rule of law is measured and why it’s important. This first-of-its-kind data tool, the LexisNexis Rule of Law Impact Tracker, quantifies the relationship between rule of law and social and economic development. According to the United Nations, approximately 4 billion peopleContinue Reading

Facebook Response to Chairman John Thune’s letter on Trending Topics

Colin Stretch, Facebook General Counsel – News Release: “Last week we met with Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee John Thune to describe our investigation in response to anonymous allegations of political bias in our Trending Topics feature and to discuss the preliminary results of our work. Today, we sent Chairman Thune a followContinue Reading

Public Knowledge

“What Public Knowledge Does – Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest.” Public Knowledge Encourages Silicon Valley to Make Diversity in Tech a Priority By Shiva Stella, May 24, 2016 – “Recently, theContinue Reading

Transportation and Warehousing Sector Drives Nonemployer Business Growth

“The number of businesses without paid employees rose by 831,317 or 3.6 percent to 23.8 million establishments from 2013 to 2014. Businesses without paid employees, such as operating a family-run corner store, acting as a real estate agent, pet sitting, blogging, and snowplowing, are refered to as nonemployer businesses. The transportation and warehousing sector (NAICSContinue Reading

iHire for employers and job seekers

“Rapid technological advancements and emerging means of connecting, communicating, and distributing information have forever changed the way people search for employment and the way employers find top talent. Founded in 1999, iHire has been in the thick of this digital job- and talent-search revolution since the search first went “online.” At iHire, we recognized fromContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016

Via LLRX.com – Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016 – Marcus Zillman’s new comprehensive guide is focused on journalism resources and sites of ongoing value in your process to refine topical and subject matter research and deliver actionable work product. This guide is a value added discovery tool that includes a wide range of reliable,Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence

Via LLRX.com – Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence – Alan Rothman’s article is based on a TechCrunch.com posting, The Next Stop on the Road to Revolution is Ambient Intelligence. Rothman offers an insightful analysis on how the rapidly expanding universe of digital intelligent systems wired into our daily routines is becoming moreContinue Reading

ADR in Cyberspace

de Werra, Jacques, ADR in Cyberspace: The Need to Adopt Global Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms For Addressing the Challenges of Massive Online Micro-Justice (May 23, 2016). Forthcoming, Swiss Review of International & European Law. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2783213 “This paper discusses the potential of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for solving Internet-related disputes andContinue Reading