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NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results

“Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on reflects the agency’s ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data. “At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access… Continue Reading

Gartner – Public Sector CIOs Can Lead a Citizen Services Revolution

Via Gartner – “Public sector organizations could harness digital disruption in times of change to bring about a revolution in citizen services, said Gartner, Inc. These efforts are often hindered by top-down hierarchies, cultural legacies and the lack of a compelling vision. There are, however, successful examples that can be replicated. “Public sector organizations often… Continue Reading

Wikipedia mapping project

“Wikiverse is an independent initiative and not affiliated with Wikipedia. or the Wikimedia foundation.” Wikipedia Is A Giant Unfathomable Universe—Now You Can Explore It Like One Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of a Digitization Expert

Via the iris – Betsy Brand and Sarah Waldorf, August 17, 2016: “Hundreds of thousands of artworks, objects, books, and records in the Getty’s collections have been photographed and posted online. But how do objects go from the physical world to your screen? People. Holly McGee is one of them. Here’s what a typical day… Continue Reading

EFF Commentary – With Windows 10, Microsoft Blatantly Disregards User Choice and Privacy

Amul Kalia – “Microsoft had an ambitious goal with the launch of Windows 10: a billion devices running the software by the end of 2018. In its quest to reach that goal, the company aggressively pushed Windows 10 on its users and went so far as to offer free upgrades for a whole year. However,… Continue Reading

Future Workforce Study 2016

“Dell and Intel have teamed up to create their newest Future Workforce Study 2016 which reveals how people around the world feel about how technology is shaping the workplace. Collaborating with Penn Schoen Berland (PSB), a series of online interviews were conducted across seven target industries, with adults who work more than 35 hours a… Continue Reading

Number of IT Workers Has Increased Tenfold Since 1970

“The number of information technology (IT) workers now stands at 4.6 million, compared with just 450,000 in 1970 according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This upsurge means that IT workers now represent 2.9 percent of the U.S. labor force. “The Census Bureau first identified IT occupations in the… Continue Reading

ProQuest – Library Science Database – LibGuide

“The Library Science Database provides access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. It is specifically designed to provide full-text support for the core titles included in the Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA) database. With coverage of hundreds of topics researched in the field of library and information science, this database… Continue Reading

2016 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced

“Finalists for the 2016 Online Journalism Awards, representing a wide range of nonprofit, public, academic, major media and emerging technology organizations from around the globe, were announced today by the Online News Association. Twelve of the awards now come with $53,500 in prize money, courtesy of Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and the University of… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Green Files 2016

Via – Green Files 2016 is a comprehensive listing of green resources and sites on the Internet. These focused actionable resources will assist researchers to discover many subject and topic specific sources published and maintained by sectors and groups including: private, public, NGO, and advocacy communities. Continue Reading

IFLA – How libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

Access and opportunity for All – How libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda – “In the context of the UN 2030 Agenda, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) believes that increasing access to information and knowledge across society, assisted by the availability of information and communications technologies (ICTs), supports sustainable… Continue Reading

Report – Data Theft Rising Sharply, Insider Threats Cited as Leading Cause

“New Ponemon Institute Report Finds Most Employees Have Too Much Access, Multiplying Damage When Accounts Are Compromised: August 2016” Closing Security Gaps to Protect Corporate Data: A Study of US and European Organizations – “…IT respondents say insider negligence is more than twice as likely to cause the compromise of insider accounts as any other… Continue Reading