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New on LLRX – College Students and Critical Thinking

Via LLRX.com – College Students and Critical Thinking – Stacy Nykorchuk, an experienced Program Manager and Ethics/Compliance Manager, discusses efforts to advocate on behalf of and to promote critical thinking when Googling and using Wikipedia are often the go-to sources for college students throughout the country. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – What is RSS and How to Use it Effectively

Via LLRX – What is RSS and How to Use it Effectively – This guide by Pete Weiss – expert listserv manager, communication device integrator, and newswire publisher/editor – provides researchers with an overview of why you should use RSS, along with step by step examples of how to implement this application which should be… Continue Reading

Pew – Health issues topped the list of scientific studies reaching wide audiences in 2016

Pew Research Center: “About 2.5 million scientific journal articles are published annually, and the growth of social media and online news outlets have given scientists powerful ways to share their findings – so much so that new measures are being developed to help capture the impact these outlets have on scientific work. A Pew Research… Continue Reading

Commentary – The library must rediscover its specialness

guardian – Simon Jenkins – Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books “Public libraries have had another bad year. They are like churches and local railways. People like having them around, and are angry if they close. But as for using them, well, there is so little time these days. The latest… Continue Reading

OED New words list December 2016

Oxford English Dictionary – New words list December 2016 – List of new word entries [note – YouTuber is a new word that was added to the OED, joining Brexit and hackathon, among many others. In addition to revised versions of Second Edition entries, these ranges contain the following new entries: New words New sub-entries… Continue Reading

Site documents biggest data breaches in history

Biggest data breaches in history – Dave Albaugh – Data breaches, 2004-2016 – “With a history of more than 5,000 data breaches over the last 12 years, it’s a safe bet that any electronic information relating to you is either at risk or has already been compromised at least once. As James Comey, the director… Continue Reading

WSJ – How to Tweet if You’re in Government and Not Donald Trump

How to Tweet if You’re in Government and Not Donald Trump: Write, Review, Edit, Seek Approval, Wait, Edit, (Maybe) Send (sub. re’d) – by Aruna Viswanatha and Natalie Andrews: “In 2010, a top Justice Department official told the agency’s divisions they could set up Twitter accounts and he convened a ‘working group’ to provide guidance… Continue Reading

‘We the People’: Five Years of Online Petitions

Pew: “During President Obama’s first full day in office on Jan. 21, 2009, he issued a statement committing his administration to pursue “an unprecedented level of openness in Government.” His goal was to make the federal government more transparent, participatory and collaborative through the use of new technologies. The broader effort was called the Open… Continue Reading

Cyberattacks at major law firms highlight security gaps

WSJ.com, Sara Randazzo: “Major U.S. law firms have become more vigilant in recent years about the risks of cyberattacks, but revelations this week of a major hack on two New York firms are a reminder that the industry remains vulnerable. The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office unsealed a criminal indictment Tuesday against three Chinese men accused… Continue Reading

Metro to install WiFi at all underground stations starting in summer 2017

WaPo – Metro to install WiFi at all underground stations starting in summer 2017 – “Metro started a pilot program in August to test WiFi at six downtown stations. Now, General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld has “greenlighted” an expansion to all underground stations.” Continue Reading

In a Post Truth World What is the Role of Technology?

Follow up to recent posting – Oxford English Dictionaries Word of the Year – see  via Singularity Hub – Post-Truth: Technology Is a Big Part of the Problem, But It’s Also a Solution: “It’s unwise to dismiss the genuine and deep-seated grievances at the heart of the rejection of the establishment’s “evidence-based” narrative, which too… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2017

Via LLRX.com – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2017 – This report and guide by internet guru Marcus P. Zillman provides researchers with a comprehensive and wide ranging bibliography of “deep web” data, information, documents, code, papers, applications and cutting edge tools. They may be used individually, in groups and in combination, as key… Continue Reading