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New on LLRX – Law Firm Libraries Cannot Simply Be A Service…It Must Be A Strategic Partner

Via LLRX.comLaw Firm Libraries Cannot Simply Be A Service…It Must Be A Strategic Partner
Greg Lambert speaks to fellow Law Librarians, Knowledge Managers and law firm info pros from a pro-active position as he addresses the increasingly prevalent issue of outsourcing critical librarian staff. Institutional knowledge, excellent communications skills, teaching and training competency, a focus on the delivery of excellent customer service, and the capability to respond rather than react to requirements in an increasingly fast paced and competitive arena are key strengths of in-house staff. This conversation has both strategic and tactical implications which our profession must address expertly, actively and timely.

News Release – All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020

Press release, All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020, Europe makes a definitive choice for open access by 2020. 27 May 2016. [Wow!] “All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into aContinue Reading

39 studies about human perception in 30 minutes

Kennedy Elliott Visual Journalist Washington Post – 39 studies about human perception in 30 minutes – “Graphics editors like me often rely on common wisdom and experiential knowledge to inform our decisions about design and visualization choices — which is incredibly valuable. For the last several years, I’ve wondered about what we actually know from scientific studiesContinue Reading

UK – Cycling Fallacies

Cycling Fallacies: “Don’t be fooled by common myths about cycling – use these explanations to help spread the truth!” This site employs user friendly icons which highlight 30 negative statements about cycling juxtaposed to 30 sensible, factual answers. Give it a try! “We created this site in order to collate all the facts and argumentsContinue Reading

10 Geographical Facts About The World To Blow Your Mind

Via Interrete – “Our world is a bizarre and awesome place – but some things are just hard to believe! Here are 10 world geographical facts that you might find surprising or interesting“

The UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation

UNESCO/PERSIST Content Task Force March 2016 – “The aim of the Guidelines is to provide an overarching starting point for libraries, archives, museums and other heritage institutions when drafting their own policies on the selection of digital heritage for long- term sustainable digital preservation. Existing institutional policies may be assessed against the Guidelines and revisedContinue Reading

In honor of Memorial Day – please listen to Taps, played in its entirety – which we never hear

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How artificial intelligence is transforming the legal profession

ABA Journal, Julie Sobowale, April 1, 2016: “Artificial intelligence is changing the way lawyers think, the way they do business and the way they interact with clients. Artificial intelligence is more than legal technology. It is the next great hope that will revolutionize the legal profession. Change can be brought on through pushing existing ideas.Continue Reading

Google announces SyntaxNet: “The World’s Most Accurate Parser Goes Open Source”

May 12, 2016, Posted by Slav Petrov, Senior Staff Research Scientist: “At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understand human language in order to process it in intelligent ways. Today, we are excited to share the fruits of our research with the broader community by releasingContinue Reading

All the Internet Meta Search Engine

“All the Internet, a business of Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. which is a leading provider of search services and technology. Advanced Search Technologies, Inc continues to advance Internet search with new search technologies and features designed to improve the search experience for consumers. Based in Nevada, Advanced Search Technologies, Inc. has a rich history ofContinue Reading

OPM IG Report on Information Infrastructure Improvement Project

Second Interim Status Report on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Infrastructure Improvement Project – Major IT Business Case (Report No. 4A-CI-00-16-037).  May 18, 2016. “OPM has still not performed many of the critical capital project planning practices required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Of primary concern, prior to initiating theContinue Reading

A Progressive’s Style Guide

“Toward Harnessing Language in Support of Intersectionality and Cross-sector Power Building Language is a key ingredient in a winning theory of change. Language can build bridges  and change minds. By acknowledging the ability of language to shape and reflect reality, progressive campaigns can become more powerful vehicles for social change, inclusion, and justice. In fact,Continue Reading