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ALA report provides practical advice about adopting 3D printers in libraries

“The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today released Progress in the Making: Librarians’ Practical 3D Printing Questions Answered. Co-authored by 3DPrint360 CEO Zach Lichaa and ALA Senior Policy Analyst Charlie Wapner, the document poses and answers sixteen practical questions related to establishing 3D printing as a library service. All of the questions were fielded from library professionals interested in 3D printing technology. “Libraries represent the public on-ramp to the world of 3D printing and design,” said Dan Lee, chair of OITP’s Advisory Committee. “Library professionals who have adopted, or are looking to adopt, a 3D printer must answer questions related to printer operation and maintenance, workflow management, cost recovery, patron safety, and much more. As a by-product of OITP’s policy advocacy on 3D printers and libraries, once again OITP is doing great work for libraries in providing this practical information to assist library professionals.” Libraries are democratizing access to, and facilitating learning through, 3D printing technology,” said Lichaa. “We need to make sure they have the necessary technical know-how to keep that trend going.” 3DPrint360 is a New York based company dedicated to serving newcomers to 3D printing and enthusiasts with advice and reliable products…”

Yad Vashem Transport Project: Rationale and Terminology

“Since 2007 the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem has been studying the transports as an extensive phenomenon that transcended individual states, rather than in the context of a study of the Holocaust in a specific country or a single community. The transports are being studied as an historic event, one that isContinue Reading

DATA Act Information Model Schema v1.0

“A core requirement of the DATA Act is the development of government-wide data standards to ensure the reporting of reliable, consistent federal spending data for public use. Last year, OMB and Treasury finalized the 57 data definition standards and Treasury used the data definition standards to develop the initial draft of the DATA Act dataContinue Reading

Empirical Analyses of Judicial Opinions: Methodology, Metrics and the Federal Circuit

Rantanen, Jason, Empirical Analyses of Judicial Opinions: Methodology, Metrics and the Federal Circuit (May 3, 2016). Connecticut Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2774307 “Despite the popularity of empirical studies of the Federal Circuit’s patent law decisions, a comprehensive picture of those decisions has only recently begun to emerge. Historically, the literature has largely consistedContinue Reading

Amber, a Free Tool for Bloggers, Website Owners, Now Distributed on Drupal.org

“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce that Amber, an open-source software tool that preserves content and prevents broken links, has been promoted to full project status on Drupal.org. When installed on a blog or website, Amber can take a snapshot of the content of every linked page,Continue Reading

Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI

Via OCLC – Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI – “Organizational affiliations of the creators of works are important to a variety of stakeholders, including academic administrators, funders, publishers, repository managers, software developers, rights agencies, and individual researchers. Identifying and tracking these affiliations can be challenging, as organizations may be known by aContinue Reading

Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court

CRS Report via FAS – Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on the Supreme Court. Andrew Nolan, Coordinator, Legislative Attorney; Kate M. Manuel, Coordinator, Legislative Attorney; Brandon J. Murrill, Coordinator, Legislative Attorney. April 27, 2016. “On March 16, 2016, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for theContinue Reading

Ineffective Inspection, Maintenance Practices, Oversight Led to Washington Metrorail Fatal Accident

NTSB news release: “A short circuit on Washington’s Metrorail system that caused thick smoke to fill a stranded train, killing one passenger and injuring 91 people on Jan. 12, 2015, was the result of WMATA failing to follow its own safety procedures and inadequate safety oversight by the Tri-State Oversight Committee and the Federal TransitContinue Reading

Anything can happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System

Anything can happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System, Josh Petrusa, Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) , Vol 30, No 3 (2016) Abstract – “Butler University Libraries had already made progressive changes in public services areas, but Technical Services remained unchanged and bound to legacyContinue Reading

Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Cognitive Aging in the Northern Manhattan Study

Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Cognitive Aging in the Northern Manhattan Study. Hannah Gardener, ScD; Clinton B. Wright, MD, MS; Chuanhui Dong, PhD; Ken Cheung, PhD; Janet DeRosa, MPH; Micaela Nannery; Yaakov Stern, PhD; Mitchell S. V. Elkind, MD, MS; Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS. Journal of the American Heart Association, May 2, 2016. Background: “TheContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Evolutions in DNA Forensics

Via LLRX.com – Evolutions in DNA Forensics – Criminal law expert Ken Strutin’s new article is yet another research tour de force – a collection of recent and notable developments concerning DNA as forensic science, metric of guilt, herald of innocence, and its emerging place in the debate over privacy and surveillance. The increasing useContinue Reading

The Internet at the eco-village: Performing sustainability in the twenty-first century

Via First Monday – The Internet at the eco-village: Performing sustainability in the twenty-first century, Teresa Cerratto-Pragman, Daniel Pragman, Bonnie Nardi, Volume 21, Number 5 – 2 May 2016. “Is the digital infrastructure and its footprint an ideological blind spot for recently emerging ecological communities, including eco-villages? This paper examines how a group of peopleContinue Reading