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New on LLRX – #GovDocs2Trump Tweetathon and End of Term Harvest

#GovDocs2Trump Tweetathon and End of Term Harvest Debbie Rabina, Ph.D., Professor, Pratt Institute, School of Information posted this blog that merits sharing for both its intent, the use of Twitter to attract the attention of the President-Elect, and the crowd sourcing concept. Rabina states: America deserves a president who is well versed in the history of this nation and the documents upon which that history was built. Let’s present those documents to the President-Elect through his favorite medium–Twitter. Tweetathon began at 9am (central) on December 1, 2016. You are welcome to join at any time. Feel free to use whatever government related document (Supreme Court decisions, inaugural addresses, speeches, early American papers, etc.) strikes your fancy. Tag each tweet with the hashtag #GovDocs2Trump and please send them to @realdonaldtrump. This way we can fill his feed.

New on LLRX – Legal Tech Evangelist Calls for Engagement on Civil Liberties Post Election

Via LLRX.com – Legal Tech Evangelist Calls for Engagement on Civil Liberties Post Election. Nicole Black, a Rochester, New York attorney and Legal Technology Evangelist delivers a clarion call for colleagues to expand their engagement with groups that work for civil liberties in the United States. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Evolution of Service Models in the New Law Library

Via LLRX.com – Evolution of Service Models in the New Law Library – Marcia Burris addresses the critical issues that impact how user-leveraged and expert-leveraged service models are changing the role of librarians, inclusive of the application of greater subject matter expertise and a pro-active approach to meet firm information needs. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography

Via LLRX.com – Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography – This expansive, comprehensive and up-to-date guide by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library, references resources that include books, loose-leaf, online, database and e-government sites, services and resources. Continue Reading

Reuters reveals use of new tool to verify breaking Twitter news

The Verge: “Reuters has developed a tool capable of automatically detecting and verifying breaking news on Twitter, in an attempt to report on events more rapidly and accurately. The tool, known as Reuters News Tracer, has been developed over the past two years, but Reuters only made it public this week, in interviews with the… Continue Reading

Report – The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think

Jakob Nielsen on November 13, 2016. “Summary: Across 33 rich countries, only 5% of the population has high computer-related abilities, and only a third of people can complete medium-complexity tasks. One of usability’s most hard-earned lessons is that you are not the user. This is why it’s a disaster to guess at the users’ needs.… Continue Reading

Global Migration 2005-2010 Visualization

Public Tableau Viz – Global Migration 2005-2010 via The global flow of people – “published in Science (free access) Explore new estimates of migration flows between and within regions for five-year periods, 1990 to 2010. Click on a region to discover flows country-by-country by Nikola Sander, Guy J. Abel & Ramon Bauer About the Data –… Continue Reading

The Latest Plum Book

OPM Plum Book: Every four years, just after the Presidential election, the “United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions” is published. It is commonly known as the Plum Book [this is a link to the 2012 version] and is alternately published between the House and Senate. – The Plum Book has a listing of over 7,000… Continue Reading

WaPo documents an increasingly diverse United States

The increasingly diverse United States of America – “The racial and ethnic diversity of communities varies greatly across the country, but rapid change is coming to many of the least-diverse areas. These are just some of the ways….To quantify how America is changing, we used the diversity index, which measures the chance that two people chosen… Continue Reading

Explore – philanthropic media organization

“explore.org, the online portal for explore, is a community destination where people share thoughts, engage in dialogue, view and email films and photographs, and embed their favorites on blogs and social networking sites…. Led by founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten, the explore Team embarks on fact-finding missions to meet the courageous leaders of the non-profit world… Continue Reading

Enterprise Risk Management: Selected Agencies’ Experiences Illustrate Good Practices in Managing Risk

Enterprise Risk Management: Selected Agencies’ Experiences Illustrate Good Practices in Managing Risk, GAO-17-63: Published: Dec 1, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2016. “Federal managers often handle complex and risky missions, such as preparing for and responding to natural disasters, and building and managing safe transportation systems. While it is not possible to eliminate all uncertainties… Continue Reading

EFF Fighting NSL Gag Orders With Help From CREDO and Internet Archive

News release: “…EFF has been litigating the constitutionality of NSLs on behalf of unnamed clients in a total of three related court cases beginning in 2011. This week, telecom provider CREDO confirmed that it was the company involved in one of these long-running cases, and published the letters it received three years ago. CREDO, represented… Continue Reading