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Searching SSRN Just Got Easier

Abou SSRN: “SSRN’s new page centralizes all the tools you need to find stuff in the eLibrary. We combined Quick Search and Advanced Search onto one tab, and made it simple to switch to Browse SSRN Networks or Browse JEL Codes. Did you even know all of those functions existed?.. What’s New for the SavvyContinue Reading

Wild American crows gather around their dead to learn about danger

Although this article is not available without a fee or subscription the abstract provides the requisite information to substantiate its posting here.  I have posted a wide range of information, studies, documentation and information on the multi-facted, complex and highly developed ability of animals to communicate, live in communities on land and in water, nutureContinue Reading

Patent Searching Guide

Via Amy Riegelman – University of Minnesota: Patent Searching Tutorial – includes Google Patents and USPTO Patent Database.

OCLC ceases supplying accessions list and catalog cards

“On September 30, 2015, OCLC will end support for Accessions List and Catalog Cards, which have had declining use in recent years.  For more information, please see “Cataloging Cards and Accessions list” FAQs located at or contact Support at [email protected]

School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook

“Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives. But something is changing. More than 3Continue Reading

Explanation of Open Source Open Networking And SDN

John Fruehe via Forbes/Tech: “Open source is well understood in the software world, as it has helped accelerate IT and bring business advantages by accelerating new solutions and lowering costs—especially around cloud computing. Open networking and software-defined networking (SDN) both promise to bring the benefits of open source to the world of networking, but isContinue Reading

Your American Dream is Not Mine! A New Approach to Estimating Intergenerational Mobility Elasticities

An, Yonghong and Le, Wang and Xiao, Ruli, Your American Dream is Not Mine! A New Approach to Estimating Intergenerational Mobility Elasticities (August 1, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: “This paper provides a new framework to estimate intergenerational mobility elasticities (IGE) of children’s income with respect to parental income. Our approach is nonparametricContinue Reading

Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health: consultation

“The Draft zero of the “Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health” is now open to public consultation from individuals and institutions. Please respond as soon as possible so that your comments will help develop Draft 1, which will be discussed in Geneva on 29-30 October 2015.” “Healthy Ageing” is defined as theContinue Reading

Report – Corporate America is not on a path to gender equality

“Women in the Workplace is a comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. The study is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to encourage female leadership and foster gender equality in the workplace. One hundred eighteen companies and nearly 30,000 employees participated in this 2015 study, buildingContinue Reading

Review of the Current Landscape of Library Data Services and Institutional Data Policies

Briney, K., Goben, A., & Zilinski, L. (2015). Do You Have an Institutional Data Policy? A Review of the Current Landscape of Library Data Services and Institutional Data Policies. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3(2), eP1232. “INTRODUCTION Many research institutions have developed research data services in their libraries, often in anticipation of orContinue Reading

Mozilla Cybersecurity Delphi 1.0: Towards a user-centric policy framework

“From compromises of some of the world’s largest corporations, to critical vulnerabilities in widely used open source software, to exponential growth in the number of connected devices and users, the need to proactively design policies and practices to secure users and Internet infrastructure has never been greater. Yet, cybersecurity public policy conversations too often areContinue Reading

Berkman Center Launches New Internet Data Dashboard

“The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce the launch of the Internet Monitor dashboard, a freely accessible tool that aims to improve information for policymakers, researchers, advocates, and user communities working to shape the future of the Internet by helping them understand trends in Internet health and activity throughContinue Reading