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Univ. of Michigan – Deep Blue Data Repository

“Deep Blue Data is a repository offered by the University of Michigan Library that provides access and preservation services for digital research data that were developed or used in the support of research activities at U-M..The datasets that underlie research findings are increasingly in demand. Funding agencies require that research data be discoverable, accessible and… Continue Reading

Pew – Digital Readiness Gaps

Pew – September 20, 2016: “For many years concerns about “digital divides” centered primarily on whether people had access to digital technologies. Now, those worried about these issues also focus on the degree to which people succeed or struggle when they use technology to try to navigate their environments, solve problems, and make decisions. A… Continue Reading

Highlights of a Forum: Data and Analytics Innovation: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges

Highlights of a Forum: Data and Analytics Innovation: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges, GAO-16-659SP: Published: Sep 20, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2016. “Forum discussions considered the implications of new data-related technologies and developments that are revolutionizing the basic three-step innovation process in the figure below. As massive amounts of varied data become available in many… Continue Reading

Center for Research Libraries Moves to Open Source Collections to Public Domain Access

Bernard F. Reilly, President, Center for Research Libraries:  “…as of January 1, 2017, all digital materials hosted on the web by CRL, that derive from source materials in the public domain or for which CRL has secured the requisite rights and permissions, will be available without restriction. This decision has important implications for CRL, and the move… Continue Reading

Wharton – large and small firms discontinuing annual performance reviews

[email protected] – “When it comes to workplace events that produce resentment and anxiety, few score higher than the big annual performance review. Calls to end this time-consuming and often unproductive practice have gone unheeded — until now. Recently, Adobe, Kelly Services, GE, Deloitte and PwC have ended them, and the rippling out to smaller firms… Continue Reading

Advocacy Groups to Congress – Strengthen Congressional Oversight of Intelligence Community

September 13, 2016 via 33 organizations: “Dear Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi, We write to express our concerns about congressional oversight of intelligence activities. Congress is responsible for authorizing and overseeing these programs. In recent years, experts and policymakers have expressed concern that congressional oversight efforts are falling short. Experts have put forth reform… Continue Reading

Pew – The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart

Pew Elections 2016 Report, Trends in voter party identification 1992-2016 – “Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different. On key characteristics – especially race and ethnicity and religious affiliation – the two parties look less alike today than at any point over the last quarter-century.… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Law Librarians Flinch At Change? Can’t Say That I Agree With You David

Via LLRX.com – Law Librarians Flinch At Change? Can’t Say That I Agree With You David – Greg Lambert eloquently gives voice to truth which has been delivered through action by many fellow professionals throughout the course of our respective (some decades long) careers – we are not “gatekeepers” nor do we impede the purchase… Continue Reading

TorrentFreak – Elsevier Wants CloudFlare to Expose Pirate Sites

Follow up to previous posting, Controversy over free journal access database keeps Sci-Hub in legal and research spotlight – Via TorrentFreak –  PDF copy of Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs’ Application for Leave to Take Expedited Discovery – Elsevier Inc., Elsevier B.V., and Elsevier Ltd. v Sci-Hub d/b/a ww.sci-hub.org, The Library Genesis Project… Continue Reading

Paper – Understanding Twitter’s Evolving Accessibility to Blind Users

Via Microsoft Research -“With most of it being pictures now, I rarely use it”: Understanding Twitter’s Evolving Accessibility to Blind Users “Social media is an increasingly important part of modern life. We investigate the use of and usability of Twitter by blind users, via a combination of surveys of blind Twitter users, large-scale analysis of… Continue Reading

Empathy Global Index

World Economic Forum – “When it comes to empathy and inclusion, which company department would you expect to see at the forefront? Your guess might be Human Resources – but bizarrely, you’d be wrong. In fact, according to many who work in the field of “soft skills” and workplace inclusion, HR departments are the least… Continue Reading

Study – Political Dysfunction Makes America Less Competitive

Dina Gerdeman – “The American economy is a mess, and our broken political system is largely to blame, according to a Harvard Business School US Competitiveness Project report released today. Harvard’s Michael E. Porter, Jan W. Rivkin, and Mihir A. Desai say American economic performance peaked in the late 1990s and since then has experienced… Continue Reading