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The Internet of Things – 50 Billions Connected Devices and Objects by the Year 2020

OCLC – NextSpace 24 – Libraries and the Internet of Things: “A world divided by the prospect of a world connected . The simplest definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) might be: real-world objects connected to the Internet, sending and receiving data. But beyond that, there is little consensus on what the specific technicalContinue Reading

Incentive Pay and Gender Compensation Gaps for Top Executives

New York Fed – “Stefania Albanesi, Claudia Olivetti, and Maria Prados, August 2015: “The persistence of a gender gap in wages is shaping the debate over women’s equality in the workplace and underscores the challenge facing policymakers as they consider their potential role in closing it. While the disparity affects females at all income levels,Continue Reading

Practicing Law in the 21st Century Requires Affiliation

Via FindLaw: “Highlights What is required by clients is instant access to information and established relationships everywhere on earth. If law firms cannot quickly provide the information, other professions will. The traditional approach to developing a practice is individual networking with other lawyers or members of other professions. Attorneys make as many contacts as possible.Continue Reading

FDIC Publication Focuses on the Critical Role of Corporate Governance

News release: “The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released the summer 2015 issue of Supervisory Insights. The lead article, “Strategic Planning in an Evolving Earnings Environment,” highlights the critical role of corporate governance and strategic planning in navigating a challenging operating environment. “Although the financial performance of banks is steadily improving, the operating environmentContinue Reading

Demand Progress coalition calls for systematic public access to non-confidential CRS reports

Via Demand Progress – a national grassroots group – August 24, 2015: “Dear Chairman Blunt, Chairman Miller, Ranking Member Schumer, Ranking Member Brady,and Vice Chairman Harper: We write in support of expanded public access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports. Longstanding congressional policy allows Members and committees to use their websites to disseminate CRS productsContinue Reading

Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issues

CRS via FAS – The Intelligence Community and Its Use of Contractors: Congressional Oversight Issue. L. Elaine Halchin, Specialist in American National Government. August 18, 2015. “Contractors have been and are an integral part of the intelligence community’s (IC’s) total workforce (which also includes federal employees and military personnel). Yet questions have been raised regardingContinue Reading

App adds features to Westlaw and Lexis – makes legal research faster and easier

Bestlaw, a robot for legal research [via Bob Ambrogi] “Features – When you read a document—like a case, statute, or law review article—Bestlaw adds a toolbar with these features: Copy a perfect Bluebook citation with one click Read documents in a clean, readable view with beautiful typography Prevent getting automatically signed off Collapse and expand statutoryContinue Reading

GPO and National Archives Make eCFR available for bulk download in XML

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) to make the electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) available in XML format for bulk data download from GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). OFR provides eCFR files to GPO and then GPO converts files into XML. The eCFRContinue Reading

New on LLRX – The Beginning of Information Illiteracy (Part 1 of 5)

Via LLRX.com – The Beginning of Information Illiteracy (Part 1 of 5) – In Part 1 of her 5 part series, Lorette Weldon, Librarian and Adjunct Professor in Developmental Reading, discusses the reasons for and challenges of entering college freshmen who cannot read or write. Her emphasis is on the value of implementing developmental readingContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today

Via LLRX.com – Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go”: Still Rings True Today – Cheryl Niemeier answers the questions many members have following the decision to change the name of the Private Law Libraries-Special Interest Section (PLL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) to the Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals-Special Interest SectionContinue Reading

Reports from grantees in National Digital Newspaper Program

Spotted on the Government Attic Web Site:  All semi-annual progress reports from grantees in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), 2014-2015 and National Digital Newspaper Program Impact Study 2004-2014, September 2014, released by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – [PDF 57 MB 24-Aug-2015] NOTE: This is a large file; 57 Megabytes http://tinyurl.com/nvwmj5d

Researcher claims Google can manipulate election results

Politico.com,Robert Epstein: “America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished. Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far moreContinue Reading