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New on LLRX – U.K. vocabulary study shows long-term benefits of reading for fun

Via LLRX – U.K. vocabulary study shows long-term benefits of reading for fun: Lower nursing home bills, not just better K-12 scores? – David Rothman cites and discusses two British research studies that conclude “reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom” and “those who had regularly read for pleasure at 10 scored 67 per cent inContinue Reading

Nature makes all articles free to view – with major restrictions

News release: “All research papers from Nature will be made free to [emphasis added] read in a proprietary screen-view format that can be annotated but not copied, printed or downloaded, the journal’s publisher Macmillan announced on 2 December. The content-sharing policy, which also applies to 48 other journals in Macmillan’s Nature Publishing Group (NPG) division, including Nature Genetics,Continue Reading

Thinking the unthinkable – doing away with the library catalogue

Thinking the unthinkable – doing away with the library catalogue, Based on a paper presented by Simone Kortekaas at the 37th UKSG Annual Conference, Harrogate, April 2014. Insights: the UKSG journal, published online Monday, November 03, 2014. “In this article we will first explain how we came to our decision to focus on delivery instead of worrying about discovery.Continue Reading

Collection of CRS reports released to the public

Congressional Data Coalition, Kevin Kosar – “Something rare has occurred—a collection of reports authored by the Congressional Research Service has been published and made freely available to the public. The 400-page volume, titled, “The Evolving Congress,” and was produced in conjunction with CRS’s celebration of its 100th anniversary this year. Congress, not CRS, published it. (Disclaimer:Continue Reading

Why Critics of Transparency Are Wrong – Paper

Brookings – Why Critics of Transparency Are Wrong, By Gary D. Bass, Danielle Brian and Norman Eisen. “A number of commentators and academics have recently made the attention-grabbing assertion that excessive openness and transparency are one of the causes of our country’s governance woes. For example, The Atlantic’s David Frum claims that transparency and accountability reforms in government “have weakenedContinue Reading

Policy Challenges of Accelerating Technological Change

DTP 106: Policy Challenges of Accelerating Technological Change: Security Policy and Strategy Implications of Parallel Scientific Revolutions, James Kadtke and Linton Wells II “This paper examines policy, legal, ethical, and strategy implications for national security of the accelerating science, technology, and engineering (ST&E) revolutions underway in five broad areas: biology, robotics, information, nanotechnology, and energy (BRINE),Continue Reading

South Asian American Digital Archive

“The South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Philadelphia, PA. Mission – SAADA creates a more inclusive society by giving voice to South Asian Americans through documenting, preserving, and sharing stories that represent their unique and diverse experiences. Vision –  We envision American and world histories that fully acknowledge theContinue Reading

Measuring the Information Society 2014

“The MIS Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI captures the level of ICT developments in 166 economies worldwide and compares progress made during the last year. The MIS 2014 highlights the relationship between ICTContinue Reading

Search engine for the Internet of Things

“Thingful® is a search engine for the Internet of Things, providing a unique geographical index of connected objects around the world, including energy, radiation, weather, and air quality devices as well as seismographs, iBeacons, ships, aircraft and even animal trackers. Thingful’s powerful search capabilities enable people to find devices, datasets and realtime data sources byContinue Reading

The Miner’s Dilemma – Paper

The Miner’s Dilemma – Ittay Eya, November 26, 2014 “An open distributed system can be secured by requiring participants to present proof of work and rewarding them for participation. The Bitcoin digital currency introduced this mechanism, which is adopted by almost all contemporary digital currencies and related services.  A natural process leads participants of such systemsContinue Reading

What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

“American internet users’ knowledge of the modern technology landscape varies widely across a range of topics, according to a new knowledge quiz conducted by the Pew Research Center as part of its ongoing series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. To take the quiz for yourself before reading the full report, click here. TheContinue Reading

How many academic documents are visible and freely available on the Web?

Khabsa M, Giles CL (2014) The Number of Scholarly Documents on the Public Web. PLoS ONE 9(5): e93949. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093949 “The number of scholarly documents available on the web is estimated using capture/recapture methods by studying the coverage of two major academic search engines: Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search. Our estimates show that at leastContinue Reading