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Outpatient Antibiotic Prescriptions by State 2013

Pew – Mapping U.S. Geographic Variations in Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing – “The prescribing of antibiotics in outpatient health care facilities, such as primary care clinics and emergency rooms, represents a large proportion of antibiotic use in the United States. One study found that these settings accounted for over 60 percent of all dollars spent onContinue Reading

World’s Largest Law Firm Will Have More Than 7,000 Lawyers

Bloomberg BNA – “The world’s largest law firm by attorney headcount will have more than 7,300 lawyers — some 3,000 more lawyers than the next largest firm, according to a recent announcement. Dentons said on Tuesday it has agreed to combine with Singapore’s Rodyk, with 200 lawyers, and Australia’s 500-lawyer Gadens law firm. The resultContinue Reading

Technology may help reveal text of ancient papyrus scrolls

John Seabrook – The New Yorker: The Invisible Library – Can digital technology make the Herculaneum scrolls legible after two thousand years?  “The papyrus scrolls of Herculaneum, which were discovered in 1752, have long fascinated and frustrated lovers of antiquity. They were found in an elaborate villa buried almost ninety feet deep by the volcano—thisContinue Reading

GAO Reports – DOD Manufacturing Arsenals, InfoSec, Military Recruiting, SEC Conflict Minerals Program, Wildland Fire Management

DOD Manufacturing Arsenals: Actions Needed to Identify and Sustain Critical Capabilities, GAO-16-86: Published: Nov 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2015. Information Security: Department of Education and Other Federal Agencies Need to Better Implement Controls, GAO-16-228T: Published: Nov 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2015. Information Security: Federal Agencies Need to Better Protect Sensitive Data,Continue Reading

Google People Operations highlights effective teamwork

“A group of us in Google’s People Operations (what we call HR) set out to answer this question using data and rigorous analysis: What makes a Google team effective? We shared our research earlier today with the Associated Press, and we’re sharing the findings here, as well. Over two years we conducted 200+ interviews withContinue Reading

GPO launches next generation of guide to US government

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) launched an updated and redesigned version of Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government. The educational website is named after one of our Nation’s most influential Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin.  The site is full of educational content on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history. The updated siteContinue Reading

New Calculator for Employers Tallies the Full Cost of Employee Turnover

Center for Economic and Policy Research: “”Employee turnover costs businesses millions of dollars each year.  However, many employers don’t accurately track this expense, which could be reduced by improving workplace conditions.  To help business owners understand the cost of turnover, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and Center for Economic and Policy ResearchContinue Reading

Google app now understands you a little better

Google Inside Search: “…the Google app is starting to truly understand the meaning of what you’re asking. We can now break down a query to understand the semantics of each piece….so we can get at the intent behind the entire question. That lets us traverse the Knowledge Graph much more reliably to find the rightContinue Reading

On the Efficiency of the Common Law: An Application to the Recovery of Rewards

Niblett, Anthony, On the Efficiency of the Common Law: An Application to the Recovery of Rewards (November 12, 2015). European Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: “Richard Posner’s influence on the field of law and economics cannot be overstated. Among his many contributions, Posner offered an early conjecture thatContinue Reading

New on LLRX – The Support from Standardized Tests: High School Graduates Unprepared to be College Freshmen

Via – The Support from Standardized Tests: High School Graduates Unprepared to be College Freshmen – In Part 4 of a 5 Part series, Librarian and Educator Lorette Weldon focuses on a core issue related to STEM education – high school students are not guaranteed success in college when they have completed college-preparatory courses.Continue Reading

Searchable Suicide Attack Database

“The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) maintains a searchable database on all suicide attacks from 1982 through June 2015. The database includes information about the location of attacks, the target type, the weapon used, and systematic information on the demographic and general biographical characteristics of suicide attackers. The database expands the breadth ofContinue Reading

Opening the Black Box of Scholarly Communication Funding

Lawson, Stuart and Gray, Jonathan and Mauri, Michele, Opening the Black Box of Scholarly Communication Funding: A Public Data Infrastructure for Financial Flows in Academic Publishing (November 13, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: “”Public access to publicly funded research” has been one of the rallying calls of the global open access movement. GovernmentsContinue Reading