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Category Archives: Knowledge Management

Science Literacy: Concepts, Contexts, and Consequences 2016

“Science is a way of knowing about the world. At once a process, a product, and an institution, science enables people to both engage in the construction of new knowledge as well as use information to achieve desired ends. Access to science—whether using knowledge or creating it—necessitates some level of familiarity with the enterprise and… Continue Reading

Global Innovation Index 2016: Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S., Finland, Singapore Lead; China Joins Top 25

“China joins the ranks of the world’s 25 most-innovative economies, while Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Finland and Singapore lead the 2016 rankings in the Global Innovation Index, released today by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)….The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 128 countries… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Tech and makerspaces vs. the book culture? No need for this clash

Via LLRX.com – Tech and makerspaces vs. the book culture? No need for this clash – David H. Rothman warns of a new trend exemplified by a Kansas school district. It is replacing licensed elementary school librarians with regular teachers with technical training who oversee makerspaces. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Green Files 2016

Via LLRX.com – Green Files 2016 is a comprehensive listing of green resources and sites on the Internet. These focused actionable resources will assist researchers to discover many subject and topic specific sources published and maintained by sectors and groups including: private, public, NGO, and advocacy communities. Continue Reading

Cultural Property: Protection of Iraqi and Syrian Antiquities

Cultural Property: Protection of Iraqi and Syrian Antiquities, GAO-16-673: Published: Aug 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2016.< “U.S. agencies and the Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian) have undertaken five types of activities to protect Iraqi and Syrian cultural property since 2011, which include awareness raising, information sharing, law enforcement, overseas capacity building, and destruction prevention. For… Continue Reading

IFLA – How libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

Access and opportunity for All – How libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda – “In the context of the UN 2030 Agenda, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) believes that increasing access to information and knowledge across society, assisted by the availability of information and communications technologies (ICTs), supports sustainable… Continue Reading

Report – Data Theft Rising Sharply, Insider Threats Cited as Leading Cause

“New Ponemon Institute Report Finds Most Employees Have Too Much Access, Multiplying Damage When Accounts Are Compromised: August 2016” Closing Security Gaps to Protect Corporate Data: A Study of US and European Organizations – “…IT respondents say insider negligence is more than twice as likely to cause the compromise of insider accounts as any other… Continue Reading

NASA Pulls Together National Data to Sleuth Out Air Traffic Improvement Mysteries

It is mid-2016 – and this has just been implemented – well – welcome Sherlock!: “For the first time ever, air traffic researchers can view and analyze archived flight data collected and merged from all air traffic facilities across the U.S., with fast update rates ranging from one second to 12 seconds for every flight’s… Continue Reading

SCOTUS – how disclosing revisions offers (confers?) benefits

Justices show how disclosing revisions offers (confers?) benefits – Adam Liptak, NYT – “Supreme Court opinions are not set in stone. Justices keep editing them after they are issued, correcting factual errors and even misstatements of law. For decades, those changes were made largely out of sight. But in October, on the first day of… Continue Reading

Updated Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource

White House – OMB: [July 26, 2016] “the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) …releas[ed] an update to the Federal Government’s governing document for the management of Federal information resources: Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource. The way we manage information technology (IT), security, data governance, and privacy has rapidly evolved since A-130… Continue Reading

Updated in 2016, the Global Terrorism Database World Map

“Updated in 2016, the GTD World Map: 45 Years of Terrorism displays the concentration and intensity (combining fatalities and injuries) of terrorist attacks that occurred worldwide across 45 years of data.” Continue Reading

2016 Olympics and Phelpsface – Influence of Manipulated Facial Expression on Stress Response

Grin and Bear It The Influence of Manipulated Facial Expression on the Stress Response – Tara L. Kraft and Sarah D. Pressman Abstract – “In the study reported here, we investigated whether covertly manipulating positive facial expressions would influence cardiovascular and affective responses to stress. Participants (N = 170) naive to the purpose of the… Continue Reading