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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 – 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 – 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

Researcher claims Google can manipulate election results,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

Searching for Computer Science Access and Barriers in U.S. K-12 Education

Google Report, released August 20, 2015 – Searching for Computer Science Access and Barriers in U.S. K-12 Education “Many students, parents and K-12 teachers and administrators in the U.S. highly value computer science education. Parents see computer science education as a good use of school resources and often think it is just as important asContinue Reading

Innovative methods to bring books to kids and promote literacy

Librarians on Bikes Are Delivering Books and WiFi to Kids in “Book Deserts” by Susan Johnston via GOOD: “…In the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Soar with Reading (a project of JetBlue Airlines) installed book vending machines to dispense 100,000 brand-new free books in three locations for kids ages 0-14. Soar with Reading is nowContinue Reading

Interior Department Launches New Drupal Powered Website

The US Department of the Interior launched a new Drupal based website for all its components (using HTTPS), and it showcases the visual impact of the agency’s mission using an array of photos, videos and graphics. It is big move forward to provide users with an accessible, user friendly and visually appearing and easy toContinue Reading

FCC to provide open source platform for communications with people with disabilities

Commission to Offer Open Source Video Access Platform to Increase Adoption of Direct Communications Access: “FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on [August 20, 2015] that the  agency will offer an open source video access platform that will enable Americans who are deaf,  hard of hearing, deaf-blind or who have a speech disability to communicate directlyContinue Reading

2015 Digital Business Global Executive Study and Research Project

“MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte’s1 2015 global study of digital business found that maturing digital businesses are focused on integrating digital technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud, in the service of transforming how their businesses work. Less-mature digital businesses are focused on solving discrete business problems with individual digital technologies. The ability toContinue Reading

Lessons from Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management

A Report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Service – Lessons from the Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management – 2014. “CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT — the collection of processes an organization uses to manage customer interactions across the enterprise—is more important than ever. The days of the single customer touch point are long gone. Today’s companiesContinue Reading