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Researching the Corpus Juris Civilis

As if Uttered By Our Own Inspired Mouth”: Researching the Corpus Juris Civilis by Fred Dingledy, Senior Reference Librarian, College of William & Mary Law School For LHRB+FCIL ‐ SIS Roman Law Interest Group Philadelphia, PA ‐‐ July 21, 2015.

Paper – Development of a Cross Institutional Digital Repository

Development of a Cross Institutional Digital Repository. Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, US. Submitted on: 27.07.2015 (Note: Until July 2015, Maggie was the Dean of Libraries at the University of Wyoming) Copyright © 2015 Abstract: “Through the expertise of many, we can leverage success for the collaborative was the guidingContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Library Research Guides: Best Practices

Via – Library Research Guides: Best Practices – Many librarians have a set of research guides that they are responsible for keeping up to date, but finding time to devote to this important task can be extremely difficult. As libraries migrate to LibGuides 2.0, many are using this opportunity to study their users’ preferences,Continue Reading

Northern Light Launches Competitive Intelligence Portal

Remember Northern Light web search engine – going back to the time I launched – see this News release: “Northern Light® today launched Millie™ (, the first market and competitive intelligence portal available free on the web. Millie is structured as a series of industry-specific dashboards, making it easy to find useful information inContinue Reading

ALA releases National Policy Agenda for Libraries

ALA News: “Libraries are in a revolution fueled by rapid advances in technology, and thus the roles, capabilities, and expectations of libraries are changing rapidly. National public policy for libraries must reflect these changes. Today the American Library Association (ALA) released a National Policy Agenda for Libraries to guide a proactive policy shift. “Too often,Continue Reading

MIT – 50 Smartest Companies 2015

“This year, when the editors of MIT Technology Review began our annual search for the smartest companies, we did not have trouble finding big ideas. To make the list, a company must have truly innovative technology and a business model that is both practical and ambitious, with the result that it has set the agendaContinue Reading

Crowdsourcing for cultural heritage institutions

CrowdConsortium: “A national organization to support research and deployment of crowdsourcing for cultural heritage institutions. The aim of the Crowd Consortium is to bring together libraries, archives, and museums in order to effectively use crowdsourcing techniques to increase what we know about artifacts held in national collections and to enhance the public experience of libraries,Continue Reading

Library Trifecta: Collaboration, Innovation, and Empowerment

OCLC – “In this presentation, Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant discusses how collaboration with other institutions, innovation in both technologies and services, and empowerment of the communities libraries serve are necessary for libraries to succeed. Roy gave this presentation at the 2015 GIL Users Group Meeting on 14 May. GALILEO Interconnected Libraries, or GIL, isContinue Reading

Major repository networks agree to collaborate on data exchange, technological development, and metadata

Via COAR: “On July 9 and 10, three major regional open access repository networks and aggregators (OpenAire, LA Referencia, and SHARE), along with the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Center for Open Science (COS) met in Charlottesville, Virginia to discuss synergies and potential areas of collaboration. Open access repositories are being adopted aroundContinue Reading

Limit Your Google Search to Official US State Web Sites

Via ResearchBuzz who created this very useful app – “So I made a list of the fifty states, with these three domain types for each state, and dumped it into a custom Google search engine that’s available at Put in any keywords you want and your search results will be restricted to official stateContinue Reading

Slides from OCLC Research Update at ALA Annual 2015 now online

“This OCLC Research Update took place at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Monday, 29 June 2015. The agenda included: Introduction – Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant served as master of ceremonies and provided a quick overview of current OCLC Research highlights. Wikipedia and Libraries – Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt gaveContinue Reading

DuckDuckGo Founder Highlights Privacy and No Tracking Policy

Andy Meek talked to Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo: “Not only is it now a built-in search engine option in browsers like Safari and Firefox, but the company says the trove of news stories about data breaches and revelations of government snooping have helped keep the search engine’s numbers climbing upContinue Reading