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Learn how to fight fraud – at your library!

Carol Kando-Pineda – Counsel, FTC’s Division of Consumer & Business Education: …we have developed resources to address…needs for: people with challenges reading English, older patrons, Spanish-speakers, identity theft victims, new arrivals, and families looking to start a conversation with kids about digital literacy and living life online. Coming soon are tips and tools to address… Continue Reading

Set your data free and reap the rewards

“…Make data available. So what do you do? Many disciplines, universities, and federal agencies have started to build repositories, slowly filling caverns of data to mine. The best ones allow for easy uploading and a pathway to making these observations machine-readable, with provenance information and metadata inseparable from the pudding that is your data. Well-known… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Should Colorado court documents be free on public library computers?

Via LLRX.com – Should Colorado court documents be free on public library computers? – Jeff Roberts of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition raises the question of expanding free public access to court documents in Colorado. Specifically, he identifies the only location where a non-lawyer can view and request copies of all civil court documents… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Law Firm Libraries Cannot Simply Be A Service…It Must Be A Strategic Partner

Via LLRX.com – Law Firm Libraries Cannot Simply Be A Service…It Must Be A Strategic Partner Greg Lambert speaks to fellow Law Librarians, Knowledge Managers and law firm info pros from a pro-active position as he addresses the increasingly prevalent issue of outsourcing critical librarian staff. Institutional knowledge, excellent communications skills, teaching and training competency,… Continue Reading

News Release – All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020

Press release, All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020, Europe makes a definitive choice for open access by 2020. 27 May 2016. [Wow!] “All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a… Continue Reading

The UNESCO/PERSIST Guidelines for selection of digital heritage for long-term preservation

UNESCO/PERSIST Content Task Force March 2016 – “The aim of the Guidelines is to provide an overarching starting point for libraries, archives, museums and other heritage institutions when drafting their own policies on the selection of digital heritage for long- term sustainable digital preservation. Existing institutional policies may be assessed against the Guidelines and revised… Continue Reading

Web Infrastructure to Support e-Journal Preservation (and More)

Web Infrastructure to Support e-Journal Preservation (and More) Herbert Van de Sompel, David S. H. Rosenthal, Michael L. Nelson (Submitted on 19 May 2016) “E-journal preservation systems have to ingest millions of articles each year. Ingest, especially of the “long tail” of journals from small publishers, is the largest element of their cost. Cost is… Continue Reading

Congress.gov adds RSS and email alerts for researchers

Via Emily Carr, LC – “…new email alerts and RSS feeds are now available from Congress.gov. For more details, see New Email Alerts and RSS Feeds on Congress.gov: “Building on those email alerts, there is now an additional set of email alerts and the first RSS feeds that you can subscribe to from Congress.gov Most-Viewed Bills (email |… Continue Reading

Open-access index delists thousands of journals

Baker, M. (2016). Open-access index delists thousands of journals Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature. Van Noorden, R. (2014). Open-access website gets tough Nature, 512 (7512), 17-17 DOI: 10.1038/512017a Morrison, Heather, 2014-03, “Dramatic Growth of Open Access”, http://hdl.handle.net/10864/10660 Morrison, Heather; V11. “A leading index of open-access journals is set to shrink by more than one-quarter after delisting around… Continue Reading

Microsoft Academic: intelligent bots at your service

Microsoft Research Blog: “Progress in AI research and applications is exploding, and that explosion extends to our own team working on academic services. Continuing our work supercharging Bing and Cortana, we are also applying new technologies to Microsoft Academic, which serves the research community. If you’re not familiar with Microsoft Academic, this online destination helps… Continue Reading

Bell Museum launches online Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas

“The Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas is an online digital resource offering public access to hundreds of thousands of plant and animal specimens, from algae to zebras. The Atlas houses over 5 terabytes of data from the museum’s botanical and zoological collections, with more than 16,000 species from Minnesota and around the world are represented. The map… Continue Reading

Free Seminar – What Happens When Laws Become Open Data?

Center for Data Innovation – “Since President Obama’s first day in office, open data has been a major priority for the administration, and the United States has established itself as a world leader in open data. But until recently, legislative data—information about legislative activities, including bills and their status, lawmaker votes, committee meetings, public communications… Continue Reading