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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

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

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

POGO – Former CRS Researcher Calls for Public Access

“Despite bipartisan support from many organizations, Capitol Hill still hesitates to grant public access to taxpayer-funded formal reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The Project On Government Oversight has long reported on the importance of opening these reports to the public. POGO worked with many open-government allies to urge Members of Congress to change theContinue Reading

Smithsonian Institution’s Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

“PURPOSE: This document outlines the Smithsonian Institution’s plan to provide increased public access to certain peer-reviewed scholarly publications and supporting digital research data that arise from research funded, in whole or in part, by a federal funding source (hereinafter “Federally Funded Research Materials” or “FFRM”), consistent with the principles of access under the Office ofContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Alan Rothman Reports on Demo of IBM’s Watson Technology

Via – Watson, is That You? Yes, and I’ve Just Demo-ed My Analytics Skills at IBM’s New York Office – Alan Rothman attended a demo of IBM’s Watson Technology, and the shares insights about the core components of this high profile new analytical tool. The technology holds potential value for multiple sectors and crossContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Finding People Resources and Sites on the Internet

Via – Finding People Resources and Sites on the Internet – People centric resources and sites on the Internet allow you to find individuals based on a range of objectives: personal (family, medical, genealogy); business (legal, corporate, financial); academic; government and career. Web search guru Marcus P. Zillman’s new guide highlights selected sources toContinue Reading

McKinsey insights on change management

The phrase “change management” has been widely referenced across the private and public sectors for decades.  Librarians have embraced and executed objectives based upon change management concepts in no small measure due to the inherent agility, adaptability and futures thinking of the professional. From the nacent World Wide Web to the current multi-faceted scope ofContinue Reading

Bloomberg Law Survey of Law Librarians Yields Reiteration of Expertise Not Recognized

August 13, 2015 – “Last month, Bloomberg Law surveyed 80 librarians from large and medium sized law firms about their respective roles. The result? Law firm librarians feel underutilized as analysts and underpaid for the analytical work they’re already doing. Ninety-three per cent of respondents said their library resources and training could be put to greater use servicingContinue Reading

Library of Congress – The Path a Book Takes

“The Path a Book Takes  – August 14, 2015 by Erin Allen (The following story is featured in the July/August 2015 issue of the LCM, which you can read in it’s entirety here. The story was written by Susan Morris, assistant to the director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access.) Follow the journey taken by eachContinue Reading