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Category Archives: Libraries

Paper – Studying the materiality of media archives in the age of digitization: Forensics, infrastructures and ecologies

First Monday – Studying the materiality of media archives in the age of digitization: Forensics, infrastructures and ecologies, Zack Lischer-Katz, 2 January 2017 “Discourses on the immateriality of digital information have given way to a radical rethinking of digital materiality within information studies, cinema and media studies, and other related fields. This rethinking occurs as… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – College Students and Critical Thinking

Via LLRX.com – College Students and Critical Thinking – Stacy Nykorchuk, an experienced Program Manager and Ethics/Compliance Manager, discusses efforts to advocate on behalf of and to promote critical thinking when Googling and using Wikipedia are often the go-to sources for college students throughout the country. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – What is RSS and How to Use it Effectively

Via LLRX – What is RSS and How to Use it Effectively – This guide by Pete Weiss – expert listserv manager, communication device integrator, and newswire publisher/editor – provides researchers with an overview of why you should use RSS, along with step by step examples of how to implement this application which should be… Continue Reading

Commentary – The library must rediscover its specialness

guardian – Simon Jenkins – Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books “Public libraries have had another bad year. They are like churches and local railways. People like having them around, and are angry if they close. But as for using them, well, there is so little time these days. The latest… Continue Reading

OED New words list December 2016

Oxford English Dictionary – New words list December 2016 – List of new word entries [note – YouTuber is a new word that was added to the OED, joining Brexit and hackathon, among many others. In addition to revised versions of Second Edition entries, these ranges contain the following new entries: New words New sub-entries… Continue Reading

LC Guide to Law Online

“The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information. Select a Link: International and Multinational Nations of the World U.S. Federal – includes… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Copyright is Not Inevitable, Divine, or Natural Right

Via LLRX.com – Copyright is Not Inevitable, Divine, or Natural Right – Ken Sawdon discusses the implications of copyright lawsuit that was settled in India which had been brought by several large textbook publishers against a photocopying services that created student coursepacks for educational purposes only. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2017

Via LLRX.com – Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2017 – This report and guide by internet guru Marcus P. Zillman provides researchers with a comprehensive and wide ranging bibliography of “deep web” data, information, documents, code, papers, applications and cutting edge tools. They may be used individually, in groups and in combination, as key… Continue Reading

Anatomy of Scholarly Information Behavior Patterns in Wake of Social Media

Anatomy of Scholarly Information Behavior Patterns in the Wake of Social Media. Hamed Alhoori, Richard Furuta, Mohammed Samaka, Edward A. Fox. “As more scholarly content is being born digital or digitized, digital libraries are becoming increasingly vital to researchers leveraging scholarly big data for scientific discovery. Given the abundance of scholarly products-especially in environments created… Continue Reading

LexisNexis to Retire lexis.com Service

“LexisNexis® announced [December 20, 2016] that it will retire its legacy online legal research service, lexis.com® and upgrade U.S. legal professionals to the company’s Lexis Advance® solution. “We are proud of what we have offered legal and business professionals through lexis.com over the past two decades,” said Sean Fitzpatrick, managing director of North American Research… Continue Reading

Ambrogi – The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2016

Via LawSites: “What were 2016’s most important developments in legal technology? Every year since 2013, I’ve posted my picks of the year’s top developments in legal tech (2015, 2014, 2013). As another year wraps up, it’s time to look back at 2016. What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology developments.… Continue Reading

Heads Up – Disruption at Go To Fact Checking Web Site

This investigative article from Forbes leaves readers in a quandry – the status of the fact checking website, Snopes.com is in question due to the disposition of its ownership and the transparency and accountability of its operations.  I do not use the site, so all I can say is proceed with caution moving forward in… Continue Reading