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Daily Archives: September 3, 2015

Publication Trends in Library Reserves: A Quantitative Content Analysis

Georgia Library Quarterly – Vol 52, No 3 (Summer 2015) – Denise Dimsdale, Georgia State University: “The purpose of this study is to investigate the peer-reviewed literature on library reserves in post-secondary institutions and to identify publication trends over time. The study analyzes library literature in a systematic way to provide statistical insight into publishing trends, including publication frequency and topic shifts about library reserves. Investigating such trends provides information about how culture has changed over time and provides a reference point for future studies. This study defines library reserves as content set aside or gathered in conjunction with the library for a particular course offered at a post- secondary institution. Library reserves content exists in a variety of formats, including physical copies of textbooks, digital book excerpts, DVDs, persistent links, and many other formats or file types.”

American Criminal Record Exceptionalism

Lapp, Kevin, American Criminal Record Exceptionalism (September 1, 2015). Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: “In recent decades, criminal records have proliferated and come to be more consequential than ever. James B. Jacobs’s new book, THE ETERNAL CRIMINAL RECORD (2015), documents their broad scope, wide availability, and the… Continue Reading

Dietary Supplements Are Not All Safe and Not All Food

Sax, Joanna, Dietary Supplements Are Not All Safe and Not All Food: How the Low Cost of Dietary Supplements Preys on the Consumer (September 1, 2015). American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 2&3, 2015. Available for download at SSRN: “Dietary supplements are regulated as food, even though the safety and efficacy… Continue Reading

Google increases health information available via search

Google Inside Search: “In early August, New York City saw an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a very rare and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia. As more outbreaks came to light, Google searches for Legionnaires’ disease spiked over 1,000%. People wanted to know what this disease is, why it’s spreading, and how to prevent it. So… Continue Reading

Justice Department Announces Enhanced Policy for Use of Cell-Site Simulators

“The Justice Department today announced a new policy for its use of cell-site simulators that will enhance transparency and accountability, improve training and supervision, establish a higher and more consistent legal standard and increase privacy protections in relation to law enforcement’s use of this critical technology. The policy, which goes into effect immediately and applies… Continue Reading

Harmonisation of key OTC derivatives data elements

Bank for International Settlements- Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures – Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, Consultative report – Harmonisation of key OTC derivatives data elements (other than UTI and UPI) – first batch, consultative report issued by CPMI-IOSCO, September 3, 2015. “G20 Leaders agreed in 2009 that all over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives… Continue Reading

World Population Clock Updated with New Features

“The U.S. Census Bureau recently updated its popular World Population Clock Web tool with features and information for 228 countries. In addition to featuring the 10 most populous countries, already available in the clock, it now includes country profiles with trade and population statistics, such as total population, population per square kilometer, and goods exported… Continue Reading

Canada reports little goldfish tossed in the wild are invasive and bigger than you can imagine

Government of Alberta- What are Aquatic Invasive Species? Non-native; expanding in native range • Little or no natural predators • Pose significant risk to economy, environment, or human health (includes goldfish (carp in tiny form), mussels, weeds, plants). Please do not toss your goldfish into ponds, streams, rivers. Please remove climbing invasive vines from your… Continue Reading