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Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

New on LLRX – Why Big Data Doesn’t Reveal Process Waste

Via LLRX – Why Big Data Doesn’t Reveal Process Waste Ken Grady describes, documents and illustrates the successful use of a waste-reduced standardized process that will permit a firm to accurately estimate the time it takes to prepare specific work product, such as a draft stock purchase agreement.

New on LLRX – 200 universities just launched 560 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

Via LLRX – 200 universities just launched 560 free online courses. Here’s the full list. Dhawal Shah, Founder of the online course search engine – https://www.class-central.com/ – identifies free online courses in a dozen disciplines: Computer Science, Mathematics, Programming, Data Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & Teaching, Health & Medicine, Business, Personal Development, Engineering, Art… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18 Part Two: Brass Tacks

Via LLRX – The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18 Part Two: Brass Tacks – Ellyssa Kroski discusses the range of eBook pricing models that are currently available along with the pros and cons respective to each. Kroski’s article also addresses other critical issues relevant to managing subscription-based, patron-driven acquisitions, short term loans, access-to-own, as… Continue Reading

Libraries inspire their communities through green inititatives

Via American Libraries Magazine: “Michigan State University (MSU) Library Environmental Committee (LEC). LEC supports an impressive array of eco-initiatives, including diversion—the rate at which material is removed from the waste stream through recycling, composting, or reuse. MSU Libraries surpassed a campuswide goal for a 70% diversion rate by 2017. By comparison, nationwide, less than 35%… Continue Reading

Twitter’s list of 2,752 Russian trolls

Follow up to previous posting – Senate Intel Cmte Hearing – Social Media Influence in the 2016 U.S. Elections see Recode: “As the U.S. Congress continues to investigate Russian efforts to meddle in last year’s presidential election — in favor of Donald Trump — it has released a list of 2,752 now-deactivated Twitter accounts that… Continue Reading

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, Part II

Alan Taylor via The Atlantic – “National Geographic’s annual photo competition is still open, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 17. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $7,500, publication in National Geographic Magazine, and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account. Contest runners have allowed me to choose a few more of… Continue Reading

America’s Most and Least Popular Governors

“The latest installment of Morning Consult’s Governor Approval Rankings — a survey of more than 255,000 registered voters nationwide conducted online from July 1 to Sept. 30 — features a shuffling at the top and bottom, along with a debutant on the list and a new entrant in the highest ranks. Margins of error vary… Continue Reading

J.F.K. Assassination Records now fully searchable free

The Black Vault‏ @blackvaultcom – “Just converted 52,000+ ARRB Emails into searchable .pdf files – now indexed on #JFKFiles Search tool at #blackvault. The search engine has 12,742,440 terms – consisting 100% of the recent #JFKFiles release.” Continue Reading

Guardian – Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate

theguardian investigative report: “Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook through a business associate of Jared Kushner, leaked documents reveal. The investments were made through a Russian technology magnate, Yuri Milner, who also holds a stake in a company co-owned by Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law… Continue Reading

GPO Audit on FDPL

Additional Information Needed for Ensuring Availability of Government Information Through the Federal Depository Library Program, US Government Publishing Office, Office of Inspector General Audit Report Number 18-01. October 12, 2017. “Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) to provide free public access to Federal Government information. Creation, distribution, retention, and preservation of information has… Continue Reading

New book – All of us today are related by descent from a small pool of ancestors just a few thousand years ago

If you have access to the WSJ.com (subscription req’d or you may review if you Follow the site’s Twitter feed, this book review in and of itself is fascinating reading. There are now numerous gene and ancestry testing methods available and many people are using them seeking to better understand their origins. “What “Brief History”… Continue Reading