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Daily Archives: December 17, 2020

LC – New “Past Presentations” Webpage in Legal Research Institute

In Custodia Legis – [December 15, 2020] marks the last webinar of 2020 for the Law Library, but don’t fear! We have created a new webpage so that you will be able to enjoy a selection of our past presentations again and again! We have expanded our previous “webinar archive” to include many of our past presentations. On this page, we will include the PowerPoint slides or program booklets from the presentations, as well as links to recordings as available. Webinar recordings are added once processed and captioned, so periodically check for more content. This has been a banner year for webinars at the Law Library. We introduced the Legal Research Institute webpages to more quickly and easily connect patrons to our educational presentations and resources. We had 11 foreign law webinars that covered BREXIT, elections and campaign financing, artificial intelligence, international organizations, and of course, the responses to COVID-19 and the pandemic health emergencies. We held over 20 webinars on United States law, spanning case law, federal statutes, tracing federal regulations, Law Library collections, and…”

January 1, 2021 is Public Domain Day: Works from 1925 are open to all

Duke Law, Center for the Study of the Public Domain – On January 1, 2021, copyrighted works from 1925 will enter the US public domain,1 where they will be free for all to use and build upon. These works include books such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Ernest Hemingway’s… Continue Reading

How a torrent of COVID science changed research publishing

Nature – “A flood of coronavirus research swept websites and journals this year. It changed how and what scientists study, a Nature analysis shows The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted science in 2020 — and transformed research publishing, show data collated and analysed by Nature Around 4% of the world’s research output was devoted to the coronavirus… Continue Reading

As Trump Leaves the White House, His Imprint on the Judiciary Deepens

The New York Times – “As Democrats look to the incoming Biden administration to reverse much of President Trump’s work, the conservative imprint he has left on the federal courts is only deepening. Much attention in recent months has focused on the Supreme Court and its newly appointed justice, Amy Coney Barrett. But an analysis… Continue Reading

Global Value Chains: Overview and Issues for Congress

CRS report via LC – Global Value Chains: Overview and Issues for Congress, December 16, 2020: “…Despite the growing presence of [Global value chains] GVCs in the global economy, recent events have highlighted the potential risks and vulnerabilities of GVCs, particularly those that are concentrated in a particular region or reliant on a single supplier.… Continue Reading

SolarWinds Attack—No Easy Fix

CRS Insight, December 15, 2020. SolarWinds Attack—No Easy Fix: “On December 13, 2020, the cybersecurity firm FireEye published research that a malicious actor was exploiting a supply chain vulnerability in SolarWinds products to hack into government and private sector information technology (IT) networks. SolarWinds confirmed the security incident.The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued… Continue Reading

LC Complete Digitization of 23 Early Presidential Collections

Library of Congress Blog: “The Library of Congress has completed a more than two decade-long initiative to digitize the papers of nearly two dozen early presidents. The Library holds the papers of 23 presidents from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge, all of which have been digitized and are now available online. The Library plans to… Continue Reading