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Daily Archives: February 15, 2021

8 Ways to Read the Books You Wish You Had Time For

HBR: “…A University of California report shows we’re consuming more information now than we ever have before — more than 100,000 words per day. Think about how many texts and alerts and notifications and work emails and personal emails and news headlines and fly-by tickers and blog feeds and Twitter spews and Instagram comments you’re reading each day. With all that garbage reading, who has time for books anymore? In an earlier HBR piece called “8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year,” I shared how for most of my adult life I read five books a year, tops. I had a few slow burners on my nightstand, and read a couple of books on vacation if I was lucky. But then three years ago, I read fifty. Fifty books! In one year. I couldn’t believe it. I could suddenly feel books becoming this lead domino towards being a better husband, a better father, and a better writer. Since then, I’ve tried doubling down on reading. I’m now reading somewhere above 100 books a year. Sure, I sometimes hit slow patches, and bare patches, and slip into social media black holes. But here are eight more things I do to get back on track…”

How to master the vaccine-appointment website: A guide for everyone

Washington Post – Five strategies to increase the chances of getting a free shot for yourself or someone you care about – “Scheduling coronavirus vaccine shots online is causing panic for eligible Americans and the children and grandchildren helping them. That includes me and my parents, hunting for scraps of information on supply and pressing… Continue Reading

SolarWinds: How Russian spies hacked the Justice, State, Treasury, Energy and Commerce Departments

60 Minutes: “President Biden inherited a lot of intractable problems, but perhaps none is as disruptive as the cyber war between the United States and Russia simmering largely under the radar. Last March, with the coronavirus spreading uncontrollably across the United States, Russian cyber soldiers released their own contagion by sabotaging a tiny piece of… Continue Reading

Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation

CDC- Schools and Child Care Programs​ – Plan, Prepare, and Respond – “As communities plan safe delivery of in-person instruction in K-12 schools, it is essential to decide when and under what conditions to help protect students, teachers, and staff and slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It is critical for… Continue Reading

Web Archiving services at the National Archives

Notes from a Webinar – by Clare Brown: Webinar: “Web archiving services at the National Archives” (Wednesday 3 February 2021) Speaker: Tom Storrar – Web Archiving Service Owner at The National Archives; Chair: Fiona Laing (currently Chair of SCOOP – Standing Committee on Official Publication). “Do you remember when we used to pay educational visits… Continue Reading

The Law Professor Pipeline

Markovic, Milan, The Law Professor Pipeline (June 22, 2020). Temple Law Review, Vol. 92, 2020, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper 20-14, Available at SSRN: “Throughout U.S. legal education’s history, a small number of elite law schools have produced the vast majority of law professors. Although law professor hiring is… Continue Reading

NYT Op – Lawyers Enabled Trump’s Worst Abuses

The New York Times Opinion By Sherrilyn A. Ifill – Ms. Ifill is a lawyer and author. She is president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., a civil rights legal organization. “The legal profession must reckon with its complicity in Trump’s attack on democracy. Every day, we learn more about… Continue Reading

Same Energy Beta Visual Search Engine

Same Energy is a visual search engine. “You can use it to find beautiful art, photography, decoration ideas, or anything else. We believe that image search should be visual, using only a minimum of words. And we believe it should integrate a rich visual understanding, capturing the artistic style and overall mood of an image,… Continue Reading

OCLC Research Update: Convening, understanding, and sharing

“Amid the swirl of rapidly changing circumstances that unfolded dramatically during 2020, OCLC Research undertook new projects and transformed existing projects to help library staff and decision makers respond to the broad changes unfolding around them, while also identifying implications for the library mission, and ultimately, library resources and services. From REALM, to adapting resource… Continue Reading

Learning from Law Professors: An Analysis of What the Best Law Teachers Do

Conklin, Michael, Learning from Law Professors: An Analysis of What the Best Law Teachers Do (June 1, 2020). Available at SSRN: or “This is a review of the book What the Best Law Teachers Do. While it focuses on law school teachers, nearly all of the book is applicable to teaching undergraduate business… Continue Reading