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Monthly Archives: November 2023

LinkedIn has AI to enhance profiles. It made some sound robotic.

Washington Post: “If you’re one of the many users who struggle to tell your professional story on the job site LinkedIn, a built-in artificial intelligence tool may now offer some assistance. But whether using AI is worth your time may depend on how creative you want your profile to be LinkedIn began rolling out a… Continue Reading

A History of Bookmaking, From Scrolls to Scrolling

HyperAllergic: “If you’re shopping for the bibliophile on your list this holiday season (or you are said bibliophile), look no further! The Book by Design: The Remarkable Story of the World’s Greatest Invention (2023, University of Chicago Press) is an ambitious compendium that seeks to catalog and analyze the history of the book in myriad… Continue Reading

Schumer delivers landmark Senate speech on rising antisemitism

Jewish Insider: “The Jewish Senate majority leader denounced anti-Israel protesters, young people, the media, erstwhile allies and others whom he said were helping to propagate antisemitism. In a Senate floor speech that lasted for nearly an hour on Wednesday morning, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called out the wave of antisemitism that has followed… Continue Reading

AI and Law: The Next Generation

Lee, Katherine and Cooper, A. Feder and Grimmelmann, James and Grimmelmann, James and Daphne Ippolito, Daphne Ippolito, AI and Law: The Next Generation (July 6, 2023). Available at SSRN: or  – “We are in a moment of seemingly nonstop excitement (and seemingly nonstop lawsuits) about the future of AI-assisted content creation, and the… Continue Reading

Henry Kissinger: The Declassified Obituary

National Security Archive: “Henry Kissinger’s death today brings new global attention to the long paper trail of secret documents recording his policy deliberations, conversations, and directives on many initiatives for which he became famous—détente with the USSR, the opening to China, and Middle East shuttle diplomacy, among them. This historical record also documents the darker… Continue Reading

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

“The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. ACLED collects information on the dates, actors, locations, fatalities, and types of all reported political violence and protest events around the world. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes… Continue Reading

Study – Internet use does not appear to harm mental health [read free]: “A study of more than 2mn people’s internet use found no “smoking gun” for widespread harm to mental health from online activities such as browsing social media and gaming, despite widely claimed concerns that mobile apps can cause depression and anxiety. Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute, who said their study was… Continue Reading

Using FOIA Libraries to Your Advantage

Via LLRX – Using FOIA Libraries to Your Advantage – This presentation by Lisa DeLuca, Assistant Dean/Associate Professor Seton Hall University Libraries, South Orange, NJ is an actionable resource for training colleagues and other professionals on how to locate FOIA documents as well as to navigate and effectively execute Freedom of Information Act requests. Continue Reading

Survey and Diary of Consumer Payment Choice

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: “Together, the Survey and Diary of Consumer Payment Choice create a comprehensive picture of US consumers’ payment preferences and behavior. The Survey and Diary fills a gap in knowledge about the role of consumers in the transformation of payments from paper to electronic. Payments data is collected in the context… Continue Reading

2023 Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey

“Deloitte’s 2023 Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey reveals that procurement teams are now being called upon to address a broader range of enterprise priorities. These range from driving operational efficiency (74% of respondents) and enhancing corporate social responsibility (72%) to improving margins via cost reduction (71%). To meet these rising expectations, many procurement teams are… Continue Reading