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How Old are the Oldest Trees?

In Defense of Plants – Podcast, October 10, 2121 – “How long can a tree live? How old are the oldest trees? The answers to questions like these are more nuanced that some might think. We sit down with curator of The Gymnosperm Database, Dr. Chris Earle, for some insights on tree longevity.” [h/t Barclay Walsh]

The Gymnosperm Database is the web’s premier source of information on conifers and their allies. Since we went online on 1997, the Database has attracted worldwide attention as a readily accessible, scientifically accurate source of information on the classification, description, ecology and uses of this culturally and ecologically important group of plants. This home page gives some hints about how to navigate the Database, as well as providing background information for the curious…”

Savvy Negotiation Skills A Toolkit for Law Librarians

Paul Martin Law Library, University of Windsor: “Savvy Negotiation Skills – A Toolkit for Law Librarians – Presented by Annette Demers, BA, LLB, MLIS, CALL/ACBD October 14, 2021 [h/t Library Boy] Resources CALL/ACBD Vendor Relations Committee, “Librarian-Vendor Relations: Best Practices” (March 8, 2017). Handouts Electronic Resources Negotiation Form New Product Checklist Renewals Checklist Cancellations Checklist… Continue Reading

Birdability Map

“The Birdability Map is a crowdsourced map that describes in detail the accessibility features of birding locations all over the world. It is a work-in-progress, and anyone can contribute to it by submitting a Birdability Site Review. Lack of accessibility information should not be a barrier to those who want to get outside. But information… Continue Reading

Harvard, a Media Company

The Generalist: “Harvard, a Media Company. Harvard Business Review is a surreptitious media giant. Actionable insights –  If you only have a couple minutes to spare, here’s what investors, operators, and founders can learn from Harvard, as a media company. There are different paths to success. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) was founded in 1922… Continue Reading

What Makes Work Meaningful and Why Economists Should Care about It

IZA – Institute of Labor Economics DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES ISSN: 2365-9793IZA DP No. 13112 What Makes Work Meaningful and Why Economists Should Care about It. APRIL 2020. Milena Nikolova University of Groningen, Brookings and IZA, Femke Cnossen, University of Groningen: “We demonstrate why meaningful work, i.e. job-related activities that individuals view as purposeful and worthwhile, matters… Continue Reading

Amazon Puts Its Own “Brands” First Above Better-Rated Products

TheMarkUp – “The online giant gives a leg up to hundreds of house brand and exclusive products that most people don’t know are connected to Amazon… An investigation by The Markup found that Amazon places products from its house brands and products exclusive to the site ahead of those from competitors—even competitors with higher customer… Continue Reading

Clinical Legal Education during a Global Pandemic – Suggestions from the Trenches: The Perspective of the Nelson Mandela University

Welgemoed, Marc, Clinical Legal Education during a Global Pandemic – Suggestions from the Trenches: The Perspective of the Nelson Mandela University (December 15, 2020). How to cite this article Welgemoed M “Clinical Legal Education during a Global Pandemic – Suggestions from the Trenches: The Perspective of the Nelson Mandela University” PER / PELJ 2020(23) –… Continue Reading

What Is Google Socratic and How Does It Work?

MakeUseOf: “Need detailed or specialized information? Google Socratic is the scholar’s Google, and here’s how it works…Google Socratic helps connect students to helpful educational resources from all over the web through a mobile phone app for free. Using technology like text-to-speech and photo analysis, Socratic uses artificial intelligence to enhance its search capabilities to help… Continue Reading

NOAA upgrades climate website amid growing demand for climate information

“NOAA’s Climate Program Office today launched a newly redesigned version of Climate.gov, NOAA’s award-winning, flagship website that provides the public with clear, timely, and science-based information about climate. The redesign expands the site’s already significant capacity to connect Americans with the resources they need to understand and plan for climate-related risks. Americans are facing increasingly… Continue Reading