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The Effect of COVID-19 on Law Libraries: Are These Changes Temporary or a Sign of the Future?

Sneed, Thomas, The Effect of COVID-19 on Law Libraries: Are These Changes Temporary or a Sign of the Future? (2020). Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3815908 “Due to the public health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the traditional roles of the library were altered spontaneously. These sudden… Continue Reading

Reopening Schools: A Primer for State and Local Leaders

Berkman Klein Center for Internet Law – “This policy memo outlines two key strategies for state and local leaders looking to more safely reopen their schools: enhancing school air quality and implementing robust screening testing programs to stop outbreaks before they begin. The memo summarizes insights outlined in a recent public event featuring Dr. Joseph… Continue Reading

The fight against fake-paper factories that churn out sham science

Nature – “Some publishers say they are battling industrialized cheating. A Nature analysis examines the ‘paper mill’ problem — and how editors are trying to cope…Much of this literature cleaning has come about because, last year, outside sleuths publicly flagged papers that they think came from paper mills owing to their suspiciously similar features. Collectively,… Continue Reading

National Library Week: April 4-10, 2021

“National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support.  The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.”  During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities’ demands and adapt resources and services to meet their… Continue Reading

A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms

Qanta Magazine: “When Rediet Abebe arrived at Harvard University as an undergraduate in 2009, she planned to study mathematics. But her experiences with the Cambridge public schools soon changed her plans. Abebe, 29, is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital and largest city. When residents there didn’t have the resources they needed, she attributed it to community-level scarcity.… Continue Reading

Another lockdown, but this time Parisians demand bookstores stay open

Boston Globe: “In France, the price of a baguette is protected by French law, and so is the price of a book. This says a lot about the place of reading in French life. In 1981, the loi Lang, named for then-president François Mitterand’s flamboyant minister of culture, Jack Lang, mandated that all booksellers, whether… Continue Reading

Federal ‘Brain Drain’ Examined by Science Committee

[March 17, 2021] “… during the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee hearing, “Brain Drain: Rebuilding the Federal Scientific Workforce,” Subcommittee Chairman Bill Foster (D-IL) submitted a Majority staff report into the record on trends in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce within federal science agencies following the sequestration in the early 2010s that impacted staffing within federal agencies and… Continue Reading

Guide to Education and Academic Resources 2021

Via LLRX – Education and Academic Resources 2021 – Marcus P. Zillman‘s guide comprises an extensive listing of resources and sites for students, researchers, teachers, infopros and parents, on multiple study areas. Sourced from academic, public, private, association and corporate sectors, the subject matters include: distance learning; MOOCs, lecture guides and study notes, study skill… Continue Reading

Musée du Louvre launches online collection database and new website

“Two new digital tools have just gone live to bring the richness of the Louvre collections to the world’s fingertips: collections.louvre.fr/en, a platform that for the first time ever brings together all of the museum’s artworks in one place; and a new and improved website, https://www.louvre.fr/en that is more user-friendly, attractive and immersive. Designed for… Continue Reading

Google Scholar – Track and manage your public access mandates

Google Scholar Blog – [On March 23, 2021 we added] “a Public access section to Scholar profiles to help you track and manage public access mandates for your articles. If your public Scholar profile has papers covered by public access mandates from research funding agencies, you should see a new section that looks like this.… Continue Reading

Dissemin – Fostering self-archiving of research papers in open repositories

“Dissemin detects papers behind paywalls and helps their authors to upload them in one click to an open repository. FAQ – “What is dissem.in? Dissemin is a web platform gathering metadata from many sources and analyzing the full text availability of publications of researchers. It has been designed to foster the use of repositories (rather… Continue Reading