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Library of Congress launches Digital Labs

Welcome to Labs! A place to encourage innovation with Library of Congress digital collections. Labs will have a growing and changing selection of experiments, projects, events and resources to encourage creative use and connections with the Library of Congress. This is a space for us to try things in public, create community, and invite you to experiment, too. Some projects will turn into production applications, some will be retired, and some will get picked up, repurposed, and shared. Either way, please expect hiccups, mistakes, and impermanence.”

How To Use Google Feed For News And Replace Facebook

FOSSBYTES: “…With the complete rollout of Google Feed, the users have got more control over what they can read about in Feed. Now, right from the search results, one can choose which topics to follow. In some cases, you’ll see a new Follow button, which can be used to add topics to your Feed. After… Continue Reading

Times Literary Supplement review – how emojis are moving us away from written communications

Times Literary Supplement: “…Both Evans [The Emoji Code, Vyvyan Evans] and Danesi [Marcel Danesi, The Semiotics of Emoji] set out to explain why emoji are an important development, why it is interesting to study them, and why we can ignore naysayers who cite them as another example of the erosion of standards. For Evans they… Continue Reading

NYPL Reading Room for Rare Books and Manuscripts

The Village Voice – Keepers of the Secrets: “I was told that the most interesting man in the world works in the archives division of the New York Public Library, and so I went there, one morning this summer, to meet him…Our destination was Room 328. archives division of the New York Public Library, archives… Continue Reading

U of Wis – Using Infographics in Strategic Planning & Assessment

“The UW Law Library engages in regular strategic planning and assessment of our effectiveness in achieving our mission and realizing our goals.  At the beginning of the academic year, we develop a strategic plan consisting of three parts: our mission and vision, our ongoing key priorities, and a selection of strategic initiatives on which we… Continue Reading

DOJ, 18F Report on “Discovery Phase” of National FOIA Portal

“Today, OIP is pleased to announce the results of its collaboration with GSA’s 18F team on the discovery phase of development of a National FOIA Portal.  As we enter development, we want to again solicit both public and agency participation in providing feedback on our work. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 directed the Office… Continue Reading

Report – Paper Remains Preferred Technology for Productive Learning

Paper and Packaging Board: “…Paper plays an important role in productive learning, which happens to be the theme of our annual Paper and Productive Learning: The Third Annual Back-to-School Report. By productive learning, we mean the ability to take in and understand new information. The human brain’s preference for the spatial and tactile makes paper… Continue Reading

The Best States for Data Innovation

Center for Data Innovation – “Across the United States, data scientists, civic leaders, educators, and business leaders are laying the groundwork for using data to grow the economy and address a range of societal challenges. This report – The Best States for Data Innovation – reviews a series of indicators that rank states on the degree… Continue Reading

A visual introduction to machine learning

R2D3 is an experiment in expressing statistical thinking with interactive design: “In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make highly accurate predictions….Using a data set about homes, we will create a machine learning model to distinguish homes in New York from homes… Continue Reading

DataVizProject.com: A comprehensive archive of data visualisations

Via DataDrivenJournlsim: “DataVizProject is a project by ferdio – a Copenhagen based infographic agency transforming data and information into captivating visuals.” “We know. There’s already a lot of tools, libraries, books and posters out there about data visualisations. We really like them and we have no intention to compete with those. Most of them have… Continue Reading

Elsevier DataSearch Beta

Search for research data across domains and types, from many domain-specific, cross-domain and institutional data repositories. “Elsevier DataSearch (https://datasearch.elsevier.com) is a data search engine that allows scientists and researchers to search for many different data types and formats across a variety of domain-specific and cross-domain institutional data repositories and other data sources. Results display datasets… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

Via LLRX – The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front – Law librarian and professor Brandon Adler identifies core issues to support educating third year law students in a wide range of reliable free and low cost legal resources. Many law librarians acknowledge that there is a lack of awareness and use of… Continue Reading