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The Visual History of Decreasing War and Violence

Truth be told, the world has not become more violent. The facts specific to the history of violence are documented in numerous charts, graphs and statistics, all expertly researched and presented by Our World in Data (OWID) – an online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The 18 slides that comprise the presentation… Continue Reading

The Importance of Truth Workers in an Era of Factual Recession

The Importance of Truth Workers in an Era of Factual Recession, Alison Head and John Wihbey: “In our post-truth world, the evaluation of knowledge has become a perfunctory process facilitated by the ease of the one-search interface. Many of us, not only students, have become a nation of Google searchers looking for instantaneous matches of facts… Continue Reading

How The Intercept visualized and open-sourced a database of terrorism prosecutions since 9/11

“Last month, The Intercept published “Trial and Terror,” a database of – and series of stories about – the 796 people prosecuted for international terrorism by the United States since the attacks of September 11, 2001. To accompany the database, Moiz Syed, a data journalist and designer at The Intercept, developed a visualization to convey details of the cases, including the most… Continue Reading

Library Offers Largest Release of Digital Catalog Records in History

“The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history. The records also will be easily accessible at data.gov, the open-government website hosted by the General Services Administration (GSA).… Continue Reading

The Internet Archive won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Webbys

Brewster Kahle: The Internet Archive won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Webbys! One of the greatest honors came in the form of this terrific video, narrated by one of our heroes, Lawrence Lessig Lessig said, “Creativity and innovation build on the past. The Internet Archive is the foundation preserving that past, so that perhaps,… Continue Reading

Reminder – New articles on LLRX

Articles for March – April 2017 on LLRX.com – https://www.llrx.com The Challenges of a Workplace Bring Your Own Device Policy The Disconnect Between Knowledge Management and Counsel Google Books is not Alexandria redux Oh Lord, please don’t let Google Book Search be misunderstood Living in the Cloud … NOT for the Technically Challenged We Need… Continue Reading

Americans Divided on Whether Recent Science Protests Will Benefit Scientists’ Causes

“In the wake of last month’s marches for science and climate in Washington and around the country, Americans are divided in their support of the events’ goals and their sense of whether it will make a difference. In particular, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Democrats and younger adults are convinced that… Continue Reading

Paper – Demographics of News Sharing in the U.S. Twittersphere

Demographics of News Sharing in the U.S. Twittersphere – “The widespread adoption and dissemination of online news through social media systems have been revolutionizing many segments of our society and ultimately our daily lives. In these systems, users can play a central role as they share content to their friends. Despite that, little is known… Continue Reading

You can now add automatically generated citations to millions of books on Wikipedia

Wikipedia Blog: “Wikipedia editors can now draw on WorldCat, the world’s largest database of books, to generate citations on Wikipedia thanks to a collaboration between OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library program. A new partnership between the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library and OCLC, a global nonprofit library cooperative, will allow… Continue Reading

Paper – Happiness is Flextime

Okulicz-Kozaryn, Adam and Golden, Lonnie, Happiness is Flextime (March 2, 2017). Applied Research in Quality of Life, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2965318 “We study how working schedule flexibility (flextime) affects happiness. We use a US General Social Survey (GSS) pooled dataset containing the Quality of Worklife and Work Orientations modules for 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010,… Continue Reading

Vendors approve of NIST password draft security recommendations – emojis welcome

Via CSO – “Standards group recommends removing periodic password change requirements – A recently released draft of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) digital identity guidelines has met with approval by vendors. The draft guidelines revise password security recommendations and altering many of the standards and best practices security professionals use when forming policies… Continue Reading

Over 200 terabytes of the government web archived

Internet Archive Blog: “…Between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, the Internet Archive archived over 200 terabytes of government websites and data. This includes over 100TB of public websites and over 100TB of public data from federal FTP file servers totaling, together, over 350 million URLs/files. This includes over 70 million html pages, over 40 million… Continue Reading