Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

A virtual training and research centre in international law “The Historic Archives provides a unique resource for the teaching, studying and researching significant legal instrument on international law. Each entry is devoted to a particular instrument and contains an introduction to the instrument prepared by an eminent international law scholar or practitioner with special expertise… Continue Reading

Pew – Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

“Despite the seeming ubiquity of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet. Social media use is relatively common among people in Sweden,… Continue Reading

Financial Times 2017 Ranking of world’s best MBA programs

Global MBA Ranking 2017 – Every year, the FT ranks the world’s best MBA programmes using multiple criteria. Use the interactive table below to compare schools. Continue Reading

Pew – Digital gap between rural and nonrural America persists

“Rural Americans have made large gains in adopting digital technology in recent years, but they remain less likely than nonrural adults to have home broadband, smartphones and other devices. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of rural Americans say they have a broadband internet connection at home, up from about a third (35%) in 2007, according to a… Continue Reading

This Map Reveals the Top 2017 Brands for each Country

“You can probably rattle off the names of a few dozen countries around the world. But can you name each of those countries’ biggest brands? Probably not. And yet, many of those brands have more money and power than most countries. So perhaps schools should teach less geography, more global brands. This map is a… Continue Reading

2017 Food and Health Survey: “A Healthy Perspective: Understanding American Food Values”

“The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2017 Food & Health Survey, “A Healthy Perspective: Understanding American Food Values,” marks the 12th edition of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans. This year, the survey investigates important issues regarding consumer confusion, the food information landscape, health and diet, food components, food production, sustainability, and… Continue Reading

House Votes to Give Some Powers of Librarian of Congress to Donald Trump

BOOKRIOT: “Dr. Carla Hayden, the current and 14th Librarian of Congress, is many things: a brilliant scholar, a forty year veteran of libraries, a defender of equal access, a former president of the American Library Association (ALA), and a rescuer of baby ducks. She is also the first African American and the first woman to hold… Continue Reading

A DARPA perspective on artificial intelligence

Via Law Librarian Blog, May 15, 2017 – “According to John Launchbury, director of DARPA’s Information Innovation Office, the development of artificial intelligence is progressing in three waves: handcrafted knowledge, statistical learning and contextual adaptation. In the below video, Launchbury explains his theory. From the YouTube description: John Launchbury … attempts to demystify AI–what it… Continue Reading

French newspaper combats fake news during election not with algorithms but with real researchers

Libération created a journalist-powered search engine during the French presidential election to fight fake news with real facts. “Libération worked with ad agency JWT Paris to launch CheckNews.fr, not run on algorithms but with real journalists researching real questions. If you sent in a question, a journalist would track down the truth behind the answer, with… Continue Reading

A brief visual history of MARC cataloging at the Library of Congress.

Ben Schmidt – Digital Humanities Now. May 18, 2017 – Infographic – A brief visual history of MARC cataloging at the Library of Congress. “The Library of Congress has released MARC records that I’ll be doing more with over the next several months to understand the books and their classifications. As a first stab, though,… Continue Reading

The end of the Arctic as we know it?

“A new report released at the International Conference on Arctic Science in the United States this week shows that profound changes are under way in the Arctic. Driven by increasing levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases and a warming Arctic Ocean, these changes are so dramatic, and so rapid, that they are creating a new Arctic… Continue Reading