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Daily Archives: June 12, 2017

New on LLRX – A 360 View: Essential Steps for a Successful Next-Gen Online Catalog Upgrade

Via LLRX.comA 360 View: Essential Steps for a Successful Next-Gen Online Catalog Upgrade – This road map by Cheryl Niemeier addresses specific issues that law librarians should consider prior to commencing the process of upgrading to next-generation online catalog systems. This is Part 1 of a 2 part article.

The lady in the photo probably isn’t reading a library book. SEO expert Trey Gordner offers fixes

New on LLRX.com – How to turn phone-aholics and others into library book readers and gung-ho patrons, if they aren’t already? One answer is greater visibility for libraries on the Web and elsewhere. David Rothman explains that’s what Koios, Troy Gordner’s company, is about. Rothman, a national digital library evangelist, also shares innovative ideas that many… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – New ABA Email Guidelines: How Can Lawyers Comply?

Via LLRX.com – New ABA Email Guidelines: How Can Lawyers Comply? – Nicole Black advises lawyers on a range of applications and technology from which they can choose to establish standardized secure, encrypted email communications for all but the most extreme case-related interaction. Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017

Via LLRX.com – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017 Sabrina I. Pacifici has completely revised and updated her guide, which she first published in 2005 and has updated yearly since that time. A wide range of free sites with expertly sourced content specific to researchers focused on business, finance, government… Continue Reading

Explore estimated solar potential of your community

Google Project Sunroof – “As the price of installing solar has gotten less expensive, more homeowners are turning to it as a possible option for decreasing their energy bill. We want to make installing solar panels easy and understandable for anyone…Project Sunroof puts Google’s expansive data in mapping and computing resources to use, helping calculate… Continue Reading

New curated book site offers readers first page free

This is not Google Books folks – this is fyi, not an endorsement – “Read the first page of a book without judging the cover. If you’re hooked, click the reveal button and find out more. Your suggestions are welcome! If you would like to suggest a book for the website, please email me at… Continue Reading

DC and Maryland sue Trump citing emoluents clause

Washington Post: “Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland sued President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House. The lawsuit, the first of its kind brought by government… Continue Reading

Politico – What it will take for women to win

“Women are more politically mobilized than ever before — but that’s not enough to get them into office. A POLITICO investigation reveals what’s really stopping women from breaking through. By Amanda Ripley; Photography and Video by Reena Flores; Illustrations by Ellen Weinstein. The United States has flatlined when it comes to electing women: At the… Continue Reading

Workplace harassment and the Comey testimony

Harassment is not tolerated in workplaces, be they public or private, but we all know that it continues regardless of admonitions against it and protestations about it. This LATimes.com article describes one powerful man’s careful, shrewd, and methodical exercise of what he called out as speaking truth to power. Whether Comey’s experience and his public… Continue Reading

Trends in Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research & Development – A Physics Perspective

Secrecy News – Steven Aftergood: “This document… reviews the accessible literature for four research areas: source physics (understanding signal generation), signal propagation (accounting for changes through physical media), sensors (recording the signals), and signal analysis (processing the signal).” Source: Trends in Nuclear Explosion Monitoring Research & Development — A Physics Perspective, Los Alamos National Laboratory, LA-UR-17-21274,… Continue Reading

Using Big Data to Predicting House Prices Across the Country

Joshua New – Center for Data Innovation: “Zillow has launched a data science challenge called the Zillow Prize that provides participants with datasets of real estate information that could influence house prices to encourage them to develop algorithms that can best predict real estate sales prices. Zillow’s “Zestimate” tool gives prospective home-buyers an estimate of… Continue Reading