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Daily Archives: August 13, 2017

New on LLRX – Why Knowledge Management Is A Misnomer

Via LLRX.comWhy Knowledge Management Is A Misnomer: Knowledge Management has many facets, applications and roles within organizations, large, small and solo. Ken Grady‘s interpretation of KM in this article represents the role of the “puzzle master,” one with which librarians, research analysts and infopros have demonstrated mastery.

New on LLRX – Even When Big Data Favors Your Clients, Doesn’t Mean You’ll Sleep at Night

Via LLRX.com – Even When Big Data Favors Your Clients, Doesn’t Mean You’ll Sleep at Night: Attorney Carolyn Elefant discusses what she has learned from her recent experience with data-driven decision making – specifically, although data improves the accuracy of predictions, it doesn’t remove all risk. Continue Reading

24/7 Wall St – America’s Best Companies to Work For

24/7 Wall St – “Adults working full-time in the United States spend about a third of their waking life at work — and often much more. Because work has such a central role in our lives, job satisfaction is crucial to our well-being. And given the ability to choose, many of us would prefer to… Continue Reading

WaPo published Trump hotel data removed from GSA website

“On Thursday [August 10, 2017] afternoon, three documents providing detailed financial information about President Trump’s D.C. hotel could be found posted on the website of the General Services Administration. Later that night, they were gone. What happened? First, some background. The hotel is in the Old Post Office Pavilion, a government-owned property managed by the GSA.… Continue Reading

Another view on the Google book scanning project

What Happened to Google’s Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?: “…many librarians and scholars see the legacy of the project differently. In fact, academics now regularly tap into the reservoir of digitized material that Google helped create, using it as a dataset they can query, even if they can’t consume full texts. It’s… Continue Reading

Exiting the largest U.S. cities at rush hour can be an colossal challenge

Want to get away? Here’s how far you can get if you leave the largest U.S. cities at rush hour. Imagine that it’s a Friday afternoon on a perfect summer day and you’re ready to escape the city. Just how fast could you get out? If you picked up your keys and hit the road,… Continue Reading

Removal of animal welfare data from USDA site sparks FOIA requests

Follow up to previous postings – DOJ defends USDA take-down of massive animal abuse database; Durbin Demands Trump Administration Restore Animal Cruelty; and Animal welfare information wiped from USDA website – see updated status on this matter: People who care about animal welfare are demanding information from USDA – “The Agriculture Department abruptly removed all animal… Continue Reading

Google – Understand Electricity Generation Choose

Google Energy Strategies: “The goal of the Climate and Energy team in Google Research is to find abundant energy for everyone on the planet. We cannot reach this goal based on today’s fossil fuel technology, because the atmosphere can only absorb a limited amount of CO2 in the near-term. At the current rate CO2 production… Continue Reading

20 EU countries see rise in modern slavery risks – Study

“Modern slavery risks have risen in nearly three quarters of the 28 member states of the European Union over the last year, reveals an annual study from global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. According to the 2nd edition of the Modern Slavery Index (MSI), the five EU countries posing the highest risk are Romania, Greece, Italy,… Continue Reading