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Daily Archives: October 1, 2017

New on LLRX – Picturing the Law

Via LLRX – Picturing the Law – While Lyonette Louis-Jacques was conducting research on the subject of illustrated law books, she identified the extensive work of her colleague, Michael Widener – Yale Lillian Goldman Law Library. Mike has shared his research in a number of presentations and lectures that Lyo identifies for us, in addition to sharing her considerable insights and own work on this subject. The confluence of their respective work provides us with a “sense of wonder and play, things that can be in short supply in today’s world.”

New on LLRX – 25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening

Via LLRX – 25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening – For law librarians, the past 25 years have engaged us in a journey from fee based access to the law via books, followed by dedicated terminals and CDs, to online portal services, to the current state of far more open, accessible and free… Continue Reading

Elsevier launches free science definitions service

Times Higher Education – “Publishing giant Elsevier is launching a new service that provides encyclopedia-style entries on key scientific topics. Previously, researchers reading journal articles on the Dutch company’s ScienceDirect platform would have had to leave the site if they wished to find basic information about a term or concept – with many likely to… Continue Reading

Paper – Information access and information literacy under siege

Information access and information literacy under siege: The potentially devastating effects of the proposed 2017. White House budget on already-marginalized populations in the United States. Courtney Lawrence Douglass, Ursula Gorham, Renee F. Hill, Kelly M. Hoffman, Paul T. Jaeger, Gagan Jindal, Beth St. Jean. First Monday, Volume 22, Number 10 – 2 October 2017. “This… Continue Reading

Who Regulates Whom? An Overview of the U.S. Financial Regulatory Framework

CRS – Who Regulates Whom? An Overview of the U.S. Financial Regulatory Framework, August 17. 2017. “The financial regulatory system has been described as fragmented, with multiple overlapping regulators and a dual state-federal regulatory system. The system evolved piecemeal, punctuated by major changes in response to various historical financial crises. The most recent financial crisis… Continue Reading

Select Demographic and Other Characteristics of Recent U.S. Circuit and District Court Nominees

CRS Insight, August 17, 2017: “This Insight provides information related to select demographic and other characteristics of U.S. circuit and district court nominees whose nominations were submitted to the Senate by President Trump prior to August 1, 2017. President Trump submitted a total of 26 nominations prior to this date. The select demographic and other… Continue Reading

OECD – Entrepreneurship at a Glance

Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2017. OECD, 28 Sep 2017. “The publication is produced by the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme based on official statistics. The 2017 edition features a new trends chapter, which also introduces recent developments related to the emergence of the “gig economy” and the use of digital tools by micro-enterprises.” Continue Reading

The Contested Value of Normative Legal Scholarship

West, Robin L., The Contested Value of Normative Legal Scholarship (2016). Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 66, pp. 6-17, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3036649 “Legal scholarship, under attack from critics both inside and outside the legal academy, is on the horns of a “normativity” dilemma. To some critics, legal scholarship isn’t scholarship, because it’s too… Continue Reading

Census Bureau Releases Statistics of U.S. Businesses

[September 29, 2017] “the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2015 Statistics of U.S. Businesses data tables by establishment industry. This release includes single-year estimates of the number of firms, number of establishments, employment and annual payroll. Data are presented by state, industry and enterprise employment size.” Continue Reading

Paper – The effects of a single terrorist nuclear bomb

The effects of a single terrorist nuclear bomb, Matthew Bunn, Nickolas Roth. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 29, 2017. “The escalating threats between North Korea and the United States make it easy to forget the “nuclear nightmare,” as former US Secretary of Defense William J. Perry put it, that could result even from the… Continue Reading