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Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

New on LLRX – The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18 Part One: The Landscape

Via LLRX.comThe State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18 Part One: The LandscapeEllyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and an award-winning editor and author of 36 books. In Part One of a three part series for LLRX, she describes the current landscape of eBooks relevant to the law library field, the benefits and challenges of offering eBooks in law libraries, the different ways to purchase law-related eBooks, and how to get started choosing a solution.

UN Office for Disarmament Affairs Launches Disarmament Digital Documents Library

“The Disarmament Digital Documents Library is a specialised archive that provides quick and easy access to an extensive collection of United Nations disarmament-related documents in one convenient location. It includes historical documents of the first General Assembly session and reports from the Special Sessions on Disarmament (SSOD-I, SSOD-II and SSOD-III), disarmament-related meetings and conferences, and… Continue Reading

Thomson Reuters Podcast – Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

Legal Current – “Free wi-fi is widely available and tempting to use, especially when traveling.  Hotels, airports, coffee shops, even NYC subway stations provide it. But the dangers of public wi-fi are many-fold.  Not only are they hunting grounds for hackers, but a new report from security firm FireEye claims a Russian hacker group known… Continue Reading

Reference & User Services Quarterly Online Open Access

Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) Vol 57, No 1 (2017) Fall DOI: “Reference & User Services Quarterly (RUSQ) is the official journal of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. The purpose of RUSQ is to disseminate information of interest to librarians in areas such as: Reference services collection… Continue Reading

Women in the Workplace 2017 – McKinsey

Women in the Workplace 2017 – “More companies are committing to gender equality. But progress will remain slow unless we confront blind spots on diversity—particularly regarding women of color, and employee perceptions of the status quo. Women remain underrepresented at every level in corporate America, despite earning more college degrees than men for 30 years… Continue Reading

GAO – Presidential Transition: Information on Ethics, Funding, and Agency Services

Presidential Transition: Information on Ethics, Funding, and Agency Services – GAO-17-615R: Published: Sep 7, 2017. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2017 – “The change from one presidential administration to the next is a complex process requiring coordination among many parties, including the outgoing President, federal agencies, the President-elect, anda Transition Team. During a transition, the President-elect… Continue Reading

IMF World Economic Outlook October 2017

“The global recovery is continuing, and at a faster pace. The picture is very different from early last year, when the world economy faced faltering growth and financial market turbulence. We see an accelerating cyclical upswing boosting Europe, China, Japan, and the United States, as well as emerging Asia. The latest World Economic Outlook has… Continue Reading

NYT – How Russia harvested American rage to reshape US politics

Nicholas Confessore and Daisuke Wakabayashi – The New York Times –  “YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets. A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives. A local news story about two veterans brutally mugged on a freezing winter night.  All of these were recorded, posted or… Continue Reading