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Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

OCLC The Realities of Research Data Management

“The Realities of Research Data Management is a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. In this series, we examine the context, influences, and choices higher education institutions face in building or acquiring RDM capacity—in other words, the infrastructure, services, and other resources needed to support emerging data management practices. Our findings are based on case studies of four institutions: University of Edinburgh (UK), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US), Monash University (Australia) and Wageningen University & Research (the Netherlands), in four very different national contexts.”

Smart Toys and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998

Smart Toys and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 – CRS Legal Sidebar – Gina Stevens, Legislative Attorney. January 8, 2018: “A growing number of devices in American households, including televisions, appliances, security systems, and heating and cooling devices, rely on Internet connectivity to perform a range of functions. And the “Internet of… Continue Reading

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Lawyers (Infographic)

Rocket Matter: “There’s no doubt about it: Artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise and is very much a part of our reality. Though lawyers may be weary of AI taking their jobs, there is much to be said for artificial intelligence as a major asset to law firms. Still not convinced? This infographic breaks… Continue Reading

Receive an Email when Member of Congress has New Remark Printed in CR

In Custodia Legis – “Congress.gov alerts are emails sent to you when a measure (bill or resolution), nomination, or member profile has been updated with new information. You can also receive an email after a Member has new remarks printed in the Congressional Record. Here are instructions on how to get an email after a Member… Continue Reading

Introduction: Artificial Intelligence, Technology, and the Law

Stern, Simon, Introduction: Artificial Intelligence, Technology, and the Law (December 24, 2017). 68 University of Toronto Law Journal (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3092887 “This article introduces the essays on “Artificial Intelligence, Technology, and the Law” in the issue of the University of Toronto Law Journal based on a conference held in February 2017. The article… Continue Reading

2016 Election Map accurately identifies Trump Clinton popular vote

Economist Alan Cole via his Twitter post: “So what I like about this map is that gives an accurate sense of the popular vote, and an accurate sense of how both coalitions are actually distributed throughout the country. It is the most elegant and informative election map I have seen.. Continue Reading

Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity

“For women working in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) jobs, the workplace is a different, sometimes more hostile environment than the one their male coworkers experience. Discrimination and sexual harassment are seen as more frequent, and gender is perceived as more of an impediment than an advantage to career success. Three groups of women… Continue Reading

FERC rejects proposal to subsidize coal burning and nuclear power plants

gtm research: “Federal regulators have rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to rewrite energy market regulations that would favor the coal industry in the name of grid reliability, delivering a stark rebuke to what has largely been seen as an effort to reward the coal industry at the expense of ratepayers and the environment. On… Continue Reading

Feinstein: American People Deserve Opportunity to Read Glenn Simpson, Fusion GPS Transcript

“Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the transcript of Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee [This testimony is from August 22, 2017] with the support of committee Democrats. Simpson is the co-founder of Fusion GPS. “After speaking with majority and minority committee staff for 10 hours, Glenn Simpson requested… Continue Reading

The Nine Lives of Christmas Trees

Casey Trees – “After we learned that D.C. will pick up your Christmas Tree with trash and recycling until February 2nd, we started to wonder what other purposes Christmas trees serve. Surely they can’t just be decorative. Thankfully we found some pretty cool and wide ranging options for the next life of Christmas Trees. (As… Continue Reading