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Daily Archives: February 26, 2018

New on LLRX – The Library – An Indispensable Resource for the Entire Law Firm

Via LLRXThe Library – An Indispensable Resource for the Entire Law Firm – Small and midsize law firms are benefiting from a range of agile, expert, value added services increasingly provided by Library team members in collaboration with firm colleagues in Conflicts, Finance and Marketing. Diana Koppang articulates the strategic impact of this multifaceted linchpin work product.

New on LLRX – Barnes & Noble lays off hundreds of experienced employees, may not be long for this world

Via LLRX – Barnes & Noble lays off hundreds of experienced employees, may not be long for this world. Chris Meadows explains the rapid descent of the only remaining national bookstore chain and the impending impact on the bookselling landscape, including on the stores’ employees and customers. Continue Reading

WSJ – Protect the News From Google and Facebook

WSJ Opinion – “The news business is suffering, but not because people don’t want news. They do—more than ever. The problem is that the money generated by news audiences flows mostly to Google and Facebook, not to the reporters and publishers who produce excellent journalism. The Duopoly now captures 83% of all digital ad revenue… Continue Reading

Help Build a Database of Ancient Graffiti from Pompeii and Herculaneum

Hyperallergic – The Ancient Graffiti Project is now fundraising to conduct fieldwork of graffiti at Herculaneum this summer. “Since the 1800s, archaeologists have found several thousand examples of these notes at Pompeii, and hundreds at Herculaneum. They appear in public settings, left like latrinalia or tags, and even inside private houses. Scholars consider them an ancient… Continue Reading

New LibGuide – Prices and Wages by Decade

Via Maria Concannon, Govt Documents Coordinator, University of Missouri Libraries: “I’m writing to bring your attention to our LibGuide Prices and Wages by Decade…This guide points to government publications listing retail prices for common items or “necessities of life.” Prices for foods, articles of clothing, household items, appliances, hardware, fuel and other physical goods fall… Continue Reading

Public broadcaster music library closing, CDs to be digitised, destroyed

Radio Canada International: “Canada’s public broadcaster CBC (English) and Radio-Canada (French) is going through massive changes. The sprawling headquarters of the Radio-Canada network in Montreal have been sold, and the organisation will move to new and much smaller rented quarters being built on one of the former parking lots. PHOTO- google street With huge funding… Continue Reading

Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Appeals Court Rules

The New York Times: “A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled on Monday that federal civil rights law bars employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation. The case, which stemmed from the 2010 dismissal of a Long Island sky-diving instructor, was a setback for the Trump Justice Department, whose lawyers found themselves in the unusual… Continue Reading

This is America: 9 out of 10 public schools now hold mass shooting drills for students

Read this and weep – and then get busy – please: How “active shooter” drills became normal for a generation of American schoolchildren. “…Since Columbine, 32 states have passed laws requiring schools to conduct lockdown drills to keep students safe from intruders. Some states went even further after 20 children died in Newtown, Connecticut, in… Continue Reading

Okay, so: Latin has this word, sic

Via http://benito-cereno.tumblr.com/: “Okay, so: Latin has this word, sic. Or, if we want to be more diacritically accurate, sīc. That shows that the i is long, so it’s pronounced like “seek” and not like “sick.” You might recognize this word from Latin sayings like “sic semper tyrannis” or “sic transit gloria mundi.” You might recognize… Continue Reading

Latest Congress.gov Search Tip, Enhancements, and Most-Viewed Bills

In Custodia Legis – Robert Brammer- Library of Congress: “In January, the Congress.gov homepage received a new look and a new search form for the House Communications Collection. This month, we are bringing you the latest search tip, site enhancements, and most-viewed bills…” Continue Reading

Recommended Reading – Haggard Hawks

I have been reading the Tweeter feed for years now, and find these resources to be ones of continuous learning that often inspire ah-hah moments. “Since 2013, Haggard Hawks has been tweeting and blogging about obscure words and their origins. This website brings together the entire HH network under one online roof: here you can read the blog, browse… Continue Reading