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Daily Archives: March 26, 2018

New on LLRX – Our “Small” Project with a Big Impact: Littler’s Knowledge Desk, A Case Study

Via LLRXOur “Small” Project with a Big Impact: Littler’s Knowledge Desk, A Case Study – Cynthia L. Brown, Director Research Services at Littler Mendelson P.C. discusses the firm’s one-stop-shop for all KM and library research inquiries and needs – the Knowledge Desk. The Knowledge Desk is available to all Littler attorneys and staff for any legal research, traditional library resources, KM requests or questions concerning the legal training group Littler Learning Group (LLG). Via the Knowledge Desk, attorneys are connected to subject matter experts, a vast collection of databases, print materials, practice groups, internal work product and proprietary data collections, through which our team can search efficiently to locate exact information.

New on LLRX – Statistics Resources and Big Data 2018

Via LLRX – Statistics Resources and Big Data 2018 – Marcus Zillman’s new guide is a comprehensive resource for all researchers who require access to reliable and accurate publicly available statistics and big data sets that address diverse and timely subject matter. The resources included in this guide are developed and maintained by a range… Continue Reading

CRS – Is the Grid More Secure? Not Yet!

NERC Standards for Bulk Power Physical Security: Is the Grid More Secure? Paul W. Parfomak, Specialist in Energy and Infrastructure Policy. March 19, 2018. “Although the electric power sector seems to be moving in the overall direction of greater physical security for critical assets, many measures have yet to be implemented and the process of… Continue Reading

Disappearance of Books Threatens to Erode Fine Arts Libraries

Hyperallergic: Two major public universities have recently moved to radically downsize or entirely relocate their fine arts libraries, which is in keeping with broader trends of libraries doing away with books. “At many libraries, the prime real estate occupied by books is being requisitioned to make way for new digital humanities initiatives like virtual reality… Continue Reading

How Digital Lending Service Hoopla Brings Libraries Into Internet Era

Forbes: “Libraries and their digital offerings are one of the most overlooked segments of the ebook industry. Hoopla, one of the digital lending services allowing libraries to offer ebooks and other digital content, has helped drive the unassuming library ebook to success in over 1,600 public library systems. Hoopla Digital’s goal is to enable instantaneous and simultaneous… Continue Reading

Hive – Inside the Secret Meme Lab Designed to Propel #NeverAgain Beyond the March

The March for Our Lives movement is resonating – and will continue to so, in the hearts, minds and actions of those who are representing all those who have perished in mass shootings and acts of violence against unarmed men, women and children in towns and cities throughout our country, and increasingly in the consciousness… Continue Reading

GPO Congressional Pictorial Directory for 115th Congress

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) makes available the Congressional Pictorial Directory: 115th Congress on GPO’s govinfo.  GPO employees designed and produced the Pictorial Directory, which features a color photograph of each Member of the House of Representatives and Senate.  It also details each Member’s length of service, political party affiliation, and congressional district.  The… Continue Reading

Brennan Center – Extreme Gerrymandering and the 2018 Midterm

Brennan Center for Justice – “Many Democrats are optimistic about their chances of winning a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. But in a new report, we measured how much harder partisan gerrymandering will make it for Democrats to win seats — and found that even a blue wave election… Continue Reading

Report – Worsening Worldwide Land Degradation Now ‘Critical’, Undermining Well-Being of 3.2 Billion People

“Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration and increased conflict, according to the world’s first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of land degradation and restoration. The dangers of land degradation, which… Continue Reading

Linda Brown, center of Brown v. Board case, dies at 76

Topeka Captial-Journal: “Linda Brown, who as a little girl in Topeka was at the center of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ended school segregation in the United States, has died at age 76. Brown’s sister, Cheryl Brown Henderson, founding president of The Brown Foundation, confirmed the death…Linda Brown’s father,… Continue Reading

IRS Referrals for Criminal Prosecution Reach New Low

“The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during January 2018 the government reported receiving 135 new referrals for prosecution from the Internal Revenue Service. According to referral-by-referral data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number was down substantially from its peak four years ago. For the most recent twelve… Continue Reading

AI And Open Data Show Just How Often Cars Block Bus And Bike Lanes

Fast Company: “Alex Bell, a cyclist, programmer, and lifelong New Yorker, is fed up with vehicles drifting into lanes that are not meant for them. His frustration began with UPS trucks: So frequently would the large brown vehicles idle in the bike lane near Bell’s Harlem home that he eventually sued the company to get… Continue Reading