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Daily Archives: February 7, 2019

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How to Use Data to Plan a Targeted Library Campaign

Demco: “…Putting Big Data to Work for Libraries – At EveryLibrary, we build datasets and use targeted messaging to rally support for libraries using a fairly small budget. There are a few great sources of data about supporters, and, undeniably, one of the biggest sources is Facebook. We use the Audience Insights tool on Facebook… Continue Reading

There’s No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology

Opinion – Wired: “…What blockchain does is shift some of the trust in people and institutions to trust in technology. You need to trust the cryptography, the protocols, the software, the computers and the network. And you need to trust them absolutely, because they’re often single points of failure. When that trust turns out to… Continue Reading

Cleveland Museum of Art: 30,000 high quality digital images now available

Creative Commons Blog: “The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the most visited art museums in the world, and soon it will become one of the most important online collections as well. Today, we are announcing a release of 30,000 high quality, free and open digital images from the museum’s collection under CC0 and… Continue Reading

Triassic Cancer – Osteosarcoma in a 240-Million-Year-Old Stem-Turtle

Triassic Cancer—Osteosarcoma in a 240-Million-Year-Old Stem-Turtle. Yara Haridy, MS; Florian Witzmann, PhD; Patrick Asbach, MD; et al Rainer R. Schoch, PhD; Nadia Fröbisch, PhD; Bruce M. Rothschild, JAMA Oncol. Published online February 7, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6766 “Paleopathology, the study of ancient disease, is a vital way by which we understand the evolution of pathogens, immune systems,… Continue Reading

NYPD – Google and Waze Must Stop Sharing Drunken-Driving Checkpoints

The New York Times: “Google’s navigation app Waze is known for providing real-time, user-submitted reports that advise drivers about potential thorns in their roadsides. But one feature has Waze in conflict with law enforcement officials across the country: how the app marks the location of police officers on the roads ahead or stationed at drunken-driving… Continue Reading

The Rise of the Robot Reporter

The New York Times: “As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is on the rise. Roughly a third of the content published by Bloomberg News uses some form of automated technology. The system used by the company, Cyborg, is able… Continue Reading

Numerical cognition in honeybees enables addition and subtraction

Numerical cognition in honeybees enables addition and subtraction. Scarlett R. Howard1, Aurore Avarguès-Weber2, Jair E. Garcia1, Andrew D. Greentree3 and Adrian G. Dyer. Science Advances 06 Feb 2019: Vol. 5, no. 2, eaav0961 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav0961 “Many animals understand numbers at a basic level for use in essential tasks such as foraging, shoaling, and resource management.… Continue Reading

New Electronic Edition of Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook

“ACUS is pleased to announce the launch of the continuously-updated electronic edition of the Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook. The Sourcebook is a joint initiative with the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association, which published the most recent editions of the Sourcebook. The Sourcebook is an annotated compilation of the… Continue Reading

Lexis Advance will launch chatbots to assist researchers

LawSites: “…Serena Wellen, senior director of research information at LexisNexis, revealed during a Legalweek media briefing that the legal research platform Lexis Advance will soon include chatbots to help guide users in their research. “Our goal is to make legal research more guided in a more conversational experience,” Wellen said. Called Lexis Research Assistant, the… Continue Reading

Study – Open-Plan Offices Are Now the Dumbest Management Fad of All Time

Inc.com – A new study from Harvard reveals that open-plan offices decrease rather than increase face-to-face collaboration: “Over the decades, a lot of really stupid management fads have come and gone, including: Six Sigma, where employees wear different colored belts (like in karate) to show they’ve been trained in the methodology. Stack Ranking, where employees… Continue Reading