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DC metro area listservs and social media for gardening advice

Via Advancing the Plot [worth reading just for the terrific name] – Find a Listserv of Local People for Gardening Advice and Community: “My trusty resource is a Yahoo group I belong to, the Washington Gardner. It is described as a “Free, open discussion list for Washington DC area gardeners — DC, MD, VA, WV, PA, and DE — to share gardening information specific to our region. Hosted by Washington Gardener magazine. www.WashingtonGardener.com.” The group is so helpful and knowledgeable. Even when I don’t have a specific question, I learn so much from reading the posts…”

US Institute of Peace – Negotiating Civil Resistance

Negotiating Civil Resistance July 19, 2017. By Anthony Wanis-St. John and Noah Rosen. United States Institute of Peace. “Reviewing the literature on negotiation and civil resistance, this report examines the current divide between the two and digs deeper to identify the fundamental convergences. It builds on these findings to illustrate why negotiations and negotiation concepts… Continue Reading

Gallup – 2 Reasons Why Employee Engagement Programs Fall Short

Larry Emond – Gallup: “…An employee engagement program needs to be a manager education and development initiative, not a measurement initiative — but many are really just the latter. An annual survey by itself does not help anyone. The survey should be just an audit of whether things are getting better. But the program should… Continue Reading

Libraries Hosting Eclipse Events With Guides and Glasses

STARNet – “We have distributed over 2 million free eclipse glasses and 4,000 education kits to over 7,000 library locations (public libraries, state libraries, book mobiles, tribal libraries). This represents nearly one half of all libraries in the country. To find a library in your area, zoom in on the interactive map… then click on… Continue Reading

JournalTOCs current awareness service for updates on latest subject matter specific articles

“JournalTOCs is a Current Awareness Service (CAS) where you can discover the newest papers coming directly from the publishers as soon as they have been published online. JournalTOCs is for researchers, librarians, students and anyone who’s looking for the latest or most current papers published in the scholarly literature with international coverage. JournalTOCs is a… Continue Reading

Elsevier acquires bepress – leading showcase of academic research

News release: “Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions’ research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate their intellectual output,… Continue Reading

Paper – Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries

Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries Tao Zhang, Xi Niu, Marlen Promann, College and Research Libraries, Vol 78, No 5 (2017) . “We report findings from an assessment of e-book user experience (search and information seeking) from usage data and user tests. The usage data showed that most reading sessions were brief… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The Confusion Of Legal Education

Via LLRX – The Confusion Of Legal Education – If we are behind today, where will students be three years from now – Ken Grady identifies significant disruptive reasons why undergraduate students are veering away from choosing law school for other graduate education, and offers effective, innovative responses which should be put into action with alacrity. Continue Reading

Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers continues to expand with ramifications for subscription journals

Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests: “There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous—and, according to a U.S. court, illegal—online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously popular. (See Science’s investigation last year of who is downloading papers from Sci-Hub.) But just how enormous is its… Continue Reading

Site offers deeply discounted and free bestselling ebooks

“BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover great deals on acclaimed ebooks while providing publishers and authors with a way to drive sales and find new fans. Members receive a personalized daily email alerting them to the best free and deeply discounted titles matching their interests as selected by our editorial… Continue Reading

It is National Moth Month!

“National Moth Week is from July 22-30. Are you participating? Please register a public or private event here: http://nationalmothweek.org/register-a-nmw-event-2017/, especially if your country or region isn’t on the map yet! Don’t forget to submit photos of moths you spot here! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841449“ Continue Reading

Pew – What do you know about current events?

“Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events by taking our short 10-question quiz. When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American and compare responses across demographic groups.” Continue Reading