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How to Make the Most of E-Books, and Find Free Ones

The New York Times: “The early models of e-book readers, created about 25 years ago, weighed more than a pound and needed to be connected to a computer. Those clunky slabs paved the way for the modern, lightweight devices that can download the latest best sellers and old classics (which are often free) in mere seconds. E-book hardware and reading apps continue to evolve, so if you’re looking to upgrade your device, find a gift idea or get started reading electronically, here’s a guide…”

 

The Woks of Life Is Shaping Chinese Home Cooking in America. And It’s Only Getting Started

bon appetit – “Since 2013, the Leungs have published hundreds of recipes that now receive millions of views every month, and they’ve solidified their reputation as a trusted resource with detailed guides that walk home cooks through the necessary equipment and ingredients to make their dishes. Over the years, they’ve garnered a cult-like following among… Continue Reading

A CERN Model for Studying the Information Environment

“Researchers, governments, and civil society must come together to help. This paper explores how CERN can serve as a model for developing the Institute for Research on the Information Environment (IRIE).By connecting disciplines and providing shared engineering resources and capacity-building across the world’s democracies, IRIE will scale up applied research to enable evidence-based policymaking and… Continue Reading

Legal document assembly system for introducing law students with legal drafting

Marković, M., Gostojić, S. Legal document assembly system for introducing law students with legal drafting. Artif Intell Law (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10506-022-09339-2 – “In this paper, we present a method for introducing law students to the writing of legal documents. The method uses a machine-readable representation of the legal knowledge to support document assembly and to help… Continue Reading

Why Six Top-Ranked Law Schools Left U.S. News in the Dust This Week

Slate: “This essay was adapted from David Lat’s Substack, Original Jurisdiction. Subscribe here. “Wednesday brought huge news to the world of legal education: Yale Law School withdrew from the highly influential U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, and Harvard Law School followed shortly thereafter. The schools announced the decisions on their websites, posting statements from YLS… Continue Reading

A Small Town Librarian Spoke Against Censorship. Then the Dark Money Came for Her.

The New York Times: “Amanda Jones is a librarian. This summer, worried that her town might try to ban books, she spoke up at a public library board meeting about the importance of a diverse collection and preserving young people’s access to books with sexual health content and L.G.B.T.Q. themes. A few days later, she… Continue Reading

The 50 most banned books in America

CBS News: “During the 2021-2022 school year, more than 1,600 books were banned from school libraries. The bans affected 138 school districts in 32 states, according to a report from PEN America, an organization dedicated to protecting free expression in literature.  And the number of bans are only increasing yearly.  Texas and Florida lead the nation… Continue Reading

Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

CDC FluView – “All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received. A description of the CDC influenza surveillance system, including methodology and detailed descriptions of each data component is available on the surveillance methods page. Additional information on the current and previous influenza seasons for each surveillance component are available on… Continue Reading