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How to Teach with JSTOR Text Analyzer

JSTOR Text Analyzer provides students with an additional resource for finding scholarly material – Rachel Hermann – “Many first year undergraduates enter university not knowing how to manage their time. They have extra-curricular activities. Or jobs at the local grocery store. And then there are all those assignments—they always seems to be due at once! My… Continue Reading

Pull out all the stops: Textual analysis via punctuation sequences

SocArXiv Papers – Darmon, A. N. M., Bazzi, M., Howison, S. D., & Porter, M. A. (2019, January 1). Pull out all the stops: Textual analysis via punctuation sequences. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/2rzsg “Whether enjoying the lucid prose of a favorite author or slogging through some other writer’s cumbersome, heavy-set prattle (full of parentheses, em-dashes, compound adjectives, and… Continue Reading

The Book of Jargon® – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology

An interactive glossary of the acronyms, slang, and terminology of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry. “The Book of Jargon® – Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology is one in a series of practice area and industry-specific glossaries published by Latham & Watkins.  The definitions provide an introduction to each term and may raise complex legal issues on… Continue Reading

Cities’ Bright Lights and Big Promises Dim for the Less-Educated

NBER – “Non-college-educated workers in cities are far less likely to work in middle-skill occupations than in the past, and the urban wage premium has sharply eroded. American cities have historically been centers of opportunity, beckoning workers from elsewhere with the promise of economic mobility. In Work of the Past, Work of the Future (NBER… Continue Reading

Whither Law Student Information Literacy?

New on LLRX – Whither Law Student Information Literacy? – Dennis Kim-Prieto, J.D., M.S.L.I.S., M.F.A. presented this paper, and the associated PowerPoint slides, at the Learning Information Literacy Across the Globe Conference, held in Frankfurt em Main, May 10, 2019. Information Literacy has only recently been applied to instructional frameworks and benchmarking assessment for legal research… Continue Reading

Want to feel less anxious about the state of the world? Try diversifying your online news sources

NeimanLab – “Participants who reported actively trying to diversify their online news streams by interacting with people and content espousing different points of view also reported lower levels of anxiety related to current events. “A new study suggests that consumers who actively take steps to diversify their news consumption — following accounts and news outlets… Continue Reading

The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper

The Atlantic – University libraries around the world are seeing precipitous declines in the use of the books on their shelves. – Dan Cohen – Vice Provost for Information Collaboration at Northeastern University “…These stark statistics present a conundrum for those who care about libraries and books. At the same time that books increasingly lie dormant,… Continue Reading

New Historic Publications on FDLP.gov

“New featured titles have been added to the Historic Publications page for Spring 2019. Hop over to FDLP.gov to see some of the interesting publications added to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications this quarter including, ‘A Summer in the Life of Wild Mallards,’ contributed by the Washington State Library.” Continue Reading

Center on National Security and the Law Launches Online, Searchable Database of Foreign Intelligence Law Collection

“On May 23, Georgetown Law’s Center on National Security and the Law launched the Foreign Intelligence Law Collection — a publicly available, online searchable database of all declassified and redacted U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and Court of Review opinions; all Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) statutes; legislative history; associated regulations, guidelines, executive orders, and… Continue Reading

MegaPixels – an art and research project investigating the ethics, origins, and individual privacy implications of face recognition datasets created “in the wild

“MegaPixels is an art and research project first launched in 2017 for an installation at Tactical Technology Collective’s GlassRoom about face recognition datasets. In 2018 MegaPixels was extended to cover pedestrian analysis datasets for a commission by Elevate Arts festival in Austria. Since then MegaPixels has evolved into a large-scale interrogation of hundreds of publicly-available… Continue Reading