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Library of Congress National Recording Registry – 2016 inductees include Bowie, Sonny Rollins, Talking Heads

“Each year since 2002, the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and members of the public have nominated recordings to the National Recording Registry. The depth and breadth of nominations received highlights the richness of the nations’ audio legacy and underscores the importance of assuring the long-term preservation of that legacy for future generations. Each year,… Continue Reading

This Is Not Fake News (but Don’t Go by the Headline)

The New York Times – This Is Not Fake News (but Don’t Go by the Headline) – “Fake news — a neologism to describe stories that are just not true, like Pizzagate, and a term now co-opted to characterize unfavorable news — has given new urgency to the teaching of media literacy. Are Americans less… Continue Reading

Disruptive Technology: Selected Sources, Musings, and a Bit of Speculation

Kassel, A. (2017, January). Disruptive Technology: Selected Sources, Musings, and a Bit of Speculation, Online Searcher 41 (1), 31-35. Via the author: “I address topics such as: 1. What disruptive technology means for information professionals 2. Why it’s important to incorporate Web research. Academic librarians may need to address and update policies and work with… Continue Reading

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

American Association of University Women – “You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women have more caregiving responsibilities?… Continue Reading

Yale Climate Opinion Maps – U.S. 2016

Howe, Peter D., Matto Mildenberger, Jennifer R. Marlon, and Anthony Leiserowitz (2015). “Geographic variation in opinions on climate change at state and local scales in the USA.” Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate2583 This version of the Yale Climate Opinion Maps is based on data through the year 2016. Public opinion about global warming is an important… Continue Reading

2016 America’s Most Literate Cities Ranked

News release: “After a one-year hiatus, Washington, DC returns to the top spot in the 13th annual survey of America’s Most Literate Cities by Central Connecticut State University. The study is conducted by Dr. Jack Miller, president emeritus of Central. It reports on a key measure of America’s social health by ranking the reading habits and resources… Continue Reading

CRS – Trump Administration’s March 2017 Defense Budget Proposals

Trump Administration’s March 2017 Defense Budget Proposals: Frequently Asked Questions, April 3, 2017. [via FAS] “On March 16, 2017, the Trump Administration released two defense budget proposals — a proposal for national defense (budget function 050) discretionary spending for fiscal year (FY) 2018 as part of the Administration’s Budget Blueprint for federal spending, and a… Continue Reading

Paper – Criminal Employment Law

Levin, Benjamin, Criminal Employment Law (April 1, 2017). Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2944840 “This Article diagnoses a phenomenon, “criminal employment law,” which exists at the nexus of employment law and the criminal justice system. Courts and legislatures discourage employers from hiring workers with criminal records and encourage employers to discipline workers for non-work-related… Continue Reading

Paper – Australian Best Practices – A Comparison with the UK and US

Joy, Peter A. and Evans, Adrian and Cody, Anna and Giddings, Jeff and Noone, Mary Anne and Rice, Simon, Australian Best Practices – A Comparison with the United Kingdom and the United States (February 2017). Chapter 10 in: Australian Clinical Legal Education, ANU Press (February 2017); Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper… Continue Reading

Highest Educational Levels Reached by Adults in the U.S. Since 1940

“More than one-third of the adult population in the United States has a bachelor’s degree or higher marking the first time in decades of data. “The percentage rose to 33.4 percent in 2016, a significant milestone since the Current Population Survey began collecting educational attainment in 1940,” said Kurt Bauman, Chief of the Education and… Continue Reading

Developing Clarity: Innovating in Library Systems

Knight Foundation: “The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has a history of supporting libraries. We made our first library grant to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in 1964, and our first grant to an urban public library was to the Akron-Summit County Public Library in 1971. Since then we have made nearly… Continue Reading

The Realities of Research Data Management

“The Realities of Research Data Management is a four-part series that explores how research universities are addressing the challenge of managing research data throughout the research lifecycle. Research data management (RDM) has emerged as an area of keen interest in higher education, leading to considerable investment in services, resources and infrastructure to support researchers’ data… Continue Reading