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Rep. Quigley Introduces COVFEFE Act to preserve Trump Tweets

News release: Legislation Expands Presidential Records Act Preservation to Include Social Media “Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement or “COVFEFE” Act. This bill codifies vital guidance from the National Archives by amending the Presidential Records Act to include… Continue Reading

Academic Book of the Future Project Report

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Deegan (2017), The Academic Book and the Future Project Report: A Report to the AHRC and the British Library, London. June 2017. “This report, written by Professor Marilyn Deegan, is one of two final outputs from the Arts and Humanities Research Council/ British… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – A 360 View: Essential Steps for a Successful Next-Gen Online Catalog Upgrade

Via LLRX.com – A 360 View: Essential Steps for a Successful Next-Gen Online Catalog Upgrade – This road map by Cheryl Niemeier addresses specific issues that law librarians should consider prior to commencing the process of upgrading to next-generation online catalog systems. This is Part 1 of a 2 part article. Continue Reading

The lady in the photo probably isn’t reading a library book. SEO expert Trey Gordner offers fixes

New on LLRX.com – How to turn phone-aholics and others into library book readers and gung-ho patrons, if they aren’t already? One answer is greater visibility for libraries on the Web and elsewhere. David Rothman explains that’s what Koios, Troy Gordner’s company, is about. Rothman, a national digital library evangelist, also shares innovative ideas that many… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017

Via LLRX.com – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017 Sabrina I. Pacifici has completely revised and updated her guide, which she first published in 2005 and has updated yearly since that time. A wide range of free sites with expertly sourced content specific to researchers focused on business, finance, government… Continue Reading

Internet Archive – Help Us Defend Net Neutrality

Help Us Defend Net Neutrality  – Chris Butler, June 6, 2017. “Please stand with the Internet Archive and over 50 allies in the effort to protect free speech by adding your name in support of net neutrality and writing to your Congressperson today. We have only 40 days left to stop a current FCC proposal that could upend… Continue Reading

Google mapping remote parts of the world in innovative ways

Mike Cherney, WSJ.com: “…Google is coming across some unusual challenges as it seeks to capture eye-level imagery of the most remote parts of the globe. In a recent foray into the Australian outback, Google’s amateur cartographers used a backpack to lug bulky camera equipment around Uluru, a popular tourist site also known as Ayers Rock.… Continue Reading

Google on top of list of 50 Most Valuable Brands in the World

24/7 Wall St: “Google is the most valuable brand in the world, with a value of $245.6 billion, based on BrandZ’s annual listing of the most valuable brands in the world, according to a report published today by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Technology companies dominated the top of the ranking, with four in the… Continue Reading

FY2018 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability

CRS Report via FAS – FY2018 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability, Jared C. Nagel, Senior Research Librarian. June 1, 2017. “Every year the President submits a series of volumes to Congress containing the President’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The President’s submission is required on or after the first Monday in January,but… Continue Reading

Pew – The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge: What Are the Implications?

“Despite wide concern about cyberattacks, outages and privacy violations, most experts believe the Internet of Things will continue to expand successfully the next few years, tying machines to machines and linking people to valuable resources, services and opportunities.” “The Internet of Things (IoT) is in full flower. The expanding collection of connected things goes mostly… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated June 2017

Via LLRX – Sabrina I. Pacifici has completely revised and updated her guide, which she first published in 2005 and has updated yearly since that time. A wide range of free sites with expertly sourced content specific to researchers focused on business, finance, government data, analysis and news from the US and around the world,… Continue Reading

AP Stylebook posts data use and reporting guidelines

The AP Stylebook now includes new guidelines on data (requesting it, scraping it, reporting on it, and publishing it)  – “It’s fitting that, in a year when the Panama Papers investigation won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting (the entire leaked data set for that investigation totaled 11.5 million documents adding up to 2.6… Continue Reading