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U of Wis – Using Infographics in Strategic Planning & Assessment

“The UW Law Library engages in regular strategic planning and assessment of our effectiveness in achieving our mission and realizing our goals.  At the beginning of the academic year, we develop a strategic plan consisting of three parts: our mission and vision, our ongoing key priorities, and a selection of strategic initiatives on which we will focus that year.  Then, at the end of the year, we assess of our efforts in achieving our annual goals. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, we used infographics throughout both our strategic plan and assessment report to make the information more accessible to key stakeholders.  Inspired by the University of Georgia Law Library, we used Piktochart to create the infographics. Here’s a snapshot of our 2016-17 strategic plan.  Our 2017-18 plan is available on our website…”

DOJ, 18F Report on “Discovery Phase” of National FOIA Portal

“Today, OIP is pleased to announce the results of its collaboration with GSA’s 18F team on the discovery phase of development of a National FOIA Portal.  As we enter development, we want to again solicit both public and agency participation in providing feedback on our work. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 directed the Office… Continue Reading

Report – Paper Remains Preferred Technology for Productive Learning

Paper and Packaging Board: “…Paper plays an important role in productive learning, which happens to be the theme of our annual Paper and Productive Learning: The Third Annual Back-to-School Report. By productive learning, we mean the ability to take in and understand new information. The human brain’s preference for the spatial and tactile makes paper… Continue Reading

The Best States for Data Innovation

Center for Data Innovation – “Across the United States, data scientists, civic leaders, educators, and business leaders are laying the groundwork for using data to grow the economy and address a range of societal challenges. This report – The Best States for Data Innovation – reviews a series of indicators that rank states on the degree… Continue Reading

A visual introduction to machine learning

R2D3 is an experiment in expressing statistical thinking with interactive design: “In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make highly accurate predictions….Using a data set about homes, we will create a machine learning model to distinguish homes in New York from homes… Continue Reading

DataVizProject.com: A comprehensive archive of data visualisations

Via DataDrivenJournlsim: “DataVizProject is a project by ferdio – a Copenhagen based infographic agency transforming data and information into captivating visuals.” “We know. There’s already a lot of tools, libraries, books and posters out there about data visualisations. We really like them and we have no intention to compete with those. Most of them have… Continue Reading

Elsevier DataSearch Beta

Search for research data across domains and types, from many domain-specific, cross-domain and institutional data repositories. “Elsevier DataSearch (https://datasearch.elsevier.com) is a data search engine that allows scientists and researchers to search for many different data types and formats across a variety of domain-specific and cross-domain institutional data repositories and other data sources. Results display datasets… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

Via LLRX – The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front – Law librarian and professor Brandon Adler identifies core issues to support educating third year law students in a wide range of reliable free and low cost legal resources. Many law librarians acknowledge that there is a lack of awareness and use of… Continue Reading

Debunking Study Suggests Ways to Counter Misinformation and Correct ‘Fake News’

News release: “It’s no use simply telling people they have their facts wrong. To be more effective at correcting misinformation in news accounts and intentionally misleading “fake news,” you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new information – and get your audience to help develop a new narrative. Those are some takeaways from an… Continue Reading

The history, achievements and future work of Internet Wayback Machine

“We may be years away from the invention of the first functional time machine, but thanks to this awesome San Francisco-based non-profit digital library we can have “universal access to all knowledge.” Sounds great, right? The Internet archive was founded in 1996 with the mission: “We are building a public library that can serve anyone… Continue Reading

In the Library with the Lead Pipe

“In the Library with the Lead Pipe is an open access, open peer reviewed journal founded and run by an international team of librarians working in various types of libraries. In addition to publishing articles and editorials by Editorial Board members, Lead Pipe publishes articles by authors representing diverse perspectives including educators, administrators, library support… Continue Reading

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

Pew – “As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center. This is a modest increase since early 2016, when (during the height of the presidential primaries) 62%… Continue Reading