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Category Archives: Knowledge Management

Knowledge Organization Systems

Hanging Together: “That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Daniel Lovins of Yale and Stephen Hearn of the University of Minnesota. As controlled vocabularies and thesauri are converted into linked open data and shared publicly, they often separate from their traditional role of facilitating collection browsing and… Continue Reading

Cognitive scientist explains why humans are so susceptible to fake news and misinformation

Nieman Lab – “We might like to think of our memory as an archivist that carefully preserves events, but sometimes it’s more like a storyteller.” “How fake news gets into our minds, and what you can do to resist it Although the term itself is not new, fake news presents a growing threat for societies… Continue Reading

Your car is watching you. Who owns the data?

Roll Call – Computers on wheels raise thorny questions about data privacy: “If you’re driving a late model car or truck, chances are that the vehicle is mostly computers on wheels, collecting and wirelessly transmitting vast quantities of data to the car manufacturer not just on vehicle performance but personal information, too, such as your… Continue Reading

New on LLRX for March 2019

The 5 new articles and 5 new columns on LLRX for March 2019 US takes tentative steps toward opening up government data – At the beginning of this year, President Trump signed into law the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act, requiring that nonsensitive government data be made available in machine-readable, open formats by… Continue Reading

NYT – How to Cover 2020: Assume Nothing and Beware of Twitter

The New York Times – “Journalists have no idea how the 2020 election will play out. And that’s a good thing. Some of the country’s top political journalists came together last week for a gathering convened by the strategist David Axelrod, to talk about how to cover the presidential race in a way that won’t… Continue Reading

AALL Releases Inaugural State of the Profession Report

“The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) today releases its AALL State of the Profession2019, a data-driven exploration of current legal information professionals’ contributions. It covers research platform expertise,contract and vendor negotiation, AI development and implementation, metadata management, legal writing and research instruction, competitive intelligence,customer and client relations,and leadership.The report provides quantitative insights on user… Continue Reading

‘Have Law Books, Computer, Simulations –Will Travel’: The Transnationalization of (some of) the Law Professoriate

Menkel-Meadow, Carrie J., ‘Have Law Books, Computer, Simulations –Will Travel’: The Transnationalization of (some of) the Law Professoriate (April 10, 2019). Chapter IN: The Globalization of Legal Education: A Critical Study (Bryant Garth, Anthea Roberts and Gregory Shaffer, eds.), Forthcoming; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3369834 “This essay… Continue Reading

Notre Dame is a repository of European history – the treasures that were lost – and saved

Via Twitter /Bloomberg – Built in the 12th century, the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris houses numerous treasures and served as the setting of historical events. Photos, videos, prints and architectural drawings document the cathedral’s historical relics – with an unknown number having been lost during the fire April 15, 2019. See also: AP – Shock,… Continue Reading

2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Video and text – local news organizations were well recognized for their outstanding work – “The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners in 14 journalism and seven letters, drama and music categories were announced on Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern. Two special citations were also awarded.” Special Citations – – Capital Gazette “A special citation… Continue Reading

DuckDuckGo vs. Google: An In-Depth Search Engine Comparison

Search Engine Journal: “In the world of search, Google towers above the rest. It’s the “industry standard” search engine that is relied on in most any instance (at least in the United States), and, let’s be honest: it’s for good reason. Google search is an amazing tool. But competitors are always going to be vying… Continue Reading