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New on LLRX – Picturing the Law

Via LLRX – Picturing the Law – While Lyonette Louis-Jacques was conducting research on the subject of illustrated law books, she identified the extensive work of her colleague, Michael Widener – Yale Lillian Goldman Law Library. Mike has shared his research in a number of presentations and lectures that Lyo identifies for us, in addition… Continue Reading

4 Part Series – It’s the end of the university as we know it

Quartz [Part 4 in the series of articles – digital transformation and the impact on higher education]: “Over the last several decades, the university library has become less vital, its books getting dusty with disuse, its edge-worn card system replaced by digital catalogs and powerful scanning machines that could put entire tomes online in minutes.… Continue Reading

Webrecorder – Create high-fidelity, interactive web archives of any web site you browse

“Webrecorder is both a tool to create high-fidelity, interactive web archives of any web site you browse and a platform to make those recordings accessible.” Continue Reading

Public Knowledge Calls for Court to Protect Rights to Access the Law

“Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief in the case ASTM v. Public Resource. The case concerns Public Resource’s copying of model building codes and educational testing codes, which had been enacted into federal law and regulations. The standards organizations sued Public Resource for copyright infringement based on the copying of those legally-enforceable codes. The… Continue Reading

OCLC Research and ACRL Report ‘Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research’

“ACRL and OCLC announce the release of Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research. Developed for ACRL by OCLC Research, this valuable resource investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders. The full report is freely available for download on the ACRL website. More… Continue Reading

Hearing: Transforming GPO for 21st Century and Beyond: FDLP

COMMITTEE HEARING – Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 10:15 a.m. 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond: Part 3 – Federal Depository Library Program VIDEO of the Hearing is here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I43nulqEf-E First Panel • Ms. Laurie Hall, Acting Superintendent of Documents, Government Publishing Office Second Panel • Mr. Mike… Continue Reading

Beyond Words: help discover pictures in LC historical newspaper collections

“The Library of Congress invites you to help us in the effort to take newspapers Beyond Words. Join us to identify and improve information about illustrated newspapers in the Chronicling America digital collection. This brand new pilot project offers you the opportunity to explore historical newspaper coverage of World War I and contribute to Library… Continue Reading

Times Literary Supplement review – how emojis are moving us away from written communications

Times Literary Supplement: “…Both Evans [The Emoji Code, Vyvyan Evans] and Danesi [Marcel Danesi, The Semiotics of Emoji] set out to explain why emoji are an important development, why it is interesting to study them, and why we can ignore naysayers who cite them as another example of the erosion of standards. For Evans they… Continue Reading

NYPL Reading Room for Rare Books and Manuscripts

The Village Voice – Keepers of the Secrets: “I was told that the most interesting man in the world works in the archives division of the New York Public Library, and so I went there, one morning this summer, to meet him…Our destination was Room 328. archives division of the New York Public Library, archives… Continue Reading

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… 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

Purdue makes disaster recovery management book freely available

“Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc in recent weeks, and Purdue University Press is making its book, “Disaster Recovery Project Management: Bringing Order from Chaos,” freely available as a resource for those involved in recovery efforts. Randy Rapp, the book’s author and a Purdue associate professor of building construction management, says he hopes his expertise… Continue Reading