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Commentary – Google and the Misinformed Public

Google and the Misinformed Public, By Safiya U. Noble January 15, 2017, The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Digital media platforms like Google and Facebook may disavow responsibility for the results of their algorithms, but they can have tremendous — and disturbing — social effects. Racist and sexist bias, misinformation, and profiling are frequently unnoticed byproducts… Continue Reading

Commentary – The library must rediscover its specialness

guardian – Simon Jenkins – Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books “Public libraries have had another bad year. They are like churches and local railways. People like having them around, and are angry if they close. But as for using them, well, there is so little time these days. The latest… Continue Reading

Cyberattacks at major law firms highlight security gaps

WSJ.com, Sara Randazzo: “Major U.S. law firms have become more vigilant in recent years about the risks of cyberattacks, but revelations this week of a major hack on two New York firms are a reminder that the industry remains vulnerable. The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office unsealed a criminal indictment Tuesday against three Chinese men accused… Continue Reading

Commentary – ABA Blawg 100 proof that law blogs belong outside law firm websites

Kevin O’Keefe – “… ABA’s 2016 Blawg 100 – Each year the ABA Journal recognizes the leading law blogs in the industry by the quality of insight and commentary, established authority and other criteria…Blogs build business, a name for a lawyer and relationships because of the authority the blogs establish. Authority is eroded when you… Continue Reading

Guardian – Why time management is ruining our lives

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed by Oliver Burkeman”…And yet the truth is that more often than not, techniques designed to enhance one’s personal productivity seem to exacerbate the very anxieties they were meant to allay. The better you get at… Continue Reading

Ambrogi – The 10 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2016

Via LawSites: “What were 2016’s most important developments in legal technology? Every year since 2013, I’ve posted my picks of the year’s top developments in legal tech (2015, 2014, 2013). As another year wraps up, it’s time to look back at 2016. What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology developments.… Continue Reading

NYT – The Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz

The Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz, McKenzie Funk, NY Times, Nov. 19, 2016 [Commentary/Op-Ed] “For several years, a data firm eventually hired by the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, has been using Facebook as a tool to build psychological profiles that represent some 230 million adult Americans. A spinoff of a British consulting company and… Continue Reading

New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future

Vai SLC – “Today sees the launch of ‘Essential Digital Infrastructure for Public Libraries in England: A Plan moving forward’. The report, written by BiblioCommons, looks at how users experience their libraries currently and outlines an approach to building a single digital presence for libraries. The report is funded by the Arts Council and supported… Continue Reading

BeSpacific joins ABA Top 100 Blawgs 2016

“BeSpacific NEW, Top 100 Blawgs: “No one better has her finger on the pulse of the legal information world than Sabrina Pacifici, law librarian and author of the blog BeSpacific,” writes blogger Robert Ambrogi. “Launched in 2002, BeSpacific is one of the longest-running legal blogs and, remarkably, Sabrina seems more prolific today than ever. She… Continue Reading

Planning and Designing Academic Library Learning Spaces: Expert Perspectives of Architects, Librarians, and Library Consultants

OCLC Project Literacy – Planning and Designing Academic Library Learning Spaces: Expert Perspectives of Architects, Librarians, and Library Consultants, Alison J. Head, Project Information Literacy, Practitioner Series Research Report, December 7, 2016. (Two different versions of the report available: Full report with Methods section, 36 pages, PDF, 3.4 MB or report without Methods section, 32 pages,… Continue Reading

2017 State of the Services Economy Report

The 2017 State of the Services Economy Report Presented by Mavenlink & Gigaom “It’s clear that opportunities for services providers have never been greater. In 2016, IBS estimated that the global services economy will represent a staggering $3 trillion in commercial opportunity. And its rapidly growing. However, there is also overwhelming consensus that the industry… Continue Reading

Senate Sends Legislation Protecting Consumer Reviews to President

News release: “The U.S. Senate [November 28, 2016], by unanimous consent, sent bicameral legislation to the White House for the President’s signature that will outlaw the use of “gag clauses” in non-negotiable form contracts. Some businesses have attracted national scrutiny for using gag clauses to punish or silence honest criticism of products and services. The… Continue Reading