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World’s Biggest Open Source Database Conference, Percona Live Sessions Now Available Online

Business Wire – “…With 206 sessions and 196 speakers, the conference provided an opportunity for beginners and experts to learn from many of the largest organizations in the world, and hear from the people solving some of the biggest database challenges. Percona Live ONLINE 2021 was our biggest and best conference yet,” said Peter Zaitsev,… Continue Reading

Masked by Trust: Bias in Library Discovery

Matthew Reidsrow is the Web Services Librarian at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His research interests are user experience, usability, online privacy and security, and design ethics. Library Journal named him a “Mover and Shaker…” His new book is  New Book: Masked by Trust: Bias in Library Discovery: “Library discovery systems struggle with… Continue Reading

The Contestation of Tech Ethics: A Sociotechnical Approach to Ethics and Technology in Action

The Contestation of Tech Ethics: A Sociotechnical Approach to Ethics and Technology in Action, Ben Green via “Recent controversies related to topics such as fake news, privacy, and algorithmic bias have prompted increased public scrutiny of digital technologies and soul-searching among many of the people associated with their development. In response, the tech industry,… Continue Reading

A Guide To Gender Identity Terms

NPR: “Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people — along with challenges to their rights — have become a major topic in the headlines. These issues can involve words and ideas and identities that are new to some. That’s why we’ve put together a glossary of terms relating to gender identity. Our… Continue Reading

The Limits of Law and AI

McCarl, Ryan, The Limits of Law and AI (March 16, 2021). University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 3, 2022, Available at SSRN: “For thirty years, scholars in the field of law and artificial intelligence (AI) have explored the extent to which tasks performed by lawyers and judges can be assisted by computers.… Continue Reading

The Elephant in the Virtual Law Classroom: Different Perspectives but a Common Loss

Perez, Tiffany, The Elephant in the Virtual Law Classroom: Different Perspectives but a Common Loss (May 1, 2021). Compliance Elliance Journal 2021 , Available at SSRN: or “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, law schools had to pivot to virtual legal education quickly. In the wake of the pandemic, scholars have eagerly written about… Continue Reading

Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Entire Book)

Janis, Mark David and Sichelman, Ted M. and Allison, John R. and Cotter, Thomas F. and Cotropia, Christopher Anthony and Karshtedt, Dmitry and Lefstin, Jeffrey A. and Rantanen, Jason and Taylor, David O. and Tu, Shine (Sean), Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Entire Book) (May 6, 2021). UC Hastings Research Paper, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN:… Continue Reading

Robert Mueller Will Share Lessons From Special Counsel Investigation During UVA Law Course

University of Virginia School of Law: “Robert S. Mueller III ’73 will participate in a University of Virginia School of Law course taking students inside the investigation that dominated headlines during the Trump administration. Taught by Aaron Zebley ’96 and two other former senior members of Mueller’s team, the course will offer an inside look at… Continue Reading

Design Thinking for the Greater Good: A Free Online Course from UVA

Open Culture: “Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector shows how and why human-centered design is a powerful tool. Offered by the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the course lets students “view design thinking success stories from around the world, in areas as diverse as government, health care,… Continue Reading

8 Google Docs Add-Ons to Improve Your Citation and Bibliography

MakeUseOf: “Referencing isn’t just for academic papers. You can use reliable primary sources to back up your blog posts on science. The tricky part is making sure your citations and bibliography are correct. Fortunately, Google Docs comes with add-ons that help you cite sources and compile them. Here are eight apps that save you time… Continue Reading

How The Tulsa Race Massacre Caused Decades of Harm

The Atlantic – “The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 was over in less than 24 hours, but the damage that the city’s Black citizens suffered went on for decades. Indeed, the full magnitude of the community’s economic loss is still coming into focus even on the centennial of the event—in part because new digital tools… Continue Reading