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Oldest book of English literature in the world available to browse online for the first time

University of Exeter: “One of the oldest books of English literature in the world – created more than 1,000 years ago – is now available for anyone to browse online for the first time. The Exeter Book is one of the four most significant verse manuscripts to survive from the Anglo-Saxon period and contains the… Continue Reading

Event Highlights and Action Items: 25 Solutions From The Social Media Summit @ MIT

“On April 22, 2021, the IDE hosted The Social Media Summit @ MIT (#SMSMIT), which attracted more than 20,000 virtual attendees to learn about the most-pressing topics of the day. The event brought together business, policy, and academic experts to discuss social media trends and to offer actionable solutions that—as moderator Sinan Aral pointed out—can help “steer us… Continue Reading

Free Webinar – Foundations: Finding Resources on LOC.gov

“The Library of Congress web site  contains millions of digitized primary sources that are free to use with your students, along with many free teacher resources. In this webinar [July 13, 2-3pm ET], Library of Congress education specialists will share tips and strategies for finding resources in the Library’s extensive digitized collections by navigating the… Continue Reading

Law Professor’s Desk Reference – Introduction and Table of Contents

Garon, Jon M., Law Professor’s Desk Reference – Introduction and Table of Contents (June 11, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3865067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3865067 “Law school faculty members are expected to be legal scholars, effective teachers, and engaged institutional partners, but the information essential to develop these skills has not been published in one single source, until… Continue Reading

Cost of Insider Threats: Global Report 2020

Ponemom Institute: The Cost of Insider Threats: Global Report 2020: “Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the findings of the 2020 Cost of Insider Threats: Global study. Sponsored by ObserveIT and IBM, this is the third benchmark study conducted to understand the direct and indirect costs that result from insider threats. The first study was… Continue Reading

Join NYT Today for Netting Zero Virtual Event Series on Climate Change

“Each episode of Netting Zero brings together New York Times journalists with climate experts from business, policy, government, and civil society. Join us on July 1 to discuss our built environment – The New York Times  Thursday, July 11:30 p.m. E.T. | 10:30 a.m. P.T. | 6:30 p.m. B.S.T.  In the past year, as cities… Continue Reading

The Internet Is Rotting

The Atlantic – Too much has been lost already. The glue that holds humanity’s knowledge together is coming undone. By Jonathan Zittrain – “This absence of central control, or even easy central monitoring, has long been celebrated as an instrument of grassroots democracy and freedom. It’s not trivial to censor a network as organic and… Continue Reading

Jobseekers: This is exactly what you need to know to get paid fairly

Fast Company: “…Data show the pandemic has set women back. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic has added 36 years to the global gender gap. This is a defining moment that will set the direction for equal pay moving forward—both for women and for companies committed to… Continue Reading

The Library of Congress is a surprising lesson in digital government

Washington Post Editorial Board – “One of the country’s oldest cultural institutions is now writing the book on how to adapt to a brave new world. Only a few years after being labeled a digital laggard, the Library of Congress is bringing its hundreds of millions of documents’ worth of history to citizens across the… Continue Reading

A Framework for Measuring Relevancy in Discovery Environments

Galbreath, B. L., Merrill, A., & Johnson, C. (2021). A Framework for Measuring Relevancy in Discovery Environments. Information Technology and Libraries, 40 (2). https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v40i2.12835 – “Discovery environments are ubiquitous in academic libraries but studying their effectiveness and use in an academic environment has mostly centered around user satisfaction, experience, and task analysis. This study aims… Continue Reading

Non-Library Jobs & Advice on How to Get One: an introduction to INALJ’s series of interviews

Via LLRX – Non-Library Jobs & Advice on How to Get One: an introduction to INALJ’s series of interviews – Naomi House was inspired to do this series because of the drastic changes to the availability of traditional library jobs during this pandemic. She highlights library and information professionals who work outside libraries but use… Continue Reading