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The linked legal data landscape: linking legal data across different countries

Filtz, E., Kirrane, S. & Polleres, A. The linked legal data landscape: linking legal data across different countries. Artif Intell Law (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10506-021-09282-8 “The European Union is working towards harmonizing legislation across Europe, in order to improve cross-border interchange of legal information. This goal is supported for instance via standards such as the European Law… Continue Reading

The Library’s Furniture

Library Barbarian – Discourses in Academic Librarianship and Higher Ed – The Library’s Furniture – “…It is a not-so well-hidden truth that many makers of institutional furniture–including that which will replace the destroyed and vandalized desks of congress from the January 6 attack–comes from the underpaid and coerced labor of inmates in prison facilities. The… Continue Reading

Stuck in the Suez Canal – What are the Legal Implications?

In Custodia Legis – Stuck in the Suez Canal – What are the Legal Implications? – “The following is a joint guest post by Elizabeth Boomer, an international law consultant, and George Sadek, a foreign law specialist, from the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. On March 29, 2021, the engineers of the Suez… Continue Reading

Connecting Libraries and Learning Analytics for Student Success

The Corkboard: “A recent library learning analytics project highlights the wide—if not widening—gap between advocates of the technology and those concerned that the value of student privacy isn’t being fully attended to. The project argues that privacy “hinges” on confidentiality. In this brief post, I will succinctly argue why confidentiality is not privacy, but privacy… Continue Reading

Libraries and Pandemics: Past and Present

JSTOR: “The 1918 influenza pandemic had a profound impact on how librarians do their work, transforming libraries into centers of community care. In 1918, World War I was coming to a close, and widespread changes were afoot. It was in some ways a moment similar to today: rapid technological development brought sweeping changes to workplaces… Continue Reading

Explore Congressional Reactions to Historic Events on Congress.gov

In Custodia Legis: “The Congress.gov team has received feedback requesting that we add content from prior congresses to the Congressional Record and public law text collections. We are pleased to announce that we have made substantial progress on this request. The Bound Congressional Record collection now goes back to the 82nd Congress (1951-1953) and the… Continue Reading

FCC Encourages Public to Use Its Speed Test App

FCC: “In today’s world, it is critical that families and businesses across the country have access to broadband. As work, education, healthcare, and many other activities have moved online, broadband is no longer nice to have. It’s need to have for everyone. In order to better determine where high speed internet services are currently unavailable,… Continue Reading

5 Sites Like Rotten Tomatoes to Find Average Ratings and Reviews for Anything

Make Use Of: “Track reviews from top critics to find the best-reviewed books, music, gadgets, games, and cryptocurrencies. Rotten Tomatoes is great for movies, but what about the rest? These sites track reviews from top critics to find the best-reviewed books, music, gadgets, games, and cryptocurrencies. With so many newspapers, magazines, websites, and YouTube channels,… Continue Reading

GPO and Libraries Set Goal to Make Every US Government Document Accessible

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is undertaking a massive effort to capture and make publicly accessible every U.S. Government document through the National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information (National Collection). GPO will do this by digitizing documents and making them accessible on govinfo and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), as well as… Continue Reading

Columbia Launched Democracy Reform and Voting Rights in the United States Web Archive

“Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the Democracy Reform and Voting Rights in the United States Web Archive. The ongoing struggle in the United States between advocates for voting rights and official proponents of voter suppression measures intensified in 2020 during a bitter presidential election campaign conducted amidst the substantial additional… Continue Reading