January 26, 2020

New York State: Rochester-area Libraries Increase Understanding of Poverty

From The Daily Messenger: The Pioneer Library System is partnering with the Rochester Regional Library Council and the Wayne-Finger Lakes School Library System to offer a poverty simulation training for librarians, government workers, and direct service providers. The Poverty Simulation, facilitated by Coordinated Care Services of Rochester, is an exercise designed to help community leaders […]

Reference: SIPRI’s Arms Trade Treaty Database Now Covers East Asia and South East Asia

From SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) SIPRI is pleased to announce that it has expanded and improved its online database for Mapping Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)-Relevant Cooperation and Assistance Activities to include East Asia and South East Asia. The database now contains information on over 440 cooperation and assistance activities aimed at building capacity in areas […]

Reference: History: Smuggled Diplomatic Diaries From Dawn Of Cold War To Be Made Freely Available Online

From the University of Lincoln (UK): An extraordinary collection of diplomatic diaries smuggled from Moscow to Paris as Communism swept across the East almost 70 years ago will be digitized and made freely available online for the first time. The writings of Fu Bingchang (1895-1965), China’s ambassador to the USSR from 1943-49, offer a remarkable […]

Canada: U of Manitoba, Union Disagree Strongly on Library Staff Cuts

From the Winnipeg Free Press: Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES) president Laurie R. Morris told union members that the U of M has made “drastic cuts” worth more than $2 million in salaries. University libraries alone have lost more than 25 per cent of their staff, Morris told union members in an internal […]

New Research on Privacy: “Online Tracking: A 1-Million-Site Measurement and Analysis”

From researchers at Princeton University, a new research paper (draft) titled, “Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis” by Steven Englehardt and Arvind Narayanan From the Abstract We present the largest and most detailed measurement of online tracking conducted to date, based on a crawl of the top 1 million websites. We make 15 types […]

Reference: Interactive Web Version of U.S. Climate Atlas Now Available Online

From the NCEI: We’ve updated the U.S. Climate Atlas and created a new interface to provide you easier access to it. Unlike the previous version, which was only available on CD-ROM, the new Atlas is available through an interactive website that you can freely access anywhere there’s an internet connection. With the website, you can […]

Cultural Heritage: How Do People Use Europeana? A New Statistics Dashboard Launches (Beta)

From Europeana: [The Europeana Statistics Dashboard is a] tool for our partners that allows us to be fully open and gives granular insight into how each collection is performing on Europeana Collections. Europeana helps cultural institutions across Europe share their digital collections with a wider audience. We collect data from thousands of institutions from all […]

New Report: How Cities Can Grow the Maker Movement

A new report including a maker movement timeline from the National League of Cities that some libraries/librarians might want to review and share with colleagues, government officials, and other members of their communities. From News Release/Summary: A new report [recently] released from the National League of Cities (NLC) examines the “maker movement” and identifies what […]

Price on Privacy | Charleston Conference 2015

During this year’s Charleston Conference I had the opportunity to speak about library privacy—and digital privacy in general—on a panel organized by Ann Okerson with co-panelists, Lisa Macklin (Emory University) and Bill Hannay (Schiff Hardin LLP). With a short time for my presentation, my goal was to make attendees aware, or MORE aware, of the privacy issues and challenges that we all face, in a library setting but also just about everywhere else.

New Interactive Database: Silicon Valley’s Highest-Paid CEOs for 2015

Released today by the SiliconValley.com/Bay Area News Group. Top salaries by Silicon Valley CEO’s in 2014. Search using company name and gender. Data fields (Sortable) include: Rank Name Company Salary Stock Awards Total Pay Change Direct to Silicon Valley’s Highest-Paid CEOs for 2015 Background Article: “What the Boss Makes: GoPro CEO Nick Woodman is Silicon […]