Alternet has a great look at what privacy Americans have allowed themselves to be stripped of in the name of security. And Slate has an article on how the FBI is now granting local law enforcement agencies access to facial-recognition software. Both via Reddit
While online degrees have become more accepted in the U.S., there is an online university, University of the People, that aims to offer free education to those who would otherwise not be able to afford it. There are some challenges such as how to pay for the bandwidth and instructional materials but so far, the University of the People is making a go of it.
Apparently this article from SSRN never made all the rounds, so here it is. The article, Say goodbye To the books, Information literacy for the new legal research paradigm.Worth a read, especially for those of us still teaching primarily book … Continue reading
Freight transit, for me, seems to be the most fuel and cost effective way to move freight. Last Thursday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a Freight Policy Council to offer a nationwide, coherent freight policy. Of course, there will fights from other lobbies.
Following the Rule of 10s, the JUISC Mobile Infrastructure for Libraries Programme out of the UK has put together 10 guides for libraries and librarians to become more mobile. Links to the articles and an overview of the program can be found at InfoDocket.