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  Digital Library Federation: Fellow Reflection: Josh Hogan   This post was written by Josh Hogan, who received a DLF HBCU Fellowship to attend the 2018 Forum. Josh Hogan is the Assistant Head of the Digital Services Department at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.  His primary responsibilities include taking a leadership role in a … Source: Code4libPublished on 2018-12-12By Becca Quon John Mark Ockerbloom: Public Domain Day advent calendar #12: Cane by Jean Toomer Both the book … Read More

LIS News – Books / Reading

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  Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Keckly, Dressmaker and Confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln Keckly was born a slave but bought her freedom and began working for the first lady. Her memoir offered a rare look inside the Lincoln White House. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-12-12 A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy In Anne Waldman’s latest collection, “Trickster Feminism,” her verses argue on behalf of collective expression — and collective responsibility. … … Read More

LIS News – Books / Reading

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  Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 12th, 2018 Sponsored by Page Anchor Today’s Featured Deals The Idiot by Elif Batuman for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Price Guide … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2018-12-12By Amanda Nelson Deck the Heroes: The Worst Ways Superheroes Have Spent the Holidays Like the song … Read More

LIS News – UX Design / UI Development

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  Creating More Inclusive and Culturally Sensitive Forms Today’s websites are designed to be well organized, mobile-friendly, and accessible to those using adaptive technologies, but many never stop to think that our choices when creating a form to collect information from our users may present a problem. What’s the issue? The all-too-common tendency for web forms to ask … Source: UX BoothPublished on 2018-12-11By Mark H. Anbinder How To Fix Your Fixed Navigation You are probably already familiar with fixed … Read More

LIS News – Public Access

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  Experts Call For Global Accountability Mechanism For Access To Essential Medicines Global health experts, including senior officials at the World Health Organization, are calling for a global accountability mechanism for access to essential medicines, noting that a the lack of data on medicines affordability and national pharmaceutical expenditures has hindered this process, according a recent article published in UK medical journal … Source: Intellectual Property WatchPublished on 2018-12-10By David Branigan Traditional Knowledge, Folklore: How To Protect Them From Misappropriation … Read More

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