LIS News – Books / Reading

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  Two Candidates, Two Investigations, One Deeply Flawed Agency With “Deep State,” James B. Stewart adds his voice to the conversation about the 2016 election. His scapegoat: the F.B.I. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-10-07 Want to Learn More About Breast Cancer? Read This Book A 35-year-old journalist responded to her diagnosis with questions — lots of them. In “Radical,” she delivers the facts and the story of her treatment. … Source: The New York Times … Read More

LIS News – UX Design / UI Development

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  Iterative Design of a Survey Question: A Case Study Summary: Through 4 rounds of revisions, we made a survey more specific and usable. Running pilot studies before conducting a full-scale survey ensures you’ll reach your research goal. Survey questions are delicate things. Even small details in wording can affect how your respondents interpret and answer them. A carelessly written question … Source: NN GroupPublished on 2019-10-06By Feifei Liu Incorporating UX Work into Your Agile Backlog Summary: Three different backlog models enable … Read More

LIS News – Public Access

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  The Hippocratic License: A new software license that prohibits uses that contravene the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights; BoingBoing, October 4, 2019 Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing; The Hippocratic License: A new software license that prohibits uses that contravene the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights“The Open Source Initiative maintains the canonical list of free/open licenses based on compliance with its Open Source Definition, which excludes licenses that “”discriminate against any person or group … Source: Intellectual Property and “Open” … Read More

LIS News – New Mexico Libraries

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  Summer Reading 2020 Workshops It’s that time of year again, time to start planning for Summer Reading 2020 Imagine Your Story! We’re celebrating all things fairy tales, folktales, fantasy and mythology this summer! We have 5 workshops scheduled around the state so hopefully no one has to travel very far. The dates and … Source: Hitchhiker for New Mexico’s LibrariansPublished on 2019-10-07By Deanne Dekle Employment Opportunity: Outreach Librarian Roswell Public Library For more information, and to apply click here. … Read More

LIS News – Books / Reading

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  The $41 Million Hunter’s Point Library Is Not Handicap-Accessible The Gothamist reports that the new Hunters Point Library in Queens has three floors that are only accessible by stairs. The notoriously troubled $41 million project, begun in 2010, concluded with a September 12th opening. Its design has previously been celebrated as “thoughtfully designed, thoroughly modern civic structure that will … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-10-07By Anna Gooding-Call Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 7th, 2019 Sponsored by … Read More

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