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

LIS News – Books / Reading

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  A Debut Novel Unfolds Over 48 Tense Hours in London Guy Gunaratne’s “In Our Mad and Furious City,” longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is told in alternating viewpoints after a murder roils the city. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-12-11 Discussion Questions for ‘There Will Be No Miracles Here’ Casey Gerald’s memoir is our December pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.” … Source: The New York Times – … Read More

LIS News – Books / Reading

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  A Bestselling Writer on Big (Overrated) Romantic Gestures Yes, the men on her book covers are usually shirtless. Yes, her heroes are often wealthy. But bestselling author Lauren Blakely wants to make something clear: Size—of muscles, egos, bank accounts, etc.—isn’t everything, especially when it comes to romantic gestures. To mark the release of her new salacious read, … Source: GoodreadsPublished on 2018-12-11 Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 11th, 2018 Sponsored by Book Riot’s 10 Best Nonfiction … Read More

LIS News – Information Technology

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  David Rosenthal: Blockchain: What’s Not To Like? I gave a talk at the Fall CNI meeting entitled Blockchain: What’s Not To Like? The abstract was:We’re in a period when blockchain or “Distributed Ledger Technology” is the Solution to Everything™, so it is inevitable that it will be proposed as the solution to the problems of academic communication … Source: Code4libPublished on 2018-12-10By David. (noreply@blogger.com) Eric Lease Morgan: Fantastic Futures: My take-aways This is the briefest of take-aways from my … Read More

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