LIS News – Books / Reading

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  George F. Will on Conservatism’s Homelessness Will discusses “The Conservative Sensibility,” and David Maraniss talks about “A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father.” … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-07-12 New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Mötley Crüe to Cinderella A selection of recent audiobooks of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-07-12 The Life Cycle of a … Read More

LIS News – Library Technology

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  Cynthia Ng: Support Driven 2019 Day 2: Afternoon sessions Notes from Support Driven 2019 Day 2 of the sessions that I attended. Don’t blame the user: A human-centered approach to support and design Erin Grace, Epiq Global Thoughts like “what a stupid user” is not helpful to the situation. Problems: design doesn’t account for actual community users’ only option … Source: Code4libPublished on 2019-07-12By Cynthia Cynthia Ng: Support Driven 2019 Day 2: Morning sessions Support Driven Day 2 morning … Read More

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  What Does the Author of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Think You Should Read? Delia Owens returns to “Beloved” every now and then: “One sentence from Toni Morrison can inspire a lifetime of writing.” … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-07-11 Jim Bouton Opened Up the Major Leagues to Everyone Through both his everyman path to professional baseball and his revealing memoir “Ball Four,” Bouton, who died on Wednesday, made a gilded world seem attainable. … Source: … Read More

LIS News – Makerspaces

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  Enginursday: Internet of Terror In this Enginursday, I’ve repurposed a project I was using to light fireworks during the Fourth of July. Now I can’t really tell you how I did that, but I had an airhorn lying around and figured I could hook that up and have a little fun. The concept is … Source: Sparkfun NewsPublished on 2019-07-11By Andrew England Artemis Update It’s been two weeks since the launch of the engineering version of the SparkFun Artemis … Read More

LIS News – Public Access

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  OMICS International Totally Sucks Greetings for the day! I am writing this blog post as yet another reminder that the open-access publisher OMICS International completely sucks. The stark language here is justified, I believe, by the abusive, exploitative, and unethical actions that OMICS International has engaged in against honest researchers. Here are more stories that give … Source: Scholarly Open AccessPublished on 2019-07-11By Stef Brezgov Is this 17 Year-Old Korean Ph.D. Student a Plagiarist? South Korean prodigy Yoo-geun Song is 17 years … Read More

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