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    1. “Why are we lending our very rare copy when the borrowing institution or the individual could have gotten an e-version for a few bucks?”

      because libraries are free

  2. Jul 2019
  3. Jun 2019
    1. right-wing operative Jacob Wohl, an associate of Alexander, argued on Twitter that Harris was ineligible to be president because her parents weren’t from the United States, even though she was born in California.

      wat

    2. “She does not. I corrected Kamala Harris last night because she stole debate time under the premise that she is an African-American when she is in fact a biracial Indian-Jamaican who is a first generation American.”

      Bruh, how do you think Black people got to Jamaica

  4. May 2019
    1. Like National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System

      lmao NCSNews.com is nothing like NPR or PBS!!

    2. CNSNews.com endeavors to fairly present all legitimate sides of a story and debunk popular, albeit incorrect, myths about cultural and policy issues.

      uh huh

    3. the parent organization of CNSNews.com, clearly demonstrate a liberal bias in many news outlets – bias by commission and bias by omission – that results in a frequent double-standard in editorial decisions on what constitutes "news."

      sure

    1. ERS employees are planning to vote on unionization on Thursday.

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. eliminating “low priority research” into such politically sensitive areas as food stamps and environmental issues.

      WTF

    3. What I see unfortunately happening many times is that we tried to make policy decisions based on political science rather than on sound science.”

      the fact that he can say this with a straight face

    4. the move as a common-sense, cost-cutting measure.

      except how much more is the agency going to have to pay in travel costs?

    5. Perdue has said the relocation was motivated by his desire to save taxpayer dollars, bring the research service closer to major farming regions, and help attract economists who could be deterred by Washington’s high cost of living.

      hahahahahahahahahahaha

    6. The move to uproot the agency has led to a brain-drain of experienced researchers.

      I'm sure that's the point

    7. announcing plans to bring ERS under the control of USDA’s chief economist, who reports more directly to the secretary. Equally significant, he said the USDA would move the agency out of Washington to a location closer to the U.S. heartland.

      hmm

    8. The reports highlight the continued decline under Trump’s watch in farm income, which has dropped about 50 percent since 2013.

      whistles

    1. Image taken from Baldwin, Hilary, et al. "The Role of a Cutaneous Microbiota Harmony in Maintaining a Functioning Skin Barrier." Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 16(1): 2017, Figure 1.

      I love academics

  5. Apr 2019
    1. but only once a week. Always condition before & after using shampoo.

      might need to do this for the top of my hair

    1. The cavalier insistence that you should “just adopt” from people who clearly never considered that option for themselves.

      I am interested in hearing the author's perspective on adopting though - why isn't it for her?

    1. Cambridge University Press, founded in 1534, is the world’s second-largest and oldest university press.

      I wonder which one is the oldest and largest? Oxford?

    2. The three-year deal combines subscription fees and article publishing fees to establish a total cap so that the university will see no significant increase in cost, according to an email from UC Berkeley librarian Jeffrey MacKie-Mason.

      Nice!!

    1. which would see the country revert to WTO trade rules

      yikes

    2. British parliamentarians have been drifting toward a more centrist compromise that would see the country more closely aligned than even under May’s negotiated withdrawal.

      interesting

    1. a specious claim for which there is no empirical … ah, I mean, you get it. It’s not true.

      specious: superficially plausible, but actually wrong.

    1. The panel also found that Russo had possibly violated the Code of Judicial Conduct in three other instances, including when he tried to use his position to rearrange a personal family court matter, according to NJ.com. A former law clerk is also suing Russo for discrimination and sexual harassment.

      sounds like an upstanding guy

    2. a Superior Court judge be suspended without pay

      um he should be immediately removed and disbarred tbh

    1. But based on his politics, it is extremely unlikely that Swartz intended to sell them, and it’s likely that he planned to distribute the documents in some capacity. It’s not clear whether he wanted to focus on disseminating the articles in the third world, or to make them available to everyone with Internet access.

      we could have had scihub several years earlier

    1. The system is not immediately planning to subscribe to individual journals once access is cut off, he said. “We’ll see how things play out, collecting and analyzing data for a while.”

      interesting

    1. “Bad English,” in which James Harbeck, a freelance editor based in Toronto, showed how “Fifty Shades of Grey” had been put through one of the sites competing for your grammar dollars, and demonstrated that eliminating redundancy does not improve pornography.

      ugh only a man could present on this

    2. Many professionals return to ACES in the spring

      this is an odd sentence

    1. Some 10,000 Jews live in Crimea, and the community has been deeply supportive of Russian annexation of the peninsula.

      interesting

    1. Cohen’s memo also mentions that Trump’s former fixer has recently just so happened, as the crow flies or whateverthefuck, stumbled upon “a hard drive with important documents…..over 14 million files, which consist of all e-mails, voice recordings, images and attachments from Mr. Cohen’s personal computers and phones.”

      oh em geeee

    1. short-term jail sentences

      okay this is ridiculous

    2. ruling that the unvaccinated children were “permitted to return to their respective schools forthwith and otherwise to assemble in public places” immediately.

      um, fudge that

    1. Under Washington state law, MacKenzie Bezos would likely be entitled to half of the couple’s marital assets, which the settlement appears to fall well short of.

      girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl

    1. Whether that could allow humans to train cats to respond to commands—as dogs readily do—is another matter.

      some people do this already

    1. The sheathing is oil-based. One type of oil that you can use to reinforce your hair’s protection is cedarwood oil.

      I don't think I've ever actually heard this advice before!

    2. If the porosity of your hair only requires a little oil

      is this low or high porosity?

    1. “It’s crazy that trigger warnings have spread so far before a single study had come out evaluating them.”

      It's because they are a phenomenon from social media that jumped to higher education

    2. “College students are increasingly anxious … and widespread adoption of trigger warnings in syllabi may promote this trend, tacitly encouraging students to turn to avoidance, thereby depriving them of opportunities to learn healthier ways to manage potential distress,” they write.

      it's definitely not the amount of college debt they're taking on ...

    3. The Harvard study did not include any people who self-reported an experience of trauma, which cast doubt on how widely it could be applied to all college students.

      ah ha!

    4. The researchers found that trigger warnings actually slightly increased people’s self-reported anxiety—but only among people who believed that words can cause emotional damage.

      Right, but were these participants the survivors of attempted murder, for example?

    1. n 2011, for instance, a team led by evolutionary biologists cooperated with Google to analyze millions of digitized books, published a study in Science, and announced that they had founded a new field called "culturomics.

      oh scientists

  6. Mar 2019
    1. t also squashes creativity. In 1999, composer Eric Whitacre accepted a commission to turn Frost’s famous poem into a choral work, believing that it had entered the public domain (it would have, but for the 1998 law). The poem was one of thousands of works sequestered in 1998 for an additional 20 years.

      which is exactly the OPPOSITE of what the intent of copyright is according to the constitution.

    1. To Lightfoot, a police training center done right should involve more community engagement and “academic development.”

      I mean, fair

    1. data alignment

      not sure what data alignment is here

    2. a grant-funded nonprofit

      Why does it have to be grant-funded?

    3. including tamper-resistance,

      is anything truly tamper-resistant?

    4. In a sense, what we are talking about is infecting the internet with library values. How can that be bad?

      ....

    5. crowdsourced truth (like Wikipedia)

      "truth"

    6. We will teach about it by inadvertently solving a practical problem using blockchain, say, in a maker workshop where people need a way to share a digital object with a friend when no server is available to host the file.

      shouldn't inadvertently be in scare quotes here?

    1. Relying on the one person, one vote doctrine and the representational nexus test, courts will be more inclined to protect the rights of citizens whose representational and electoral power have been diminished.

      I wouldn't be so sure

    1. Additionally, it would allow employers to maintain a drug-free workplace and for landlords to restrict access to marijuana

      I kinda get the employers statue but wtf with landlords?? Unless it's like the cigarette restrictions

  7. Feb 2019
    1. And Penguin Random House recently stopped offering public libraries perpetual access, moving to one year licenses (although the publisher says it will make perpetual access available to academic libraries at higher prices).

      wow, that's BS

    2. Macmillan, for example, is experimenting with an embargo on frontlist titles from its Tor imprint.

      ugh, again?

    3. "Properly implemented, CDL enables a library to circulate a digitized title in place of a physical one in a controlled manner," that position statement reads, so long as an “owned to loaned” ratio is maintained in which "only one user can use any given copy at a time, for a limited time."

      I don't see how this is a broader take

    1. such as divorce, child custody and domestic violence services, Angelucci said.

      what the what

    1. Later, it also added an invisible “Sponsored” disclosure to posts from your friends.

      um if it is invisible how can users know if something is sponsored??

    2. Last year, Facebook added invisible letters to the HTML code of the site. So, to a computer, the word registered as “SpSonSsoSredS.”

      WTAF

    3. The company added code that prevents clicks generated by computers — including browser extensions — on just that one button

      HMMMM

    4. Facebook said it doesn’t plan to disclose sensitive targeting categories in its archive because doing so “could expose people’s information.” It didn’t elaborate on how that might happen.

      oh

    5. “We regularly improve the ways we prevent unauthorized access by third parties like web browser plugins to keep people’s information safe,” Facebook spokesperson Beth Gautier said. “This was a routine update and applied to ad blocking and ad scraping plugins, which can expose people’s information to bad actors in ways they did not expect.”

      Sure Jan

    1. Oakley argued that a financial penalty should not be imposed because she is a widow

      ???

    2. she resented the fact that McGrady was present for it. Oakley disliked McGrady because she believed that McGrady and City Manager Shane Crawford were having an affair.

      Why would that be any of her business anyway??

    1. solid than the claims against Kavanaugh.

      That's only because they are more recent.

    2. complete polygraph records.

      Polygraphs are notoriously unreliable

    3. including her therapists’ notes

      Doctor-client privilege

    4. even the number of attackers.

      Uh, no it hasn't

    5. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations are so far from “more likely than not” that competent litigators wouldn’t dream of taking the claims against him to civil court.

      uh. These are two separate things my dude

    1. this is not the time or place for that

      this as in this article?

    2. in his gadfly

      gadfly: "an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism."

    1. concluded that "in the vast majority of cases, people who end up working in prostitution are victims of pimping and trafficking".

      I wonder what the numbers are for this

    1. Far from being an abstract measurement, Stansel's report finds that higher economic freedom rankings across metro areas have higher levels of economic growth, population growth, and even better city credit rankings.

      Sure, Jan

    2. freedom rings the loudest,

      ...

  8. Jan 2019
    1. Having both social/sociological and technical/technological aspects

      this is a terrible definition.

    1. While sociologists study the social level alone as if it were apart from physicality, and technologists study technology as if it were not part of society, socio-technology is a distinct field of inquiry on how personal and social requirements can be met by IT system design.

      not how IT system design is affected by personal and social requirements/issues?

    2. computer scientists information systems, and engineers hardware systems. In general systems theory, no discipline has a monopoly on science—all are valid.

      Hmm, what systems are described by Library Science? or Library and Information Science? I'd argue that we also see information systems

    1. She waited for a start date until Sept. 12, 2016 when she received a letter informing her of the city's decision not to employ her.

      WTF

    2. her relationship with Brooklen

      whose relationship? MacDonald's?

    3. personal cellphon

      not her work phone??

    1. they come on, they make a left turn. Usually it’s a left, not a right.”

      wat

    2. they’ll drive that van or the car not through a port of entry, where we have very talented people that look for every little morsel of drugs, or even people, or whatever they’re looking for.

      ports of entry are actually where most undocumented immigrants enter the US

    1. cheaper alternatives in Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. —a practice once considered taboo for fear it would cheapen their luxury products.

      they're the same freaking price at Ulta!!

    1. In October, Justice Neil Gorsuch suggested that Ross was merely trying to cut through “red tape,”

      Oh FFS

    2. But in his opinion, Furman explains that his conclusions do not rest on evidence beyond the official record. To the contrary, he notes that his findings are based on that record, and that all additional evidence only confirms those findings.

      snaps in a Z formation

    3. he DOJ’s request

      that they [the Commerce Department] fed them

    4. The Commerce Department asked the Justice Department to propose the question, not the other way around

      interesting. Also I didn't realize that the Census was under the Commerce Department

    5. states with large noncitizen communities will lose seats in the House of Representatives and Electoral College, as well as billions in federal funds

      these states are most likely disproportionately Democratic leaning states, plus Texas

    1. ommerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears to have misled Congress when he testified that the Justice Department had "initiated" including a question about U.S. citizenship on the U.S. census, according to newly unredacted documents released Monday as part of a lawsuit

      oh

    1. metonym

      "a word, name, or expression used as a substitute for something else with which it is closely associated."

    2. (American intelligence reports generally do not name U.S. persons or organizations for privacy and legal reasons.)

      interesting

    1. But now that hearing isn’t happening either; in fact, it’s been postponed indefinitely.

      wthhhh

    2. Another affidavit, from a member of a local elections board, suggested that county elections officials may have given Dowless access to absentee voters’ sensitive personal information, like Social Security numbers.

      wow

    1. A “Post-coordinated term” is a term that you assembled from other terms at the point when you needed it. 

      Kind of like adding geographic terms to an LCSH term

  9. Dec 2018
    1. every January 1 until 2073, revealing long-overlooked works from the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, World War II and beyond. (After 2073, works published by authors who died seven decades earlier will expire each year.)

      First, 7 decades is a weird way of saying 70 years; Second, why does the copyright release date change in 2073??

    1. Wertham (like the Collier’s article) conveniently failed to mention that his subjects were from an impoverished, racially downtrodden segment of society, blaming any juvenile delinquency on the comic books the subjects read.

      What is this supposed to imply?

    1. When First Nations and the environmental movement gained sufficient strength to block several proposed pipelines, the Trudeau government essentially nationalized the network to insure an expanding flow of fossil fuels.

      the network of fossil fuel pipelines?

    1. Because the UC accounts for nearly 10% of all US publishing output and has sizable subscription contracts, we are in a position to lead towards a more open and sustainable scholarly publishing ecosystem.

      whistles

  10. Nov 2018
    1. Of the 473 datasets, 429 were indeed overdue and immediately released to the public, says GEO’s lead curator, Tanya Barrett, while a further 27 had already been released by the time GEO received the alert. “We release data everyday,” Barrett explains.

      but GEO had possession of them?

    1. Public health studies show that abortion rates are going down.

      it's weird what happens when you require that insurance policies cover contraception

    2. an estimated 1.1 million people were killed in war between 1775 and 1991.  

      does this include civilian casualties? Or "enemy combatants"? Or Indigenous people massacred by European settlers?

    3. Wikipedia, someone you may have heard of before, says that the U.S.A. has killed its own, through abortion, 60 million since Roe v. Wade.”

      yikes, a governor citing wikipedia

    1. Let’s hope Mississippi votes out this hate.

      they won't

    2. “Absolutely we have been sensitive to race relations in this state. We brought the President of the United States here to open the civil rights museum and African-American leadership failed to even come to the event because the president was there.”

      ... ... ...

    1. his documentation needs to be easily findable and accessible by anyone who uses the dataset.

      How about easily understandable and doesn't use the element in its own definition? COAR vocabularies are really good examples of how metadata documentation should be presented and written IMO

  11. Oct 2018
    1. There, the new center could act as a magnet that would increase the value of nearby parcels of land

      which would gentrify the neighborhoods

    2. near East 60th Street, close to both the Museum of Science and Industry as well as the University of Chicago, two major South Side institutions.

      this sounds like a good thing actually

    1. deleted the incorrect tweet before deciding to endorse the actual Troy Balderson who’s running for Ohio’s 12th district congressional seat

      which is technically a violation of government records law

    1. He told the FBI agents “the President of the United States says it’s ok to grab women by their private parts.”

      oh

    1. London stood “resolute” behind Washington over the issue, and that the Kremlin was making a mockery of the agreement

      ugh

    2. “What needs to be stressed is that talking about China on the issue of unilaterally pulling out of the treaty is completely mistaken,” she said.

      yeah, because it's between the US and RUSSIA; China is not party to this agreement FFS

    1. US President Donald Trump recently called for member states to sign a document supporting “action on the global war against drugs”

      ugh

    1. If you are reading a book

      Should this apply to dissertations and theses too?

    1. It is unfair to assume everyone who supported Senator John McCain in any way are homophobic because McCain once believed in same-sex marriage.

      Is this supposed to be didn't believe?

    1. Wittrup further alleged Hasan attempted to conduct “a business operation with an outside civilian for profit and without specific permission in writing from the warden.” The “business operation” involved a $250 donation from the Jericho Movement Local 8751 Union for a live radio interview about the film, “Shadow of Lucasville.”

      unions aren't for-proft groups though?

    1. I just can’t begrudge someone whose response to this is “Fuck it.” I can be sanctimonious and self-righteous and attempt to shame them, perhaps.

      I can

    2. And then I’d say, “Well, um, McCain and Bush were different. Republicans, sure. But they were decent people, and ...”

      I mean, come on. You can come up with better responses than that. They are all essentially co-workers who are people. It makes sense that they would get along with each other.

    1. which states that farmers are not allowed to replant saved seed

      which is stupid

    2. such as its highly successful use of existing patent law to its advantage and its lobbying activities, can only be considered problems through special pleading, since they are generally viewed as acceptable when other companies with better public image use them.

      Yeah no, it's crappy when other companies do this too

    1. leading Murkowski to vote “present” to maintain a two-vote margin for Kavanaugh.

      boo

    2. Murkowski is the only Republican to have opposed two of Trump’s signature initiatives.

      GOOD. Although she voted 'present' instead of 'No'. She should have voted no

    1. though Senate Republicans said no one interviewed in a narrow FBI investigation could corroborate her account.

      that they intentionally limited

    1. who has said he will seek a seventh term in 2020

      vomit

    2. ollowed by Heitkamp, who improved her net standing by 4 points. Head-to-head polling has found Heitkamp trailing her Republican rival, Rep. Kevin Cramer, by nearly 9 points, according to the RealClearPolitics average.

      yikes

    1. It was the simplest way of getting the local Orthodox church, which did not want to bury Seventh-day Adventists in its Christian cemetery, to stop burying them atop older graves at a disused Jewish cemetery, Carmel said.

      interesting

    1. research publications are not research data

      they could be, if used as part of a text mining corpus, for example