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  1. Last 7 days
    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?

  2. Mar 2019
    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

  3. 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,

      ...

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

    1. Him or Sessions? It’s like deciding whether to be shot or poisoned. And to plunder a quote from a quintessential Washington hack: God, I hope he never gets it.

      shaaade

    1. egents allow students to be expelled if they are found to have disrupted the speech of other students three times.

      isn't that then a violation of those students' speech?

    2. Setting aside the baseless claim of bias,

      I mean, come on

    3. it’s my fault for not being more precise in my original phrasing. I’ve updated my piece accordingly

      transparencyyyy

    4. Ungar did not “select a sample” of his data to analyze. He conducted his analysis in March, back when the total number of incidents was “more than 90,” on or off campus, in the FSP “Free Speech Tracker” database — and that’s the number I cited (correctly) in my piece

      oooooooh

    5. And here’s my original piece:

      SHAAAADE

    1. ORE is based on the Web Architecture where every information object is made available via a UR

      kind of like linked data then?

    1. not the union of pages that makes up the whole document, or the union of all images in a Flickr set, respectively

      is this kind of like a proto-identifier for datasets?

    2. this is not appropriate as this URI identifies the page itself, and not the aggregation that is the arXiv document

      wait what

    1. temporarily elongate timelines over their academic lives without suffering career penaltie

      rollbacks?

    2. 36 percent of men

      Ha! That's because men aren't doing the caregiving

    3. are more likely to be considered family friendly than careers at research-intensive universities

      wow

    1. These records, the document states, have “little or no research value.”

      uhhhhhhhhhh

    2. Ashby Crowder,

      yikes

  8. Sep 2018
    1. Removal of Arbitration.  We listened to customer feedback and we removed arbitration as a requirement for dispute resolution. 

      Holy crap, that's amazing!!!! Good Guy Atlassian

    1. We can’t politicize the Supreme Court. It’s the last institution in this country that still is respected above all others, and we can’t lose it.

      it's already politicized

    1. DeVos said Tuesday that it’s up to individual schools to decide whether to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they suspect their students are undocumented.

      jfc

    2. She appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show earlier this month.

      well there goes any credibility she might have had

    1. working at the juncture of technology and humanities, with particular expertise in medieval studies, the field in which she holds a doctorate.

      wtffff

    2. “I thought this only happened to Mexicans.”

      awkwaaaard. How about those inclusive libraries, eh?

    1. “Take away pockets happily hidden under garments, and you limit women’s ability to navigate public spaces, to carry seditious (or merely amorous) writing, or to travel unaccompanied,” she writes.

      why, if women still have purses?

    1. There haven't been reports of contraband via Books Through Bars, though

      oh

    2. are clear liquid that we can't detect. We have intercepted several letters from inmates describing in vivid detail how to get these books into the mail room undetected. … That's why our current policy of having books come from vendors no longer works."

      how the fuck are drugs getting in as clear liquid...in books? Puh-leeze

    3. who earn between 19 and 51 cents per hour in prison jobs

      this is ridiculous

    4. "I truly believe this is going to expand access to books," she said.

      ...

    5. legal mail will be opened and photocopied on site at the prisons, a practice that critics say violates attorney-client privilege.

      WTF

    6. "Converting your inmate postal mail to electronic media allows for a searchable database of inmate mail and opens a whole new field of intelligence for your agency," Smart Communications notes on its website.

      yeah, that's NOT a good thing

    1. The Innocents is inspired by the stifling fin-de-siècle New York society immortalized in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence

      glad I caught that reference

    1. The American Samoan government opposed a lawsuit on citizenship that Weare filed in 2012

      interesting

    2. plebiscite

      n. the direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution.

    3. None of the three individual plaintiffs had applied to be naturalized as U.S. citizens, Weare said

      I feel like the courts are just gonna tell them to do that

    4. noncitizen nationals are not allowed to apply for immigration visas for their parents.

      WTF

    5. not allowed to vote in federal, state or local elections and can't run for elected office, serve on a jury or apply for certain government jobs that require the candidates to be U.S. citizens.

      so how do these things work in America Samoa? Or can they do these things only in that territory and not outside?

    6. American Samoa is different from Samoa, a nearby independent nation.

      huh

    1. the father of democracy after giving his famous Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Address was delivered during the civil war in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery four months after the defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg.

      not the Enlightenment thinkers?

    1. That’s rich: In the months before the 2016 election, multiple high-ranking Republican senators openly vowed to block any and all Supreme Court picks by Hillary Clinton, period.

      Also, Merrick Garland, ffs

    1. Georgia had a law that rejected voter registration forms if certain information on the form, such as the hyphen in a person's last name, didn't precisely match the spelling in other state databases

      ffs

    2. "We also found that there was a particular increase in areas that used to be covered by the Voting Rights Act Section 5," said Jonathan Brater, counsel with the Brennan Center's democracy program and co-author of the report

      oh

    1. memetic theory

      LOVE IT

    2. collaboration between social influencers and public-health experts.

      NOW y'all care about working with humanities majors

    3. PATH

      no link for this?

    4. see links to related articles, maps visualizing where a particular article has been shared, source information, and related Wikipedia pages.

      twitter needs to get on this

    1. the Northern Mariana Islands or American Samoa

      why can the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa vote in federal elections but Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands can't?

    1. Jones has since admitted that the Sandy Hook killings occurred. His attorneys defended his speech in court as “rhetorical hyperbole,” but denied it was defamation.

      oh

  9. Aug 2018
    1. feels

      heh

    2. "If there is money wasted on such events, maybe we should figure out if there is too much money being spent," said Commissioner Jerry Carl, who was critical of the American Library Association's role in the event. The group has pushed public libraries to create more programs promoting diversity and inclusive societies.

      ALA is a "group"? Try the oldest and largest library association in the world

    3. at least one Mobile County commissioner said the library's budget should be examined.

      oh

    1. Vandenbosch said the provisions are "boilerplate" nondisclosure language that many companies typically us

      girl that doesn't make them OKAY

    2. the agreement also requires that ex-employees basically not compete with Purdue for a year, either by hiring former co-workers or soliciting third-party vendors for work elsewhere.

      so they can't get a job somewhere else? What?

    3. several people -- including professors, instructional designers and curriculum managers -- collaborate to produce course materials. To simply grant rights to those materials to one person would be inappropriate, she said.

      then the copyright would belong to all of them...because that's how copyright works. Speaking of "language...[that] may be legalistic and possible confusing."

    4. Southern New Hampshire is a private, nonprofit institution that enrolls more than 134,000 students, most of them online -- it is one of the largest nonprofit education institutions in the nation

      well there it is

    5. a spokeswoman for Southern New Hampshire University,

      why is SNHU significant to this?

    6. Purdue Global, which operates as a so-called public benefit corporation and thus is not subject to open-records laws.

      if it's for the public benefit then wny wouldn't it be subject to open-records laws?

    7. sharply disagreed with that interpretation. But she added that the interpretation was true for course materials once instructors put materials in Purdue Global's learning management system

      ...what other interpretation is there?

    8. requires academics to potentially waive their rights to course materials they create.

      aren't these already works for hire?

    1. Hershman said he had no such restrictions when he agreed to insert the Purdue provisions into the budget bill in the closing days of a session that ended April 21. (Schultz said Purdue asked lawmakers “to maintain confidentiality to the extent possible.”)

      that's not shady AT ALL