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How a national spike in incarcerations affects communities

How a national spike in incarcerations affects communities


Since 1973, the rate of incarceration in the United States has quadrupled, with more than 2 million people now behind bars. Jeffrey Brown talks to Jeremy Travis of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice about a new report that examines the causes and consequences of this explosion and recommends ways to cut down the figures.

May 1: Photos of the Day

Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

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The RDA Workbook

The RDA Workbook: Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access

Book Description: RDA (Resource Description and Access) was released in March 2013 and catalogers are busy trying to understand and implement the new protocols. This book will help. Unlike the RDA training materials prepared for seasoned catalogers by the Library of Congress and others, the The RDA Workbook: Learning the Basics of Resource Description and AccesS?/i> uses tried-and-true methods to make RDA clear even to those who have little or no previous cataloging knowledge. The workbook can be used by an individual or to teach others in staff training sessions, presentations, or LIS courses. It discusses the theoretical framework of the cataloging code; details the steps necessary to create a bibliographic for books, videos, and other formats; and shows librarians how to read and interrupt authority records for persons, families, corporate bodies, works, and expressions. Finally, the workbook suggests strategies for implementing RDA.

 

 

My House Our House

My House Our House: Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household

With millions in the Boomer generation aging, single and still active, many are exploring non-traditional living arrangements. My House Our House is the story of three trailblazing women who came together to create a 21st century cooperative household. Alternative living arrangements account for a large and growing percentage of American households, and offer practical, economical solutions for people looking to live together for less and still maintain a high quality of life. CNN and CBS Boston report that Boomer couples are divorcing at double the rate of other age groups, and have less attachment to traditional concepts of family. Told with humor, affection and honesty, this book invites the reader to explore the challenges, practicalities and joys of moving from ""my house"" to ""our house.""

Link to book

The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution

The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution
http://kbotd.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-accidental-species.html

Cheap Art: Want to Buy a Warhol?

The Dilemma of the First Sale Doctrine in the Context of Foreign-Manufactured Goods

The Dilemma of the First Sale Doctrine in the Context of Foreign-Manufactured Goods
Full article here.

Publishers and books are some of the major parties and items in these cases.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 as kindling.

An Imaginary Town Becomes Real, Then Not. True Story

An Imaginary Town Becomes Real, Then Not. True Story
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/03/18/290236647/an-imaginary-town-becomes-real-then-n...

In the encyclopedia world an entry like that is called a Mountweazel

See New Yorker article about Mountweazel:
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/08/29/050829ta_talk_alford

Youtube entry discussing Mounweazel entry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjRdhVlw354

The Odd Clauses

The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
If the United States Constitution were a zoo, and the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth amendments were a lion, a giraffe, and a panda bear, respectively, then The Odd Clauses would be a special exhibit of shrews, wombats, and bat-eared foxes. Past the ever-popular monkey house and lion cages, Boston University law professor Jay Wexler leads us on a tour of the lesser-known clauses of the Constitution, the clauses that, like the yeti crab or platypus, rarely draw the big audiences but are worth a closer look. Just as ecologists remind us that even a weird little creature like a shrew can make all the difference between a healthy environment and an unhealthy one, understanding the odd clauses offers readers a healthier appreciation for our constitutional system. With Wexler as your expert guide through this jurisprudence jungle, you’ll see the Constitution like you’ve never seen it before. -- Read More

National Reading Month

As part of National Reading Month Amazon is reducing the price of several books that they label "Books that inspired our passion to read"

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales ($1.99)

Some of the other titles:

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition ($1.99)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia ($1.99)

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ($1.99)

Sarah, Plain and Tall ($1.99)

When Beauty Tamed the Beast ($1.99)

Right to Farm Statutes and the Changing State of Modern Agriculture

Right to Farm Statutes and the Changing State of Modern Agriculture
http://goo.gl/MPa5Z9

Authors@Google

Authors@Google: Gary Taubes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6vpFV6Wkl4

Dog Sniffs, Technology, and the Mythical Constitutional Right to Criminal Privacy

Dog Sniffs, Technology, and the Mythical Constitutional Right to Criminal Privacy
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2391404

Why a conservative economist moved to the country

PBS NewsHour piece

Economics correspondent Paul Solman profiles Chris Martenson, a former science professional who gave up his large home and high-status job for life in rural Massachusetts. From there he began expressing his deep dissatisfaction with the way the U.S. economy works and garnered a growing following on his website, Peak Prosperity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPTDYD3K-Ks

Amazon might lose interest in total hegemony over the book business before they achieve it

Indie Bookstores Don't Take Kindly To Amazon's Kindle Offer

Distorted Mirror of Wikipedia

Standing Bear Talk

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