Submitted by Bibliofuture on May 2, 2014 - 12:09am
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.
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Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program
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My House Our House: Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household
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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.
Submitted by Walt on April 2, 2014 - 4:02pm
The May 2014 Cites & Insights (14:5) is now available for downloading.
You'll find it at http://citesandinsights.info/civ14i5.pdf for the 34-page print-oriented two-column version
or at http://citesandinsights.info/civ14i5on.pdf for the 65-page 6x9 online/tablet-oriented single-column version.
The issue includes two essays:
Ethics and Access 2: The So-Called Sting (pp. 1-20)
John Bohannon wrote a news article in Science that either shows that many open access journals with APC charges have sloppy (or no) peer review...or shows almost nothing at all. This story discusses the article itself, offers a number of responses to it--and then adds something I don't believe you'll find anywhere else: A journal-by-journal test of whether the journals involved would pass a naive three-minute sniff test as to whether they were plausible targets for article submissions without lots of additional checking. Is this really a problem involving a majority of hundreds of journals--or maybe one involving 27% (that is, 17) of 62 journals? Read the story; make up your own mind.
Future Libraries: A Roundup (pp. 21-34)
Pretty much what the title suggests--not a sequel to a nineteen-year-old book I coauthored, but a roundup of some thoughts from other folks.
A note on formatting
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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.
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I just used Kindle Direct Publishing to learn the steps so I could offer this as a library program, basically:
Submitted by Bibliofuture on January 22, 2014 - 12:25am
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.